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yenchisks
June 12, 2009, 02:43 PM
Let's make a surplus sniper rifle,using what's on the market,and inexpensive say up to $100-300 dollars, what is your building platform scope ect ;)

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benzy2
June 12, 2009, 02:47 PM
Can't be done for $100-$300? The only real option you have is to put a scope mount on a mosin and use a cheap China made scope to even come close to being done for $300.

brian923
June 12, 2009, 04:47 PM
ditto. if you want a nice " military sharpshooters" rifle, i would save your pennys and get a nice mosin, or mauser that already comes with a scope included. stay away from mitchells unless you dont mind if it is re-arsneled. if you dont care, they have so called "sniper" rifle setup mausers for sale. they probably run anywhere from $600.00 to $1000.00 bucks.

nice rifle... http://rguns.net/rifles/rifles-bolt.shtml

seems to be what you want, and its $800.00

krs
June 12, 2009, 05:13 PM
I'd use a K31 with whatever scope mount is available, but why call it a "surplus sniper" when all it will really be is a military surplus rifle with a scope added, which, if you think of it, is all ANY sniper rifle is in essence.

Anyway the Swiss K31 is still available reasonably (or is it?), is quite accurate, and would have been the basis of any Swiss sniper rifle if the Swiss had ever had need of a sniper rifle. I guess.

I have a Swedish M42 Sniper rifle that they built on a 1916 Carl Gustav 6.5x55 rifle with an Ajax 6x scope. A nice rifle, a real sniper rifle, but except for the obviously old military scope no different from the standard Swedish Mauser rifles that were so Big 5 available a while back.

John Parker
June 12, 2009, 09:47 PM
I'll give a big 'plus one' to the K31. The thing can drive nails! It is simply a fantastic rifle.

Ohio Gun Guy
June 12, 2009, 09:56 PM
Used Swedish Mauser, already drilled and tapped...$100.00
Scope on Clearance = 75.00 (Normally 150+)
Mounts = 25.00
Polished the bolt & refinished the stock / material in my shop. = 20.00

Total cost +/- = 225.00 :D

yenchisks
June 12, 2009, 10:10 PM
wow that's pretty nice what is it tell me more;)

Ohio Gun Guy
June 12, 2009, 10:11 PM
I just got the scout mount this week from Centerfire Systems.

But it would blow the 300.00 budget by just a few dollars, so here it is.

Mauser = +/- 300?
Scout Mount 20+shipping
Scope = 50 +/- (Clearance again)

I have not decided if I'm goint to change up the scope, due to it being a longer eye reliefe. I may cut the mount shorter, so that it looks better. I'll think about it for a while......no hurry.

Ohio Gun Guy
June 12, 2009, 10:17 PM
The first one is a M96 (1902) swedish mauser in 6.5X55 Swedish. I have done the most work I have ever done do a gun..... It was already drilled and tapped by the previous owner / gun smith. The bolt was also bent. I reground the bolt handle to reshape it, polished the bolt and refinsihed the stock. I removed the upper handguard, because as I was reworking it, it was looking more commercial than military, and removing the hand guard helped with that. I also removed the middle band and smoothed in the step in the stock. I also buffed the butt plate to a shine.

Here is what I started with

jpwilly
June 13, 2009, 12:27 AM
Ahem...How about a K-31 7.5x55mm! Nice rifles Ohio Gun Guy...

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/102_6066.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/102_6070.jpg

Or a M91/30 PU:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/M91-30PU002.jpg

Ohio Gun Guy
June 13, 2009, 06:35 AM
jpwilly - Did you refinish the MN/PU? That has a nice looking stock which makes for a nice looking rifle:)

I like the swiss rifle too, Which reminds me, I have wanted one of those too.....hmmm Is that a no tap mount?

RatDrall
June 13, 2009, 07:16 AM
Why not use a regular, off the shelf American hunting rifle?

edited to add:

I'm not trying to sound like I'm knocking the idea of a surplus "sniper rifle", just curious why a normal hunting rifle won't work for the same thing.

RonE
June 13, 2009, 09:45 AM
Shouldn't be too much of a problem if you shop around, and do most of the work yourself. I think I had about $300-350 in mine and had as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.....here is the link: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=369278&highlight=Snipper

Ohio Gun Guy
June 13, 2009, 10:30 AM
RonE, I think yours is missing a "Hello Kitty" sticker. ;)

I did enjoy the post. You should get an aftermarket stock to slid it into for serious shooting, and then keep the pink one to show the friends. :eek: :D

Cannonball888
June 13, 2009, 10:35 AM
http://www.mykeru.com/wordpress/wp-content/themes/mykeru/images/carcano.jpg

bill larry
June 13, 2009, 11:31 AM
Too bad Swede mausers are going for 300+ now. I need a companion for my AG-42b.

Maverick223
June 13, 2009, 11:50 AM
Well it looks like you can get a 6.5 Carcano with a brand new 4x scope for less than $20.00. :D

sharkhunter2018
June 13, 2009, 11:57 AM
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l250/sharkhunter2018/Guns/mosinsniperprofile-1.jpg

rojocorsa
June 13, 2009, 12:48 PM
How easy to find are PU scopes + long bolt handled Mosin bolts?

clemsonu0219
June 13, 2009, 01:05 PM
Those are some nice rigs @ those prices fellas

Acera
June 13, 2009, 04:42 PM
Check out what this guy did. Probably in your price range. You would have to work at it to make it look this good, but a little effort could pay off.

Link has more pictures of the build.

To clear up confusion posted below,

THIS IS NOT MY RIFLE!

(I would love to be able to take credit for it, but can't)

http://bohicaarms.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2235&p=24968&hilit


http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww312/wlindenlaub/mosinpics047.jpg


http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww312/wlindenlaub/mosinpics046.jpg


http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww312/wlindenlaub/mosinpics048.jpg

SquirrelNuts
June 13, 2009, 04:49 PM
Cannonball,

Is that rifle what I think it is?

Acera
June 13, 2009, 04:52 PM
Is that rifle what I think it is?

I was wondering the same thing, probably correct for that time, about 45/46 years ago.

Gelgoog
June 13, 2009, 05:05 PM
I don't understand why you will drill and tap a military surplus rifle. The performance is not going to be that much better then a cheap hunting rifle, and by putting a scope on it, you eliminate loading it with chargers.

clemsonu0219
June 13, 2009, 05:41 PM
Acera... how accurate is your NICE rifle?

madd trapper
June 13, 2009, 06:01 PM
I can say a couple of years ago . I bought a Carcano M38 that bubba got his hands on for less than seventy dollars. The bore is in excellent shape and I rebuilt the rifle to original military form. Since the rifle had 6.5 Italian Stamped on the top receiver ring. I decided to mount a scope on it. I bought a steel side mount from Kalinkaoptics for mosin rifles for forty dollars. Drilled and tap for the side base mount . Bought a high steel quick release mount for thirty nine dollars which allows me to load with the carcano clip into the rifle.I had an extra scope laying around in the shop and used it.Also I glass bedded the rifle to the stock. This rifle can out perform most new rifles . The groups are half inch groups very impressive.

chuckles
June 13, 2009, 06:16 PM
Quote:
Is that rifle what I think it is?

I was wondering the same thing, probably correct for that time, about 45/46 years ago.

Yep and that even looks likes the ad from Kleins. They used to advertise in gun rags all the time in the 60s. S&W Model 1917s were like $18.00. I think thats where he bought his carcano.

Maverick223
June 13, 2009, 06:43 PM
Acera, awesome job on that "surplus sniper rifle", just what the OP asked for...with a lot of work. Looks great! :)
Yep and that even looks likes the ad from Kleins. They used to advertise in gun rags all the time in the 60s. S&W Model 1917s were like $18.00. I think thats where he bought his carcano.Agreed, that is Oswalds gun...and we all know that it was accurate enough. The only one that I recall shooting was very slick and pretty darn accurate to boot.

Acera
June 13, 2009, 07:30 PM
WHOA!! clemsonu0219 and Maverick223, don't give credit where it is not due.

THAT IS NOT MY RIFLE, OR MY WORK. (But I wish it was :) )


It was from another board I participate in, and thought it would fit the OP's original question.





(But thanks anyway, :p )

Maverick223
June 13, 2009, 08:27 PM
WHOA!! clemsonu0219 and Maverick223, don't give credit where it is not due. THAT IS NOT MY RIFLE, OR MY WORK.Hmmm, tried to pull a fast one...did ya? :D

clemsonu0219
June 13, 2009, 08:29 PM
Haha... you wish it was though :) as do I, nice rig.

Acera
June 13, 2009, 08:30 PM
Hmmm, tried to pull a fast one...did ya?

No not me, I thought I made that clear (edited to make it more clear). Will not take credit for something I did not do, nor would I want the owner busting me out and trashing me on the other board, LOL.

Maverick223
June 13, 2009, 08:35 PM
Will not take credit for something I did not doJust givin' you a hard time...he sure knows how to polish a turd. ;)

dirtyjim
June 13, 2009, 11:24 PM
it can & has been done for under $300 many times. i have about 15 mausers that i've picked up for under $150 over the years. some of them were already drilled & tapped, add a steel tube weaver 4x or 6x scope & a set of mounts.
a couple of years ago when new swede m96 barrels were selling for $80 & turk k kales were selling for $75 you could have had the makings of one hell of a surplus sniper style rifle cheap.
add the swede barrel to the turk k kale, then find a used weaver 4x or 6x scope & a set of mounts & you were in business.

you can still put together a nice surplus sniper cheap if you take your time looking for the right parts.

Mr. Bojangles
June 14, 2009, 09:16 AM
Hooray for Mosins :evil:

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