Item Nr.: 1067
Item : Fabrica de Armas Oviedo
Model : 1893
Caliber: 7 x 57mm
The Oviedo Model 1893 was produced from 1896 at the Spanish arms factory in Oviedo to sometime near 1928. The earliest observed Oviedo Model 1893 has an 1896 date, and a three-number serial. From that point on, the serial numbers follow a regular pattern of a letter followed by four numbers.
This rifle has a very particular story because it comes from Pratt and Whitney firearms collection (actually is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines) an it still have the original “Spain” yellow label and rack # medal.
It is in new-mint overall condition retaining 100% of its original blue and the numbers are all matching including the cleaning rod and the matching bayonet. The top of the receiver is dated “Oviedo 1908″.
The Model 93 gained fame facing U.S. troops in the Spanish-American war of 1898 and is attributed with lending to the decision to replace the U.S. 30-40 Krag with the U.S. Springfield 1903 as the U.S. Army’s primary battle rifle.
This rifle was intensively used in the Spanish-American war of 1898 (and is attributed with leading decision to replace the U.S. 30-40 Krag with the U.S. Springfield 1903 as the U.S. Army’s primary battle rifle) wars of Jungles of Mindanao (Philippines), Cuba, Morocco and internal later Spanish rebels combat.
FOR THESE REASONS, FINDING A PIECE IN THIS UNISSUED CONDITION IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE