Originally Posted by KABAR2
Is that in the original 11 mm Mauser? or another cartridge? do you find it hard to open since someone turned the bolt handle down? I have an 1871 someone turned into a shotgun and did the same trundown on the bolt and it's a bugger to open and close..
Yes, that's an untouched 11mm (.43 cal).
You may be mixing the m71/84 straight bolt with the m71 carbines that left the werkes with a turned down bolt.
I'm working on mine with the idea of getting this years elk with it.
Did some interesting proof tests with a 2nd m71. They can take quite an overload!