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A newbie mauser question.

rotaxpowerrotaxpower Member Posts: 215 ✭✭✭
edited September 2003 in Ask the Experts
How do you tell theme apart? mine is a turkish mauser chambered in 8MM. was wondering if it was a 98 or witch one it is any help for a mauser dumbie?

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  • kingjoeykingjoey Member Posts: 8,636
    edited November -1
    1938 Turk Mauser should be a "large-ring" Mauser with a "small-ring" barrel. The SR/LR actions will vary in length, diameter of the barrel threads, and other design variables. The LR Mausers will also have three locking lugs, two at the front of the bolt and one at the back by the bolthandle. The SR Mauser will only have the two front lugs.

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  • Der GebirgsjagerDer Gebirgsjager Member Posts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The easiest way to tell is if the bolt has a third locking lug near the rear of the bolt. When the bolt handle is raised straight up you can see it just below and forward of the base of the handle.
  • trstonetrstone Member Posts: 833 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The Turk Mausers are all basically clones of the 98 action, with small differences, like those other fellows said. If you're at all interested in Mauser rifles, a really neat book to get is "Mauser Military Rifles of the World" by Robert Ball. Lots 'o pix, lots 'o history, but not a huge amount of technical specs.
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