As posted in the thread below, I've got my first Mauser. I like it, and what it is, or isn't, won't change that. But, I would like to start learning more about them; at least more about what I have. Pictures are in the link, which may help. https://www.carolinafirearmsforum.com/index.php?threads/sporter-mauser-stock.31931/ I know: it is an 8mm, has a modified military stock, has the number 48 on the follower and on the top of the ejector. I "believe" that it couldn't be anything other than a long action with it being an 8mm, but I also expect to be corrected if that's not the case. It seems short to me, so perhaps a carbine. The stock has not been cut on the butt end; it has a wooden insert for where the buttplate spur inletting was. If anyone has time to respond, I would appreciate it. I can take additional pictures if that helps, just send the request and I'll get it done. Thanks.