Thanks! I may have to look for this Antaris book. Pretty sure it's the semi-auto version. I didn't notice any swith other than the safety but will get a closer look soon. It is in very good shape as well as the stock and I will have to give them a ball park value. Will the Antaris book help with that?Welcome aboard!
Okay, lemme get the Antaris book out again....
Its either a Model 903, 904, F, or E. Only the Model E is semi-auto; the rest have a selector switch near the grip on the right side.
The 1896Mauser.com site is down, but it has a lot of info and instructions.
Bob Are you thinking of "mentor arms"? They were absolutely great and are sorely missed.Yes - look for the import stamp. It will likely be small and under the barrel or in another non-obvious place. I am aware of at least two companies making these in California, and one in Ohio. You may find a "Fed Ord" mark, and I am trying to remember the names of the other companies - the other California company became Brinklee Trading Company, but I can't remember their previous name, and I think the Ohio company was in Canton.