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Unread 04-07-2013, 11:37 AM
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Hein, that heirloom might be worth some money... See here Dismal River Armory**
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Hein, that heirloom might be worth some money... See here Dismal River Armory**
Hi!

Yes. The old rifle is spotless - like the one on the auction.
The only drawback is that the previous owner "tapped" the receiver for a base for a telescope... Very sad indeed...

I'm not a collector - and want to hunt / shoot with the rifle. The problem is that the .318 8mm bullets very scarch (and expensive) is in South Africa. This make this rifle obsolete - for my purpose...

Thanx again for the info!

Hein
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At this stage I'm willing to sell this rifle for half that price
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Do they have laws against importing reloading components, specifically brass and bullets (not loaded ammo) ? Here in the US one can get good 8mm bullets for the same price as anything else. Good web sites are powdervalleyinc.com and grafs.com. Right now there is somewhat of an "ammo crisis" in the US, triggered by recent activity by the government and by some controversial ammo contracts by the local gestapo aka DHS. But I think you will find that you can get 8mm bullets for reloading.

Grafs has brass for $0.46 each Graf & Sons - 8x60S

and 8mm bullets Graf & Sons - 8mm (.323) quite a lot in stock.

You might want to get a barrel slugging kit Meister Bullets Slug Your Barrel Kit 308-327 Cal Firearms

That way you could determine with absolute certainty the bore and rifling dimensions. That kit is back ordered, but they show expected delivery on April 16 so not long to wait. If you are brave, you could do the same thing with a good release agent and Pratleys putty. Push it through the chamber and into the bore. Let it set, then tap it out with a hardwood dowel or a brass rod. Just make sure everything is spotless and you use a good release agent...
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Re: Mauser rifle - identifcation...

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Hi!

Yes. The old rifle is spotless - like the one on the auction.
The only drawback is that the previous owner "tapped" the receiver for a base for a telescope... Very sad indeed...

I'm not a collector - and want to hunt / shoot with the rifle. The problem is that the .318 8mm bullets very scarch (and expensive) is in South Africa. This make this rifle obsolete - for my purpose...

Thanx again for the info!

Hein
Hei Hein! The original Mauser in that cal. is a really nice bargain and worth hunting and shooting with it. Check out which diameter it has, .318 or .323 and than decide. You will surely get shipped bullets in .318 from Europe to a reasonable price. Sellier & Bellot still produces and maybe also Prvi Partisan.
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Re: Mauser rifle - identifcation...

Hi to all,

I happen to brows the internet and came across the Mauser Identification article.
I happen to have the same rifle as described in the article with the same markings on the receiver. Looking at the persons username, hmostert1 I presume he is from South Africa. I am also from South Africa What is interesting to me is that your rifle serial number only differs by 30 from mine.
My rifle however does not have the checkering on the front of the stock and also no recoil lug. On my rifle the cal is stated as 8x60 (318) The dia was determined by reputable gunsmith only yesterday here in Cape Town.

If you are from South Africa we should talk.

Best regards

AC R
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Re: Mauser rifle - identifcation...

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Hi!

Yes. The old rifle is spotless - like the one on the auction.
The only drawback is that the previous owner "tapped" the receiver for a base for a telescope... Very sad indeed...

I'm not a collector - and want to hunt / shoot with the rifle. The problem is that the .318 8mm bullets very scarch (and expensive) is in South Africa. This make this rifle obsolete - for my purpose...

Thanx again for the info!

Hein
Call Francois at Classic Arms in Witbank and see if he can help you. For plains game it's definitely more than capable. Check with Peregrine bullets as well and see if they make the .318.

If neither of those solve your problem let me know. I send an occasional box of goodies to Francois and his buddies several times a year.
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