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    Chilean 1912 Mauser Bayonet

    I have been working on picking up bayonets for my Mauser collection and steadily picking up a few. I got this Chilean 1912 Friday. Some minor tarnish
    on the bayonet, but with fine steel wool cleaned up well. The scabbard had a thick layer of paint that partially came off and some point painted over
    without smoothing out the ridges, plus part of that had also worn off. Anyway, ended up stripping all the paint from it and starting over. I have at least
    1 Chilean rifle and 1 carbine. I found the cav. carbine, but so far no luck on finding the rifle(s). It (or they) is/are here somewhere, but must be well buried
    in the stack. One of these fine days I will drag the whole mess out.
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    Great looking bayonet.

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    Thanks! Took some looking, but I finally found a picture of the rifle. It is the one in front, a Chilean M1912 Mauser military modify to 7.62X51. I may have a 2nd one.
    Beginning to think I dream the whole thing (lol).
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    From 7 m/m to 7.62 x 51.

    A bit more kick I would think.

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    Nice looking Mausers and the Bayonet looks nice and clean. Good Job Buck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berlin View Post
    From 7 m/m to 7.62 x 51.

    A bit more kick I would think.
    I actually wish it was still 7mm, but the Chilean military seemed to have converted many of their Mausers to 7.62x51. As most of the barrels look pristine they must have been put into war reserves after the
    rebarreling. The Chilean cav. carbine I have was also converted.

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    Nice looking Mausers and the Bayonet looks nice and clean. Good Job Buck
    Thanks Norton! I dug deep tonight and actually found the rifle. I have never had the Chilean rifle and carbine together so will take a picture tomorrow. I also found out I had 35 Mausers in the stack, not 30 as I thought
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    I have seen a few of the Model 1912 converted to 308 (Model 1912-61) and supposedly using Springfield 03 barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berlin View Post
    I have seen a few of the Model 1912 converted to 308 (Model 1912-61) and supposedly using Springfield 03 barrels.
    Very interesting point I had forgot about. A number of Remington (Springfield 03) surplus WW2 two groove barrels made it down south and were used in conversions.
    Both my Chilean Mausers have the 2 groove barrels.
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