any mauser Afficianados in here?


January 23, 2008, 10:04 AM
I was given a custom build gun on a mauser 98 action made by FN i can give more info if necessary but i would like to find out about the gun. Shoots great but i am not a mauser kinda guy so i dont have any knowledge base to start on. thanks.

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January 23, 2008, 10:20 AM
I have several guns made on M98 Mauser actions. That was widely done in years past when gunsmithing fees were smaller and you could get GREAT firearms this way.

It is estimated that there were >100 MILLION M98's made in untold numbers of factories in numerous countries. Most were well made. The M98's by FN were top notch. Fit and finish were really good (as a usual rule), metallergy was good and therefore the actions were very strong and reliable.

IF the conversion was well and safely done, my guess is that you have a very good and servicable rifle. Those actions were converted to many calibers including 300 Win Mag, 458 Win mag, etc, so they were strong and tough.

If care was done in the conversion, you may also have a superbly accurate gun. You might have a 'smith to give it the once over to make sure it was well done and is safe. If so, shoot the heck out of it and see how it does.

Mine are done in .270, 25-06 and 35 Whelen. I like them a lot. Hope you like yours.

January 23, 2008, 08:56 PM
I tell you,I am replying to this thread just so in the future I can find it again cause.....

yeah I like Mausers,I like all guns just about but I have been racking up some nice Mausers lately,I just love that old school of the turn of the 20th century craftmanship put into most of them.

Alot of photos coming soon,I'm turning this thread into a "post your Mauser" thread.:cool:

January 23, 2008, 09:11 PM
I just picked up a K98 Israeli conversion made by FN, haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but I hear good things about them.

January 23, 2008, 10:17 PM
I have a "customized" Mauser 98 action my brother put together many
years ago. It's chambered 30.06, with a Shilen barrel, a Timney
trigger, and a hand-carved black walnut stock loosely shaped after
the Remington 700 style. I topped it off with a Leupold Vari-X II
3X9 matte finish. It's the only rifle I've used for deer since 1985.
I call it my "MeatStick".:evil:


January 24, 2008, 06:35 AM
My Mauser I bought on my birthday for myself as a bday present.

The Mauser is at Oleg's; one of the things I really liked about it was the fact that it had a new barrel and was converted to .308, which means I can bring the mauser and M1A to the range and bring just one bullet.

The action is great, even though I'm a lefthander. I miss my Mauser.

When I get back, I'll be putting a Huber Concept trigger on it.. The trigger leaves much to be desired; but everything else about it solid.

jack the toad
January 24, 2008, 06:56 AM
Mauser fan here, especially big ring 98's.
Currently only have one. A Venezualin FN contract 7x57. Original barrel but has been sporterized with replacement stock, etc. Good shooter, nice looker.

January 29, 2008, 07:35 PM
just got it,Venezuelan FN made M24/30 7mm.:cool:

January 29, 2008, 07:44 PM
Dang....I really don't care for most military rifles and that one is fantastic. How would one go about getting one??

January 29, 2008, 07:47 PM
redneck2,keep an eye out on gunbroker and auctionarms,they have been popping up recently,and check gunboards for possible listings also.

It is such a comfortable and well balanced rifle.:)

January 29, 2008, 08:05 PM
my K98 typically without the hood and cleaning rod,I got a rod but it was too long now I have a 10" on the way.

January 29, 2008, 10:53 PM
I bought a Mitchell's "tanker" 8mm mauser for my son-in-law. This a new gun with a 17.4 inch barrell. I tapped it and put a 6X42 Leopold scope on it. I used Nosler ballistic tip 180 gr and IMR 4350 powder and got inaccurate groups and velocities. Maybe the powder is too slow and doesn't work in this short barrel. Any advise on faster powder and maybe I'll try Nosler's 200gr Accubond bullet?

1200 meters
January 30, 2008, 12:28 AM
Man! who couldn't love a Mauser. I've got one 1941 Obendorf, beauty , don't know what the creast is. I believe it was contracted to some other country but maintained in the German services during the war. I also have built three Yugo M-48 one Advanced Technologies Stocks and they are great shooters.. here's pics of my '41 Obendorf. Oh yes I have several Hoods if someone wants them let me know. Blitz ...sorry guys I don't know how to send pics by HTML

1200 meters
January 30, 2008, 12:34 AM
Hey Ginge, I load 200Gr Sierra HPBT with IMR 3031. figure your own numbers as I would be liable for a bad reciept. I changed to IMR 4064 for the longer barrel .and it shoots smoother but I haven't achieved the velocity I want yet. the 3031 should do well in the shorter barrel, Blitz

January 30, 2008, 08:34 PM
1200 meters,sign up on photobucket,its a great way for posting photos.:cool:

January 30, 2008, 10:32 PM
i have a few. these are just the ones that are in one piece. i also have about 8 or 9 that are in various stages of either being restored or built into custom rifles & i won another on gb a couple of days ago.

i just need to finish the sights for this one to be complete. its a yugo reworked mod98 that was in rough shape but has a new barrel. i just cleanded up the metal, added a sculptured two hole triggerguard,reworked the shape of the trigger, added a new stock from the bargain section at great american gunstocks, shortened the military rear sight down to only read 600 meters similar to the early mauser sporting rifles, i'm still tweaking the spring on it & reworked the front sight a little.

February 3, 2008, 09:35 PM
dirtyjim great collection!

took out the Venezuelan today Im very pleased with it.Tried PP and Sellior&Bellot ammo,the S&B is more accurate but shoots lower that the PP.I have to decide which I 'll stick with,if it's S&B I'll most the elevation.

February 3, 2008, 09:59 PM
Lionking, that is a peach of a Mauser. I love those south american contract guns! And ya'all got a heck of a flag collection- where do you buy them?

February 3, 2008, 10:14 PM
well some members gripe about Ebay but I get them for $5 to $7 a piece off there, other online stores want 3 times more for the same

I have a Chilean,Brazilian,Argentine,Spainish and a Persian carbine I'm picking up next week as soon as a Turkish I ordered comes in then I get them at once to save transfer fees.I have been getting alot of flags lol!

I thought it would be a cool accessory for photoing them.But then you start thinking what about this,what about hat to add to the scenery like bayonets and stuff and man......I am stopping this for a long while now.....time to get to know my newbies before I go off even!

February 3, 2008, 10:27 PM
I have a M12 Chilean Mauser made by Styer chambered in 308. When I shot it the first time I was picking off about a two inch end of a bowling in low light at about 65 yards. So, in a nut shell, I love mine. There is a gunsmith in my area that does that rebuild that I bought mine from.

February 13, 2008, 07:52 PM
minty consecutive 1909 Argentine mausers.:DMy experience with PP ammo so far is that it's "ok" accurate so I'm wondering if a different make might do better in these.So far they are high and to the right. ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

February 21, 2008, 01:24 AM
Hey Ginge I 've had good luck with the same 180 nosler ballistic tip and
imr 4064 with my's a Serbian made from mitchell's. I believe they refer to them as yugo's. Anyway my manuals have very little data for the caliber but I found a web site that has plenty.
take a look at it, he uses a wide range of powders and bullets.
Happy shooting.

m. d. woods

February 21, 2008, 02:04 AM
I have a Mod 98 with a sporter stock (probably Bishop or Fagen(sp?) with the original barrel sortened just aft of the original front sight. It is 8mm mauser but I would like to get it either re-chambered or re-barrelled. The bolt handle has been turned and it has a Timney trigger and Buhler scope mount and rings. What is a good caliber to re-chamber to or to re-barrel to?

Snapping Twig
February 21, 2008, 02:46 AM
I just lucked out and picked up this FN Browning in 30-06. It's a 1972 piece with a zebra pattern English walnut stock that I free floated.

Thing had a crowned barrel and a trigger job. MAN, does it shoot! The previous owner was a rifleman and his estate was kind enough to favor me with this wonderful Mauser 98.

I replaced the scope with a Nikon BuckMaster 3x9 - 40 with BDC reticle.


February 21, 2008, 09:41 AM
Has to be a great design. Over 100 years old and still copied. Early military Mausers exhibited worksmanship on a par with custom build rifles made today. 15 yrs ago picked up a near mint 1909 Peruvian contract made by DWM in 7.65. Accuracy is excellent, fit and finish same. Even the 98K's made late in WWII are excellent rifles but a little cruder in finish. Hard act to follow.

February 23, 2008, 01:49 AM
All the Mausers i've seen had blued receivers, or at least, some blue left. So i'm assuming that you worked to polished the receivers to bright metal. I think it looks great.

How did you do it?

I would be interested in doing this too, but i don't want to ruin anything.

February 24, 2008, 04:36 PM
Tauzero,I'm no mauser history expert but every Argentone 1909 I have seen has a shiney crest to it.I think some types of mausers were blued hile others in the white.

If my 1909's have been redone whoever did it paid exceptional detail to all markings and cartouche,I don't think these were redone.

Now here is a Chilean 1895 I recently scored,it is mainly blued on the reciever.A few dents and dings otherwise excellent condition.

S&B ammo is doing better in all my mausers compared to PP ammo. ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

February 24, 2008, 04:52 PM
Persian M49 carbine.Im having feeding issues with it though. ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

February 24, 2008, 04:58 PM
this is how my K98 performed.The winchester 170gr was so low it barely was on paper while the S&B 196gr was center to the right. (

February 24, 2008, 05:24 PM
No custom models, but a nice Yugo 48 with a unique serial number. Five Swedish 96 , one a short rifle, a cut down with a two digit serial number.

That Venezuealn is a fantastic looking rifle. I would love to have one of those or one from Chile, if I could get an intact crest like that.

February 24, 2008, 05:48 PM
jkingrph.......keep an eye out on gunbroker.There are many various for sale,in different condition and prices accordingly.

While many have finish tarnished or in some cases the crest removed (Argentine 1891) the shootability may be fine.

I also have a Brazilian 1908 7mm I haven't posted yet,while I normally prefere to get a pristine condition rifle in this case it has alot of bluing gone but still shoots good.

I'm really becoming a fan of 7mm Mauser.

My Swedes are real accurate but typically shoot high until I finally go and get a replacement sight for them.

I too plan on getting a Yugo,the are more affordable than some other types yet shoot good.

February 24, 2008, 09:18 PM
here is my latest toy. mauser guild rifle based on a small ring 98 chambered in 9x57. double set triggers, claw mounts,ribbed barrel, two leaf rear sight & folding tang sight. this one has been used quite a bit & the stock has many dings & gouges.

March 10, 2008, 10:06 PM
My Brazilian 1908 7mm.

It doesn't produce great groups so far but still a fun shooter.The barrel is sparkling yet has some wear.

All my mausers so far Sellier&Bellot does better than Prvi Partizan.I've seen guys with handloads take mausers to a new level of accuracy though.

I'm thinking about using very fine steel wool and shine up the receiver what do you think?should I ? ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

March 11, 2008, 02:00 AM
Just got another mauser even though its a Russian Capture Mitchell's Mauser redo I'm incredibly happy with it!

September 7, 2008, 08:16 PM
here is another Brazilian 1908 in 7mm I purchased a little while ago.

Shot it today and with 173gr it either shoots too high or too low with sight adjust ments so I may need to go with a lighter grain to bring impact down,but it shoots good though.
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September 7, 2008, 08:19 PM
and my second Persian mauser,same deal it shoots too high or low between adjustments so with this one I may need to use a lighter grain. ( ( (

September 7, 2008, 08:36 PM
Without really trying, I've accumulated three good Mausers: A Swede Husky M38 (96 action) and two 98's: a Brazilian/Czech rework .30, and a minty Chilean 1935 Carbine. I likum!

September 7, 2008, 08:39 PM
please post pics of that minty Chilean 1935,I have been looking for one.:cool:

October 12, 2008, 08:25 PM
Got a Czech VZ23:DI have been informed this is a 98/22 Mauser not a VZ23

ohhh it shoots good.:D:D

only problem is just like my Persians one click elevation is too low,one click up goes to high so I might have to file the front sight to bring impact into the black.

S&B ammo,this is a typical group but was best of 3,not by much though.

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October 12, 2008, 08:47 PM
Mausers? I can do a few Mausers.

A CZ 550F in '06 with a Leopold 3x9.

A BRNO 602 375 H&H with a 1.5x4 Leopold.

A commercial 98 with set triggers in '06 that I restocked.

Interarms Mini-Mauser in 223 with a Bausch & Lomb 2x7.

Another I built with express sights and other "safari rifle" features but with a laminated stock.

A BRNO "Sporter" still in 8x67.

I don't have a photo but somewhere around here is an unaltered 98K with rod and bayonet. I figured I should leave at least one in original condition.

October 12, 2008, 08:59 PM
saxonpig.....yummy!Liking them all but specially that BRNO sporter.;)

October 12, 2008, 09:56 PM
well i've got a few more in the works, some have been showed & some haven't.
tweed project that will resemble the prewar special african type when done. has double set triggers, sculpterd bottom metal with a hinged lever release floorplate. rear sight has been reworked to resemble the 1000 yard tangent sight that was used on some mauser sporting rifles.
considering doing double square bridges cut for talley rings. bolt is tacked in position, i still have to weld it.

35 whelen on a dwm oberndorf 1908 action

220 swift on a fn military action, with fajen beaver tail stock & a weaver k6 with a litschert 12x targetteer booster

manchurian mukden mauser sporter, i've rasped the hogback off the stock & added a pachmayer old english pad since the photos were taken & i have a spare receiver for another project.

dwm gew 98 with octagon 6.5x55 barrel project. since the pics i've added double set triggers & a shotgun style triggerguard. extended the tang on the receiver to compliment the shotgun style triggerguard. i'm shapping the quarter rib now.

50 cal muzzel loading mauser.

oberndorf gew98 that is going to be reworked similar to the model c sporting rifle

my $41 spanish 1916 in 7mm mauser, i still have to finsh the metal & wood then rust blue it.

tiger striped spanish 1916 in 7mm

a trio of parker hale receivers for some long range projects. a m84 single shot target rifle receiver, a m85 sniper rifle receiver & a m86 clip fed target rifle receiver. i'm not sure when i'll get around to building them.

July 13, 2010, 08:20 PM
Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread but does anyone know what company produced SaxonPig's stock in post # 40.

July 13, 2010, 09:04 PM
Why don't you PM him yourself and ask him?


July 13, 2010, 09:11 PM
[...] does anyone know what company produced SaxonPig's stock in post # 40.It is a factory CZ Mannlicher stock, but I am certain that a semi-inletted custom stock for a standard '98 could be ordered from one of several stock companies.


July 13, 2010, 09:16 PM
Why don't you PM him yourself and ask him?

I did

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