Whoa....dont send out the gestapo,I'm not making a lamp out of it...It was a phececious statement used in lou of saying "could you shoot it or relegate it to wall hanging status".
I have gotten it cleaned up and inspected. I am not going to shoot it as it has too many checks in the negetive colum. External rust i am no worried about,but chamber is pitted,and what looks to have been gualed by something.Pitting is not just located in just an area but 360 degrees around total chamber. Just ahead of chamber(where rifling starts) there is a deep rust groove that runs the total circumfrence of the bore. It is rough enough to have trouble starting a patch down the bore. I would wory about a pressure spike from it.
Hey it is what it is.It has a nice crack free stock and handguard,and is complete except a cleaning rod. It has been cleaned,barrel freshly cosmolined,and is sitting with my mauser collection.Other than being retired from shooting,it is a decent example of south american mauser. If one day i run across a bubbed up 93, it might be used to bring it back to its former glory.
Be assured no Mausers will be harmed from the writings of this posting(and my wife would not go for a mauser lamp by the sofa anyways