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This one on a standard length slant box action, chambered in .303 British and with the Fraser patent trigger. It needs a little TLC but will remain largely original when finished. The stock needs to be rubbed out, a new Silvers pad fit and it may get some slight damage to the rear sight and it's base repaired. A really interesting rifle and the bore remains very good.













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Posts: 1608 | Location: Boulder Colorado | Registered: 27 February 2004Reply With Quote
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The Fraser Mausers are beautiful rifles. That rifle is in excellent hands for the restoration.

Remember to follow up with some "After" pictures once the rifle is done.
 
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I like it; super classic.
And note the simple take down/retainer mechanism; one thumb/coin screw on the left side.
Is it full, or interrupted, thread? Many of these were full thread.
 
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Lovely rifle tu2

I am looking forward to some photos after a bit of TLC


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Steve,

Please share "after" photos.

Thanks for sharing.

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How lovely! what a gem!


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I have been working on taking photos with my new camera and thought I would update this thread. Damage to rear sight and its base cleaned up, Fore end hanger re-attached, rust blue blended with existing finish. New recoil pad, a clean and oil which was desperately needed, a few small stock repairs and the original linseed oil finish was found under the oxidized black oil on top. Not a restoration, just a well deserved deep cleaning.















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I like this one. Are the barrel threads full threaded or interrupted?
 
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Fully threaded, set screw on the left keeps it tight until take down.


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Steve, you sure have gotten your hands on some fine sporting Mausers lately. Nice job with the deep cleaning. I say again... the Fraser rifles are beautiful!

Random question. Every Mauser rifle I have seen from Fraser was built as a stalking rifle in light/medium calibers. Seems to have been there specialty. Have you ever come across a big bore Mauser built by Fraser?

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I have never seen a big bore sporting rifle by Fraser.
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Do you have a photo of the proof marks, Steve? Be interesting to know what weight of bullet this one originally took.

Maybe gunbook notes from the maker?

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Posts: 1235 | Location: Washington, DC | Registered: 17 March 2003Reply With Quote
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Hi Tim,
The rifle is marked "Nitro Proofed" 303 and carries the London NP mark, nothing else. No cordite or bullet weight is stamped on it. I have not contacted J.P. about getting a letter on the rifle as it is owned by a client.
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Interesting, thanks, Steve.

Regards, Tim
 
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Small question......what length is the barrel?

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Are there any dates on the rifle?


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24&1/2" in front of the ring.

No dates on it. It has the Fraser patent trigger and I am pretty sure the metal work was purchased through Rigby if that helps date it. Somewhere between 1900 and 1910 is my guess. Pretty sure the Fraser records exist but this one is a client gun so I did not spring for one.
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I’d have to double check my notes, as I remember when Speed and I talked about the slant box magazines, they originated as a prototype for Siam. The Siamese Mauser that we know today, is a copy of that original Mauser design. That original design, of my memory serves was around 1904. Rigby was the first to purchase and use them.


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Sadly, the Fraser records are not known to exist.
 
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