I have several C&R's and generally leave them as original. However, whilst the wood on my Turk Mauser is quite good .. and worthy of refinishing to quite a high standard .... basically ..... ''the gun don't fit''!!
I'm not really sure how they were ever shot with much comfort!
I do tho like action and barrel and so ...... any recommendations as to what I might fit as alternative ... and where best to look? I feel I can make this into a real good general purpose piece.
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May 24, 2003, 04:09 PM
The first question is, what kind of Turk? There are all sorts of variations and hybrids. Most are '98 pattern, but they don't always fit standard Fajen or Butler Creek Mauser stocks. Their barrels are different, as are their receivers. Most Mauser stocks are actually made for COMMERCIAL actions, with a smooth unstepped barrel and a larger trigger assembly.
I know a few companies are making aftermarket stocks specifically for military '98's. Those might work, assuming you have a '98 pattern Turk and not some 93/03/38 etc. hybrid. The biggest problem is that these are typically monte-carlo style designed for a scope. They raise your head too high to use the iron sights, or any iron sights.
Another option is to take a warped, damaged or pre-sporterized stock from an existing Turk and cut it as needed. I wouldn't suggest cutting an intact stock, esp. if it isn't warped. Those aren't too common and they're getting less common all the time.
May 24, 2003, 05:42 PM
Cosmo ... thx for response. You are right of course ... many variants out there!! I in fact have an enormous trouble with std woodwork, getting down enough for an iron sights pic - usually bruise cheek bone on comb! ... plus, hate the std sights!
Let me post some pics .. should have done b4 really. I am not a mauser expert but this seems to be pretty much K98 style ...... maybe you can educate me here! It does of course ''suffer'' the straight bolt lever.