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Old 04-10-2003, 10:15 PM
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Default Mauser GEW 98 action.

I had a chance to look at a GEW 98 today that was made in 1917. Unfortunately someone had " sporterized" it but really did a hack job. They cut down the stock and took off the handguard. For some reason they also curled the trigger. Made me sick. Since the gun has no collector' s value, I was wondering if the action is suitable for building on? What I mean is does anyone know if this is the same as a K98 action as far as strength and dimensions?
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Old 04-11-2003, 08:47 AM
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Default RE: Mauser GEW 98 action.

I don' t believe there are any differences in the actions. The are the same size wise and can' t see why the Gew would be any weaker.
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Old 04-13-2003, 10:15 AM
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Whoa! Hold on there! Has the barrel been cut on too? And is the bore in good shape? If it' s ok, I might do some trading there with you. I' m looking for one that I can restore properly.
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Old 04-13-2003, 07:59 PM
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Default RE: Mauser GEW 98 action.

I turned one into a .25-06 and no problems at all
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Old 04-13-2003, 09:05 PM
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I still haven' t heard back from the guy who owns it as to whether he wants to part with it or not. The barrel hasn' t been cut down but the bore is very worn.
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Old 04-14-2003, 12:06 AM
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Default RE: Mauser GEW 98 action.

Frizzler, sounds too bad then, unless and this may seem odd but some older mauser 98' s had lapped bores which made the rifling look worn. Of course it could be just plain wore out too. Oh well I' ll just keep a looking.
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