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In Topic: Small Ring 98

18 December 2016 - 08:28 PM

This one is a Danzig 1917.

Rock and roll....


Per Z1r:


"With the beginning of WW-I the annoying habit of front half of receiver & barrel departing the rear got some attention, and both Prussian Imperial arsenals- Erfurt and Danzig, slowly reduced the clearance,
finally getting a wheel cutter in there so as to reduce the clearance diameter."


Be interesting if you could get the year.


I'd rather have a 257 Roberts than a 243 Win, any day. The 98 was made for that case, the length, and taper. And it's lower pressure.

In Topic: Small Ring 98

18 December 2016 - 08:15 PM

Any opinions as to whether or not a small ring 98 action will be able to handle the .243 Win round?

Here we go, thread found:



Some additonal chatter here:



Erfurt are the actions that are best left as lower-pressure.

In Topic: Small Ring 98

18 December 2016 - 05:40 PM

Well, it's got a couple of deeply struck proof marks. I've been considering getting them TIG'd then surface grinding them smooth. I've given thought to having it reheat treated, but I'm leery of the thinner ring warping in the process.

I can't find the particular model designation, but I wouldn't invest much if it's one of the poorly manufactured ones. Wish I could find that thread. For that model, I'd go as low pressure as possible, and call it good.


A well-made SR 98 should heat-treat fine. The thinnest part of any SR receiver (to include M-700 and M70) is the relief cut for the locking lugs.

In Topic: Small Ring 98

18 December 2016 - 04:50 PM

Small ring, large ring threads. I think it would be referred to as a 98AZ. I have a .243 Win barrel sitting around, and I've located a source for NIW Parker Hale aluminum trigger guards. So, I can make a really lightweight hunting rifle.

Depends on the small ring 98.


Some of the SR 98s, and it's been discussed on here before, had really deeply cut reliefs in the receiver ring for the bolt lugs; these receivers are prone to having the ring stretch with high-power loads due to the resulting thin ring wall at the relief.


The design itself is fine; the manufacturer had a generous relief for the LR, and when it converted to SR, it didn't compensate.


There are plenty of SR 98s that work effectively; the commercial Swedes were SR 98s chambered successfully for just about everything.

In Topic: Problem With Google Search Results

22 September 2016 - 09:54 PM

We had this same issue a while ago. Was it ever resolved?: