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Old February 15, 2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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herters 30-06

recently obtained a herters 30-06 where can i find assembly and disassembly instructions?
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Old February 15, 2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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Herters sold two types of rifles. One they called a J9 which was basically a commercial Mauser action. The other (more expensive) was designated the U9. It was made by B.S.A. in England. Therefore, it depends on which you have.
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Old February 15, 2011, 05:47 PM   #3
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stamped on barrel H.S. under that is 9 44 light wood with white pistol grip end and white wood past barrel sling lug also has black diamond with white circle in it on wood above trigger butt plate stamped waseca minn
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Old February 15, 2011, 05:57 PM   #4
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Old February 15, 2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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HS and 9-44 indicates a military replacement barrel; those markings would not have been on a commercial rifle. So at some point, the rifle was rebarrelled by a gunsmith using a surplus GI barrel. That might affect value depending mainly on how well the rifle shoots. It wouldn't affect disassembly.

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Old February 15, 2011, 08:29 PM   #6
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It doesn't matter if you don't know what the BSA action looks like, the J9 was a slightly modified Mauser 98; if it's not a 98 it's a BSA/U9. Many old assembly-disassembly books have exploded parts diagrams for both types.
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Old February 16, 2011, 05:49 PM   #7
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The U9/BSA rifle's bolt shroud has flat/angular surfaces, while the J9/Mauser's has rounded surfaces - and IIRC, the BSA for Herter's also has BSA's integral scope mount dovetails in both front/rear receiver rings, somewhat similar to a Ruger 77.

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