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Make: State Factory 54, Egypt
Serial Number: 32565
Year of Manufacture: 1950’s to the early 1960’s
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Semi Automatic, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the barrel reads “CAI ST ALB VT”. The right side of the receiver is marked “HAKIM 7.9mm MADE IN EGYPT”. The left side of the receiver is marked with Egyptian “first born” symbol (the Hakim was their first domestically produced semi automatic rifle), with 2 lines of Arabic “numbers”, with the serial number (added by the importer) and with a line of Arabic “script”. The sides of the safety lever, at the rear of the receiver, are marked with Arabic characters; the left is painted with a red “F”. The area at the rear of the receiver, below the safety, is marked with a small “crescent moon and 3 stars”. The bottom metal and top cover are each marked with a small “crescent moon and 3 stars” stamping. The buttplate is marked with Arabic “numbers”. The front of the magazine is marked with the Egyptian “first born” symbol. There are a few other small markings on the rifle.
Barrel Length: Approximately 25 1/2 inches to the end of the muzzle break.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is hooded post set atop a raised base. The rear sight is a “U” notched blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly. It is marked with Arabic “numbers”. The sight blade is secured with a wire.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, metal nosecap with bayonet lug, barrel band with sling bar, through bolt, sling loop under the butt, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scratches, thinning and discoloration from oxidation. The rear of the handguard shows a repaired crack. A nail head is visible. The wood shows several scrapes and scratches. The wood has been oiled. The LOP measures 13 1/4 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 refurbished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright, and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The muzzle brake assembly has been treated with cold blue. The metal shows scrapes, scratches and varying degrees of thinning. The top cover shows discoloration. The screw heads show use. Most of the markings are deep; the small markings are faded. The new serial number is lightly etched on to the receiver. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition.
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.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a refinished 10-round magazine. Surface erosion shows through the new finish. It appears to function correctly. The rifle has an unmarked canvas sling attached.
Our Assessment: Egyptian Hakim rifles were made at State Factory 54 during the 1950’s and early 1960’s. The Hakim was Egypt’s first domestically produced semi automatic rifle. It is based on the Swedish AG 42 Ljungman. It is a semi automatic rifle with a strong bright bore. It is marked with clear Arabic script & numerals