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potentialglock 12-11-2012 09:53 PM

One of my co workers has an old Mauser 98 his grandpa brought back from WW2. Its missing the firing pin and isn't able to fire (obviously). He doesn't know if there are any other problems. My question is, if a firearm has been de-miled (did I say that right?) or purposefully sabotaged by the govt, is it legal or possible to restore it to firing condition?

potentialglock 12-11-2012 10:08 PM

Second, is it legal for me to do the work fixing it if I'm not certified yet?

sputnik1988 12-11-2012 10:35 PM

My first question is, does he have any verification that its a vet bring back? If its just missing the firing pin. Thats an easy fix, if its 'de-milled', it could have been cut, or it could have had the barrel leaded.

I'm by no means an expert, but pics would help tremendously.

jpattersonnh 12-11-2012 10:43 PM

Lots of Vets had the fireing pins removed when they were city dwellers. You can replace the pin and make sure the bore is free of obstruction or filed, another practice. Having the pin missing if it is a matching rifle is a big deal. It effects the worth a great deal. Every part of a K98k is numbered. Please post pics. If you need to know of what parts, send me a PM.

potentialglock 12-11-2012 10:46 PM

I don't have any pics. I'll see if I can get ahold of it and send some pics

jpattersonnh 12-11-2012 10:55 PM

Just be honest and tell him why.

potentialglock 12-12-2012 12:27 AM

Tell him why what?

Garadex 12-12-2012 05:06 AM


Originally Posted by potentialglock (Post 1048367)
Tell him why what?

I'm going to guess till him why you need the pictures; but I could be wrong.

jpattersonnh 12-12-2012 08:45 PM


Originally Posted by potentialglock (Post 1048367)
Tell him why what?

There are quite a few questions that pics would help clarify. Most people feel a little weird having their firearms photographed and pictures posted to the web.

locutus 12-12-2012 10:29 PM

You do not need to be "certified" to work on a gun.

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