I talked w/ a Smith about my 1943 Husqvarna 9.3x57. It keyholes at 100 yards w/ 232ge bullets. All i've shot in 232gr are Norma loaded ammo. It shoots perfectly w/ 285gr cast lead and 286gr jsp. He told my I had serious work that had to be done. He would have to remove the front sight, cut the barrel back 1.5" and recrown it. He also stated he could not reuse the front sight and recommened removing the rear express. He said drilling and tapping for a scope was the best option. $80.00 to cut the barrel, $85.00 to recrown, $20.00 each for sight removal, and $40.00 per hole to drill and tap, and 120.00 to refinish it. I asked why. His comment was it may have damage to the muzzle. It may have??? I asked why it shot heavier bullets awesome. Just a fluke was his response. I asked if the twist combined w/ the lack of bearing surface could be the issue. Could be, but I doubt it. So needless to say without sluuging the barrel, or even taking out calipers, my rifle would have to be hacked. I asked if he works on many Mausers. His response was not really, no one shoots them anymore, if it was an AR he could fix it in a jiffy. This Moron is a Smith????? $485.00 to butcher a rifle he knows nothing about. He had no clue as to how the bolt was broken down. Could not figure out why the bolt would not close, Hmm, no ammo and the follower restricts the bolt. I'll just keep it as is and hunt this fall.