Very Good Condition
The FR 7 and FR 8 are bolt-action rifles adopted by Spain
in the 1950s. The "FR" stands for Fusil Reformado in Spanish
("Converted Rifle" in English).
Both rifles were modified to fire 7.62×51mm NATO Cartridge
The rifles 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 flash hider was designed to also function as a rifle
grenade launcher, compatible with NATO-standard 22 mm rifle grenades.
The rear sight is an elevation-adjustable rotary type
with apertures for 200 m , 300 m and 400 m , as well as an open "V"
notch for 100 metres.
The FR 8 was used well into the 1970s by mounted Guardia Civil units.