VZ-24 build

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by JerseyJohn, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. JerseyJohn

    JerseyJohn New Member

    I have an old VZ-24 action and I'd like to make it a shooter again, I need to find a bolt, magazine and all the parts that go with it, and a trigger guard, has a trigger, barrel, and stock with the action. Maybe somebody with a shot-out barrel wouldn't mind selling me some left-overs? I'd consider an offer for everything but the barrel and action.
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

    Check out Numrich. K98 part will work on a VZ24. Plenty of other 98 parts vendors on the net as well.

  3. glbreil

    glbreil New Member

    No doubt every thing you need is available on gunbroker as well.

    Thanks Gary
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    Are you just wanting a shooter? It's going to cost almost as much for all those parts as it would a complete rifle. Right now would be a good time to strip it if you're wanting to build a sporter.
  5. agoetz2005

    agoetz2005 New Member

    I used all 98 parts in my VZ24 so I don't know what that guy is talking about.

    If you want to go extra cheap, you can knock the iron sights off a decent Millitary barrel, have it shortened and recrowned, spend $79 on a Boyds Walnut stock, and $80 to have it drilled and tapped for Scope mounts (this includes cost of mounts). You also will need the bolt handle forged down ($40 usually).

    The 8x57 mauser is an extremely overlooked and extremely applicable round. It will kill anything in North America deader than it needs to be.

    So you figure $80 for D&t, $40 for a decent Barrel $40-$50 for barrel recut, $90 for a shipped stock. $40 for finishing materials, and another $50 if you want an aftermarket hunting trigger.

    That's $350 to start shooting before bolt forging and a scope.

    Marlin XL-7, or Stevens 200 would put you in the same boat with a warranty for the same money.

    I build mausers for a semi living. We build em as low as $350, and higher than $3,500. It all depends on the level of detail wanted. If you have a bare receiver with o bottom metal, or bolt stop, or follower/spring, your cost went up as well.

    If you MUST have a rifle built on this action. Contact me with what you have, and I can get you an estimate on everything.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009