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  The other side of OSB!
« on: June 13, 2009, 21:03:31 PM » by oneshotbandit
As much as I like Mausers, I have delved slowly into the commercial smallbores made by this firm between 1924 and 1945....basically till the end of French occupation.

These .22 Long Rifle rifles were offerred in single shot and mag fed versions.  Rifles 1936 to 1945 were basically a miniature model 98.....safety, extarctor, bolt and all......just shrunk down.  Cycling the actions is silky and smooth!

The thought and engineering that goes into these rifles is awsome and can put any of today's rimfires to the test!...........replaceable front sights, tangent sights with settings for windage and elevation, adjustable triggers, removeable scope mounts, scope rails and superb accuracy!

Perhaps the most interesting one is a 1924 model Es340 with a stock sawn off in two and re-jointed with wooden dowels......it's former owner smuggled it from East Germany into the West hidden in the upholstery of a small car!!!! Running your hands along the barrel, you can feel the uneven surface where the barrel was cold hammered before being 'paint blued', way back in 1924!!

The other rifle pictured here is a model Mm410B, a mag fed repeater made in 1936-37.
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  Re: The other side of OSB!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 21:05:15 PM » by oneshotbandit
More details!
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  Re: The other side of OSB!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 21:06:11 PM » by oneshotbandit
Sights and mag!
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  Re: The other side of OSB!
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 21:10:26 PM » by oneshotbandit
Another baby is the Es350B championship rifle........dubbed the most accurate rimfire rifle of it's days!

With original detachable scope mounts and Hensoldt scope.  Single shot and based on the action of the 1936 Olympic Rifle used by Walter Gehmann!

Rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation as well as eye relief......it was sold as an extra back in 1937!!!
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  Re: The other side of OSB!
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 21:13:37 PM » by oneshotbandit
And on the way is a 1945 Model 45 mauser built under French occupation from remaining parts as well as some parts from MAS (Manifacture d'Armes St.Etienne) who continued production after the Oberndorf factory was closed!  This is a scarce one!  Grin
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  Re: The other side of OSB!
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 09:50:17 AM » by RB
Nice, nice pics also, very interesting guns there!

But now you need to change your signature...  Grin

RB
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  Re: The other side of OSB!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 19:59:42 PM » by oneshotbandit
What do you propose RB?  Roll Eyes
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  Re: The other side of OSB!
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 14:08:21 PM » by RB
...maybe "I now can make holes in different sizes"  Grin  Grin

RB
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  Re: The other side of OSB!
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009, 20:58:23 PM » by S&W in .38
...maybe "I now can make holes in different sizes"  Grin  Grin

RB

Something like that ....  Grin Grin
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