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Ethiopian Mausers are extremely rare and I have not seen one come up for auction or sale in a couple of years. This Ethiopian with a sporterized stock came up on auction and I was lucky enough to win it. I dropped the receiver in a FN 1930 stock with no fitting or adjustments. The bolt is mismatched, but I believe an original Ethiopian bolt. The sporterized stock is original and you can see a faint Ethiopian cartouche on the right side. Thi has filled a though hole in my collection.
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Rare bird (or rare lion) in any shape. Well done!
 

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Jeez, I didn't even know they made those. Awesome find. You going to splice the original stock together with a new frontpiece?

Also if Albacore weren't abroad he'd be wailing and gnashing his teeth, he's the only other guy I know who collects Ethiopian, and all he's got is a sword and a few bits and pieces of militaria.
 

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Jeez, I didn't even know they made those. Awesome find. You going to splice the original stock together with a new frontpiece?

Also if Albacore weren't abroad he'd be wailing and gnashing his teeth, he's the only other guy I know who collects Ethiopian, and all he's got is a sword and a few bits and pieces of militaria.
John Wall's got, I think more than one short rifle, the Mauser and the FN, and I have the carbine version of this one, matching at that.
 

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John Wall's got, I think more than one short rifle, the Mauser and the FN, and I have the carbine version of this one, matching at that.
Hi John,
I'm afraid that it's worse than that. I have 5 Ethiopian short rifles, all different, but only one of the 3 varieties of the FN-made carbine, one of those taken into Belgian Government service.
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John
 

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Hi John,
I'm afraid that it's worse than that. I have 5 Ethiopian short rifles, all different, but only one of the 3 varieties of the FN-made carbine, one of those taken into Belgian Government service.
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John
What do you have in that attic that causes rare Mausers to breed like that?;)
 

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Mon, Ras Tafari be hoppy to see his gun fix like dat! Make me mor' iree den a bucket of spliffs!
 

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+1

BTW John, How do you ID the carbine as taken into Belgian service?
Hi John,
Two markings: the Belgian Goverment proof mark "EGB" (not the Liege proof mark) on the receiver ring, and the large roundel on the buttstpock that says "Mle 1924/30" and the royal cypher "L" for King Leopold. I've seen 3 of these and none showed evidence of being sent to Africa.
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John
 
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