rifle question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by lilrichthedragon, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    I have a gun a friend gave me in 7mm remington magnum problem is the stock was half melted off from a fire at my friends house. getting a new stock isn't the problem its figuring out what kinda gun it is. there is a 43 stamped and an n with a circle around it. bolt action. anyone have a clue what kinda gun it is? will have pictures tonight.
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Can you post some pics?
     

  3. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    pics of gun
     

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  4. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Give a couple more photos of the action with bolt no barrel needed.. Both sides. Hard to tell with that. Is there anything on the barrel? It does say 7mm rem mag right on the barrel right? Anything else?
     
  5. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    yes it does and cleaning bolt will have pics tomorrow. I know the bolt is held in by a piece of metal and a screw turns the piece to release the bolt. it says 43t on one side and that f 81 to the left of it
     
  6. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    pics of the bolt both sides
     
  7. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    heres one photo sorry phone being an idiot
     

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  8. mountainman13

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    Last edited: May 1, 2012
  9. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Dragon,

    WARNING!

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I would not shoot the rifle and especialy a 7 mm Remington Magnum after the rifle has been in a fire. In all probability the temper or the steel has been damaged in the fire. (*Changed! ) And could possibly blow up when a round is fired in it. So before I spent any money on it I would contact a professional gunsmith not just a repair shop and have someone that knows about this condition and the metallurgical property specification do some testing on the rifle. Unfortunately, fires have ruined a many of good weapon by damaging the temper of the steel. Even though it is not a Remington or Winchester I would contact the technical division of those companies and speak to a tech. specialist about the fire and effects it could have on the metal. They will have the information for you since I am sure it is not their first time they have been confronted with this question and possibly have done testing in this area.
    Information and a word of Caution Only!

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  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Very good point. I should have thought about that. How badly damaged was the stock?
     
  11. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    just the very end of the stock
     
  12. mountainman13

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    It's probably ok but I wouldn't want to be the first to pull the trigger.
     
  13. mountainman13

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    Any discoloration on the barrel?
     
  14. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    I plan on putting it in a rest, tying a string to the trigger a stand back lol
     
  15. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    personally i would not risk it. its not direct fire damage but sustained heat that damages metal. melted stock means the rifle sustained a very high heat for a period of time.
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    what type of fire? house fire? too close to a campfire? was the stock that was damaged wood or synthetic? because if it was synthetic, less heat was involved to damage vs. wood. post some pictures of the damaged stock if you can.

    the action and bolt look to be a Mauser type and could be a 1903 Springfield that was sporterized.
     
  17. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    synthetic stock will have pics tomorrow and I don't think it got it too bad but would like second opinion
     
  18. greydog

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    It is a Model 98 Mauser action of some sort. It appears to be yugoslavian but I can't see enough to be sure. If the springs are still good, the action is PROBABLY alright but there are, of course, no garantees. I would first depress the magazine spring all the way down and, if it bounces right back, I would figure the rifle didn't get hot enough to hurt. It is important to note that I am widely regarded as a brave but slow-witted individual! GD