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    Mauser M96

    Hi all

    Ive seen a cheap Mauser M96 straight pull .243, aesthetically its good but told the bore is heavily pitted, the reason for the cheap price.

    Can you re barrel a Mauser M96 and if so any rough idea of cost to do such a thing.

    the gun its self is 180. so the cost of fixing it up could work in my favour?

    Cheers

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    Just because it's pitted doesn't nesseeceraly mean it won't shoot , it could still shoot better than the operator

    i think you need to try it before deciding whether it needs a debarrel

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    It says it can shoot, but for their sake they describe it as a ticket slot filler. its a bit far away to just go and test but if the cost of re barreling isn't crazy a punt on 180 isn't bad to just get it sent RFD

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    I always thought the '96 (1896) was the pistol that would fire fully auto. Wasn't the straight pull rifle the '66 as in 1966???

    David.

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    I've seen plenty of rifles named Mauser M96 American.. if that makes a difference. but I've come across some 5 rifles named the same

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    The Mauser 96 was a straight pull rifle designed to compete with the Blaser. It didn't and Mauser went bust not long afterwards. A friend has one in .270. It's a nice rifle.

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    It was aimed primarily at the American market.

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    As has been said, it still might shoot fine but if not a rebarrel would be between 500-1000 depending on gunsmith, barrel make/profile, whether the gunsmith needs a new reamer/headspace gauges. It would depend on what cartridge you planned on it being in.
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    but what I'm after is a rough estimate of re barreling a rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari View Post
    I always thought the '96 (1896) was the pistol that would fire fully auto. Wasn't the straight pull rifle the '66 as in 1966???

    David.
    If someone said to me Mauser 96 I would think of the pistol too or else the 1896 rifle made famous by the 6.5x55 round for the Swedish army. I've seen a few Mauser 66 straight pull rifles around and most of them were roughly mid 1970's era so I would have thought that they would be fairly conventional and the barrels would have been screwed in but I don't know for certain.
    If they are screwed in you will be looking at around 650 as a minimum to have it re-barreled.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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