A trip to Yorkshire yesterday to drop Alex (Minime) off at University and I managed to grab the last two Portugese Mausers in Henry Kranks in Leeds. Now they are a shop best phoned in advance and visited in person. Sadly SBW missed my trip and put in an order a little too late. However I am now the proud owner of 1 Portugese Mauser in 6.5 x 58, 2 of the shortened rebarrelled models in 8mm and an Argentinian 7.65 x 53.
Here they are for comparisom. I will likely sporter the lower 8mm Mauser once I have had some fun, I rather fancy a 7.62 bullet in a 6.5 x 55 case so it will still be a Mauser but an oddball one;
The sporter? yes the Argy and the Portugese will get restocked hopefully this year!