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Old April 26, 2005, 21:27   #1
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Where to get Israeli Mauser barrel?

Looking for a good condition Israeli Mauser barrel, 7.62. Looking for a take off. Seen brownell's, thinking economy. Any sources?
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Old April 26, 2005, 22:34   #2
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If you want economy, you can't get much more economic than a Yugo Mauser in 8mm. Gun and ammo both are cheap as dirt. Persian Mausers are said to be the best shooters and cost about $300.

However, if you want to stick with .308, AIM Surplus has 1916 Mausers in .308 for $140. Not on their website but they are in today's snail mail circular.

Lastly, if you are looking for the ultimate el cheapo tack driver, get a Swiss K-31. Ammo is a bit expensive, but reloading can bring that price down quite a bit.
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Old April 27, 2005, 01:16   #3
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Sorry for not being clear...I have an Israeli Mauser in 7.62 with a marginal barrel and want to up grade the barrel. I've seen some offered in months past but can't locate the posts or sites.
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Old April 27, 2005, 07:32   #4
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The Wilson barrel in military contour is a dead ringer. I understand the desire to put an original barrel on it but sometimes you have to go with what's available. It's $102 with C&R discount and you could be shooting your rifle next week.
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Old April 27, 2005, 08:22   #5
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I used to have around 20 Israeli .308 barrels, in the white. It took me a year to sell them at $50 each.

Should have just kept them.

Anyway, its a lot more difficult to change out a barrel in military configuration then just unscrew. the siight bases are soldered on. Front sight is pinned and soldered.. Not impossible, but alot more to it than I had expected.
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Old May 15, 2005, 22:46   #6
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I have a new Swede 30-06 replacement Mauser barrel that I picked up at my gunsmith. I ain't selling that for NOTHING!
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Old May 15, 2005, 23:05   #7
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Anyway, its a lot more difficult to change out a barrel in military configuration then just unscrew. the siight bases are soldered on. Front sight is pinned and soldered.. Not impossible, but alot more to it than I had expected.

You aren't kidding. I thought it was more difficult to barrel and clock the sights on military Mauser than assemble entire FAL. I ended up using JB Weld. When I ruined first barrel, had to remove epoxied sleeves. I thought it took more heat and force to drive them off than it did with original solder.
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Old May 16, 2005, 17:51   #8
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Did you go to cole distributing? I just got 2 from them.
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Old May 17, 2005, 02:49   #9
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I got a perfect one with sights I'll let go for $30+shipping.A gunsmith buddy took it off a mint Israeli '98,so he could go with a heavy barrel bench gun config.It has Hebrew writeing and 7.62 in small letters on the chamber.I'd say bore is 100%.Nice dark parkerizeing out.I should keep it being a popular caliber and all,but what the hell. Scott Scottsouth66@webtv.net
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Old May 17, 2005, 11:47   #10
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Isreali Mauser Barrel

Hello Scott,

Please check your email WRT the barrel you have for sale

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Old May 20, 2005, 18:51   #11
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Brownells part # 983-000-003
Wilson Barrel, Military Step, .308

"Pre-threaded and short chambered barrels, precision made to provide superior accuracy. Stress relieved and machine lapped then air gauged with a muzzle-to-breech tolerance of .0001"; furnished with the chamber left .010" short. Requires gunsmith fitting and final chambering. Two popular calibers, and two styles, ready to fit to your receiver. #4 Contour, ready to build into a quality sporter. Military Step, follows the same profile as the military barrel. Drops into issue stock, great for replacing worn out or damaged military barrels.

SPECS: 4140 chrome-moly steel, in the white. Button rifled with 1-10" twist, 6-groove rifling. Rc 25-32. #4 Contour 26" long, .650" diameter at the muzzle. Military Step 24" long."
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i thik its odd they would choose a 1-10 twist for the military step barrel. that pretty much eliminates any military ammo. I think the 1-10 twist only is beneficial for bullets in the 180g range and anything 145-165 should be a 1-12. Am I missing something here?
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Old May 21, 2005, 11:30   #13
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i thik its odd they would choose a 1-10 twist for the military step barrel. that pretty much eliminates any military ammo. I think the 1-10 twist only is beneficial for bullets in the 180g range and anything 145-165 should be a 1-12. Am I missing something here?
I don't know why they chose 1-10 but it doesn't eliminate milsurp ammo. My rifle shoots it just fine. It's not like going from 1-12 to 1-7 in a .223 barrel, it's just not that much of a change. The latest DSA US barrel I got is 1-10. It doesn't say it on their website any more but they used to list the twist rate.

1-10 is not optimal for 147 gr at 2800 FPS but it's not a show stopper either. 1-10 is good for downloaded reduced recoil loads, which I like to shoot at times, and I have the option of using heavier bullets. The range of loadings for a bolt gun is far wider than the range for a gas operated gun(if you want it to cycle).

Just some food for thought.
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I am curious about Brownells choice of words in their description of these barrels as "Factory Grade." WTH does Factory Grade mean anyway?
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Old May 24, 2005, 14:09   #15
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I am curious about Brownells choice of words in their description of these barrels as "Factory Grade." WTH does Factory Grade mean anyway?
Since "military grade" means it's good enough for the military, I guess "factory grade" means it good enough for the factory?

Or, it means the barrels came from a factory, which is a no brainer. It had to be made somewhere.

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