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    Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    I figured I'd ask here first before going to Google. I need a gunsmith that does work on 98 Mausers. Does anyone from the HIDE do work on these, what about HateCa or some of the others? I would like to have the action smoothed up and a brake made and installed on the stock barrel if possible. This is my wife's 270Win so I would like to get the action more manageable and reduce felt recoil a bit.

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Im trying to remember who it was on here that worked on them....Ive got one I though of having rebarreled.....

    I think it was RWSgunsmith on the hide here....he was very reasonable on prices too....good guy to talk with....give him a shout....
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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Jim Kobe posts on here, he certainly knows his way around one.

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    If your good at something, never do it for free!

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    I have a friend that has let E.R. Shaw work on several mauser 98. With very good success. I was told that he will true the action up as long as there is not "alot" of primer pitting on the bolt face.

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Originally Posted By: GRUN762


    I would have to agree, Mark at Losok specializes in Mauser Actions.

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

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    I have a friend that has let E.R. Shaw work on several mauser 98.


    THATS who else works on them....I knew there was another guy on here that did work......
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    Thanks Guys I will start with these and see what they can get done.
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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    can't go wrong with losok, Mark lammers has built some beautiful mausers there.
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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    I just need a guy to bend/forge a bolt for me. Any thoughts?

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    One of my buddies had a Mauser from LOSOK. Turned out very nice.
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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Yeah I've been eyeing that. It'll go on the shelf with a bunch of other jigs that I don't use any more. Perhaps I need to re phrase my question(s).

    Anybody know a smith that can bend and contour a Mauser bolt?

    or

    Anybody got a jig and heat sink I can borrow? I'll pay shipping both ways.

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    I really don't think you want to mess around with trying to forge one.

    I'll rent you the tools, but you WILL destroy the first one you do, and likely the second and third too.

    I gave up on it and send them here for $55 including the handle and shipping.

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Now THAT's what I'm talking about!

    Thanks!!

    Ummmmm, PM me and tell me about Indiana legal pistol ctg's please.

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Doc;
    Archie, the guy who gave you that bolt, may have a jig and sink. He is fond of Mausers. Want me to call him to check it out?
    He may even be willing to do it for you. He owes me a favor or three. [img]<>/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    I've been using Fred at LowTech for so long, i remember when he had hair... Great smith with metal and wood.
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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Originally Posted By: Rafael
    Doc;
    Archie, the guy who gave you that bolt, may have a jig and sink. He is fond of Mausers. Want me to call him to check it out?
    He may even be willing to do it for you. He owes me a favor or three. [img]<>/laugh.gif[/img]


    Absolutely!!! I've got an itch to build something. Oh, speaking of building something you need to give me a call I want to spend $85.00 [img]<>/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    I have rebarrelled lots of Mausers, but to reduce the kick, one can add a Limbsaver recoil pad.

    Or one can buy a .243.

    I would not pull a good 270 barrel off a Mauser if it shoots straight.

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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Doc,

    I just built a .243 out of a VZ24. I was to cheap to pay the gunsmith to bend or put on a new knob. I have very limited welding experiance, as I keep having to reweld my metal plate targets, but I did my own, and came out great.

    I picked up a Dakota bolt know from a local smith for $12. Cut the old knob off at the end of the square part of the handle, wherre it starts to get round. The new knob had a index "L" shaped end that mated right to it. Weld, clean up with a file, weld to fill voids, clean up with a file, and paint. Was very simple. and had about 3 hours total in to it.

    I actully enjoyed doing it so much, I cant stop installing bolt knobs on my rifles. I have put the Tac ops knobs on my 2 Rem 700s.

    If you want some help, or info, PM me. Or you can send me your bolt, and will do it for the price of a knob and a box of Seirra 85gr HPBT in 6mm. lol.
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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    I have rebarrelled ~20 Mausers.

    I have forged the bolt to be bent on ~ 20.

    I have had the bolts welded for me on ~30.

    I bought a TIG welder set up for $2k.

    It has just sat there for a year. I should get off the dime and learn how to weld bolts.
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    Re: Mauser 98 Gunsmith?

    Another +1 for Losock. Mark is top notch and has done several projos for me and all have been top shelf.
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