Anyways, I got a pair of 1886 Portugeus Kropatschek 8mm rifles, just got a hold of them and why I always suggest looking at taking apart your old rifles fellas.....The long rifle, wouldn't feed from the tube magazine, the lifter gate wouldn't go down. Something was physically blocking it.
Ok, took the front part of the tube mag off, spring out......I hear something rattling in the magazine tube..
Yeah here it is, an old .308 Winchester brass was slipped under the gate and keeping it from pressing down. The casing went forward enough for me to dump it out the front of the gun.
Someone must have been playing with the cool mag system but didn't have any 8x60mm Kropat lying around. LOL I just hope someone didn't fire a .308 in it!
The .308 was an oldy for sure, had verdigris and oil on it. Had been in there a LONG time. Rifle is covered with dirt/dust/grime/grease. Estate fresh, hasn't been cleaned in decades.
So what's your guys stories with wrong calibers forced into guns? There's gotta be a ton of these out there. Lets hear em!