Wednesday, November 2, 2022

FR-8, Spanish Mauser, La Corona, .308, 1949 dated, Matching

 

FR-8, Spanish Mauser, La Corona, .308, 1949 dated, Matching

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This is a Spanish FR-8 Mauser that was made from a 1949 dated, Mauser System 98 bolt action receiver.

 














The Spanish Military introduced the FR-8 in the 1950’s at the same time as they were introducing the CETME rifle. They didn’t have the funds to equip everyone with a CETME. As a lower cost alternative, they converted existing Mauser into this carbine and the advantage of having ammunition compatibility. These rifles were intended to be used by second line troops, police and Guardia Civil units saving the CETME for front line troops.

The FR-8 was fitted with a new barrel, rotary sights out to 400 meters, flash hider/grenade launcher and a modified stock. The tube under the barrel holds a cleaning kit and serves as a bayonet mount. The FR-8 served there Spanish military well into the 1970’s.

This rifle is in very good condition with a very good bore. The bolt and receiver numbers match and the cleaning kit is present. This is a handy and accurate carbine that will be a fine addition to any collection.

 

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