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Kar 98 1910

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I have a Kar 98 stamped 1910 on the receiver. It was my first deer rifle which my grandfather found leaning against a tree during deer season back in the 50's. The barrel had a bulge and split about an inch down from the muzzle, and as a shop project, I cut off two inches of the barrel and re sweated on the front sight, The bore is dark, but, lands and rifling is visible.

I used to load ammo for it and found at max load the bullets would tumble. I havn't touched the gun in years and now have recently thought to do something with it. A new barrel maybe?

I have a great supply of .308 W reloading components and thought to change to this as I only have dies
for the .323 ammo.

What do you all think?

Buffalo Bob
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There are surplus 8mm barrels aplenty, find a gunsmith that does a lot of rebarreling and there will probably be a pile of them in the corner. Pick out the best one and go!

I have a mauser that has been rebarreled to .250 Savage, cartridges go in the chamber like they've been greased with pig snot :eek: So, I'd guess anything in the .308 class should be fine for a rebarrel. My dad did another turk as a .308 without any problems. You never know, though.

Have another mauser that now wears a commercial .30-06 barrel and I can't see anything wrong with it, either. Killed a pig with it.
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