I forgot to mention it, but the sling is not authentic. It looked good on the rifle, so I used it.
The numbers are all matching except the bolt.
Argentine 1909 rifles are still fairly common. They become scarcer as you go for condition, matching numbers, and completeness. My 1909 shown below is mint, all matching, and complete with the matching numbered muzzle cover and test target.
Hello John, I need your help in identifying a F.N. carbine made for Colombia 30.06 cal. 17.3 in. barrel S.n 2143 sporterized on original stock all matching parts can not find mfg. date I have been told it was aM-1950, and was there was no such thing!!! Any help Appreciated Thanks, tony-08
Rariest from my point of view the Ecudorian, Bolivian, and the Uruguan. Why because I Don't have them nor have I Ever seen any of the 3 other than pictures. So naturally I'd be buying should any come along. Have a extra DWM Argentine 1909 calvary carbine for trade + whatever. The Brazilian and Argentines are very nice But my vote for the niciest and prettiest goes to the 1909 Peruivan.
NCsammy, I'am impressed my DID NOT have the target ! What's the story on that ?? Got mine from Interarms ca 1975, it was excellent matching and $127 seems like . Stupidly should have bought SEVERAL, but only got the one.
I used to see some of the short 98 version of cavalry carbines, but not anymore, especially any in good shape. I always thought they had the most appeal. Do any of you see 98 South American cavalry carbines on the market?
Sorry I missed your post. I guess I forgot all about this thread! Regarding the terms "M1950", I have been unable to find any Belgian military, FN military, or FN customer literature which called these rifles the "M1950". The term does however exist in the advertisements in Interarms/Ye Olde Hunter ads in the "American Rifleman" in the 1960's. What "M1950" has come to signify is an FN military rifle or carbine with a double broach cut barrel.
Regarding the manufacturing date for your carbine, FN, as far as I known, did not date these rifles, although you can now email FN and get a date from them. If your carbine has a double broach cut barrel, its manufacture is likely after WW II, and probably after the 1948-1950 time frame.
The short versons of 98 carbines (with 16-18 inch barrels) are out there and some are available in large numbers....but they tend not be be South American contract Mausers. (I'm thinking of carbines like the Iranian M1949.) In South American arms, the Colombian M1924 (m1950) c and the Mexican M1924 show up occasionally, but often in miserable condition. The best and most available of the South American carbines is the Mauser Oberndorf banner Chilean M1935. This too is a cavalry/mounted police carbine, but with a slighly long barrel.
Thank you for your reply.
I'm trying to figure out if I have an original Venezulean FN 24/30 Carbine. In comparing it to the pictures in Mauser Military Rifles of the World, the receiver has the markings of the Short Rifle and there is no lower sling swivel, only a side swivel.
Also, the only serial numbers are on the bolt and receiver, none on the stock or elsewhere that I can find. I didn't take it apart to see if there is a number on the inside of the stock.
I've tried to attach pictures without success, but would appreciate whatever help you can provide.
I recently encountered my first Mauser 1910 - Argentine contract. Being a German collector I was not aware that this model existed.
I own a model 1935 belgian made mauser. It was made for peru and has their war crest on the receiver. It was converted from 7.65 x 53 to 30.06 when they bought a supply of m 1 garands to have their rifles all firing the same round. It has all matching serial numbers on the receiver, stock, and bolt. It has a great two stage trigger and is in immaculate condition. I only paid $125.00 for it in 1979. It is the only gun in my collection i would never sell. I could never replace it. It is all original and shoots great. When all of ar rifles are broke the mausers will still be busting caps.
This came in the mail today and I couldn't be happier!! Never been fired or messed with