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SigfanUSAF
August 11, 2007, 05:35 PM
From parts to hunting rifle.....

I bought the drilled and tapped action from a fellow THR member last week, $20.00 Weaver scope from Ebay, $16.00 Leupold rings from WalMart, $28.00 Steyr M1912 stock from Ebay.

I decided I'm going for the Kar98b "sniper" look, and remember this is a cheap "hunting rifle" not something warrenting $800 worth of ZF41 scope stuff. Nor am I cutting this stock, no worries. The only other modification that will follow will be to fill in the swivel base in the bottom of the stock, as would be correct for a Gew98 rework in the 20s or 30s.
The stock before mods, as I received it from the Eaby seller....
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Ebaystock-1.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Ebaystock-2.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Ebaystock-3.jpg

Here's after the Kar98b sling and bolt relief cuts, after repairing the rasped handle notch. Old cosmoline is great to have on hand to rub into freshly cut old wood, IMO it's the best way to blend the finish w/o refinishing everything. I still need K98 sights and bands and a Gew98 upper handguard. That's a loosely threaded on K98 bbl for looks (and help inletting for the K98 rear sight.
My bolt relief cut and repair (wood from a Turk M1903 broken stock):
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Kar98b-3.jpg
The sling well cut(aren't Dremels great?):
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Stock-1.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Kar98b-1.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Kar98b-2.jpg

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cracked butt
August 11, 2007, 10:47 PM
Very cool, nice work.

What kind of rifle is the stock from? A persian?

SigfanUSAF
August 11, 2007, 11:09 PM
The stock is from a Steyr M1912 Chilean contract. That's the one thing I can't get myself to get rid of...so I'm gonna have a humped up German rifle with a Chilean crest in the stock.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/crest.jpg

Father Knows Best
August 12, 2007, 10:35 AM
Very cool, and nice work on that stock.

DMK
August 12, 2007, 01:24 PM
Very nice! I love how you matched the finish. That stock repair looks just like the countless ones I've seen on milsurps.

Are you doing anything with the barrel channel to float the barrel?

Harry Paget Flashman
August 12, 2007, 03:01 PM
That is some very nice woodworking, SigFan. What kind of glue did you use for the wood repair? I've used Gorilla glue before on cosmoline impregnated stocks but don't know yet how well that's going to work long term.

SigfanUSAF
August 12, 2007, 03:03 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback guys!

Are you doing anything with the barrel channel to float the barrel?

Not 100% sure yet. I'm still in need of a 98/22 or Gew98 barrel. I've done the inletting for the K98 rear sight (I found an S42/G base too!). I guess I'll put it together first and see how she shoots at 100 yards. I have a Bold single stage trigger with side safety as well, but I'm also unsure if I want to inlet the stock for it. Decisions, decisions..........

SigfanUSAF
August 12, 2007, 03:07 PM
What kind of glue did you use for the wood repair?

If it were any other repair, I'd just use wood glue. However, as I plan on using this for a hunting rifle, which may see snow/rain, I used this:

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17439&cookietest=1

You can find it and similar marine wood glues at most boat supply shops. They did suggest Gorilla Glue, as supposedly it's held up well in the Marine environments in both fresh and salt water. I chose this because it's supposed to work just as well on oil soaked woods.

SigfanUSAF
August 25, 2007, 06:22 PM
I decided to get away from the scope idea. I found a nice 98/22 29" barrel, so I installed it on a K98k action for now. I really need a pre-1916 Gew98 receiver to complete this, but that's proving hard to find(1916 and later Gew98 stocks had takedown discs and finger grooves). I just got done indexing the K98 sight base in place of the Farci marked Czech sight, and it'll probably sit like this for a while until I can find the time to rust blue the barrel. The bands are going into the hot blue next week, and I need to replace the Kreigsmodell rear band with an earlier milled one.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Kar98b-4.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Kar98b-5.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Kar98b-6.jpg

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