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I have inherited an old Mauser that was rebarreled. I have no idea what chambering the gun is in now. I have been told by a local gunsmith the only way to know is to pour a Cast of the chamber. The gun isn't worth much over $150. I don't want to spend half of that to verify the gun is shootable. So is there a way to pour a cast of the chamber at home? What is involved in doing it in the first place?

I have recently found out that I can make a casting of the chamber with either a Bismuth alloy specifically for this purpose or I can use hard candle wax.

My next problem is how do I find a listing of chamber measurements? I need the list so I can compare the cast to them. Any help?

Is there another way to determine the chambering of an unknown gun? If not I may just retire it and keep it as a wall hanger.

I thank you all for your help.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Kavall on 2001-08-30 14:48 ]</font>
 

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