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Mauser 98 Bolt action shotgun conversion,

Back in the day it was not uncommon for military rifles to be converted into sporting firearms that were cheap and practical for the average hunter of sport shooter.  Almost every country had their main arm sporterized, many of them into shotguns.  The famous German 98 Mauser after World War I was no exception.  After the war, many were converted into two shot bolt action shotguns in 12, 16, or 20 gauge.  To create the conversion the rifle had to be rechambered for a shotgun shell, the magazine had to be replaced, and the barrel had to be replaced with a smoothbore shotgun barrel.  A part of the right hand side receiver also had to be cut away to allow for the ejection of empty shotgun shells.  Most Mauser 98 shotguns were produced under the names Geha and Remo.  Many were imported to the United States in the 1920’s.

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