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Old January 3, 2012, 01:02 PM   #9
Clark
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The 1903 - 1905 built at Orberndorf Germany Turkish Mausers were made in 7.65x53mm, and converted to 8x57mm in ~1934 by cut and brazing the magazine box and putting a notch in large ring. The lug abutments have been undermined to shorten the feed ramp.
So they modified a gun built for a 2.992" cartridge to fit a 3.25" cartridge.

The K.Kale Turkish Masers were made ~ 1938 as 8x57mm to start.
These were built to fit a 3.25" cartridge.

A 6.5-06 is a 3.34" cartridge.
You may be able to stretch the K.Kale Turk to work, but the 1903 Turk has already been stretched.

In this pic there is a K.Kale Turk I have sporterized on top and a 1903 Turk I have sporterized on the bottom.
Can you see how the 1903 is shorter?
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