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Old July 13, 2001, 06:48 PM   #1
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Old 8mm Mauser Barrels

Ocassionally, one will see old Mauser barrels advertised in Shotgun News (sarco, etc) 25 for a "good" one and 40 for one that's "like new"....Is this a good starting place for a guy to learn about re-barreling/headspacing or what???
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Old July 14, 2001, 07:51 AM   #2
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Kye-oat, they'll work for that. I recommend you get a couple of books on the subject. Gunsmithing by Roy Dunlap and The Complete Illustrated Guide to Precision Barrel Fitting by John L. Hinnant. George
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Old July 16, 2001, 03:00 AM   #3
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I just chambered a Mauser today.
The best book about working on masuers I have found is by Walsh. I got it at Brownell's.

I made an action wrench and a barrel vice. This must be a labor of love, becuse you can just buy a Remington or Savage new and be done with it.
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