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    custom mauser builds

    anyone have pics so i can rip there ideas off for mine lol

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    +1. I want to rip off some build ideas for one of these as well.
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    Funny you should be asking this. I bought the contents from an old gunsmith's basement. It had 27 mauser receivers. I just finished one that I built on the cheap. I took an lijia barrel and chambered it for .243, 21" long. Bell and Carson stock with the beaver tall forearm. Kept the military trigger, although I added set screws. I heated the bolt handle and turned it down, took a 5/16 x 24 die threaded it and made a custom bolt handle. Used brownells sight base. Duracoated the barreled action OD and the stock the digital pattern with 5 of the tactical colors. It turned out real nice. Maybe $500 invested. I still need to get the side swing safety installed. I would of rathered used a different stock, because I don't like the grip of the B&C, it is too small for my hands. I can easily keep groups of 5 shoots under .5" Overall I am happy. Not sure how to post pics, but if you tell me I will but some up.

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    I have been sporterizing Mausers for 44 years.
    The one last month is:
    A) Brazilian 7mm Mauser VZ24 action
    B) Lothar Walther CM 1300 taper 7mm 26" Barrel blank
    C) Standard 7mmRemMag reamer, .45" drill, .47" boring bar in 4 step chambering
    D) High Tech Specialties [Bansner] 20 ounce stock
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    F) Limbsaver large recoil pad untrimmed
    G) Oxpho Blue Cold Blue
    H) TIG welded bolt handle
    I) PAWS Aluminum bottom metal for Mausers weighs 3.5 ounces
    J) Rear hump of trigger ground down and reduced trigger spring installed
    K) Feed lips milled .51" Wide and 3.5" long
    L) Bolt face opened to .532" with carbide tools on lathe and mill
    M) Extractor claw relieved
    N) Wooden plug epoxied into hollow cut off stock butt
    O) Headspaced to .215", not SAAMI .220"
    P) 3.25" wide sticky stretchy Vero Vennini strap
    Q) Leupold VXII 2x7x33 scope
    R) Stoney Point Target Knob
    S) 34mm DVORAK INSTRUMENTS soft eye scope lens shade
    T) Eagle Industries Shooter's Stock Pack [cheek pad]
    U) Weaver quad lock 1" scope rings
    V) Devcon steel putty expoxy under 1" of barrel, behind recoil lug, below tang, above bottom metal, under scope mounts.
    W) Loctite 242 blue on scope mount threads
    X) Rust-Oleum camouflage paint 1919 deep forest green on stock
    Y) Stoney point objective lens cover

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Originally Posted By: justmatt
    Funny you should be asking this. I bought the contents from an old gunsmith's basement. It had 27 mauser receivers. I just finished one that I built on the cheap. I took an lijia barrel and chambered it for .243, 21" long. Bell and Carson stock with the beaver tall forearm. Kept the military trigger, although I added set screws. I heated the bolt handle and turned it down, took a 5/16 x 24 die threaded it and made a custom bolt handle. Used brownells sight base. Duracoated the barreled action OD and the stock the digital pattern with 5 of the tactical colors. It turned out real nice. Maybe $500 invested. I still need to get the side swing safety installed. I would of rathered used a different stock, because I don't like the grip of the B&C, it is too small for my hands. I can easily keep groups of 5 shoots under .5" Overall I am happy. Not sure how to post pics, but if you tell me I will but some up.


    lucky sob i dont know how to post pictures but will try and find out n let you know.

    im looking for a decent match grade barrel blank i just cant find any longer ones, can anyone suggest a good one

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    I just pick this one from the smith. It's my buddys rifle. Yugo Mauser, #4 Hart, Richard Microfit stock. Chambered for 257 Weatherby Magnum.





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    That's a purdy rifle... [img]<>/smile.gif[/img]
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    that is one classy lady

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    what are that rifles specs? hows she shoot

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Here is my 24/47 yugo in .308win. It has an A&B barrel, Timney trigger, Boyds stock, Millet scope, and M-14 mag conversion. My best group with it was 1.1in at 300yrds but most of the time it shoots .7 MOA.


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    Hyugo,
    That looks like Rustoleum camouflage paint #1919 "deep forest green" on the stock.
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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Nope, brownells aluma-hyde.

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Originally Posted By: hyugo
    It has ... an M-14 mag conversion.


    Interesting! Got any details on that?
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    I cut and welded the stock bottom metal and added a few pieces to it. Then opened up the bottom of the receiver so the mag could reach the bolt. It took a while to get it to feed 100%. I use unmodified CMI M1A/M14 10 rnd mags and can run 2.85 OAL with them.

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Can you post a picture of the mag conversion out of the stock?

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Great work on the drop-mag setup!!

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    If you want custom mausers - and to drool, go see my gunsmiths website- he's the mauser man!

    http://www.edlapourgunsmithing.com/


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    Thanks for the inspiration on the m14 conversion!
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    Re: custom mauser builds

    I've got many. I'll give you four of my better ones.



    .280 Ackley glass bedded in a light walnut stock topped with an IOR 10x56 Ill. The barrel is a Shilen, as are a bunch of them. The trigger is a Timney sportsman adjusted as light as I could get it.



    .257 roberts on a 1909 Argentine action. Dropped into a fajen fiberglass stock. Glass bedded and topped by a Zeiss 6.5-20x50 Conquest.



    This is my most used long range rifle. 7x57 w/27" Lilja barrel. It's super thick because I didn't want to pay to turn it down. But no matter. It is the most accurate long range rifle I have. It has shot .5" groups @ 500. (it was a good day). Glass bedded in a Bishop thumbhole stock. Topped by a Leupold VariX III 6.5-20x40. Timney target trigger set @ 1 lb.

    I suggest: a good fiberglass stock. However, my older wooden stocks haven't moved that much. But, they don't spend time in the rain. I'll go along with Clark in that a good bolt job is cut and re-welded using TIG. Using TIG you go hot-hot on the weld joints. Arc is cold-hot Gas is hot-hot, but with the composition of the metal and the flame you have to use, it's harder to control heat than TIG. Tig is way cleaner.

    Anyhow, I've got:

    .243
    .6mm Rem
    6-.284
    another 7x57 (1933 Mexican)
    30-06 (Mark X)
    9.3x62

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Nice rifles. My gunsmith makes a lot of custom hunting rifles from 1909 Argentine Mauser actions and now I'm thinking about getting one put into a piece of walnut and using it as a beater, go to gun. In .30-06 of course.

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    Now that is art work in the finest form!!!

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Originally Posted By: Head_Shot
    Now that is art work in the finest form!!!


    I like Arctic lights lower left. That's what circassian walnut looks like. It might be claro, but the long black veins are what says it to me. Circassian walnut is grown very dry in Turkey and that's what gives it the tight grain and black veins. Claro is great too with the grain that looks like it was poured into a mold.

    That said the silver(?) inlaid engraving on the upper left adds a touch like nothing else.

    Originally Posted By: Falar
    Nice rifles. My gunsmith makes a lot of custom hunting rifles from 1909 Argentine Mauser actions and now I'm thinking about getting one put into a piece of walnut and using it as a beater, go to gun. In .30-06 of course.


    If your going to go with a beater I would suggest a less expensive composit. The Fajen my .257 sits in wasn't even $100. It was a temp stock to get the rifle shooting. It can take all the abuse that rifle may need to go hunting. Of course if you need to buttstroke whatever you're shooting then I'd go with walnut.

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    Here's today's Mauser (sold here again BTW) and the stocks and options available.

    http://www.mauserwaffen.de/M-03-Extras.380.0.html?&L=1
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    http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthre...rue#Post1337888

    That's an Ankara mauser in 30-06
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    Fajen Vented Varminter stock
    Adams and Benett barrel 1:10t @ 26"
    TIG welded bolt
    Accurized of course

    It throws 1/2 MOA groups with Amax's out to 600y, I sent a 2nd round hit with it at ~ 1500y on a bulldozer blade at an abandoned stip mine a couple years ago. That was very very exciting.

    My dad and I did the accurizing and build work. I completely refinished the rifle, polished the parts, and bedded the action myself. It has about 20 hours of cosmetics in it.

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    I like Arctic lights lower left.


    Your lower left may differ from mine, but are you talking about the springfield 100 year anniversary rifle?

    Stockmaker Bruce Farman, Bremerton, WA, chose a quarter-sawn piece of California English walnut with fiddleback from end to end. The lines of the stock are “softer” than today’s stocks tend to be but are typical of stocks from the pre-war period. The cheekpiece carries the English style of rounded ends and has a beaded shadow line following the circumference, one at the top and another at the bottom, with a convex area between the cheekpiece and stock. Bruce fashioned light fluting along each side of the comb nose. The buttstock ends with a steel buttplate typical of pre-war sporters. The forend is tipped with Ebony. The grip cap is steel and is of a style used by Wesley Richards during this era. The rear sling swivel is a two-screw style inletted into the toe line and compliments the barrel band front swivel. Bruce finished the stock with traditional hand rubbed tung oil and checkered it 24 lines per inch in a point pattern with a fine-line border to accent the points.

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    I hate to trouble you but can we get more pics of the mag conversion from different angles i have a few usgi mags from my uncle that served in nam. Im thinking of just getting a 308 remmy 700 barrel and having it turned down since my mauser is a small shank to use for a fun 300-600 yd plinker. maybe if its threaded and chambered well itll shoot moa

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    Originally Posted By: huntingohio
    I hate to trouble you but can we get more pics of the mag conversion from different angles i have a few usgi mags from my uncle that served in nam. Im thinking of just getting a 308 remmy 700 barrel and having it turned down since my mauser is a small shank to use for a fun 300-600 yd plinker. maybe if its threaded and chambered well itll shoot moa


    I like the conversion too. But I would think that even with a small ring Mauser you won't ahve enough barrel to start a new tenon and still have room for a .308 Chamber. Unless it was a varmint or heavy barrel?
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    Originally Posted By: ArcticLight
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    I like Arctic lights lower left.


    Your lower left may differ from mine, but are you talking about the springfield 100 year anniversary rifle?

    Stockmaker Bruce Farman, Bremerton, WA, chose a quarter-sawn piece of California English walnut with fiddleback from end to end. The lines of the stock are “softer” than today’s stocks tend to be but are typical of stocks from the pre-war period. The cheekpiece carries the English style of rounded ends and has a beaded shadow line following the circumference, one at the top and another at the bottom, with a convex area between the cheekpiece and stock. Bruce fashioned light fluting along each side of the comb nose. The buttstock ends with a steel buttplate typical of pre-war sporters. The forend is tipped with Ebony. The grip cap is steel and is of a style used by Wesley Richards during this era. The rear sling swivel is a two-screw style inletted into the toe line and compliments the barrel band front swivel. Bruce finished the stock with traditional hand rubbed tung oil and checkered it 24 lines per inch in a point pattern with a fine-line border to accent the points.



    The Springfield 100 year Commemorative shows as the upper left of the ones you posted. The one I'm looking at is a Mauser (no hand cocking knob on the firing pin). It has the purple background, is facing left and slightly up, has fold down rear iron sights.
    Every shot serves a purpose, whether accurate or inaccurate. It will always tell you what you did, and did not do, right. Even if all you have is a fraction of a second to make it, learn from it. So the next one is even better.

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    its going to be the same no matter what the shank is going to be the same regaurdless. ive actually seen it done before and with all the take offs laying around here it would be cheap what you would do is turn down the actual threads ane rethread there

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    Originally Posted By: huntingohio
    its going to be the same no matter what the shank is going to be the same regaurdless. ive actually seen it done before and with all the take offs laying around here it would be cheap


    I'm not following you. The tenon for the Rem and Mauser are the same diameter. But the Rem tenon is already threaded @ 16 TPI That's why you have to cut it off and cut a new tenon so you can thread it to 12 TPI. You then, obviously, have to re-cut the chamber. On standard weight Rem barrels they taper down too fast to run a long cartridge chamber in there. I know, I bought a 7 Rem Mag barrel to cut a 7 BR. No can do. I could but it's pretty thin at the forward end of the chamber. This is safe to shoot, don't get me wrong, it's just not real good at holding down vibration from the discharge of shooting. Meaning: Your harmonics go nuts without a good bit of steel in front of your chamber area.
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    Re: custom mauser builds

    i know the large ring large shank and remmy are about the same diameter. with the small shank you could turn down the shank and rehtread it at least the what the smithy told me he wwas doing

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    Well,...if it works, good deal.
    Every shot serves a purpose, whether accurate or inaccurate. It will always tell you what you did, and did not do, right. Even if all you have is a fraction of a second to make it, learn from it. So the next one is even better.

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    I hope so i just stole a takeoff for $25 if the measurements work out its off to the lathe

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    huntinginohio,

    I just checked and Small ring Mauser barrels have threads that are 0.980 inches in diameter. So, yup, that should work. I need to find another small ring Mauser.
    Every shot serves a purpose, whether accurate or inaccurate. It will always tell you what you did, and did not do, right. Even if all you have is a fraction of a second to make it, learn from it. So the next one is even better.

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Originally Posted By: sandwarrior
    Originally Posted By: Head_Shot
    Now that is art work in the finest form!!!


    I like Arctic lights lower left. That's what circassian walnut looks like. It might be claro, but the long black veins are what says it to me. Circassian walnut is grown very dry in Turkey and that's what gives it the tight grain and black veins. Claro is great too with the grain that looks like it was poured into a mold.

    That said the silver(?) inlaid engraving on the upper left adds a touch like nothing else.

    Originally Posted By: Falar
    Nice rifles. My gunsmith makes a lot of custom hunting rifles from 1909 Argentine Mauser actions and now I'm thinking about getting one put into a piece of walnut and using it as a beater, go to gun. In .30-06 of course.


    If your going to go with a beater I would suggest a less expensive composit. The Fajen my .257 sits in wasn't even $100. It was a temp stock to get the rifle shooting. It can take all the abuse that rifle may need to go hunting. Of course if you need to buttstroke whatever you're shooting then I'd go with walnut.

    edit:

    Here's today's Mauser (sold here again BTW) and the stocks and options available.

    http://www.mauserwaffen.de/M-03-Extras.380.0.html?&L=1


    I've never ordered from this guy before, but it looks like I can get into a piece of Claro for under $100:

    http://www.rifle-stocks.com/montecarlo.htm

    I know the lower grades won't be pretty, but I'm sure they'll be strong and functional.

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    I hope this thread stays alive and we see some more Mauser custom/projects.
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    Re: custom mauser builds

    I have one made with a Charles Daly/Interarms Mark X action.

    Specs:
    Shilen short chambered, #5 contour .30-06 barrel
    Houge stock with full length bedding block
    Bold Optima trigger
    EGW FN Mauser 20 MOA base
    Nikon Monarch 3-12x42 scope with BDC reticle
    Richards Microfit Modern Classid laminated stock with 2 1/4" forearm(not fitted yet)

    I had it built almost two years ago and haven't shot it yet. The gunsmith said it shot sub MOA when he shot it.

    Just started getting the stuff for another one. It specs are:

    Definite
    FN Mauser Supreme action
    Bell & Carlson Mauser 98 Varmint/Tactical stock
    Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 mil-dot scope

    Undecided/Unknown
    Brux or Pac Nor #7 or Remington Varmint contour barrel chambered in either 6.5 Creedmoor or .308 Winchester
    Trigger currently on action or aftermarket
    Farrell or EGW base

    Justmatt, yo got any plans for some of those actions?

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    Re: custom mauser builds



    I have been building custom Mausers for myself for 44 years, since I was 14.

    But in May and June of 2008 I offered to build a 243 Mauser rifle for the 14 year old daughter of a US GI in Iraq. Her grandfather has a farm here in WA state where she could shoot coyotes.

    I worked on it every night, took pictures, and sent and email showing the progress on her rifle.

    I used crummy Mauser parts I had lying around:
    1) Addams and Bennett barrel bull blank
    2) Take off stock
    3) 1903 Turkish [Oberndorf] Mauser action with TIG welded bolt handle

    The father in Iraq forwarded the emails to his daughter in the US. She was looking forward to getting a rifle, but the rifle weight was too heavy.

    I used up MORE crummy Mauser parts I had lying around to make a lighter rifle:
    1) Addams and Bennett stainless sporter barrel blank
    2) Take off stock
    3) 1903 Turkish [Oberndorf] Mauser action with TIG welded bolt handle
    4) Chapman M70 type safety
    5) Leupold 4X scope

    I got the rifle down to 8 pounds with scope and sling.

    I took both rifles to the range, and the heavy one shot .7" 3 shots at 50y, and the light one shot .93" 3 shots at 50y.

    The GI came back from Iraq and on a trip to Grandpa's house, he and his daughter stopped at my house, introduced themselves and collected the light weight rifle.

    I have built much better Mausers for myself, but the one I built out of spare parts for someone else was the most satisfying in a long time.
    How did I make money?
    I set my own rate for designing things using math, while communicating with managers like they were attention deficit disorder 5 year olds with a gun pointed at me.

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Better late than never. Here's a pic of my custom Mauser build.

    Specs
    BCD action
    18" A&B barrel
    Fajen Ace Varminter stock (with Krylon camo)
    Badger bolt knob
    EGW rail
    cheap Simmons scope (has old Bushnell scope in pic)
    Burris rings



    Here's a recent target after testing out a new load at 100yds - 155 gr. Sierra HPBT, 44 gr RE-15, CCI 200 primer


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    Re: custom mauser builds

    I recently picked up a russian capture 1943 K98K. What are somethings I can do to spruce it up? Where can I purchase that mag conversion?

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    Re: custom mauser builds

    Lola, you probably want to be careful of "sprucing up" a russian captured mauser. Some of them are worth a solid chunk of money in all original form to collectors, if you want to change it up, you might try finding out what it's worth and selling it to fund something that's not a collectors item.
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