Mauser actions Here's a question for all you gunsmiths, gun builders, and Mauser lovers. When building a custom rifle, where do you get the Mauser action? Do you take an old, complete Mauser and take the action off of it, or do you buy the action by itself? Building a custom Mauser rifle is on my to do list (a long ways down the road), and I was just curious about how you get the action to build off of. I'm sort of a purist when it comes to old military rifles, but would have no problem using a already sporterized Mauser.