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Old 06-06-2013, 12:20 AM   #11
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Aren't Mauser actions one of the most popular for rebarreling?

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I would check the head space. If it is good to go then work on the bore. Get a fire lap kit or fire lap bullets from Brownells. These old bores can be greatly improved. Check the bore dimension determine if it is an "S" or "J" bore. Regardless of what it is supposed to be check it out.

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$150 for a Mauser?!

Chopped up or not, that's a good price!

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I would consider the barrel to be unusable, possibly dangerous. The bolt looks OK, but would benefit from a good cleaning.

Action looks nice.

If it were mine I would have it re-barreled, headspaced etc...

I have a 98 Mauser here that had a much better looking bore than yours. I couldn't get it to shoot accurately, so I looked at it with a video bore-scope. - The barrel looked like a sewer pipe, inside! - It's waiting for a new barrel as I type this.

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I believe that hand guard goes with an argentine 1891 mauser or Belgian mauser. It looks similar anyway....

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Aww, my Mosin had a bore worse than that and hit beer cans at 100 yards. It's the luck of the draw.

Have it checked by a Smith to make sure it's safe, then put it through it's paces before you decide to buy a new barrel.

You do have a great foundation to build a custom rifle on.

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Aww, my Mosin had a bore worse than that and hit beer cans at 100 yards. It's the luck of the draw.

Have it checked by a Smith to make sure it's safe, then put it through it's paces before you decide to buy a new barrel.

You do have a great foundation to build a custom rifle on.
That would be awesome to bring it back to life again.
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Bolt cleaned up nice, have you cleaned the barrel yet ?..........Lets see what it looks like after its cleaned up, don`t write that old rifle off quit yet.................

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GEW98 and K98k are not close to the same. 1907 Is GEW.
Yea...thats why i mentioned it was mislabeled at the shop.... They had it down as a ww2 k98...
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Bolt cleaned up nice, have you cleaned the barrel yet ?..........Lets see what it looks like after its cleaned up, don`t write that old rifle off quit yet.................
Lol.. That was after the cleaning.... I've been reading on pitted barrels and and it looks like it could go either way...
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