As a young teen in San Diego (my father was in the Navy) I had a paper route and was always out in the canyons Jack rabbit and coyote hunting with borrowed guns. I saved my money from a paper route and one day in Montgomery Wards there they were, a whole rack of Argentine Mausers, model 1909, 7.65 X 53mm. At just $14.95 I talked my mother into purchasing it for me (my money). Completly caked with packing grease and well used. A full sized one. First thing after spending what seemed like days cleaning I cut off the fore end of the stock. I sanded down the stock and applied a generous amount of linsed oil and after every outing. There was no rust and the bore was bright. I found ammo at a Westen Auto store in National City. Military surplus FMJ rounds. Still one of the best shooting rifles I have ever owned. Wish I still had it, along with no telling how many others over the years. Sent many a Jack and coyote to the happy hunting grounds over the next several years. Every nickel I had from then on went for ammo. Even tho the iron sights were only good down to 300 yds. I learned to Hit at 50 and up. And the practice of a through cleaning after every firing with corrosive ammo served me well during a 22 year carrier in the Marine Corps.