Bubba'd Mauser with Pics


PDA






Ohio Gun Guy
November 19, 2008, 07:00 AM
I got a good deal on an already bubba'd Swedish Mauser M96. I have been continuing the "bubba-ification" of this poor old rifle:cuss:. Since it was already drilled & tapped I remounted a scope. The bolt did not lock down 100% since the wood was not relieved at the bolt handle, so I removed the wood for the bolt. This made the knob sit directly on the stock, making it difficult to cycle the bolt, so I carved a 98k style bolt "pocket". Since I modified the stock (Making it absolutly worthless:neener:) I went ahead and sanded it. it is only stained, not finished yet. Here are the pictures of it so far. All I am going for is a military-ish shooter. If it shoots well, I'll probably spring for an upgraded stock, and trim the barrel lenght. At that point, maybe even sweep the bolt handle for some style.

I've never bubba'd a gun before, its kind of fun. :evil:

If you enjoyed reading about "Bubba'd Mauser with Pics" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Floppy_D
November 19, 2008, 07:09 AM
It looks good, I particularly like the scope mount. Hell, you're having fun with it, what's the harm?

nyggis
November 19, 2008, 07:17 AM
I just threw up a little in my mouth...

jasonguerard
November 19, 2008, 07:33 AM
i like it.
hey who cares if its not factory?
try a search for the rubbed finish, not oil, minwax i think.

35 Whelen
November 19, 2008, 08:01 AM
I like it...except maybe for the gargantuan scope. Do you have a nice, trim little 2-7 or 3-9 you could put on it to make me happy? <g>
35W

db_tanker
November 19, 2008, 08:05 AM
I agree with Whelen...mebbe a 4x20 or similar rifle scope would look kinda nice actually.

Otherwise, you haven't done anything wrong, IMO. She is still a shooter I bet.

BornAgainBullseye
November 19, 2008, 08:41 AM
not a bubba by any means. I have seen much worse.... just look on the net at all of the bubba Mosin's. I would change the scope for a fixed 4x without that T-REX objective

Onmilo
November 19, 2008, 08:44 AM
Nah, that's horrible.
Darned Swede rifles won't shoot worth a hoot anyway!;)

3pairs12
November 19, 2008, 09:01 AM
thats not that bubba'd kinda looks good

Speedo66
November 19, 2008, 10:36 AM
If the scope isn't duct taped on it's not really Bubba'ed. :eek:

NCsmitty
November 19, 2008, 10:44 AM
It looks very good Ohio Gun Guy, and if it shoots well enough, a few coats of Tung oil will seal the wood and make it look even better. Homer Formby Tung oil is available at Walmart.
If you do not reload, Norma ammo is loaded hotter than most other brands but costs twice as much. I suggest trying Prvi Partizan or Wolf Gold 139gr SP loads and see how they shoot. The brass is reloadable too. The military barrels like the heavier bullets because of the rifling twist.
The 6.5x55 is about my favorite cartridge. Easy shooting and deceptively potent for deer and such.

NCsmitty

Ohio Gun Guy
November 19, 2008, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the comments. I do have a smaller 3x9x32, simmons scope. The reason I went for the bigger scope is the price, I found it on clearance.:D also, with the taller rings required for the bolt and safety to function, the small scope looked like it was on stilts. I may try to find a happy medium. I had the smaller scope on the gun with the rings from my 10/22 just to see how it looked and it did look good (Couldnt work the bolt, but it looked good). I'll try it with the taller rings and post pictures to see what you all think.

Thanks

WardenWolf
November 19, 2008, 02:09 PM
Doesn't look bad. I've seen much worse from bubba jobs. As far as I'm concerned, you were just fixing what some moron screwed up. There's no harm in that. It's better to have it functional and not quite original than for it to not be usable at all.

Eightball
November 19, 2008, 02:23 PM
The only issue I can see is that the stock needs a nice coat of.....something, and the scope is huge; maybe something with a smaller bell would work better, and add to the aesthetics?

Overall, it's one of the nicer bubba's I've seen--and since you didn't start the process, there's not really anything to fault you for!

ashtxsniper
November 19, 2008, 02:46 PM
This gun needs some form of cheek pad so you can get a proper cheek weld with the scope since it sits so high. You can get away without one but your accuracy will suffer considerably.

WardenWolf
November 19, 2008, 02:48 PM
Get yourself some Minwax gunstock stain, and some polycoat to go on top of it, and go to town.

paintballdude902
November 19, 2008, 03:06 PM
i would look for an older scope like a weaver or redfield to give it a more classic look and maybe some shorter rings

that scope just looks out of place on a classic rifle with a new shiny scope

maybe like this
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=116503523

Frog48
November 19, 2008, 03:48 PM
I agree with the others, a smaller scope (like a 3-9x40) would look better.

But over, it looks very nice.

thebaldguy
November 19, 2008, 10:05 PM
I was expecting to see a really bad looking rifle.

Good job! I think it looks great. I don't consider this a Bubba'd.

Rifleman 173
November 20, 2008, 01:06 AM
Good job. The rifle looks very nice.

ugaarguy
November 20, 2008, 01:19 AM
Since it was already drilled & tapped I remounted a scope.
The bolt handle turn down without stock relief, and the drill & tap were the bubba-ing.
The bolt did not lock down 100% since the wood was not relieved at the bolt handle, so I removed the wood for the bolt. This made the knob sit directly on the stock, making it difficult to cycle the bolt, so I carved a 98k style bolt "pocket". All I am going for is a military-ish shooter.
Based on the photos, and your mindset, I'm going say you took a rifle in the early stages on bubba-ing and lead it down the path to sporterizing.

madcratebuilder
November 20, 2008, 08:01 AM
That's not bubba'd at all, nice looking rifle.
This is Bubba's
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/264-2.jpg

andyjason
November 20, 2008, 01:06 PM
what exactly is that?

Girodin
November 20, 2008, 02:05 PM
Is that a clutch handle for a motorcycle? Of all the things one could use for a bolt handle.

paintballdude902
November 20, 2008, 04:39 PM
ummm ariska maybe imn not sure

Ohio Gun Guy
November 20, 2008, 04:47 PM
As the O.P. lets change this thread to posting pictures of the most Bubba'd guns you own or have taken a picture of in person (Must be real, not internet rumor). Mausers if you can help it. :eek:

jpwilly
November 20, 2008, 10:33 PM
Singing - Bubba's back and the milsurps are in trouble...hey now hey now bubba's back.

Just kidding. Nice job and the rifle, being a Swiss M96, ought to shoot straight! I agree with others that a smaller low power (older looking) scope would be the ticket to pull this off.

ir3e971
November 20, 2008, 10:43 PM
I think arisakas are an ugly rifle. However, that just took ugly to an entirely new level. It looks embarrassed. :scrutiny:

The swede looks alright, just needs a smaller scope.

expvideo
November 21, 2008, 08:37 AM
Reading the thread title, I was expecting some kind of plastic TAPCO stock in ACU camo or some garbage. That actually doesn't look bad at all. It's a really nice looking Mauser, too

If you enjoyed reading about "Bubba'd Mauser with Pics" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!