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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #150 on: March 23, 2009, 01:25:04 PM »
After MUCH work to clean the chamber with solvents, boiling water, wire brushes in drill motors, I took my Mauser to the range.  Dropped the hammer on three rounds (two different brands)...  Nothing.  Pulled the cartridges after "firing" them a dozen times each, and they only have a very light firing pin hit...  I'd start thinking headspace problems, but the firing pin moves so slow when you pull the trigger you can watch it go! 

First the sticking case issue...  Now the firing pin spring aint cutting it (I store all my guns in the fired state to prevent just this sort of thing to!). 

Maybe this gun was made by activists... 

Could make a really nice deer rifle one day...  When it starts going BOOM reliably.  Factory spring is rated at 20lbs, Wolf makes only 22 and up...  Was this a very common problem for Mausers?

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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #151 on: March 24, 2009, 12:43:20 AM »
I have to say ypur problem vexes me. I do remember a problem i had with surplus Yugo ammo that had really hard primers that took up to 3 strikes to go off. I use Wolf and PRVI ammo and the problem was solved. I have also used m75 ball and no hick ups.
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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #152 on: March 24, 2009, 01:05:10 AM »
This M48 has seen countless amount of ammo.
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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #153 on: March 24, 2009, 05:37:43 AM »
My M48 failed to fire the first time I went to the range, a new firing pin spring cured that most Riki-tic
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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #154 on: March 24, 2009, 07:32:52 PM »
"but the firing pin moves so slow when you pull the trigger you can watch it go!"  Have you disassembled the bolt and cleaned it out.  If you had to do so much work on the chamber, very possibly your bolt is gunked up.  Could try a can of carburetor or brake cleaner, spray the caca out of it first and if it does not work, then disassemble the bolt.  I finished cleaning up a Rem 700, the bolt had a lot of grease/junk in it and took carburetor cleaner to get it out.  Works good now but has accuracy problems, bad muzzle, I think.   
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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #155 on: March 25, 2009, 11:13:17 AM »
Wheew hoo!  SHE SHOOTS!!!



That strings about 3", and I'm sure all my fault, not the gun.  Didnt even take time to put a bulls eye on the can, I just wanted to shoot!  This was my final group and at 97 yards.  Put 24 shells through it and SHMOOOTH AS BUTTA!  Not a single flaw.

I think the sticking problem was in the chamber where the neck of the case is.  I had cleaned the chamber before with a 20 gauge brass brush, but it didnt scrub the neck area.  This time I used a .40 caliber brush on the drill to get in there as well.

The Wolf firing pin spring is I'd guess a little more than twice as strong as the original to try to squish them in my hands.

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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #156 on: March 25, 2009, 11:17:12 AM »


I've got a couple box's just like this.  '55 vintage.  I read elsewhere the same thing Mauserman mentioned about it having really hard primers for this caliber...  10 rounds, no problems!  I will say it kicks and pops a bit more than any of the other ammo I tried today.  Gotta be loaded pretty hot.

Started inspecting all my cases...  This is the only one with any problems at all.  Wont be buying any more of this suff!  Its from the middle box ('55 vintage).

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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #157 on: March 25, 2009, 10:49:57 PM »
The stuff I used was produced in the late 1980's early 90's and was everwhere during the Yugo crisis. I have four different muasers and use this ammo exclusively in two of them. Never had case issues with this ammo but i have heard that corrosive ammo may have been slightly over charged to get more long range performance. Thats why i stick to only certain ammo and posted a pic of the sweet stuff.
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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #158 on: March 26, 2009, 12:33:14 AM »
54 year old ammo...  Shame on me for being as surprised as I was when I saw a ruptured case! 

Cool gun though!  Couldnt be happier with the way she's shooting now!  I'd never hack it up to find out, but MAN, I have to wonder what I could do with a good scope on there?!?!  Targets with a bulls eye wouldnt hurt either! ;D

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Re: Battle rifles (223 need not apply)
« Reply #159 on: March 26, 2009, 01:17:51 AM »
I have a scoped argentine 7mm mauser and the hog body count is still growing. I have also used it with great affect on mulies and whitetails. As type this in im working in chopping up an old m48 my friends has to build a 30-06 sporter.
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