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    K98 NORWEGIAN CONVERSION

    Need a little help.

    A Norwegianicon conversion Air Force model as it is "FLY" marked.....the question is whether it is a 30/06 or a 7.62mm Nato conversion as I understand both were done.

    This one has "7.62MM" stamped on barrel only. I have seen pictures of a 30/06 conversion that have both "30-06" and "7.62MM" stamp on the same barrel, that not doubt being a 30/06 conversion, actally the picture can be seen on this site at the Knowledge Libraryicon under Norway.

    I believe it to be a 30/06 conversion as the receiver ring has the vertical recess milled in the face to accomodate the longer round but I'm just wondering about the absence of the 30-06 stamp as the other rifle showed had.

    Thoughts.......

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    My Norwegianicon K98kicon conversion was marked "7.62 mm", which is .30 cal. It was chambered for .30-'06. All you need is a dummy round of .30-'06 to see if it will fit in the chamber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bros View Post
    Need a little help.

    A Norwegianicon conversion Air Force model as it is "FLY" marked.....the question is whether it is a 30/06 or a 7.62mm Nato conversion as I understand both were done.

    This one has "7.62MM" stamped on barrel only. I have seen pictures of a 30/06 conversion that have both "30-06" and "7.62MM" stamp on the same barrel, that not doubt being a 30/06 conversion, actally the picture can be seen on this site at the Knowledge Libraryicon under Norway.

    I believe it to be a 30/06 conversion as the receiver ring has the vertical recess milled in the face to accomodate the longer round but I'm just wondering about the absence of the 30-06 stamp as the other rifle showed had.

    Thoughts.......
    It will be 30-06.

    My Norwegian HAER marked K98kF1 didn't have any 30-06 markings on it, just the 7.62mm on the barrel as yours is.

    I'd be inclined to think that maybe some ex-Norwegian K98kF1 might have been restamped with additional 30-06 on importation to USAicon...?
    Just the thing for putting round holes in square heads.

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    I always thought the Norwegians started the conversion project and almost immediately stopped it. I have a real 7.62mmNato barrel here as they were sold off after the project ended. I have a very nice .30-06 Norwegianicon here, very nice shooter and BIG conversation starter. They do turn up for sale but do not bring any premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calif-Steve View Post
    I always thought the Norwegians started the conversion project and almost immediately stopped it.
    That was the case with the 2nd conversion project from 30-06 which was done in the early 1950's all over again, to 7.62x51 NATO which they considered doing a few years later but decided to just buy new semi-auto's in 7.62x51 instead.

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    Just the thing for putting round holes in square heads.

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    Yes, correct. They started the 7.62mm Nato(.308 Winchester) conversion and stopped almost immediately. They sold off the Nato barrels and the project ended. The .30-06 rifles are nice shooters and the owners of them appreciate them indeed. For some odd reason they do not bring a premium at all when sold. A pity as they are worth extra money.

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    I saw a 7.62mm NATO Norwegianicon Mauser for sale here in the UKicon a few years ago. I should have bought it as it was a really nice looking rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterN View Post
    I saw a 7.62mm NATO Norwegianicon Mauser for sale here in the UKicon a few years ago. I should have bought it as it was a really nice looking rifle.
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    Very, very few of them about.
    Just the thing for putting round holes in square heads.

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