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Im looking at a Mauser M96 American, its a modern straight pull bolt rifle not the old Swedish Mausers. Anyway, its chambered in 7mm Rem Mag which I have absolutely no interest in. So what Im wondering is if it would be a candidate for a barrel change/rechamber/etc. to something else I might actually be interested in, or if it would be cost prohibitive to change it much? Any information about this model would be appriciated.

Its probably a stretch but I thought it would be worth a try, the price seems to be right if I could turn it into something I want....I gotta get off these straight pulls:rolleyes:.
 

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I worked with a guy before I got laid off, but thats another story, that had a Model 66 which is similar to the 96. I think he said that they could be rebarreled to different calibers. His is in .30-06 and is a great rifle according to him. The only thing about straight pull actions is they usually don't have much camming power. Got to full length size if you handload.
 

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Very intersting I thought the model 96 was German as well adopted by the Sweds Norway Etc . Later the German model 98 came to lite designed by Paul Mauser
So where does this straight pull action come from ?
I understood the American Navy had one in 6MM or something for awhile , but did know Americans had any thing else .
 

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Its a modern production rifle that was imported to the US around '99-2001 or so, if my facts are correct. From what I understand they were produced in Germany by one of the Steyr facilities and the model was called the M96 American. Again, I cant find that much about them so dont take any of that as gospel, its just what I've dug up around the internet.

They were quickly discontinued since predictably the American market didnt run out to pick up a straight pull bolt.
 
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