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    Default Another brazilian Musquefal M968 found!

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    Some years back I found a rather buggered up example with beechwood K98k stock(israeli surplus) that I restored but sold it last year.
    Now this prefect example found its way to me :-)
    Nice M1908/34 wallnut stock, dark handguard, sling, cleaning rod, nice bore.
    Now to wait for better weather and up to the range!
    Collector's Creed:

    This is my rifle.
    I have many like it, and they are all MINE.
    My rifles are my life. Without my rifles I am useless.
    I must buy any cheap Milsurp, before Bubba does.
    I will learn all about restoration and preservation of guns.
    I must clean my rifles and shoot them often.

    So be it, until all old military rifles have found a loving home.

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    That's awesome! What did it set you back, if you don't mind me asking?

    It would pair up well with an Imbel FAL and a Springfield Armory "FI"-marked 1911A1.

    Cheers
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides..From "Commonplace Book" by Thomas Jefferson.

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    Surprizingly it was rather cheap, only 299 Euro. Normaly they run at 400 and up, IF there is one for sale. Most of the ones I saw had those czech/israeli beech K98k stocks and rather crudely made beech handguards. Some even had M1908/34 handguards with rearsight cutoput!

    I have only a brazilian 1937 S&W to go with my Musquefal
    Collector's Creed:

    This is my rifle.
    I have many like it, and they are all MINE.
    My rifles are my life. Without my rifles I am useless.
    I must buy any cheap Milsurp, before Bubba does.
    I will learn all about restoration and preservation of guns.
    I must clean my rifles and shoot them often.

    So be it, until all old military rifles have found a loving home.

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    At any price, it's a beautiful piece. As a point of reference, the correct name is Mosquefal. It's a portmanteau of the Portuguese words mosquetao, with an accent over the A (which I could not insert at the moment), based on the Italian word moschetto, and which refers to a short rifle used by the cavalry or infantry, and the acronym FAL, which I'm sure most here are familiar with.

    Congrats on the acquisition!
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides..From "Commonplace Book" by Thomas Jefferson.

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    THat would make a wonderful companion to a Spanish FR8! I would love to have one of those.....

    I wonder how many there might be in the USA? First reference to this rifle I've ever seen... I Must have been living under a rock...LOL
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    Got this one for $200 a year or two back. Number on stock is on top of varnish. First web/leather sling of this type iv'e seen. JL

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    Dammit! I want one! LOL I thought I'd seen everything....
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    Several years abck I saw pictures of a M968 right here at gunboards, from that day on I knew, THAT is the only 98-style Mauser I ever want!
    Around 4 or 5 years later I bought my first one, in not so good shape, ruined stock and upper band, but like new barrel.
    Restored it with original parts, had fun shooting it but later sold it to a very good friend.
    And exactly that friend gave me the link to the auction for that beauty, I have now :D
    Collector's Creed:

    This is my rifle.
    I have many like it, and they are all MINE.
    My rifles are my life. Without my rifles I am useless.
    I must buy any cheap Milsurp, before Bubba does.
    I will learn all about restoration and preservation of guns.
    I must clean my rifles and shoot them often.

    So be it, until all old military rifles have found a loving home.

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