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#565529 - 02/19/20 03:42 PM What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID
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What kind of Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help identify

Hello all.

I just bought a strange Custom FN Mauser. Strange features include a torpedo shaped bolt shroud and a trigger lock style safety behind the trigger.

Anyone ever see anything like this? Caliber is 416 Taylor.

Receiver says "FN" and the serial number starts with a "C"



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#565531 - 02/19/20 04:03 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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Buckstix
I really don't know, but my first impression was "Winslow?", I wouldn't bet a cup of coffee on it though. Maybe others will come in with ideas.
Mike

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#565532 - 02/19/20 04:24 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: Der Ami]
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Originally Posted By: Der Ami
Buckstix
I really don't know, but my first impression was "Winslow?", I wouldn't bet a cup of coffee on it though. Maybe others will come in with ideas.
Mike

Hello Mike,
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, somewhat. Only the butt pad says "Winslow" to me. I used to collect them. But I've never seen a "long" torpedo shaped bolt shroud like this (similar to the Mauser mod 3000) and a behind the trigger safety.
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#565545 - 02/19/20 06:57 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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buckstix,
I'm pretty sure the bolt shroud is "after market" and maybe Mauser 2000/3000, I seem to remember Gunparts Corp. having a lot of the parts left over from that model rifle. They were actually made by Heym before the Widow Heym was able to regain control of the firm. The safety would also be aftermarket, by whoever put the rifle together. I don't believe either part had anything to do with FN. As always, I could be wrong.
Mike

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#565548 - 02/19/20 07:12 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: Der Ami]
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Hello Der Ami,
Thanks for the reply.

A fellow forum member found the answer. Its a custom Harry Lawson rifle from the 70's. I found the original auction listing for my rifle when it sold back in 2009.

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#565590 - 02/20/20 09:03 AM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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Buckstix,
Thanks for the info, I'm not very good at guessing these things, but it is fun. Now that you solved it, I can see Harry Lawson in the rifle( I just liked a different style).
Mike

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#565614 - 02/20/20 12:54 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: Der Ami]
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Hello Der Ami,

I took a real flyer on this one, because I really like the style, having collected Winslow rifles in the past. But I wanted it mostly because of the wood. That's really awesome!

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#565616 - 02/20/20 01:06 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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I like the appearance of this rifle, except for recoil pad. Probably helps lessen recoil, however. I would keep original pad with the rifle, but substitute something like Silvers pad.

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#565637 - 02/20/20 04:58 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: Poorhouse]
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buckstix,
You are right, it is awesome wood.
Mike

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#565677 - 02/21/20 08:38 AM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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Sorry but I can't help it. Yes the wood is awesome and that makes sense since it was the work of God. Then someone totally disrespected it and made it into a gaudy piece of firewood.

I see it says never fired, my lord who would have ever embarrassed themselves by showing it out on the rifle range. If ever used for hunting the game animals would laugh themselves to death.

And to those who say the workmanship is great then he should have done the work on a 2x4, still a disrespect to the lord but not quite so much.

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#565702 - 02/21/20 01:11 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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While not to my taste, it’s clearly a very well done piece of work in what I believe was referred to as the “California style”. Old Gun Digests from that era show lots of similar custom guns. If you like it, great. Enjoy your period as its custodian.

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#565705 - 02/21/20 01:21 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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I have reached an age where I no longer gore someone else's ox. While not my favorite style, I still can enjoy seeing a rifle like this and appreciate the workmanship.

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#566812 - 03/07/20 09:05 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: LRF]
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Originally Posted By: LRF
Sorry but I can't help it. Yes the wood is awesome and that makes sense since it was the work of God. Then someone totally disrespected it and made it into a gaudy piece of firewood.

I see it says never fired, my lord who would have ever embarrassed themselves by showing it out on the rifle range. If ever used for hunting the game animals would laugh themselves to death.

And to those who say the workmanship is great then he should have done the work on a 2x4, still a disrespect to the lord but not quite so much.



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#566822 - 03/08/20 04:28 AM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: LRF]
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Originally Posted By: LRF
Sorry but I can't help it. Yes the wood is awesome and that makes sense since it was the work of God. Then someone totally disrespected it and made it into a gaudy piece of firewood.

I see it says never fired, my lord who would have ever embarrassed themselves by showing it out on the rifle range. If ever used for hunting the game animals would laugh themselves to death.

And to those who say the workmanship is great then he should have done the work on a 2x4, still a disrespect to the lord but not quite so much.


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#566831 - 03/08/20 09:41 AM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: Flygas]
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Everybody should be careful of what you say about the last decade's style, lest the current style is made fun of next decade.
Mike

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#566889 - 03/08/20 05:17 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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Classic is what endures and never seems to age. Time sorts things out. Tail fins were hot for several weeks but didn't make the cut. Duck tail haircuts had their day. Exotic stocks have their fans, and that's perfectly OK, but time sorts things out.
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#566908 - 03/09/20 08:53 AM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: rocky mtn bill]
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Originally Posted By: Poorhouse
I like the appearance of this rifle, except for recoil pad. Probably helps lessen recoil, however. I would keep original pad with the rifle, but substitute something like Silvers pad.

Hello Poorhouse
Thanks for the reply

I don't mind the "look" of the pad. It says "look-at-me".

Originally Posted By: Der Ami
buckstix,
You are right, it is awesome wood.
Mike

Hello Der Ami
Thanks for the reply

Yes! Awesome wood. I have no ther rifles that compare.

Originally Posted By: LRF
Sorry but I can't help it. Yes the wood is awesome and that makes sense since it was the work of God. Then someone totally disrespected it and made it into a gaudy piece of firewood.

I see it says never fired, my lord who would have ever embarrassed themselves by showing it out on the rifle range. If ever used for hunting the game animals would laugh themselves to death.

And to those who say the workmanship is great then he should have done the work on a 2x4, still a disrespect to the lord but not quite so much.

Hello LRF
Thanks for the reply.

Well, everyone at the rifle range gathered around to admire it. I enjoyed showing it off.

Originally Posted By: Remington40x
While not to my taste, it’s clearly a very well done piece of work in what I believe was referred to as the “California style”. Old Gun Digests from that era show lots of similar custom guns. If you like it, great. Enjoy your period as its custodian.

Hello Remington40x
Thanks for the reply

I enjoy it because its from a time that I liked Custom rifles, but couldn't afford one back then.

Originally Posted By: Poorhouse
I have reached an age where I no longer gore someone else's ox. While not my favorite style, I still can enjoy seeing a rifle like this and appreciate the workmanship.

Hello Poorhouse,
Thanks for the reply

Here! Here!

Originally Posted By: PeterMichael
One man's trash is another man's treasure...…… laugh.

Hello PeterMichael
Thanks for the reply

Yes, Its my treasure.

Originally Posted By: Flygas
Sometimes, opinions are better kept unsaid.

Hello Flygas
Thanks for the reply

Well said.

Originally Posted By: Der Ami
Everybody should be careful of what you say about the last decade's style, lest the current style is made fun of next decade.
Mike

Hello Der Ami
Thanks for the reply

I guess the older I get, the more I long for the past.

Originally Posted By: rocky mtn bill
Classic is what endures and never seems to age. Time sorts things out. Tail fins were hot for several weeks but didn't make the cut. Duck tail haircuts had their day. Exotic stocks have their fans, and that's perfectly OK, but time sorts things out.

Hello rocky mtn bill
Thanks for the reply

I'll wait.
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#566928 - 03/09/20 11:56 AM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: buckstix]
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Personally, I like the rifle, exquisite work.
No style stays, some to return, some not.
Commerce demands new sales.

Very shortsighted to assume one knows "tomorrow".
Woke up to a thud on the stock market.
Did all the smart folk sell yesterday???
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#566942 - 03/09/20 03:40 PM Re: What Custom FN Mauser did I buy - please help ID [Re: DmColonial]
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Originally Posted By: DmColonial
Personally, I like the rifle, exquisite work.
No style stays, some to return, some not.
Commerce demands new sales.

Very shortsighted to assume one knows "tomorrow".

Hello DmColonial
Thanks for the reply.

I doubt this style will ever return, that's whay I bought it.
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