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Old March 30, 2018, 01:08 PM   #1
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carl gustav swedish m96 mauser

please help me in removing barrel from small ring 1915 carl gustav mauser
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Old March 30, 2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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OK, stick it over here and I will put a wrench on it.
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Old March 30, 2018, 01:52 PM   #3
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Have you done this before? I will guess no - apologies in advance if I insult your intelligence. You need a barrel vice and an action wrench. It is crucial that you have the specific wrench for your action to avoid damage. Basically, clamp the barrel in the vice with an insert (usually hardwood) that is a close match for the barrel diameter and a generous dose of rosin. Tighten the action wrench on the receiver close to the barrel with some brass shim stock to protect it, and crank the bugger off.

I have never taken the barrel off a 96, but I have done a number of 98s without issue.

If I may ask, why are you pulling the barrel?
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Old March 30, 2018, 03:30 PM   #4
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diasasembling it as it went kaboom with a military load of rl22 39 gr after about 100 rds
according to speer manual military action worked up load just fine no issues must of been flaw or headspace issue firing pin protrusion is in spec
yes ill purchase and action wrench i have everything else
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Old March 30, 2018, 04:35 PM   #5
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So you want to get your good barrel out of the ruins of a wrecked receiver described in the other thread, right?
You still need a barrel vise so as not to mar the barrel, maybe shaped wood blocks with rosin in a large bench vise would work. Just unscrew the busted receiver with a pipe wrench.
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Old March 30, 2018, 04:40 PM   #6
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Went "kaboom" HOW, specifically?

Casehead separation due to excessive headspace (if that's what happened) is one thing...
Just be 100% sure the action was not involved before slapping another barrel on it.
If you are unsure as to what happened, suggest you have a competent gunsmith examine.
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Old March 30, 2018, 06:29 PM   #7
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Pretty sure our Op is looking to salvage his barrel, not the action.
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Old March 30, 2018, 07:15 PM   #8
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action

its destroyed im lucky as hell
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Old March 30, 2018, 07:57 PM   #9
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anyone know where to find a new receiver and would a commercial one work
like zastava thankyou
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Old March 30, 2018, 08:08 PM   #10
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This is a model 38 receiver but I think it will work.

https://www.centuryarms.com/re2258de-g.html

Century should also have other Swedish Mauser parts. They bought out Samco Global's remaining stock in the bankruptcy auction and that should have included a lot of Swedish surplus.
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Old March 31, 2018, 07:58 AM   #11
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Turk Mauser's are threaded small ring standard and will take Swede barrels. Headspacing correctly may be a different issue.

100 rounds with no issues. Measure/examine the fireformed brass- were you able to recover the brass from the failure?

Point is, you haven't determined the cause of a catastrophic failure, and the barrel itself could have been at least contributory (bad chamber)... Chamber cast will tell you.
Could have been headspace- your fireformed brass will have stretched excessively.

Could have been an accidental overcharge.

Call me crazy, but if I just had a rifle blow up in my face I'd be 100% sure the barrel played no part before I chambered another round into it.
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Old March 31, 2018, 09:48 AM   #12
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With an action wrench and barrel vise, it's no big thing to unscrew a barrel from a receiver. However, it is a matter of being a gunsmith to fit a barrel to a receiver.

Distance between receiver face and C-ring must be measured and barrel shank cut to that length. That requires lathe work. Then cambering is another issue. You must have the right headspace. Stripped action must close on go gauge but not on no-go gauge and especially not on a field gauge.

I'm suggesting you find a replacement receiver and then send the new receiver and old barreled action to a gunsmith.
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Old March 31, 2018, 10:16 AM   #13
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In my opinion, why bother? That rifle is gone, just buy another 6.5X55 rifle if that's what you still want. It'll be cheaper than trying to reuse an old military barrel in the long run. Here are a few to choose from.
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Old March 31, 2018, 11:56 AM   #14
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Concur. It's not worth salvaging but some people like projects.
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Old March 31, 2018, 12:27 PM   #15
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You need a barrel vice with the correct bushing, the correct action wrench, a 4" bench vise and a great big mallet. Really best if you take the thing to a smithy who does it regularly.
However, since "it as it went kaboom", like Jim says, the receiver is likely bent into an oddly shaped paperweight.
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Concur. It's not worth salvaging but some people like projects.
I like projects a lot, but a used military barrel isn't where I'd start. I've spent more money than practical to save an old Mauser 93 from the scrap pile. I don't regret it, but I wouldn't use a barrel from a rifle that grenaded on me for the start of a new project rifle.

Anyway, it's not my project.
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Old April 1, 2018, 07:54 AM   #17
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I would not recommend this project
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Old April 1, 2018, 02:50 PM   #18
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I fully concur with Taylorce, and Mobuck.
Not worth it.
It's one thing to re-barrel an action.
Whole other to re-action a barrel.
Especially after the failure that you described.
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