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Mauser 98 Tack Driver Heavy Barrels


Price: $79.95
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Item Number: MSR553
We took some of our fabulous Swedish 8mm heavy barrels blanks – had them threaded for 98 Mauser actions. These have a nice heavy profile and are 1 3/16" at chamber and 15/16" at muzzle. Length is 22 3/8". Our barrel maker commented “I would be proud if I made a barrel of this fine quality” – These are fully chambered but of course still need to be headspaced by a competent gunsmith.

PLEASE NOTE: These barrels have a slightly deep chamber for a reason. If you have a shallow chamber, you will need to use a chambering reamer to adjust headspace. With this method you can adjust head space by turning back the shoulder and breech a bit to accommodate the headspace dimension. This also solves any variance from the chambering reamers pilot and the throat dimension in the reamer. No need to buy a chambering reamer.

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(12 Ratings, 8 Reviews) Average Rating:
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Had to comment after build
kenneth hill (orting, WA) 12/6/2018 12:02 AM
built rifle with Belgium comm 98 action with this barrel and a Radom polish ww2 stock inletted and glass bedded. using a 10x fixed scope and POM 196gr target ammo. at 100 yds. had .6 inch group and at 200 yds. .7
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Replace your VZ24 rotten barrel with one of these!
Philip Ruggiero (Erie, PA) 12/18/2017 12:31 PM
Vz 24 I bought with my c&r had a terrible rotten barrel. Could not shoot it, even though I went to the trouble to restore it to as issued appearance. Came in 7mm, but I could not find a decent barrel. Saw this heavy barrel in 8mm, said "what the heck", and bought one. I am a Master machinist, (retired), And have a small machine shop in my garage. Built a barrel vise and receiver wrench, worked very well to remove old barrel, and install new barrel. Made my own go/no go gauges, and an adjustable chamber gauge that allowed me to tune the chamber to just over minimum. Had to dog bone the barrel just in front of receiver to accept a scope mount and to be able to fit the barrel vise I made for .983" diameter. After measuring with my adjustable gauge, I determined that .0115" needed faced of both the shoulder and face of the barrel. Reinstalled the barrel to proper torque, Go and no go gauges fit with just a slight drag on go. Using military surplus ammo and a 2 1/2 power shotgun scope, I dialed it in to 100 yards with a 1" group result. Excellent n my opinion. I put this rig in a Champion stock made for shorter barrels, but had to clear the barrel bed. When I put a better scope and maybe a good trigger on this thing, I believe it to have good potential. The quality of this barrel is super, and looks good, a bit heavy, but shoots well on a bipod. I am pleased.
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It's a Shooter
Kenneth MacDonald (Duncanville, TX) 9/11/2017 4:25 PM
I purchased one of these barrels for my German made 1942 Mauser k98. I found out from Sarco that the barrels were re-chambered to 8x57mm from 8x63mm Swedish blanks. I did some research on the 8x63mm Swedish and found out that they were mainly used for machine guns, but were also chambered for a limited number of rifles. These barrels appear to have been originally intended for machine guns, I believe Brownings. The muzzle end is bulged at 24mm (.945) diameter and the receiver end is 28.5mm (1.122) diameter, not the 1 3/16 (1.187) as listed, basically the same as military barrel (1.114). It has a nice blue finish on barrel. I assume it is made from a good grade alloy steel but is not case hardened and easily machined. The barrel twist is right at 1 turn in 11” (measured with twist plug). Very little machining required to fit barrel and achieve correct head space. The barrel's chamber had a short free bore, so if loading own ammo, the bullets may require deeper setting in case to prevent bullets from being forced into rifle lands. However, I was able to chamber a commercial 220 grain round nose load. The rifling is perfect with groove diameter is .323 and lands diameter of .311. I do not intent to over simplify fitting the barrel to my receiver. I am a skilled machinist so I had no problems. It is not a pipe wrench and bench vise job. Special tooling is required that I was able to make. Consulting first with a gunsmith would be wise. At the range, the rifle shot better than 3/4 groups at 100 yards, using 175gr Sierra Pro-Hunter bullets and Hodgdon's CFE-223 and IMR 4064 powders. My friends were really inpressed. Couldn't be more pleased.
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great deal, but
kenneth hill (orting, WA) 7/26/2017 12:45 AM
threads not cleaned had 4 - 5 tiny barbs on threads. and would have preferred a short chamber as 35.00 to rent a finishing reamer vs 125.00 for lathe work. would recommend it to my friends.
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Clean
Graham Hill (Whitney, TX) 10/29/2016 9:47 PM
Ordered for fun, with Outlook of future build. Barrel came in, and in awesome condition. Needless to say the barrel sat for 3 days before I caved, and installed it on a 1908 brazilian. The bore is flawless, strong rifling, clean chamber. I had to trim .015 off the face, and push the thread relief back. But very impressed for what I spent. Would strongly suggest one. Waiting for my parker hale stock to arrive, so I can go to the range! Hope to get it ready for deer season.
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