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Northern Virginia gunsmith for mausers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MAKster, Aug 20, 2007.

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  1. MAKster

    MAKster Member

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    I picked up an old mauser last week and before I shoot it for the first time I wanted to have a basic safety inspection done by a gunsmith. My main concern is the headspace. Any recommendations for the Northern Virginia area? Any experience with Gilberts or Clark Brothers? Also any idea on cost?
     
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    Ive only been to Clarke Bros to shoot, so i dont know about their gunsmith. You can try Loudoun Guns in Leesburg as well, although some experiences a friend of mine had with them, i would stay away from them.
     
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    There's a gunsmith at the Gander Mountain store in Fredericksburg.
     
  4. W.E.G.

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    It's a 6.5 x 55 Swedish mauser. I could buy a field gauge for around $20 but I was hoping to also have the sear and firing pin checked.
     
  6. W.E.G.

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    You can buy those parts
    http://www.e-gunparts.com/productschem.asp?chrMasterModel=1780z94 SWEDISH
    for probably less than the anxiety cost of wondering whether the gun-store gunsmith has even a clue what he is doing.

    As for the gauges, if you can only afford to buy one, you should buy the GO guage. You can add layers of tape to the end of the gauge to simulate a longer guage. It is easy to tell how much length you added to the guage by simply measureing the OAL with a vernier caliper.

    Modifying a FIELD guage would be much more difficult.

    Broader list of Mauser parts in case I didn't guess the right one in the link above.
    http://www.e-gunparts.com/model.asp?idDept=161
     
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    You might call Sandy Garrett at NoVA Gunworks - 703-644-6504. If he can't do what needs doing, he'll know who can.
     
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