FrankenMauser


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jimmyraythomason
August 18, 2010, 01:23 PM
I finally got to test my FrankenMauser yesterday. I put this rifle together from used cast-off parts,starting with a Colombian large ring M98 receiver. I installed a HVA Swedish barrel take-off 24" from a Model 640 Husquavarna 30 caliber. I used a bolt assembled from individual parts collected over a period of a couple of years,including a Zastava bolt shroud. Trigger is a Bold Deluxe by Boyds and stock is a Charles Daly synthetic. Trigger guard is a modified military unit of unknown origin. Here are the results. Temperature was in the lower 90s with a fairly brisk wind l-r. Scope was a Simmon's 44 magnum 3x10x44. Rifle on bipod in the picture is my Howa 1500 also in 30.06. The Mauser is against the tree. Not too bad for a pieced together hunting rifle.

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dirtyjim
August 18, 2010, 11:30 PM
not bad, i've put together a few spare parts rifles that turned out to be very good shooters.

Mr_Pale_Horse
August 19, 2010, 12:32 PM
Outstanding.

Any records of the time, processes, and money you have in the project?

jimmyraythomason
August 19, 2010, 01:25 PM
Any records of the time, processes, and money you have in the project? Nothing on paper,I build 'em because I enjoy doing it. I paid $45+ shipping for the stripped receiver,$40+ $20 express shipping for the barrel. Bolt and components were over $100,trigger around $40,scope rings and mounts around $30,stock was about $50. I removed the charger hump,set the barrel and headspace,drilled and tapped for scope and did the hot bath bluing all myself. I haven't the slightest idea how many manhours that took. To me it was worth it.

Smokey Joe
August 19, 2010, 04:47 PM
JRT--Gooood use of a bunch of spare parts!!

Nice cobbling job! And she shoots good to boot! What's not to like?

jimmyraythomason
August 19, 2010, 06:32 PM
Not all of my cobble jobs work out. Most recently my .257 Roberts failed miserably. It LOOKED great but keyholed badly. Apparently it has the wrong bore diameter for a .257 but the wrong twist rate for a larger caliber. For the time being it has been put on the back burner and parts canablized for other projects. Notably this 30.06 and a Turk in .280 Remington.

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