1898 springfield need info

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by tbaby3, May 26, 2009.

  1. tbaby3

    tbaby3 New Member

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    I don't know alot about guns but I inherited a gun it says 1898. springfield armory 173065 it has a shorter front stock than the pics i see and has a very old scope on it over 2 feet long..... the barrel is very heavy but the caliber is tiny...I think smaller than a 17 hmr but the shell chamber is alot bigger like 30 cal size cartriage.....any info would be appreciated
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It should be a .30-40 caliber. If the bore is considerably smaller than that it may be some kind of a drill rifle. A cerrosafe casting of the chamber should comfirm the caliber. A good strong light could give you an idea if the small bore is full length or just at the muzzle.