how did you determine 1956 ?
the rec ring is clearly marked 7.62, and not turned down from a prior 7.92 marking.
so why not an original 7.62 ?, and not a conversion from 8mm(7.92) ?"
The barrel is clearly marked "3-56" and "MIFLAN" (in Hebrew). MIFLAN was the company (or IMI branch) that did the conversions from 7.92 to 7.62. Israel did not buy any Mausers in 7.62, they were all converted in mid 1950s when Israel transitioned to the FAL rifle in 7.62 NATO.
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