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    Default Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    I am trying to assist a friend with some info on rifles (Safe Queens) he has. And it seems my Google FU is broken.

    So if you can assist with info it will be great & appreciated.

    Rifle 1:
    • BRNO .222
    • Markings on Chamber - 1 0x-MOD.2, BRNO ARMS stamped out.
    • I can't make out the Gunsmith/Manufacturer markings. Just look like giberish.


    Rifle 2:
    • Mauser .308 W
    • Markings on Barrel: M300-424 and what looks like Buck Horns with a T in the center
    • Markings on Chamber: Buck Horns with T in center, and the word IMPALA stamped out.

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    Default Re: Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    BRNO

    BRNO.jpg

    Mauser

    Mauser.jpg

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    Default Re: Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    The BRNO is exactly as it says on the action, a Fox Mod 2. The squiggles are the BRNO faftory (or perhaps Czech proofinghouse, I can't quite remember) proof marks. My ZKK has the same, on the barrel and on the action.

    The "Mauser" is def not a K98 action (absence of thumb cutout just in front of bolt release) butlooks to be a Musgrave Mod80/83, perhaps? The Springbok Horn proof marks are South African. "Impala" may be a special run made for someone (like the made the Sentraal-Wes run of Mod 80s)

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    Default Re: Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    I would love to see more of that 308 if possible please, even if you pm me. (https://www.gunsite.co.za/forums/sho...e)-Impala-7-62 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious george View Post
    I would love to see more of that 308 if possible please, even if you pm me. (https://www.gunsite.co.za/forums/sho...e)-Impala-7-62 )
    To OP, please post more pix of the rifle on this thread, would be very interesting to get to see the whole thing.

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    Default Re: Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    I only have 1 or 2 more pics. Not great at all.

    I will go take better pics next week.

    Thx for feedback so far.

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    Default Re: Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    Quote Originally Posted by Pirate View Post
    The BRNO is exactly as it says on the action, a Fox Mod 2. The squiggles are the BRNO faftory (or perhaps Czech proofinghouse, I can't quite remember) proof marks. My ZKK has the same, on the barrel and on the action.

    The "Mauser" is def not a K98 action (absence of thumb cutout just in front of bolt release) butlooks to be a Musgrave Mod80/83, perhaps? The Springbok Horn proof marks are South African. "Impala" may be a special run made for someone (like the made the Sentraal-Wes run of Mod 80s)
    Yep, the Brno as it says it is, made in 1973.


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    Default Re: Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    Quote Originally Posted by Pirate View Post
    The "Mauser" is def not a K98 action (absence of thumb cutout just in front of bolt release) butlooks to be a Musgrave Mod80/83, perhaps? The Springbok Horn proof marks are South African. "Impala" may be a special run made for someone (like the made the Sentraal-Wes run of Mod 80s)
    Apologies.... yes it is a Musgrave. No wonder my Google searches yielded no results.

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    Default Re: Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    Hey mtaute! Long time no see.

    I concur with Pirate & Spudattack.

    Brno Fox & Fox 2 are fantastic little rifles. Fox (American nomenclature) is also known as ZKW465 (most of the rest of the world). Came in 22 hornet & .222. Fox 2 maybe came in .223 but I'd have to look it up, might also be a couple of other chamberings that I can't remember.

    On the "Mauser" I have a vague recollection of Impala being certain grade of gun over a particular time period in Musgrave's history. If you look on Jaracal.com there is a whole board dedicated to Musgrave rifles, you'll find the answer there.

    https://www.jaracal.com/viewforum.php?f=141

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    Default Re: Anyone Able to help with Rifle Info - Mauser & BRNO

    Thanks Mr B.

    Will read up on Jaracal site.

    I also suspect a barrel inspection on both rifles will be needed. Luckily I have a mate with barrel camera.

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