M98 Mauser - Need options on rebarreling or re-chambering - Gun Hub
Gun Hub

Go Back   Gun Hub > Gun Forum > Rifles

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 99
M98 Mauser - Need options on rebarreling or re-chambering

I have a near perfect M98 Argentine Mauser in 7 MM that I am considering rebarreling or rechambering to a more popular and plentiful (meaning surplus ammo available) caliber. It would be nice if I could simply rebarrel the rifle to .308, but I think the pressures are too great for the receiver. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do? What about rebarreling to 8MM?
Seagull is offline  
Old 08-27-2004, 04:46 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 202
If it is a model 1898 NOT an 1891 or 95 it should be perfectly safe to rebarrel to 308. If you want to buy a lot of the cheap 8mm before it is all gone an 8mm bbl certainly makes sense.Sarco has large ring 98 military bbls with allegedly excellent bores for 42.50 so it is a comparatively cheap expeirment. Good luck!
steinauge is offline  
Old 08-27-2004, 05:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,157
if it's a 98 mauser, you can use just about any caliber you care for i had a brazilian mauser in '06 but the bolt bubbled when the smith tried to reposition the handle for scope mounting- after that. it would hit the receiver ring at 1 o'clock when you closed the bolt- and it bound pretty good too- - not that i'm qusetioning your judgement but 93 model 7.65 aregentines are far more common
t-star is offline  
Old 08-27-2004, 07:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 247
If it's a near perfect example of this rifle, why would you want to rebarrel it in the first place? Why not leave it as-is so as to not ruin it's collectibility and then take the money you were going to spend on the smithing job and buy your self a nice Yugo M48, or a Russian capture K98, etc. in 8mm Mauser? That way you'd keep your nice Argentine Mauser perfectly safe, but you'd also end up with another rifle in the collection.

Of course, it's your rifle and you should do with it as you see fit... but I just thought I'd throw that out there in case you hadn't considered it.


~ Greg ~
ptrthgr8 is offline  

  Gun Hub > Gun Forum > Rifles

Search tags for this page

1891 argentine mauser caliber options

7mm rechambering options
argintine mauser rechamber

how to rebarrel a mauser 98


rebarreling mauser 98

rechamber a k98
rechamber k98 to 308

rechambering k98


rechambering mauser 98

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1903 Mk 1, chambering last round from magazine, JAM! Eumaeus Rifles 6 06-20-2009 06:55 AM
AK-74 Not Chambering Sometimes, But Only With Some Magazines ChannelCat Semi Auto 7 06-11-2009 12:24 PM
chambering question paws 67 M14 6 02-15-2008 11:48 PM
M - 2 Ball Tips W/ .308 Chambering M - 1 blusteel M1 Garand 5 08-06-2007 12:43 PM
Rebarreling Super_Tom M1 Garand 18 06-14-2005 02:14 PM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002 - 2020 Gun Hub. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.