Here are some sight pics. Plus a close up of the top of the bolt. Why do you say it was modified for the mounts. Looks like whoever did them ground the back mount down to clear the bolt handle.
Is this where you mean as to the trigger plate serial?
Thanks for everyone chiming in.
Ok, thanks. Hard to tell the bolt shape of the 1895 carbines in the pics I have seen.The bolt was cut, new bolt was shaped, welded back on and and polished. The was so the bolt will open with a scope on the rifle. The mount was also shaved because the small ring actions don’t have the real estate for mounts.
Your plate serial number and trigger guard number don’t match and neither matches the action and bolt so it’s most likely an arsenal or importer rebuild. The reason the bolt matches the action is that it is head spaced correctly. Look at the finish dimension around the front of the stock to the front sight. They are not flush. They are also way offset. This looks to be a 93 that was converted into a carbine with a 95 front sight added to the cut down barrel.
The bolt work and weaver mounts were done by the owner after they bought the surplus rifle.
If there was a scope on the rifle when you bought it, most likely it was original and the decade the scope came from will tell you when it was most likely converted.
When I say bolt, I mean the actual bolt handle was cut off, an aftermarket Mauser handle was welded, shaped and polished to allow the handle to clear a scope when cocked.Ok, thanks. Hard to tell the bolt shape of the 1895 carbines in the pics I have seen.
Unfortunately whatever scope was on it the guy kept. I did remove the upper hand guard and the barrel is a match to the action and bolt. That leads me to believe it is still 7x57, but I will do more work to verify that before firing it.
Any guess at what the round repair on the stock in front of where the sling hole is filled could be. I don't think I see anything that would suggest what they removed from there. Seems peculiar to be a perfect circle if it was just a crack repair.
Thanks, I understood, I just worded my reply vaguely.When I say bolt, I mean the actual bolt handle was cut off, an aftermarket Mauser handle was welded, shaped and polished to allow the handle to clear a scope when cocked.
The round repair looks like the repairs made to Swedish Mauser accuracy brass disks. It’s not a Swedish Mauser stock though.
No idea what you have.
I'd take it to a gunsmith and have the chamber and bore size inspected, the metal tested, and the headspace checked before even considering firing it.