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I just bought an 1890 Danzig GEW 88 on GB. I Googled for the answer and came up empty. Rifle is "S" marked for spitzer bullet. It doesn't have the receiver notch, the thumb depression for stripper clip loading or stripper clip guides.
The question I have is: Can I use the original Mannlicher style clip with spitzer ammo? I will be slugging the bore for safety.


New question:

Got the rifle, it's a beauty.

I want to slug the bore, what size lead bullet do I need to do it & what size dowel will I need? Already have calipers.

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Yes. Or at least it worked for me!
I stick with US factory stuff, since I've been told it's loaded way less hot than Euro stuff or surplus.
Do you have original clips, or repro?
 
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It didn't come with clips. Which are better, repro or original?


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If your bore is .318” and you reload then I have a few hundred .318” softpoint bullets you can have.
 
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Originally posted by Dae Zee:
If your bore is .318” and you reload then I have a few hundred .318” softpoint bullets you can have.


Thanks for your generous offer! Unfortunately I don't reload.


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"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
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It didn't come with clips. Which are better, repro or original?


From what I hear, original, but.... tough finding them, at least from what I can see.. repro work, but you might have to tweak them a bit to get good feeding.

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You could certainly load one at a time, like a single shot rifle.

Definitely check you chamber size before firing. I think the “S” stamp on the receiver is a good sign. That tells me it was likely rechambered for the 8mm round. Mine has that stamp, but it also has the “ears” for the stripper clips and the notch for using them. It does shoot the 8mm spitzer round. Kicks like a mule. Pull it tight to your shoulder and shoot from a standing position. This minimizes the kick.
 
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Bought a clip on GB last night. Comes with 5 rounds of round nose 1939 dated ammo which I'll keep as collectable ammo.


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"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
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Bump w/new question in OP.


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"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

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-Bomber Harris
 
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I want to slug the bore, what size lead bullet do I need to do it & what size dowel will I need? Already have calipers.


I slugged the barrel of my Mosin 91/30. Should be a similar process for you.
When I get home tonight I will reply with what I did (unless someone else can reply sooner).

PC
 
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This is the guide I used. Hope it helps.
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinSlug.htm

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Originally posted by PCWyoming:
This is the guide I used. Hope it helps.
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinSlug.htm

PC


PCWyoming-

Thanks for the link! I have everything but lead & dowels.


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"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
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Picked up dowels & lead fishing weights. I checked the weights w/my caliper. They gauge .35 & .308. Is the .35 too large? Or can I hammer the .308 into an oval shape & get an accurate reading off that?


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"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
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I would flatten out the .308 one as you do not want the .35 one to get stuck in your barrel.

Just my $.02.

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Ran about 100 patches through it, bore was FILTHY. No patches got caught or shredded so I think it's OK, just a little frosted. But when I took the bolt out, idiot me flipped the safety on Roll Eyes . Gonna learn how to take it apart. Hope it's no more difficult than a Mauser bolt. Slugging the bore this afternoon, I'll report back.


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"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
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Slugged the bore. I need larger lead to do it correctly. Used .308 fishing weight, mic'd out .311 with old school & dial calipers. The .35 lead is too large. Need a .325-.33 bullet I think. At least I unFUBAR'd the bolt with no damage or flying parts.

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"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
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Would #4 lead shot (.325" diameter) work?


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"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
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