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Old 04-02-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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Among other purchases today at the gun show, I picked up a sporterized Argentinian Mauser 1909 in the venerable 30-06, for $325 in a private sale. It's got a clean stock without checkering, a rubber recoil pad, and felt really nice when I shouldered it. I've got some questions, though, as I have absolutely no experience with old milsurp weapons, nor sporterized versions of same:

How does the bolt come out, or does it? On my Savage 110, I can take the bolt completely out of the gun.

Ok, I figured out - finally! - how to release the floorplate to eject rounds from the magazine. Are there stripper clips available for these actions, or is loading a one-at-a-time process?

I know a Mauser action is supposed to be a very strong design, and I like that it's chambered in a round I'm familiar with, the 30-06, and which I happen to believe is pretty much the best all-around cartridge ever invented. I wasn't shopping for another deer rifle, but I saw this one and felt I couldn't go wrong at the price.

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Where is the picture of said Rifle? Pictures always aid in helping.

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I'll make better pics when I get better conditions. Top pic is the Mauser and the two MN's.
Bottom is the Mauser (albeit overexposed). Early research is telling me that the 30-06 is a re-chambering, and whether it will shoot worth a deer is to be determined.

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There is a release lever on the left rear of the receiver that you pull out on and it will release the bolt and allow its removal. In the same respect, you will need to pull out on the lever to re-insert the bolt.

You can see the lever in the attached picture of a similar Mauser. It's on the lower right with the screw head exposed.

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To release the floorplate insert a punch or other similar stiff instrument in the depression right in front of the trigger guard and depress the release catch.

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Great, thanks!

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If you havent figured it out yet, the 98 mauser design is the best, most reliable, inovative, rugged action ever designed PERIOD. Many people and countries produced 98 mausers and the 1909 Argentine is considered the finest 98 ever produced. All were chambered for the 7.65 Argentine cartridge that used a .312" bore while the 30-06 uses a .308" bore. Since the Argentine round was expensive and hard to find it was an easy fix to have the rifles rechambered to the 30-06. Thus many had accuracy problems with 30-06. Plenty accurate for hunting, just not bench rest competative. It wouldnt take much skill to reload 30-06 ammo and use a .312" dia bullet thus fixing the accuracy problems. About any 98 mauser stripper clip should work on your rifle.

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Stripper Clips are available. Search Google for 5-round .308 Win. stripper clips. The original 8 X 57 Mauser caliber, .308 Win. and .30-06 Spr. have the same casing base dimensions and the 5-round stripper clips for .308's will work just fine on your .30-06 cal. Mauser action.

ETA: Here's a link, Numrich has a bunch of different ones that will work, but these look like they will do the best, for the best price:

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=1161750&catid=12006




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OP, If you need chargers, send me a PM. I'll send you some for the price of postage.

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