Columbian Mauser FN Contract Model 1950 .30-06 Bolt Action Short Rifle - C&R OK

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Auction: 12138542

Manufacturer:   Columbian Mauser FN Contract
NRA Grade:
Very Good
Auction Type:
Penny Auctions Basic
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Auction Start:
(May 30, 2013 12:03:26 PT)
Auction Ended:
(June 13, 2013 18:06:00 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Columbian Mauser FN Contract -- Model 1950 .30-06 Bolt Action Short Rifle - C&R OK

LSB#: 130405TW02

Make: Fabrique National (FN)

Model: 1950 Short Rifle

Serial Number: 5642

Year of Manufacture: Early 1950s

Caliber: .30-06

Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine Fed by Stripper Clips

Markings: The faded import mark under the barrel reads “M 24 BELGIUM CAI ALB V”. NOTE: This is not an M 24. The M24 predates the Model 1950; both were made by FN. The top front of the receiver is marked with the Columbian crest that reads “COLUMBIA / FUERZAS MILITARES” This roughly translates to “Columbian Military Forces”. The top rear is marked “.30”. The left side of the receiver is marked with an “arrow”, two unknown marks and “FAB. NAT. D’ARMES de GUERRE / HERSTAL – BELGIQUE”. The right side of the receiver is marked “’5642”. The top of the bolt handle is marked “M6326”. The bottom of the handle is marked with two separate German “eagle / 77” stamps, “484” and with several other unknown marks. The extractor is marked with “73” and with a German “eagle / 280” stamp. The bottom rear of the bolt is marked “O”. The safety lever is marked on the right with “2174” and on the left with a German “eagle / 214” stamp.

Barrel Length: Approximately 17 ½”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post. The rear sight is a “V” notch attached to a sliding elevator marked from “2-14”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two-piece stock is hard wood that has been repaired and refinished. It has a metal butt plate, nose cap, sling attachments and barrel band. There is a ½” x ½” repair at the bottom rear of the buttstock. There is a 1” x 1 ½” repair to the top front of the handguard. There is a repaired area and filled crack at the top rear of the receiver. The crack runs about 2” including the ¾” x ½” repaired area. There is a 1” hairline crack at the top rear of the buttstock. The area around the right side of the through bolt has been repaired. There is a 1 ¾” scratch under the finish on the left side next to the through bolt. The rear left side of the buttstock is faintly marked (scratched) “OB” under the finish. There are compression and handling marks throughout. The LOP measures 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The stock rates in about Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is dark and the rifling is worn. There is erosion present in the barrel.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its current metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some wear and pin prick surface erosion below the finish. The screw heads are disfigured and the retaining screw in the magazine plate is missing. The markings are slightly worn. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.

Box, Paperwork& Accessories: The rifle comes with a 2” wide green canvas sling.

Our Assessment: This Columbian Model 1950 Short Rifle was made by FN for Columbia in .30-06. That is a long distance cartridge (for the time) in a short rifle. The bolt on this one has some German marks so it adds to the Mauser history in this rifle. This Mauser is good for the collector or shooter. For more see pg. 108 of Military Rifles of the World, 5th edition, by Robert Ball.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle can be transferred/sold in California.

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

UPS Insured shipping will cost $20

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. (Please obtain a tracking number from your carrier for immediate delivery confirmation of payment). If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment).

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