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#366952 - 08/27/07 12:08 PM can anyone guess or help
psycho
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have this mauser model 98 in a closet that I have no idea what the caliber is.. Its a custom stocked gun and appears to be a 30-06 or 338

any guesses?

Neither the gun nor the shells have a caliber on them??

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#366972 - 08/27/07 12:24 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: psycho]
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Need better pics. Do a chamber cast and measure it up.

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#366974 - 08/27/07 12:27 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: PMC, certified]
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im not that capable

what if I did a pic with that shell next to a few others..?

I think the only other shell I have around is a 223 though...
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#367055 - 08/27/07 01:11 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: psycho]
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No way to tell by just looking.
That is definately a beautiful rifle though.
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#367197 - 08/27/07 03:06 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: RUGER]
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Beautiful rifle....Just be sure you know the caliber before firing it or both it and you might not be so beautiful. Just because the ammo is with the rifle doesn't always mean it's for that rifle. That's just one clue.
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#367414 - 08/27/07 05:04 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: Whelen Man]
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right purty gun u got there psycho got a caliper laying around measure case length and over all length bullet dia mite help ya some

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#367463 - 08/27/07 05:23 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: pety221]
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A Good Gunsmith can tell for sure. ;\)

If the barrel has been changed out to a custom it should be caliber stamped,might be hard to see though.Most likely along the side of the barrel near or just in front of the action,possible along the top of the barrel all in small markings.

If it still wears a military barrel ie "Stepped" barrel vs a smooth taper contour,it most likely won't be cal stamped.Unless who ever did the custom sporter job stamped it either to the above or somewhere on the action.

If it is still a military barrel one can likely norrow it down to a handful of calibers however a Good GunSmith is the Safeest route. ;\)

Looks like a very good sporter job.


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#367569 - 08/27/07 06:28 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: Tiny]
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Just for the heck of it, here is a comparison shot with a .223 and the mystery bullet.

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#367632 - 08/27/07 07:15 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: psycho]
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That looks like a 30-06.
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#367670 - 08/27/07 07:52 PM Re: can anyone guess or help [Re: Model70Man]
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Man, had to look at that beauty again.
I LOVE that stock!
Hope you find out what caliber it is and kill some deer with it.
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