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Who in the OKC area can ID a rebarreled Mauser

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by PanhandleGlocker, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. PanhandleGlocker

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    Brother has a sporterized Mauser he can’t figure out the caliber of. It was inherited. Whichever gunsmith did the work never marked the barrel or receiver anywhere with what the gun is chambered in. I feel like it may be a .243 but don’t have any ammo to try and I sure as hell ain’t gonna just shoot something out of it just cause it fits in the chamber.

    anyone in the OKC area that could give a positive ID on the caliber and possibly laser etch or engrave the caliber somewhere on the gun?
     
  2. RickN

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    Post pics, maybe one of us owned it in the past.
     
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    i doubt it. I think it’s been in the Panhandle it’s entire life except for its short time in Germany and then to China. It was a Chinese contract Mauser receiver.

    a “Banner Mauser” if you will.
     
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    Post pics. I recently sold my last Mauser, a 8mm.
     
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    Have you taken it out of the stock to see if its marked on bottom of barrel?
    You need a chamber cast made
     
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    Better hope it’s NOT a .243 as that action wil not handle the pressure of the load.
     
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    You should post pics if you can but also have a chamber cast made. I have had a couple of these thru the years and some I have sold or traded at gun shows. No telling where they went from there. I imagine several others here have done the same. I will add that a reputable gunsmith changing the caliber will always mark the new caliber.
     
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    definitely not an 8mm.

    I’ll try to post some pics later. Gun came with one of those crappy fake wood looking plastic stocks. Timney trigger. Been drilled and tapped for scope.
     
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    I agree. I took the stock off to see if it was marked underneath. Only thing that I saw was a 6 on bottom of receiver. Not sure if that meant 6mm Remington?
     
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    im gonna ask an ignorant question. How can Mauser actions handle 8mm Mauser but can’t handle a .243?
     
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