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Old March 5th, 2015, 06:04 PM #21
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I am doing it because I want to do the gunsmith work and to make a nice "brush" gun for boar hunting.
The reason I brought it up was to help make the decision to either sell this one and buy a receiver group, or just use this one for my project.
I want to use an 8mm Mauser for my project, but don't want to destroy one that has value. One thing about this gun is that the bore is very pitted.
It came with a somewhat sporterized stock and no rear sight. I paid $30 for it at Woolwort's back in 1971.
Oh, thanks for the welcome aboard.
Can it still take a bayonet? That's be a useful feature for a hog hunting rifle.
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Old March 5th, 2015, 08:03 PM #22
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Can it still take a bayonet? That's be a useful feature for a hog hunting rifle.
No. The stock was cut down before I got it. I refinished it. I removed the rear sights (for a scope I never installed), but still have them. The front sights are there, but I didn't get them in the picture.

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No historical value left in that piece.

Turn it into what ever you want.

8mm will put a hurt'in on a hog.
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Old March 5th, 2015, 08:57 PM #24
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I am doing it because I want to do the gunsmith work and to make a nice "brush" gun for boar hunting.
The reason I brought it up was to help make the decision to either sell this one and buy a receiver group, or just use this one for my project.
I want to use an 8mm Mauser for my project, but don't want to destroy one that has value. One thing about this gun is that the bore is very pitted.
It came with a somewhat sporterized stock and no rear sight. I paid $30 for it at Woolwort's back in 1971.
Oh, thanks for the welcome aboard.
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No historical value left in that piece.

Turn it into what ever you want.

8mm will put a hurt'in on a hog.
Chop on it all ya' want, it's already bubba'd.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:26 AM #25
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No historical value left in that piece.

Turn it into what ever you want.

8mm will put a hurt'in on a hog.
I'm on it!
Should I post pics as I progress?
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Pics are a must have.

Is this what you want that 11 degree crowning tool for?
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Buy an FR-8. It's a K98 already cut down to carbine length. Rechambered in .308 and it has some pretty nice sights. Not sure about converting it to take a magazine but stripper clips are cheap.
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They are scarce. I don't think anybody is going to sell one of these after they shoot it.

I bought my FR-8 to make into a scout rifle, complete with conversion to take HK/CETME mags. After I shot it a couple of times, I just couldn't do it.

I have since overcome the urge to Bubba. Although you could argue that the FR-8 is pre-Bubba-ed.
The first time I ever heard of an FR-8 was when a friend of mine bought one from Zayre, in the mid/late '80s.
He paid $94.00 for it.
He only shot it a couple of times, and then it became a wallhanger, over his fireplace.

I've looked and looked and looked for one. The ones I have always seen were nearing $800.00.
One guy at a gunshow in Frederick, wanted $1200 for a matched pair (consecutive serial numbers).
I wasn't paying that much.


A couple of years ago, my friend offered it to me.
I gladly paid the $300 he asked.

I've thought about having the stock relieved and the bolt handle turned down.

???? ????

And yes, it is a hoot to shoot!!!!
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The first time I ever heard of an FR-8 was when a friend of mine bought one from Zayre, in the mid/late '80s.
He paid $94.00 for it.
I wonder if there will ever be another wholesale place on perceived "junk" like Zayers or Roses? I think they're gone forever.... retail stores = top prices, mail order... mostly junk BUT still can be had.
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Back in the mid '80s , $94 probably was top dollar for one. Probably could have ordered one for $70 .

But meanwhile , how does it shoot in current status ? If accuraccy is acceptable , procede with the shortening. If not , procede directly to rebarelling.

[ I almost commented on how I'd procede with this project , but restrained myself ]
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That's what I want it for.
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