My 1st Purchase as a Cruffler

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by pawn, May 22, 2008.

  1. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    She's an Enfield 2A Ishapore in 308. We will meet for the 1st time via UPS tomorrow :D:D

    I am confident I will purchase serveral more Mosins (at least) and yes, probably a Mauser as well. Anyhow, this is my 1st as a C&R holder and I am pleased as punch!!! :)

    -pawn

    ps: ok to shoot 308 win catridges through this rifle?
     

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  2. Dakota Red 1

    Dakota Red 1 New Member

    504
    Nov 26, 2007
    Kansas
    I have heard it both ways. I load down for mine with 150gr bullets and lighter. Nice old war horses though and a smooth action.
     

  3. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Congrats on your first purchase, I hope you aren't married because as a cruffler the bug is sure to bite you bad!
     
  4. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    guilty as charged, married and also bitten by the bug to collect :D
     
  5. swanshot

    swanshot Active Member

    What's a cruffler?
     
  6. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    Nickname for a Curios & Relics Federal Firearms License Holder- a collector and shooter of this class of firearms here in the USA.
     
  7. swanshot

    swanshot Active Member

    Yep, ok, we have the same setup except it's state
     
  8. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    :( BAD NEWS :( Bolt closed on my gunsmith's no-go headspace gauge for 308 win. This rifle is 308 NATO and I think there is a small difference in headspace tolerance....

    Did I buy a $180 oversized paperweight :confused: or can corrective action be taken that won't rival the cost of the rifle? It would be wonderful to run some ammo through her but I am a cautious fellow and value my eyes, fingers and face- the way they are now!!

    Please advise.

    -pawn
     
  9. Dakota Red 1

    Dakota Red 1 New Member

    504
    Nov 26, 2007
    Kansas
    I finally got some rounds through mine last monday. Commercial and military cases that were handloaded. No problems and the fired cases look fine. Just need to weld about 1/4" on to the front sight because I was printing high on the target above the one I was aiming at.:mad: Don't think it will ever be a tack driver but might eventually get it to shoot "minute of dinner plate".
     
  10. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    I would appreciate any comments. :)
     
  11. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Take it to a gunsmith to be safe!! We only go around once, and you can't rewind the clock.
     
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