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Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2016, 08:56:18 pm »
I just had my K98 based '.06 out this weekend...

...Now I want one in .308.  And .223.  And . . .
Well I know what my next Mauser will be - a .308 with a short barrel - but the one following that will likely be a full-length Gewehr 1898, such as was used by the German Empire in the Great War.  I already have a shorty, and will have a second, so the Karabiner model doesn't make sense for me.

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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #26 on: May 24, 2016, 08:59:08 pm »
    Yeah, mine has a 26" barrel, and with the Timney trigger and a solid rest, will put 3 under a nickel at 100 yards.
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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #27 on: May 24, 2016, 09:10:09 pm »
    Those are really cool (and extremely well made) rifles...just be sure to not fire any European 8x57 JS surplus ammo as you could run into issues.  The original 1898 Mausers had a .318" bore, but when the JS round came out the rifles went to a .323" bore and is pretty much the only surplus ammo you will find now.  American 8x57 ammo is fine to shoot through either bore as the SAMMI requirement for factory ammo is to reduce the power incase the ammo is fired through an older rifle with the tighter bore it shouldn't create a pressure issue.  If you handload then you can find the .318" projectiles and load them up to full power if you wish.

    the one following that will likely be a full-length Gewehr 1898, such as was used by the German Empire in the Great War.
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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #28 on: May 25, 2016, 10:20:15 pm »
    Ok, if nothing looks out of order, is clean but is still malfunctioning when cycled smartly then there is one other thing to check.  I believe you mentioned that it did eject when the rifle was rolled 90 degrees on its side and if that's the case then it could be that you have play in the ejector and is moving outward enough to skip over the rim and remain on the extractor claw.  Remove the bolt and examine the ejector as it sits inside the receiver in the upright position.  If you can move the ejector with your finger and feel no resistance then you will either need to replace the ejector or the spring in the bolt stop (or the whole bolt stop assembly if the spring can't be removed...I'm going off memory so I'm not 100% sure how it completely disassembles).

    Okay, I just now got a chance to examine this.  What direction should it not be able to move?  Up and down?  Side to side?

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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #29 on: May 25, 2016, 11:39:37 pm »
    It should be under spring tension to be held into the receiver, so if you can push it straight back out without feeling resistance (when the ejector is at its farthest travel outward) then there could be too much play.  There should be no free movement and should be under constant spring tension.  A little up and down movement is ok as the ejector cutout in the receiver can allow for some lateral play.
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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #30 on: May 25, 2016, 11:58:24 pm »
    It should be under spring tension to be held into the receiver, so if you can push it straight back out without feeling resistance (when the ejector is at its farthest travel outward) then there could be too much play.  There should be no free movement and should be under constant spring tension.  A little up and down movement is ok as the ejector cutout in the receiver can allow for some lateral play.
    When the bolt is removed, I can push the ejector easily back into the bolt catch assembly slot.  There is spring resistance, but not much.

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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #31 on: May 26, 2016, 09:57:37 pm »
    It sounds like you might want to try another ejector or bolt stop assembly (if you can't remove the spring).
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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #32 on: June 08, 2016, 05:15:14 pm »
    It sounds like you might want to try another ejector or bolt stop assembly (if you can't remove the spring).
    A new ejector assembly from Numrich seems to have solved the problem.  The leading edge of the ejector required some minor beveling so it would not hang up, but is now 100%.

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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #33 on: June 08, 2016, 08:07:06 pm »
    Glad to hear you got it back up and running.  Nothing more satisfying then doing your own firearm repairs.
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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #34 on: June 08, 2016, 08:14:29 pm »
    Glad to hear you got it back up and running.  Nothing more satisfying then doing your own firearm repairs.
    And learning about Mausers in general.  The further I get into various firearms, the more the genius of the designs becomes apparent.  I seriously need another Mauser.  :D

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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #35 on: June 08, 2016, 11:00:36 pm »
    Glad it was an easy fix for you, Kaso. :thumbup1

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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #36 on: June 08, 2016, 11:07:37 pm »
    Glad it was an easy fix for you, Kaso. :thumbup1
    But expensive.  No, the part was not bad, but when ordering from Numrich... ;)

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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #37 on: June 08, 2016, 11:25:29 pm »
    You gotta buy enough to make the shipping worthwhile, right?
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    Re: FR8 Mauser ejection issue.
    « Reply #38 on: June 09, 2016, 10:52:39 am »
    You gotta buy enough to make the shipping worthwhile, right?
    If I was married, that is what I would be telling the wife...

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