family GEW88

General Information & Facts Pertaining To The German Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Boomstick Bruce
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family GEW88

Unread postby Boomstick Bruce » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:12 am

Dad passed a GEW88 spandau 1895 down to me on sunday. Took it to a gunsmith to check it out and just like every other GEW88 out there, my bolthead is missing... i found one on feebay for like $80!!! is that reasonable??? mine has not had the turkish molestation done but does have the "S" mark above the spandau date.... its a family heirloom so i have no intentions of selling it but i do want to fire it at least once before i hang it up for the rest of my life and it gets passed to the next generation...

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gamblrgrogan
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:16 pm

Nice rifle bet it shoots good, if the bolthead is complete with extractor/ejector that is about right for price a member here CaseC did have a run of them made but I think he is out now U.S. commercial made ammo for 8mm is the easiest to find to shoot in your gun

Boomstick Bruce
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby Boomstick Bruce » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:35 pm

no extractor just the ejector... val forgett of navy arms has it, 10 minutes down the road from me... what bayonet did these use? same as the 98 mauser?

Boomstick Bruce
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby Boomstick Bruce » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:39 am

i just won one on feebay for $35 stripped... numrichs had the extractor but i cant find an ejector... any idea of a source for the ejector?

gamblrgrogan
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:40 pm

That's a lot better price you would have a hard time finding the extractor for Vals bolt head because its a control feed type the ejectors rarely come up but they can be made most use an mechanics hand wrench to cut out a piece then shape it to fit will see if I have an extra one I would love to hear how she shoots :)

Boomstick Bruce
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby Boomstick Bruce » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:43 pm

Thanks! i would greatly appreciate it! i saw a link somewhere in my searches where you can mod an ejector from some other rifle to fit the 88 but i cant find it anywhere...

i shoot a lot of cap and ball guns and have been refinishing and rebuilding antiques for several years now so making parts is not that big of a deal to me, i can do almost anything with a set of files and my dremel, i just need to know where to start lol...

gamblrgrogan
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:59 pm

Our member CaseC has done a thread where you take the Mexican Vaquiero extractor and modified to fit the Gew 88 but for ejector I know of no other rifle you can modify to fit Gew88 here is pics of an ejector (left) and extractor (right) I have one ejector
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Boomstick Bruce
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby Boomstick Bruce » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:38 pm

gamblrgrogan wrote:Our member CaseC has done a thread where you take the Mexican Vaquiero extractor and modified to fit the Gew 88 but for ejector I know of no other rifle you can modify to fit Gew88 here is pics of an ejector (left) and extractor (right) I have one ejector


what do you want for the ejector?

gamblrgrogan
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:40 pm

Howa About $40.00 Shipped? Payable Thru Paypal Or U.S. Postal Money Order

Boomstick Bruce
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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby Boomstick Bruce » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:21 am

i found a video of how to make it using a cheap crescent wrench like you said. i'm going to try that first (i think it would be cool for the next generation who gets the rifle to know i actually made some of the parts for it) if that doesnt work, i'll let you know!

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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:05 am

Boomstick Bruce wrote:i found a video of how to make it using a cheap crescent wrench like you said. i'm going to try that first (i think it would be cool for the next generation who gets the rifle to know i actually made some of the parts for it) if that doesnt work, i'll let you know!
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That would be cool for the next generation 8-) I have never seen a video on how to make a ejector where did you find it? all my search's came up with nothing, maybe you could make a video & post it here

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Re: family GEW88

Unread postby Admin » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:56 pm

Boomstick,
Here is a list of bayonets that fit the Gew88 rifle
S71
S71/84
S88/98 Ersatz
Altered to fit Gew88
Chassepot 1866
Italian Vetterli 1871
Gras 1874
Siamese
Rare & Expensive
PFM the 65/71, 1871 & 1902