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1898 springfield need info

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Old 05-27-2009, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default 1898 springfield need info

I don't know alot about guns but I inherited a gun it says 1898. springfield armory 173065 it has a shorter front stock than the pics i see and has a very old scope on it over 2 feet long..... the barrel is very heavy but the caliber is tiny...I think smaller than a 17 hmr but the shell chamber is alot bigger like 30 cal size cartriage.....any info would be appreciated

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Old 05-27-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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It should be a .30-40 caliber. If the bore is considerably smaller than that it may be some kind of a drill rifle. A cerrosafe casting of the chamber should comfirm the caliber. A good strong light could give you an idea if the small bore is full length or just at the muzzle.
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