Who can ID this Rifle?

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  1. Johnny45

    Johnny45 NRA Life Member

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    A friend from work recently inherited his granddad's rifle. It's in .220 swift cal. It has what he believes to be a Mauser action. The barrel has F. Pugliese and an eagle above two cross flags stamped on it. Anyone have any ideas about this rifle?[​IMG]
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    Sure looks like a Mauser action. I can't tell which model in that small picture.
    The stock looks like a Bishop or Fajen, the two most common brands before plastic.
    Mr Pugliese was undoubtedly the gunsmith who put a new barrel and stock on a surplus action.
    The scope looks like a Unertl which is probably worth several hundred dollars by itself.

    You should understand there were numerous small shops building target and varmint rifles on surplus actions between WW II and 1968 when the mailorder laws were tightened up. Unless somebody comes up with recollections of Mr Pugliese, there is not a whole lot more to know.
     

  3. Cole125

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    Interesting scope and mount, pre 1960 for sure.

    May be a converted Mauser, aftermarket stock.
     
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    Looks like a Mauser, can't tell much more then that from the pictures, Definitely a custom stock.