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General Information & Facts Pertaining To The German Model 1888 Commission Rifle
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Unread postby orbill » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:49 pm

ok new to the forum i have a Gewehr 88 by Danzig 1890 i have recently taken it apart to asses if its shoot-able and it does seem to be but i need ammo and advice. I do not have any reloading equipment so if ammo is out there I will have to buy it. Idealy I would like to take it to someone that knows them well and can help me. I do have several more pics too.
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Unread postby Admin » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Welcome to the forum Orbill if you go to the board index second from the top is a link for new ammo in .318 or commercial U.S. ammo will work just might not be as accurate. The Gew88 is a great rifle , accurate & fun to shoot with plenty of markings to research where you're rifle has been but beware you might not want to stop with just one Gew88 ;)

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Unread postby orbill » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:33 am

That you I have already checked out the post on the ammo it is no longer in stock I messaged them to see if they will get more in but have not got a reply. This gun was passed down to me many years ago I believe it has not been shot sense it was brought back from ww1 and most likely never cleaned I really would like to find some one I could take it to and go over it with me. Maybe slug the barrel for me to make sure of the bore
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Unread postby Admin » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:23 pm

Gotcha maybe you will get a reply another member said he had to order them & then wait for them to be made. Have you taken it apart yet? Does your dust cover have a spring? Let me know if I can help

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Unread postby orbill » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:48 am

Yes I have had it apart I will attach more photos if I can get them to load. I believe it does have the spring you are talking about but no other upgrades I have read about
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Unread postby orbill » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:51 am

for some reason I can only post 3 pics at a time
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Unread postby orbill » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:52 am

next 3
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Unread postby orbill » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:55 am

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Unread postby orbill » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:58 am

really sorry about the multi post but I want to get all these pics up so I will get all the info I can on this rifle
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Unread postby orbill » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:58 am

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Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:50 pm

Hi orbill i like your rifle most 1890 i see say Gew88 on receiver and you have the cover with a spring those are really cool. LOTS of great proof markings on barrel. Do you have go/no go headspace tool?

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Unread postby orbill » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23 am

No I do not have a head space tool but it would be nice to have
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Unread postby Admin » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:19 pm

Hi orbill did you hear from OWS about the ammo yet? Or have you been out shooting your rifle ?

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Unread postby orbill » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:19 pm

As of yet they have said they will get more ammo in but did not say when, I did slug the barrel it is .318 but that's about all I have got to so far
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Unread postby Admin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:42 pm

Sounds like its the correct barrel for an early one glad you slugged barrel better safe than sorry i updated the ammo thread to show they are out of stock so will see if they get any more in

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Unread postby orbill » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:33 am

Thank you for the update, as things progress I will keep you all posted
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Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:22 pm

Original .318 Ammo both photos same bullet
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Unread postby orbill » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:43 pm

Ya I have seen pics of them I just cant seen to find them maybe someday.
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Unread postby orbill » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:55 pm

Good news I come across a local gun smith only about 5 miles from me. Well he inspected my baby and gave it a thumbs up it is in working order other than the extractor being broke. Now to get ammo :D
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Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:40 pm

That is good news now need to find a source of .318 ammo and replace extractor and take her to the range.