We still have a lot of winter left so I have been looking for a clean 98 mauser in 8X57 to sporterize. I am familiar with the Bruno's, Argentine's, Yugo's and many of the the others but am ignorant in regards to the Lacoruna 98.
I was doing some browsing on gunbroker this afternoon and I happened on a Lacoruna that looked real clean. It was advertised as having no rust or pits on the metal, the bore is clean and sharp and it has all matching numbers. The time remaining on the auction was real short so I didn't have time to borry your knowledge afore hand so I just went with the starting bid. A few minutes later I owned it for 199.99.
I know I kind of rolled the dice a little on this one so what can you tell me about the Lacoruna's? This one was manufactured in 1948 and says Fabrica de Armas on the receiver ring.