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It's been a long time since I've stepped into a gun shop, so the other day I decided to make some rounds and see what's out there. I kind of had it in the back of my mind that I'd like to get an Lee Enfield. Well, my first stop was Mike's Gunshop in St. Charles, a local gunshop that's always been good to me. They didn't have much on old military rifles, though. So I headed on over to Nassau Sporting Goods, another favorite spot for good deals.

And there I spied something that caught my interest. It wasn't an Enfield, but a sporterized Turkish Mauser. I decided to take it home :)











It's a Turkish Mauser Model 1938 K.Kale. This particular one was made in 1945 at the Ankara Rifle Factory. I'm not sure what type of stock it is. It's got a Pachmayr recoil pad on it and some neat hollow sights, kind of like ghost ring sights on both front and rear. My vision isn't the best and I often have a hard time spotting the front blade sights, but this one is really easy to make out. I think it might make a nice deer rifle. Either way, will be fun at the range. Already got some 7.92x57mm ammo for it.
 

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That is a nice looking mauser. Thanks for sharing it with us and be sure to let us know how it shoots.
 

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Someone did a real nice sport conversion on the stock. Congrats on the new "classic" rifle.:thumb:



Years ago, when I first got my C&R FFL, a Turkish Mauser was my first mail order purchase. In those days you could get a rifle, mismatched bayonet, and sling for $39. Then Bill Clinton was elected and shortly after that prices started to climb.
 

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Nice, congrats.
 

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Congratulations on your new firearm.
 

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Very very Nice! :cool: Congratulations!

I love older Mausers and have several.
 
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