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just picked up a 1893 spanish mauser converted to 308 nato at some time, reciever scrubed clean but all numbers match except the rear sight slider. blue and bore are in ex condition, wood very good with two arsenal repairs.side mounted sling and reinforced wrist. can this be sold as a antique or must it go to a C&R or FFL license and would 150.00 be a good price? thanks eastbank.
 

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It is an "Antique" under AFTE Rules ONLY if you can show (by marks etc) that it (the receiver) was made before 1 January 1899; there are very Few M93s of Spanish origin made before that date ( Loewe's models,FN made('94) and Oviedo 1897-98 dates) otherwise, all the others (whatever make) falL into the "modern
category" ( made from 1899 onwardss.

If the markings are scrubbed , then there is no way to tell the date, so it is either a C&R or a full FFL transfer. AS most of the SCW refurbs are ex-M1916s, and later M93s etc, then they all fall under the "Modern" Category.

Sorry, but that's how it is...Same rifle design, two different treatments....go figure....( same thing happens for M91 Argentines, Chilean M95s ( some made in 1902), and several other rifles designs which span the 1 Jan 99 cutoff ( Long Lee Enfields (made 1895-1902) also fall in this trap.

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