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    Question Need Yugo M24/47 8mm Advice

    Greetings and thank you for reading this!

    I inherited (literally) a box of 8mm mauser parts which I was able to reassemble about 95 percent of a rifle from. (Barrel and receiver were not disassembled.)
    The previous owner said the rifle shot "good" but I have found the opposite.
    With modern ammo (PP 8mm 196gr SPBT), the rifle shoots several inch (like 6 to 8) wide groups at 25 yards.

    I have cleaned the barrel literally at least 20 times with all methods I can find.
    The bore looks dark (black) and not smooth but the rifling is still visible.
    I have cleaned the barrel literally at least 20 times with all methods I can find.
    I slugged the barrel and it is in the .323 t0 .324 range and the rifling shows up on the slug.
    I did a cast of the chamber and throat an the measurements aren't out of spec.
    I have been playing with reloads and lead bullets in it to see if it worked better but it did not.
    The crown also appears to be undamaged.

    I am wondering if the barrel is shot out or was eroded with corrosive ammo?
    The gun is in okay shape but not worth much.
    Should I keep working with it or am I wasting my time?
    If the barrel is the problem, is it worth rebarreling or should I just hang it on the wall to look at?

    Anyone have any input, advice, feedback, comments of a constructive nature?

    Thanks in advance for your time and attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigguy01 View Post
    a box of 8mm mauser parts which I was able to reassemble about 95 percent of a rifle from. (Barrel and receiver were not disassembled.)
    I responded to your other post as well... with this information, I would headspace the rifle. Even more so if the bolt serial number does not match the receiver. The mounting of the Barrel and receiver in a stock not fitted to them can also play in its accuracy.

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