Have a #5 military carbine in 7mm Spanish Mauser, c. 1897. Same was originally available in a .43 Spanish. Have seen a 50/70 conversion. Also want to convert mine to a larger bore cartridge.
1. Will this action withstand using a 45/100 or 50/100 black powder cartridge load? If not what is the maximum safe BP load with this receiver?
2. Does anyone have personal experience with such conversion, or can recommend a specialty shop for same?
3. Any experiences with an outfit that is called "The Springfield Minuteman" (previously of PA, now of NC/SC)? If so, please comment on the quality of any work or service received.
[This message has been edited by Mykl (edited 10-26-98).]