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Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« on: October 15, 2008, 05:46:54 PM »
I like the caliber and many of the guns that chamber it.  If you have them,list them.  I got rid of my only example recently, I need to fix that. 

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 05:52:27 PM »
Not into C&R - But will start with my first here soon. A French MAS 44.

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 06:10:36 PM »
Yeah I was semi jealous on that acqusition you made.  Any other weapons you have or want from that era?  I know you want a S&W bodyguard like in that famous Saigon photo,lol.

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 06:24:55 PM »
I would like to start picking things up - but finances is the issue for now - That S&W would be neat - Happen to know which model it is?



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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 06:42:03 PM »
I would like to start picking things up - but finances is the issue for now - That S&W would be neat - Happen to know which model it is?


It would have to be a nickeled model 49 or 38, the stainless model 649 did not come out until 1985.

Weird weapons turned up in Vietnam.

My dads friend captured a P38 off a dead NVA officer after an ambush. 

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 06:46:10 PM »
That picture of the event was in 68 - what models were out at that time?

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 06:54:36 PM »
That picture of the event was in 68 - what models were out at that time?


The mod 49 and the mod 38 airweight as I mentioned. 

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 07:00:39 PM »
I have to do some more research - My father was a friend of the late general - He passed away not too long ago here in the states.

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 07:06:24 PM »
You need a MAS 36 now as well!  Maybe a MAC 50 or other French pistol too, will be hard to find though.

I thought that pic and what the Saigon chief of police did was cool.  Sat Cong!

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2008, 07:07:09 PM »
Do you know the story behind that?

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Re: Anyone have rifles in 7x57 Mauser?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2008, 07:13:44 PM »
Do you know the story behind that?


Most of it.  I suppose we should start a different thread on Vietnam era C&R. I doubt many or any 7x57's were used there! 

Though in the early days the Viet Minh and VC had some weird arms at times.

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