I was asked by my friend if I could figure out what cartridge the 98 mauser that he had just inherited used. I always like a little challenge now and again, so I said sure. So I brought it home. It appears to have an 8mm barrel, but a 8x57mm cartridge will not chamber. It seems that the case is too big in diameter. On top of the barrel is stamped "Bohler". After removing the stock, I found a crown over a B, beside that was a crown over a C, and under that was a crown over a U. Below that was "7.6mm. I have looked on the web, but could find nothing. I am hoping someone out there may be able to shed some light on this problem.
5 years 18 weeks ago, 11:07 AM