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Old 06-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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I would have them checked out by a gunsmith. There were some Mosins and other military rifles that were rechambered to .30-06 where they did a poor job and there were some isues with them being safe. SAome were completely rebarreled and would be fine. My concern with the Mosin would be that of converting it from a rimmed cartridge to a "rimless" cartridge.

Not saying that yours can't be shot, but I'd definitely let someone check chambering and safety issues first.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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Get em checked out. Then if it turns out that they can be fired, shoot the crap out of them. Enjoy those great looking hand-me-downs. I'd be sure to keep em in the family.
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Get em checked out. Then if it turns out that they can be fired, shoot the crap out of them. Enjoy those great looking hand-me-downs. I'd be sure to keep em in the family.
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I guess it all comes down to

how do you know they were re-chambered

to 30.06?


The firing line is a pissed poor place to find out

you were wrong...
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Well, I went to a gunsmith, both are not chambered to 30-06, He explained that he wouldn't even fire them, just clean them and hang on the wall. That was a bit disapointing. However, he did tell me that he had never seen a Arisaka like mine Whomever did the gunsmithing was good and did very well.

Now I'm wondering about selling them. How much do you think they are worth?
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Why did he say not to shoot them? People shoot mosins and arisakas all the time.
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In regards to a gunsmith, call ammo brothers in Ontario.
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Id be very tempted to get another opinion. Those are tough old war rifles. Most of em are safe to shoot.
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Arisaka's are one of the most overlooked actions to rebarrel. Great.
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I gave a sporterized Arisaka to a gunsmith friend and he told me that as the war went on the Japanese rifles became less well made to the point of being dangerous with anything more than factory ammo pressures. Just my two cents worth. Always be safe!
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