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Classic Military Rifles



Spanish Mauser
Model FR8
Calibre 7.62mm / .308 Win
Price: £450
Excellent Original Condition

Last two Remaining

Top: Serial No 38709

Bottom: Serial No 38691

The FR 7 and FR 8 are bolt-action, repeating rifles adopted by Spain in the 1950s. The "FR" stands for the Spanish words, Fusil Reformado or Converted Rifle in English. The FR 7 is a variant of the "Spanish M93 Mauser"while the FR 8 is based on the "Mauser System 98" bolt action.
Due to their light weight, short barrel and the calibre used, their recoil and muzzle blast are relatively heavy.

The FR8 version is the most desirable as it is based on the Mauser 98 Large Ring Action
The FR7 and FR8 were introduced in the 1950s when the Spanish military was already implementing the CETME automatic rifle, but did not yet have sufficient inventory to equip and train all troops. The rifles were made from existing stockpiles of Mauser bolt-action rifles.

The FR-8 was developed from the Model 1943 short rifle, which was based on "large ring" Model 1898 Mauser action. Both rifles were modified to fire the 7.62×51mm CETME and 7.62x51mm NATO rounds. The FR8 was used well into the 1970s by mounted Guardia Civil units in the Sierra Nevada
The flash hider was designed to be compatible with NATO-standard rifle grenades. The under-barrel tube, which resembles the gas cylinder found on automatic weapons, actually serves as the bayonet mount and as storage for cleaning gear. The rear sight is an elevation-adjustable rotary type with aperatures for 200 m (220 yd), 300 m (330 yd) and 400 m (440 yd), as well as an open "V" notch for 100 metres (110 yd). The front sight is elevation-adjustable via a special tool. Operation is identical to the standard Mauser design.

Finish is the Standard Parkerised Military Finish which is nearly 100% Intact, a really nice walnut stock
A rare rifle in the uk and in aversatile 7.62 / .308 Calibre

A really nice example in Fine Condition