turkish mauser is it safe???

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by vmonty, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. vmonty

    vmonty New Member

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    got a turk but the bolt numbers dont match the rest of the rifle... is this common ??...is it safe to shoot??
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    It is common that the parts won't match on old milsurps.

    I have several Turks and they are excellent Large Ring 98's. I used one of them that was really abused (though it had a great bore) and turned it into a great little brush gun.
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    That said, you should have yours checked over by a competent gunsmith who can check the headspace and make sure everything is GTG. Any rifle that may have been modified or abused should be checked by a good gunsmith before firing.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    When in doubt have the head space checked by a gunsmith.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    can't tell- you will have to hold it closer to the computer. :rolleyes:


    It may be safe- sometimes bolts got swapped when armorer was making repairs. However, thing to do is take it to a smith that has a set of 8mm go-no go headspace guages, and have him check the headspace.

    Really no way to tell long distance- sorry. The Turk's were pretty strong actions, not bad for the price, but some lead a hard life with corrosive primed ammo. Get a smith to check it out.
     
  5. agoetz2005

    agoetz2005 New Member

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    Agreed with the above. Having it checked is cheaper than going to the ER.

    In regards to the action strength overall, they are great actions.

    We build most of our customs on VZ24 milsurps, or Turk Milsurps.
     
  6. vmonty

    vmonty New Member

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    thank you much appreciated