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Old 11-12-2012, 7:15 AM
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Default Turk'ed Notta Mauser

Turk'ed GEW 1888 Commission Rifle, last modified by Turks to "M1938" standard in 1939. The most modified rifle in my collection. Best wishes. Dave










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I found one for a song a while back and love the smoothness of the bolt. I've been thinking about selling it because I haven't been able to find commercial mauser ammo for it. What do you shoot through it? I was advised no yugo surplus (i.e. what I shoot through my other mausers).
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Old 11-12-2012, 2:24 PM
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This example was rebarrelled by the Turks in 1939 to "standard" 8MM Mauser (.323 diameter projectiles). I think the problem is the strength of the action and lack of significant gas-handling characteristics in the event of a ruptured case. If I ever shoot it, I will down-load surplus ammo about 15% and wear safety glasses and gloves. YMMV but be careful in any event. Dave
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Standard American "8mm Mauser" is considerably downloaded from European standard for 8x57mm. US ammo is designed around the G1888 with the .318 bore so should be perfectly safe in a "Turked" G88, assuming the gun is in reasonably good condition. Handloaded reduced power loads work fine also and are considerably cheaper per round.
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