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3 years 26 weeks ago, 10:07 AM

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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.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 10:12 AM

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some have been redone to take 308 cal best bet is to take it to a gun smith, try out try a few different cal rounds if there is a metal hole in the but stock the I was told by my dad that u put a round in it to see if it fit if it did u can shot it, DO NOT DO THIS as not sure if it is true for now as in battle good luck welcome to GUNS LOT

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 10:25 AM

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The K98 is a 8mm historically.

http://www.mausercentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11338

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/uniforms_firearms/firearms/98k/k98index.htm

you should have him check out these sites, with rifle in hand so they can compare...

Or let you do it for them...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 26 weeks ago, 10:26 AM

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if its all original then it shoots 7.92x57mm. Welcome to gunslot.

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 11:48 AM

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Though, the 7.6 mm very well could indicate rechambering....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 26 weeks ago, 11:39 AM

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I have seen them re-chambered to 7.62 as well.

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 7:13 AM

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 1:06 PM

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 12:08 PM

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I appreciate the comments. I have also now tried the 30-06, 308,and even a7.62x39,nothing seems to chamber. It may be time for that gun smith.

3 years 23 weeks ago, 7:21 AM

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Everything you write comes up on my page, why ? JC and welcome to Gunslot- and what is with the Jap writing afterwards ?

3 years 26 weeks ago, 2:29 PM

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Are you sure it was 7.6? Maybe it is a Mauser that was sporterized to the Swiss 7.5mm. Try to find some of this, if you can and see if it chambers.

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3 years 25 weeks ago, 12:08 PM

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this is about the only problem mausers have.some of them are not marked,and some are marked,but have been changed without remarking ive heard.have fun with this.hope its not a crazy wildcat chamber.the only 7.6mm mauser ammo i found info about was for a pistol.

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3 years 25 weeks ago, 1:44 PM

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Yeah, I don't know of and couldn't find any 7.6 ammo that would used in a Mauser (other than the pistol). That's why I am wondering if he misread it and it was actually 7.5 Swiss. Many Mausers were sporterized with this round.

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3 years 24 weeks ago, 9:23 AM

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Did you ever get it figured out?

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