I was at a gun show over the weekend and found a Siamese Mauser in the 8mm rimmed cartridge with what looked to be a 26" barrel and a short forearm. It was $165 and I would have used it for the action for a conversion to a 45-70 sporter. I looked it over but was unsure of its condition and passed. I understand it is essentially a 98 action for rimmed cartridges. How do you evaluate such a piece? What should I be looking for to determine if the action is in good enough condition for a conversion?