Originally Posted by shortgrass
The only way a barrel "cracks' is from being fired with an obstruction in it!
Wrong. This will be the third I have seen where the barrel was cracked from a fall. Every time it goes through the holes for the front sight. I did it myself to one of my fathers rifles when I was a kid, by knocking it over onto cement, knocked of front sight and split aprox 2-3" of barrel. Also, when someone tells me that it fell and split, and I have seen it a couple times myself....Enough said....
Ok, I dont think I need to explain myself here. I agree that I am not familiar with the mauser action that is why I came here to see what info I could get.
Its not like the savages that I work on often, and have the tools and gauges for from previous builds I have done.