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david gun
March 26, 2014, 20:57
Got my FR8 in today. It shoots straight but I got what I paid for. It has matching numbers, a decent bore and wood. Well worn bolt and reciever are what I would call very sloppy and very used. The eject latch ( on the side of reciever spring latch) will not eject empty shells and mag plate has to be pushed down with empty mag to close bolt. Last but not least the safety latch is hard as hell to flip over. I'm sure most of these things can be repaired. Glade I don't over $400 for everything. Seller said it was 7.5 out of 10, more like 5-6. On a good note the bayonet is new. :sad:

SAFN49
March 27, 2014, 10:11
Yes some of the mag followers are square cut on the back to let know when the mag is empty, won't let you close the bolt on an empty mag, and some have the bevel cut on the back to allow you to close the bolt on a empty mag. Easy fix if you want he bolt to close on an empty mag.
I think that may have been from the conversions rifles.
The not ejecting empties is common, pull the bolt back harder and faster. They also seem to eject better when there are rounds in the mag.
Bevel the safety reliefs a little to make it easier to move.

Snakeshot
March 27, 2014, 19:26
FR8s are both cool and fixeable.

HankC
March 28, 2014, 20:17
Check extractor tension to make sure it holds the casing to have a solid hit on the ejector. Normally not a problem, but a potential cause especially modified to allow push feed. This is your first Mauser isn't it!

david gun
March 28, 2014, 21:00
Well it's not my only Mauser. I have a nice 1912-61 that I was comparing the Fr8 to. Yes the tension is different on both but the extracter look much more worn on the Fr8. SAFN49 yes I did see the bevel cut difference on mag follower. The safety looks asthough someone has already tried to make a bevel cut on the bottom of safety latch. I thought that Mauser usually have a good tight bolt this Fr8 is much more lose than my 1912-61. It looks like they both have basically the same bolt. I'll try to tighten tension on extracter and bevel on follower shouldn't be to hard to do. Thanks for the help. :beer:

HankC
March 29, 2014, 08:17
tried to make a bevel cut on the bottom of safety latch
Bevel the top of cocking piece to lead the safety in. Common problem, many old mausers need this treatment. Mauser bolt is sort of loose when fully opened compares to modern bolt rifles because there isn't much rear receiver bridge, no a problem as long as it is smooth and close tight.

bigstick61
November 02, 2014, 03:15
If you put a nickel between the follower and the feed lips in the receiver you can cycle the bolt without interference. I do this so I can practice bolt manipulation without loading the rifle.

DOCPIG
November 02, 2014, 07:49
My FR-8 will only feed long OAL 7.65x51 ammo.

Anyone else having this problem?

MJ1
November 18, 2014, 00:15
Handy rifles and all the Corona rifles seem to have a lot of bolt wobble.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/fr8001a_zps90d4cd3c.jpg

Some place I have a picture of a receiver with CETME scope base pads welded on.

Enjoy your new rifle.

..........;)..........

SAFN49
November 18, 2014, 01:14
I don't have an addiction to FR7's/FR8'S. :drinking:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/FRs_zpsa6e8aec4.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/FRs_zpsa6e8aec4.jpg.html)

MJ1
November 18, 2014, 11:40
Oh yes you do......:wink:

I think we bought five or six off the back of SGN for $115 ea. with slings, bayonets and cleaning kits in the under barrel tubes. I still know where three of them are....:whiskey:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/bkt005a_zps43d7d170.jpg

EonDresari
November 19, 2014, 22:37
Fine, handy looking rifles! :bow:

SAFN49
November 20, 2014, 00:58
They are also handy for launching practice grenades. AKA adult lawn darts.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/ADL1_zps3440501b.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/ADL1_zps3440501b.jpg.html)

MJ1
November 21, 2014, 12:52
LAWN DARTS!!!!:rofl:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/satire/6d148afd.gif

mitchellh
November 22, 2014, 05:20
http://i59.tinypic.com/11qgt1l.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/w00q9w.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/21cyomo.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/w7lkhz.jpg

MJ1
November 22, 2014, 23:33
That is a lot nicer than the one I saw and with a drawing too....:biggrin:
That is a good shot of the bolt handle also.
Thank you very much for sharing Mr mitchellh....

shuvelrider
November 23, 2014, 22:51
I just saw one locally for $495, had a Williams peep mounted for the rear sight. It's safety was impossible to flip over also. I tried a horsetrade using a D&T'd Rem 03A3 with a Lyman peep on it. The shop owner was scared of the D&T, also thought he had an Unobtanium FR8 and did not want to trade. Seen those in the past but never was able to have a chance at one, I,ll give it a couple more weeks and then bug him again. For cash I thought he was a bit high on his price, and no bayo, am I wrong on that?

SAFN49
November 23, 2014, 23:19
I just saw one locally for $495, had a Williams peep mounted for the rear sight. It's safety was impossible to flip over also. I tried a horsetrade using a D&T'd Rem 03A3 with a Lyman peep on it. The shop owner was scared of the D&T, also thought he had an Unobtanium FR8 and did not want to trade. Seen those in the past but never was able to have a chance at one, I,ll give it a couple more weeks and then bug him again. For cash I thought he was a bit high on his price, and no bayo, am I wrong on that?

I have never paid more than $325 for an FR8. The only one I walked away from the asking price was $425. My first one was $120. After 8 of them I'm good.:blackeye: I have never been able to pass up an FR8 except the one over $400. I am not addicted