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December 21, 2022 - 6:27 pm
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I have an 88 that was made in 1959. The barrel was marked 308 then over marked the zero with a five. I would like to know if it came from the factory as a 308 or 358.  Thanks for any help. 

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I have an 88 that was made in 1959. The barrel was marked 308 then over marked the zero with a five. I would like to know if it came from the factory as a 308 or 358.  Thanks for any help. 

  

You have a non-factory rebored rifle.  Winchester would not have rebored & remarked a .308 barrel, instead, they would have simply installed the correct barrel from stock.

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Do a chamber cast and slug the barrel.  This will help to determine what you might have?

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