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Well it says HERSTAL, so it's Belgium FN, right?
 

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Not sure. Thats what I keep thinking but have not seen another one like it. I have had the gun for 15 years just always shot the other modern guns that I have but would really like to get this thing shooting my step father left it to me when he past him and i just never shot it so i dont know much about it
 

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It's an 1889 Belgian Mauser carbine. Unless modified, it is chambered in 7.65 Mauser. It looks to be in pretty good shape. How is the bore?
 

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The bore seems to be in perfect shape. I guess I need to take it to a smith and measure to make sure it has not been recaliberd thanks for the help
 

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you could slug the bore.
use a pure lead round fishing sinker about the same size
 

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Billy- Have you slugged a barrel that way? I keep saying I'm going to.
 

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ya know........
i gotta fess up.
no i havent.

i should do it today just as an experiment.
ive got to go to town anyway....

may as well try my own advice at least once........:09:
 

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Need a chamber cast to see if it's been re-chambered. I have one that has been sporterized and re-barreled in .300 Savage. Nice little deer rifle. Mine has a Ludwig Loewe action.

The 7.65 is a nice deer cartridge as-is. Since it takes a .311 bullet, there are not many options to re-chamber the original barrel, which this one appears to have. Still, an inspection by a gunsmith is not a bad idea.
 
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