Remington quit importing the 798. Some may still be on clearance racks at stores for good prices.
CZ makes new Mausers and Mini-Mausers.
Winchester makes the Model 70 again, too. REALLY nice guns again, finally.
July 28, 2009, 06:46 PM
One problem with the CZ Mausers is that they replaced the excellent Mauser striker-blocking, 3-position safety with a trigger-blocking 2-position. A mistake, in my opinion.
July 28, 2009, 06:51 PM
Vern,so did Zastava including the Charles Dalys and Remington 798s. As did Parker Hale and Rigby(IIRC). I agree that the striker safety is by far the safest but very few manufacturers use them.
July 28, 2009, 06:54 PM
I agree that the striker safety is by far the safest but very few manufacturers use them.
Something I can't understand -- since you can buy an after-market side-swing (Winchester style) safety for these rifles. And for the Remington 700, for that matter.
July 28, 2009, 06:58 PM
There are even kits to convert the original (military style)bolt sleeve to take a Model 70 style swing safety. I prefer the sleek looks of the FN bolt style sleeve sans safety so I have to settle for a slightly inferior safety system on my sporters.
July 28, 2009, 07:00 PM
Why not just get a Model 70?
The new ones are very nicely put together.
July 28, 2009, 07:09 PM
personal preferance mainly. i have a pre-64 winchester 70 but i only bought it because it was priced at about half the going rate, i'll use it for trading fodder on a nice mauser sporter sometime in the future.
i think most of the manufactures go with triggerblock safetys instead of mauser & win70 style safeties because of price & because the general shooting population doesn't know the difference.
July 28, 2009, 07:10 PM
I don't like the enclosed trigger on the new Model 70 -- I have a custom Springfield with a Mashburn enclosed trigger and was elk hunting in a freezing rain. Moisture got inside the trigger housing and froze, making the trigger inoperative.
July 28, 2009, 07:12 PM
July 28, 2009, 08:53 PM
I like the looks of that
July 29, 2009, 01:34 PM
Thanks for all the replies. So, it looks like the answer is that I can get a Mauser action in a sporting rifle, but not a clone of a military Mauser rifle. Is this correct?
I didn't see a Mauser on the CZ website, but I may be missing something.
July 29, 2009, 01:37 PM
If you want a prettied-up Mauser that looks new get a Mitchell's. Be prepared to pay for it though.
July 29, 2009, 01:50 PM
Yeah, I've read good and bad about Mitchell's. Basically, that they just clean up good milsurps themselves, that the bores still may vary a little in condition, etc.
July 29, 2009, 02:01 PM
The "good" about Mitchell's Mausers is you get a good looking,solid, reliable rifle. The "bad" is they are overpriced(IMO),misrepresented as collectors, they have no historical value(has no effect on a "shooter"). If you are willing to pay an inflated price(again IMO) for a like-new Mauser military style k98 then Mitchells' is for you. FWIW,if you bought a mil-surp k98 and did to it what Mitchell's does, it likely would cost you more than a Mitchell's.
July 29, 2009, 02:04 PM
Thanks. If I were paying that much, I would want a basically perfect bore and barrel, do you know if they make that guarantee?
I might look closer at their site and talk to them direct.
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