I doubt if your's is put together the same as this one, but the site at least looks like a good place to start.
A rifle purchased from a HS buddy who told me "It is a Enfield Mauser"...that is what was said.
The disassembled bolt has been a riddle to put back together, the rifle is a .308 Golden State Arms Santa Fe Trailmaster..
Okay, notice the bolt handle is turned down, and it has two locking lugs, and if the rifle is cocked with the bolt handle pulled back, if you flip the safety onto "safe" the bolt will disassemble itself, and for 6 years, no local gunsmith has been able to either A. ID the bolt or B. reassemble it again.
A ID or gunsmith referral would be appreciated.
Golden State was incoherent when it came to parting together rifles, and this one has the 5 dr fixed mag, but not quite a mauser bolt..
I've heard it said it could be a Gen 1 Mauser, as in 1888 or so, but the ones on Ebay don't look like this one.
Try this book it has all variations, maybe you can find one locally: A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO MILITARY RIFLE DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY by Stuart C. Mowbray & Joe Puleo. My copy is missing so I can't help you.
You can try www.mausercentral.com there should be someone there that can help you out.
I've seen a few of Golden State's 1944 "sporterized" Enfields over the years. They were also well known for faking Enfield No. 5 Jungle carbines parted with cut down barrels, etc.
Last edited by JB in SC; 01-13-2009 at 06:49 PM.
Did u get your bolt back together
The bolt handle most likely was heated and bent down[or cut and replaced with a welded bent handle] by Golden State Arms when being altered for scope mounting.
Definitely a Mauser and not a commission model but newer 93,95 or 98.
Is the safety a 3 position or has it been replaced with a 2 position Buehler style? Can't tell from the small pics.
That the bolt pulls out like it does makes me wonder if it has a bolt stop issue. On the side of the receiver should be a bolt release, if it is there but broken that could explain what it is doing.
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