Brazilian M954 Mauser .30-06 (20734)
Availability: In stock
These M954 Brazilian rifles are uncommon in any condition.
This rifle is in good condition , with matching numbers on the bolt, action and stock. The metal work has retained about 40% of the original blueing with some light pitting. The barrel shows some use, and has pitting but the rifling is clear. Probably fired with corrosive ammunition and not cleaned properly. The muzzles has only the bare thread with no accessory.
The stock shows use with dings and dents and darkening of the wood due to use. There are no visible cracks.
The action is marked on the top with the Brazilian crest. The left hand side in Marked "FABRICA DE ITAJUBA - BRAZIL" and the right hand side is marked "Mq .30 M954"
Overall a good rare Mauser
The M954 Brazilian Mauser was converted In Brazil from the excess of Model 1908 and 1935 mausers that were available in military stores in the 1950s.
The conversion consisted of changing the calibre to the now approved .30-06 from the original 7mm. The adoption of the barrel length of 23.5 inches. The turning down of the bolt handle, and scalloping the woodwork out similar to the K98 under the bolt handle. The placement of a stock recoil bolt under the rear action tang, and adopting a cupped steel but plate with butt trap for cleaning equipment.
The muzzle of the barrel was threaded for the placement of accessories like a flash eliminator or grenade launcher.