Sunday, June 12, 2016

Spanish FR-8 "Cetmeton"

Ian at Forgotten Weapons has released another of his excellent videos on older firearms. This one is on the Spanish FR-8 Mauser. I remember seeing this for the first time in the early 1980s at a local gun store for about $150. Of course, I should have bought it then because by the time I bought my own FR-8 the price was $350 which I thought reasonable.

To me the best feature of the FR-8 is the sights. Unlike your typical Mauser notch and post sights, the FR-8 has a protected front post with an adjustable ghost ring sight.


  1. Interesting... I didn't know that!

  2. Interesting... I didn't know that!

  3. Got mine around '95 for $100, IIRC. Very short stock for me, and the weird little cleaning kit case under the barrel screws up the barrel harmonics and causes accuracy problems.

    But it's my truck gun...

  4. Your FR-8 is in MUCH better shape than the one in the video. :)