customizing mausers

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by fireball 3, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. fireball 3

    fireball 3 New Member

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    hi all, I'm new here so I hope I never ruffle any feathers. I've been customizing/modifing m98,yugos,vz24s, and k.kale turks for a spell. Does anyone else do this? Dave:D
     
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  2. FALPhil

    FALPhil New Member

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    Yup. A quite rewarding hobby. I have built a couple in 270 Win, .30-06, and 308 Win.
     

  3. fireball 3

    fireball 3 New Member

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    here is just a few I've built. Dave
    the top one is a 300win mag/8mm-300win mag
    the center one is a 243 bullbarrel
    the bottm was my first, a 8mm-06 on modfied mil stock.It's a 29" k.kale turk. Dave
     
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  4. Bidah

    Bidah New Member

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    I have one that has been a work in progress for 10 years. I have got to get off my rear and get that done..

    Nice looking rifles.
     
  5. fireball 3

    fireball 3 New Member

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    thanks, I'm just a novice when it comes to customizing. I just build them to do what I want them for. I'm not one for super looking rifles. In my opinion some are toonice to take to the woods. That black 243 bullbarrel tack drives 55gr noslers @ 3900-4100fps depending ion what I want it loaded for. I don't buy any factory ammo. I load all my rifles-11 to be exact. Dave:D
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    I used to build a lot of 98 large rings when a person could still get rough to poor complete rifles CHEAP to strip and use for base to build on. Nowdays I have to resort to getting commerical rifles in poor shape to build. Commerical actions need a lot less work to properly sporterize-thus more profit,but I still keep my eyes open for 98 actions.
     
  7. danthegunman

    danthegunman New Member

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    Yes I do.

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    I also customized a 300 WM, 7mm-08 & a 25-06
     
  8. fireball 3

    fireball 3 New Member

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    Well folks, it's been awhile since I was here last. No pics as od yet, but I'm in the process,between work and family stuff,in building an 8mm-308 barrel,reamer and die set. The barrel ,when finished, will go on that black 243 rifle. It's already set up w/ the short follower system.It should be ready to test fire some time after the fall of the roman empire. Ha HA. Naw, probably after new years. It's been hecktic at work. I'll keep ya'll posted on the progress. Dave
     
  9. Catfish

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    I have several of them around here, but bought more of them already built than I`ve done myself. I have 1 Turkish Mauser with a Mil. pull off barrel in 7.62 x 39 that some idiot put in a $ 400 piece of wood and then did another $ 100 worth of work on the wood. I think I`ll rebarrel it to eather a .243 or a .308 with a good barrel.
     
  10. Bolosniper

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    I have also in the past built rifles on surplus military Mauser 98 actions. These days I don't. I build then on the CZ550 and the CZ550 Magnum actions instead. I send them out for cryo after I purchase them from CZ-USA, and then build them. The actions come as a complete assembly to include the magazine and bottom metal, and have steel action screw pillars. The trigger group is good, and the safety has been relocated to the same position as the Remington 700 safety, by the thumb opposite the trigger finger, and it pushes forward to fire. In other words it has all of the modern features that have to be added to the old surplus actions.
     
  11. romak-3

    romak-3 New Member

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    Yeah but wasn't it fun when you could buy a Mauser action for $25.00, a decent barrel for $50.00, a semi-inletted stock from Fajen or Bishop for another fifty, and build yourself a basic rifle for less than $150.00?