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I recently pruchased a "sporterized" Oviedo 1913 Spanish mauser. So far searches on the internet have shown me that this gun is identical (so far as I can tell) to an Oviedo 1893. When I got it home I got to inspecting it and I found that the firing pin was sheared off and jammed in the hole. After using a small punch to remove the pin and using packing tape to keep it attached to the rest of the firing pin (for ease of keeping both pieces in the same spot) I began looking at the break/shear... Anyways to make a long story not so long, the firing ping broke off in such a way that it cannot be reattached, which leaves me with two options, finding a replacement, or having another made. I am not sure which would be the better choice, nor would I know where to begin looking for replacement parts. I bought this gun as a shooter and having been shortened, I doubt this gun has much significance or value as an antique, so that is not a factor.