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posted in Rifle couonty but im still looking for more info

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by willyjixx, Nov 17, 2003.

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  1. willyjixx

    willyjixx Member

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  2. Jim Watson

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    No.

    To quote a usually reliable source from that thread (me):
    "it would have started out as an 8x57"
     
  3. willyjixx

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    i can find no smith marks or import stampings or anything!

    its driving me up a wall
     
  4. Jim K

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    The import marks were probably on the original barrel, which got trashed when the 6mm barrel was put on. It could be in some other caliber, but I'll bet on 6mm Remington. Try a 6mm Rem. round in it and if it seems to fit OK, (not loose or undersize) I would just fire it and see what happens. Hold the face well away from the rifle just to be on the safe side.

    I wish gunsmiths would stamp the full caliber marking when they do a conversion like that, but many don't.

    Jim
     
  5. Jagermeister

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    JIM:
    Would it not be better to have the chamber measured, to be accutate. It would seem taking a chance just to try a caliber. there is a chance it may be a wild cat 6mm.

    To fire it not knowning would be pure folly in my opinion

    JM
     
  6. Jim K

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    Hi, Jaegermeister,

    On second thought, I agree with you. I would probably just give it the "eyeball" test and fire it, but then my eyeballs are pretty experienced, and I am pretty familiar with the various wildcats in that caliber. So a look in the chamber would be enough to rule out anything exotic with a big belted case, and any 6mm based on the 6mm Remington case would be no problem.

    Still, it is better to be safe than sorry, and any gunsmith can do a chamber cast.

    Jim
     
  7. willyjixx

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    jeez Jim

    for a minute i thought you were trying to get rid of me!:D


    thanks fellas. its going to go to a gun smith before i fire it.

    what do i ask him? just tell him its an old rifle an i want to know exactly what its chambered for?

    an do gunsmiths "Proof" guns to make sure there safe to shoot?
     
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