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Phelenwolf 12-27-2010 04:10 AM

Repairs for my Czech 98K Mauser
 
I purchased a Czech 98K Mauser a couple of months ago and have finally had time to tear it down and clean it before I go to the range.

After disassembly I notice the barrel is pitted on the outside and when cleaning the barrel it looks pitted inside and needs to be replaced. Does anyone know where I can get a new barrel and have it installed.

wmille01 12-27-2010 04:31 AM

is it a original or a remake?

CA357 12-27-2010 04:33 AM

My suggestion is to take it to the range and shoot it before considering a re-barrel. Some of the old battle rifles are surprisingly accurate even with barrels that look like damaged sewer pipes. This may be one of them.

M14sRock 12-27-2010 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 409872)
My suggestion is to take it to the range and shoot it before considering a re-barrel. Some of the old battle rifles are surprisingly accurate even with barrels that look like damaged sewer pipes. This may be one of them.

I agree. Many of my old milsurps shoot great with barrels that should have been trashed years ago.

What kind of shape is it in otherwise?

wmille01 12-27-2010 04:49 AM

Honeslty if it still shoot striaght and works I would leave it alone like the guys above me said. But if you really want something new I would talk to a local competent gun smith and see if he can make you a new barrel.

Phelenwolf 12-27-2010 12:21 PM

I am not sure if it is an original or remake.

The side of the reciever looks like an old sewer pipe, but not as bad as the barrel. I have had a lot of old military rifles, Enfields, Moisn Nagants, 03's, but this is my first Mauser and I was hopping I did not get screwed. The gun shop owner here is a hit and miss type of guy. SOMETIMES he will work with you but not to often, even his regular's have second thought's at time.

I should have taken pictures of the barrel and reciever but did not think about it till it was in my safe. When I get back I will take pictures of it and post them.

jpattersonnh 12-27-2010 03:04 PM

1st off, there is no remake!! Clean the barrel and shoot her. It may really suprise you. Now if you do need a new/used barrel, http://www.sarcoinc.com/mauser.html#4

hcso617 12-28-2010 01:56 AM

Use some old #9 and a bore snake, you should be just fine.

Phelenwolf 03-28-2011 03:11 AM

I finally had time to tear down my Czech Mauser and found that the bottom of the barrel was pitted in some areas and it is worse in other areas. I have never come across a rifle like this in this kind of condition, any suggestions or comments? If I get time I will dig it out of my safe and post some pictures.

DrGonzo11 06-26-2011 04:00 PM

I agree with CA357, just shoot it.

Is it in 8mm or 7.62 NATO?? Alot of the Czech 98k's are Israeli guns.

You should post some pics so we can drool.


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