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Jul 30th, 2013 at 9:40pm
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could I rebarrel a carl gusof m/38 to a 6.5x300wsm
  
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Reply #1 - Jul 31st, 2013 at 9:21am
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I don't think so, copied from http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/military-surplus-rifles/m96-vs-m38-swede-action/

They do, but I think you're missing something.  The M38 Husqvarna IS a Mauser.  It's just a small ring Mauser.  Husqvarna simply refers to the location it was made in.

They do have the thumb slot; the small ring mauser action (the 93 Spanish, 94 Swedish, 96 Swedish, 38 Swedish, and probably another couple that I missed) differs from the large ring mauser action (98 German and most other Mauser actions) in the following ways:

1. As you mentioned, the large ring actions have a 3rd rear lug as a safety feature.  Small ring Mausers such as the Swedish ones do not have this 3rd lug.
2. As you also mentioned, the bolt shroud was made to better handle escaping gas in the event of a pierced primer.
3.  The large ring actions are a co*k-on-opening design, while the small rings are co*k-on-closing.  co*k-on-opening is generally accepted to be the better design.
4. The large ring action is stronger.  It can handle pressures much higher than the small ring action.  The small ring actions could never safely handle .30-06 class cartridges whilst the large ring actions can do this without any problems.
  
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Re: 6.5x300wsm build
Reply #2 - Aug 5th, 2013 at 4:46pm
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tikkakid wrote on Jul 30th, 2013 at 9:40pm:
could I rebarrel a carl gusof m/38 to a 6.5x300wsm

It has to be about 100 years old or more , well made at the time and I know they have been rebarreled into 270 and 30-06 by Stiga with out a problem . No one knows how long old rifle actions will last, use and metal fatigue will have an effect eventually, why on earth would you bother when there are so many modern actions available .

Stug , you missed the point with the small ring statement , Several different versions of the 98 are small ring , VZ33 for example . Husqvana made a small ring version of the 98 as a sporter
  

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