Originally Posted by cva209x50
It's a Spanish m43 Mauser. It's a k98 copy (large ring). Do any of you guys know if the m43 is a .318 or a .323 diameter gun?
there is only one way to no for a positive fact of what you have. have a compentent gunsmith do a chamber casting and measure it and have the bore slugged and measured to know exactly which bore size you have. anything else would simply be guessing. not a good thing when firing live ammo.
many of those old Mausers that have been "sporterized", unless you know the gunsmith who did the actual work, there is no known idea as to what work may have been done as far as re-boring the barrel or if it's been rechambered in a different cartridge over the years. with a rifle that may be 60-70 years in age, there is no telling how many people have maybe laid hands on this rifle in it's lifetime.