Looking for an Expert Mauser Gumsmith / Machinist


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Quick Karl
August 21, 2010, 06:05 PM
Does anyone know of a truly meticulous Mauser machinist / gunsmith? I am not looking for someone to screw a barrel on, I am looking for someone that knows how to clean/true the face of the inner torque shoulder concentric with the bore of the receiver, clean/chase the receiver barrel thread concentric with the bore of the receiver, and face the receiver perpendicular to the bore of the receiver.

This is not a mandrel and tap job.

I can do all the other work and will have the receiver re-hardened by Blanchard’s in Salt Lake City.

I sure hope someone can help because it is getting harder and harder to find guys that know how to do the work the right way…

Thanks in advance.

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dirtyjim
August 21, 2010, 07:38 PM
go over to the gunsmithing forum on accurate reloading, there are several there who do that type of work.
i normally tru the receiver face on a mandrel then i use a home built lapping tool to square the primary torque shoulder.

you don't need to have the receiver re-carbed if your only truing the shoulders and threads, if you lap the lugs i would have it re-carbed.
if the lugs have any setback i would have the receiver re-carbed before any lapping or machining is done. i've seen a few receivers where the locking lugs sprungback a little and had the be re-lapped.

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