SOLD FOR: $1,625
Serial Number: 6727
Year of Manufacture: Early 1960’s
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The faded import mark on the left side of the receiver appears to read “BEILO WPB FL.”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the Egyptian “first born” symbol (originally for their “1st” semi auto rifle the Hakim), with 2 four character Arabic lines, with the new serial number “6727”, “RASHEED 762 MADE IN U.A.R.”, and with a line of Arabic “script”. Both sides of the safety lever are marked in Arabic. The area at the rear of the receiver, below the safety, is marked with a “crescent moon and 3 stars”. The bottom of the bolt body is marked with two Arabic characters. The rear sight ladder is marked in Arabic. The butt plate is marked with four Arabic characters. The front of the magazine is marked with a “triangle” containing an Arabic character.
Barrel Length: Approximately 20 ¼ Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded post. The rear sight is a “U” notched sliding sight elevator marked in Arabic script.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, ventilated handguard, cutout for the folding bayonet, metal nose cap with sling bar, sling loop under the butt, and a metal butt plate. The refinished buttplate has oxidation showing throughthe finish. It also shows scrapes & small dents. The wood shows scrapes, scratches,and compression marks. Some have damaged small portions of the surface wood. Many of the marks have been finished over. Areas of the finish have been dulled or removed by scuffs & scrapes. The LOP measures 12 ¾ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The barrel is counterbored to about 1 ½ inches back from the muzzle. The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its current metal finish. The metal shows scrapes & scratches. The top cover shows discoloration. The screw heads show use. Some of the markings are deep; others are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to condition, as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The bayonet locks into place properly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: The rifle comes with one 10-round magazine that shows scrapes and light scratches. It is in about Very Good Plus condition. The rifle has a green web sling attached. The metal shows oxidation and the webbing shows a few areas of soiling. Overall it is in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This rare Egyptian Rasheed is in nice shape. The metal & wood have been refinished and the bore is strong & bright. The Egyptian Rasheed rifle is chambered in 7.62×39 and is the little brother of the Egyptian Hakim Rifle that is chambered in 8mm Mauser. The Hakim was derived from the Swedish AG-42 Ljungman which was chambered in 6.5×55. There weren’t many Rasheed rifles made so it is rare to see one for sale. The rifle is marked “MADE IN U.A.R.” This mark, as well as several Arabic markings adds to the history of the rifle. From Wikipedia: “The United Arab Republic (UAR) was a short-lived political union between Egypt and Syria. The union began in 1958 and existed until 1961, when Syria seceded from the union. Egypt continued to be known officially as the “United Arab Republic” until 1971…Only about 8,000 Rasheeds were produced, making it a very rare rifle…The semi-automatic mechanism is gas-operated through the direct impingement system.”