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Stephen_Palos
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Mauser ES (Sorry! MS) 350 B .22 rifle
      #213783 - 31/07/12 06:09 PM

Hi All,

I recently had the luck to acquire a lovely rifle in very good original condition.

What makes it unusual (to me at least?) is the sight setup. There is a tangent type rear sight which runs in dovetail grooves along the barrel with numbered positions. There is also a cutout where the whole sight can be removed.

There is also a dovetail on the receiver top which at first one would think is for a scope, but the bolt handle is not designed for scope use, so could this have been for a peep sight or some such? (I've since seen pictures of Mauser raised scope rings with holes to see the iron sights through them as well as a diopter sight set-up which work on these dovetails)


The engraved writing consists of:

PATRONE 22 LONG RIFLE
Serial no is: 123143
Proof marks are crowns over B U & G
Mauser Werke AG Oberndorf An.

And letters that seem to be DRP DRGM.
Any further info would be appreciated!

Pictures below:









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Edited by CptCurl (02/12/12 01:00 AM)


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mauserand9mm
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Re: Mauser MS 550 B .22 rifle [Re: Stephen_Palos]
      #213799 - 31/07/12 09:03 PM

Isn't that an ES350B?

http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=129744&an=0&page=5


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Stephen_Palos
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Re: Mauser MS 550 B .22 rifle [Re: mauserand9mm]
      #213800 - 31/07/12 10:13 PM

Quote:

Isn't that an ES350B?

http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=129744&an=0&page=5




Er.....Yes! Sorry

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Re: Mauser MS 550 B .22 rifle [Re: Stephen_Palos]
      #213818 - 01/08/12 02:34 AM

The rifle in this thread is a Mauser MS350B, not an ES350B. The latter is a single shot rifle, while the MS is the much rarer repeater. The MS350B is very hard to come by in unaltered condition, a very rare piece. I have 3 of them, but they all have an extra hole here or there, or non-original sights, etc. These are great rifles. Congratulations on your acquisition!

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Stephen_Palos
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Re: Mauser MS 550 B .22 rifle [Re: mckinney]
      #213864 - 01/08/12 06:24 PM

Thanx All!

I am rapidly learning more & more about my lucky find. It seems that finding original Mauser see through scope mounts is going to be even more luck than I can hope for?

My youngster wanted to go on a "walk & stalk" after Minah birds with it. That was even before I had a clue of its true value. I guess he'll be stuck with the Remington pump action for a while yet....

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Re: Mauser MS 550 B .22 rifle [Re: Stephen_Palos]
      #213866 - 01/08/12 08:18 PM

Looks as though it has also served time in the South African Army. The "U" with the broad arrow stamped in the wood behind the guard is there ownership mark I believe.

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Rolf
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Re: Mauser MS 550 B .22 rifle [Re: Stephen_Palos]
      #215242 - 22/08/12 08:32 PM

Hello Stephen,

as I collect Mauser .22 lr rifles, I have some of the rifle information collected in reports together with information and photos.

If you are interested, I can send you some of the "reports" (maybe the wrong name...).

best regards
Rolf


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