SOLD FOR: $1225
Serial Number: 4707
Year of Manufacture: Early 1960’s
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Detachable Magazine.
There is NO Magazine.
Markings: The import mark under the barrel reads “CAI ST. A. VT.”. 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 “4707”, “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.
Barrel Length: Approximately 20 ½ 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 top of the grip shows a repaired hairline crack that does not flex when pressure is applied. The wood shows several scrapes and scratches. Some have damaged small portions of the surface wood. Most of the marks have been finished over. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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 lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright, and the rifling is deep. The grooves in the front of the bore are light gray. There is fouling and light erosion in the grooves in the front of the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its current metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scrapes & handling marks. The right rear of the receiver shows thinning. The top cover has surface erosion showing through the new finish. It also shows some discoloration. The screw heads show light use. Some of the markings are deep; others are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition, as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
The bayonet does not mount on to the barrel with the thread protector in place. The barrel collar is too small to slide over the thread protector. The bayonet locks into place properly if the thread protector is removed.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is NO Magazine.
Our Assessment: This rare Egyptian Rasheed is in nice shape. The metal & wood have been refinished and the bore is still strong. 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. The rifle is marked “MADE IN U.A.R.” This mark, as well as several Arabic markings adds to the history of the rifle. 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.
Unfortunately this rifle is missing its magazine. You will have to hunt for one on-line or at a gun show. Good luck.