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Old May 8, 2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Mauser 98 cleaning rod Removal

A friend and I were looking over his new 98 Mauser (1940 vintage) yesterday and were stumped on how
to remove the ramrod. Normally w're like an octopus encountering a peanut butter jar containing
a tasty shrimp inside and eventually figure out how to open it, but this one left us scratching our heads.

- Friction fit (and just real tight)?
- Screwed-in fit ?
- Spring-loaded release mechanism (that we couldn't immediately find)

Any experience out there?
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Old May 8, 2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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screwed in.

It's threaded into a little block, you may have to remove the stock, squirt some "Break Free" (or equivalent) on it and let it sit for a few hours.
After that stick a screwdriver in the slot and gently twist to remove. ( if it starts to distort, STOP!) spray it again , but soak it longer.

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Old May 8, 2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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So easy,... a caveperson could do it.



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Old May 8, 2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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HEY ! I represent that ! .
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Old May 8, 2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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ME TOO !!
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Old May 8, 2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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It's not a ramrod, it's a cleaning rod.
Just unscrew it,
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Old May 8, 2013, 11:38 PM   #7
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That's why the topic is named Mauser 98 cleaning rod....
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Old May 9, 2013, 01:34 PM   #8
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its probably rusted in. get some good penetrating oil and squirt it in the hole and CAREFULLY unscrew it. its just threaded in.
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Old May 9, 2013, 06:35 PM   #9
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Nope.
Tahoe2 nailed it first time out.

Twisted, not stirred.
So easy.....

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