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Gewehr 88

#1 Post by ERoss » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:41 pm

I'm considering a Turkish Gewehr 88 that I have a lead on for $250 in excellent condition. It's a 1939 in 8x57. Anyone have any experiences with these rifles?

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#2 Post by Kpcasey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:06 pm

I used to own one , was a beautiful rifle and a good shooter. One of the better Turk models in my opinion. If I found one for 250 I'd jump on it.

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#3 Post by vandle » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:21 pm

I have one at the moment and they shoot pretty well.

There has been discussions on if they are suitable for shooting some of the "hot" surplus ammo doing the rounds
(pun was intended) due to the age of the receivers (pre 1900s) but i shoot mine with reduced loads anyway.
Don't let this sway your mind on one of these, they are fun to shoot.

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#4 Post by ffuries » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:39 pm

I've got Turked 1890 Danzig that I shoot regularly with commercial loads and have had no issues at all. Gets a lot of looks and interest from the plastic crowd, even let them shoot it which is a blast, don't know who enjoys it more me or them.

ETA: Mine still has the barrel shroud.
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#5 Post by Hammerdown » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:33 pm

To clarify is it in original condition with barrel shroud(looks like a 10ga shotgun barrel)or a reworked rifle with no barrel shroud. If its a reworked model I saw one sell for $300 not long ago in excellent condition. If its in original condition with the fat barrel shroud on it still a good deal. That model is getting harder to find in either configuration.
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#6 Post by Cattus Borealis » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:11 am

I have found that Gew-88s are more accurate than your typical surplus Mauser.

I found my Turkish re-work to be exceedingly accurate, $250 is a great price:

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Re: Gewehr 88

#7 Post by ERoss » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:29 pm

It's a rework. Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to jump on it.

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