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Turkish Mauser pitting

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by catinthebat, Feb 23, 2013.

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  1. catinthebat

    catinthebat Member

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    I have a 1941 Turkish K Kale marked Mauser with pretty bad pitting.

    I'm not sure if it's safe to shoot. I don't plan on shooting it a lot, but I do want to shoot it. It doesn't have much pitting anywhere else but the barrel.

    It has some pitting here and there, but this is the worst of it.

    What's your thoughts on it?


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  2. WardenWolf

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    It's just surface pitting. It's perfectly fine. It won't affect anything more than its appearance or resale value.
     
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    I concur that it should be safe to shoot as long as your action falls into proper heaspace tolerances. Most Turk Mausers are good rifles but like anything, some may have had a hard life. All surplus 8MM ammo is corrosive and the rifle needs to be cleaned shortly after firing to prevent rusting. Of course, commercial ammo is not corrosive and only requires routine cleaning.


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