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    Gew 88 Bolt trouble

    I haave been trying to restore my Gew 88 to firing condition. But I find I am missing the bolt head. Anybody know where a Gew 88 bolthead might be found? No luck on Ebay.


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    They are very hard to find and, when you do, complete bolt heads (bolt head, extractor and ejector) are very expensive, sometimes running as high as $125.

    While the Gewehr 1888 has a bolt styled after the early Mauser bolt, it is not really a Mauser, it was designed by a Germanicon military commission using features of other successful designers - the Mauser style bolt mated with the Mannlicher magazine loaded with an Mannlicher style enbloc clip modified for the rimless 7.9mm cartridge.

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    Keep an eye out for sales of bolt heads, extractors and ejectors by "The Old Western Scrounger", successor to Gibbs, the original importer of all of the Ecuadorian Gew88.

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