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Mauser 8mm Rifle Observation

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So I have been interested in getting a Mauser rifle just because and have been looking thru the ads here and other places. I went to the Gun show the other weekend in Albany, Oregon and picked up a sporterized version as you can see in the pix.

The next day after getting familiar with the rifle I decided to put a few rounds down the pipe. Lucky for me I live in the country and can literally step out my kitchen door to shoot. Let me just saw I was thrilled with the results. I love the feel of the rifle in my hands, the sound of the massive bolt action and the loud boom.

I also picked up some stripper clip ammo from a NWF member locally for way better price than the store.

I've bought a replacement strap and will most likely add a bi-pod and possible a scope for range shooting.

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Welcome to the club. 8mm is a very good cartridge, similar to 06, .308, 7mm, etc. Capable of taking any N American game, and capable of good accuracy, and a lot of fun.

Looks like you have a sporterized German Mauser. A good gun. I bought my first Mauser ~20 years ago, and piles of ammo when it was really cheap. Seeing ammo prices today is like, whoah...
 
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Welcome to the club. 8mm is a very good cartridge, similar to 06, .308, 7mm, etc. Capable of taking any N American game, and capable of good accuracy, and a lot of fun.

Looks like you have a sporterized German Mauser. A good gun. I bought my first Mauser ~20 years ago, and piles of ammo when it was really cheap. Seeing ammo prices today is like, whoah...
The picture of ammo I got from a member here. 280 rounds for $80. I'm guessing I should look into reloading for this caliber...
 
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You is forgibberd. A good pic of the markings would be nice to have, please. Perhaps we can throw some light on the origin....
Absoulutely. I haven't had time to do any research. Not all the serial numbers match but I will get more photos posted.
 

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In time, you might be interested in restoring the stock to original configuration. Including the hardware and handguard that would make it complete, if not original. It would be in original appearance.

The ammo you have may have corrosive priming. You should make that determination so as to know the proper cleaning procedure after shooting.
 
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Step one restore that rifle before it's too late. Step 2 after shooting surplus get a cup of water into the microwave for 3 mins, then take out your bolt muzzle down hold the rifle outside with a funnel into the chamber then pour the near boiling water down the bore then set the rifle aside for 30 and brush and oil the bore.
 

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The Yugos re-barreled the K98k, it should be a little bit shorter than standard, I can't remember by how much. It will not take a bayonet, I remember that. Point being you probably have a shiny brand new barrel on that thing. If you look at the receiver under a black light you might be able to discern the original manufacturer's code. This rifle is a wonderful historical curiosity from the late 1940's and the dawn of the Cold War. I would not mess with it. Leave as is. Totally decent hunting rifles can be had off the rack for cheap $$ no reason to butcher this up.
 
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I don't hunt so it's just to shoot. I may buy the original hardware for it and add a scope & bi-pod for the range. I love the rugged look of the furniture and the sound, oh my!
 

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