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cmars
December 21, 2012, 07:12 PM
I am working on building a custom Mauser starting with a barrel from a Yugo m48, i am having a hard time finding the parts I need to build the gun and I am wondering if I can use parts from other Mauser rifles.

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Twmaster
December 21, 2012, 07:15 PM
Welcome to THR.

Many parts interchange between Mauser rifles. What sort of parts are you trying to get?

Gunnerboy
December 21, 2012, 07:55 PM
depends on the reciever if its a yugo reciever only yugo parts may be used, if its a standard long m98 receiver than any standard m98 parts should work.

cmars
December 21, 2012, 08:12 PM
I am trying to get all of the parts except the barrel, which is from a yugo m48

RPRNY
December 21, 2012, 08:24 PM
Your barrel will fit other large ring Mauser receivers.

cmars
December 21, 2012, 08:32 PM
Thanks

rcmodel
December 21, 2012, 09:09 PM
The best place to start building a rifle is from a complete working action.
You go forward from there with a barrel, stock, scope mounting, better trigger, and whatever else you need to do.

Starting from a worthless Yugo barrel is Bass-Ackwards for any logical rifle building project.

rc

cmars
December 21, 2012, 10:11 PM
Well it may be backwards but I do not have 300 dollars laying around to buy a Mauser and I do not want to damage a original rifle.

Twmaster
December 25, 2012, 08:09 AM
You will have more than $300 in building a rifle....

Save yer pennies.

aka108
December 25, 2012, 10:38 AM
A 1909 Argentine Mauser has the most desireable action to start building a custom Mauser rifle around. You might want to contact Springfield Sporters as they have tons of parts and sub assemblies for many surplus rifles.

snakeman
December 25, 2012, 11:11 AM
it'll cost more than 300 by the time you build it.

BBBBill
December 25, 2012, 01:44 PM
On the cheap, this is what I come up with off the top of my head and you can bet there's more than I've thought of.
Barrel vise: $124 - $155
Action wrench: $68 - $115
Headspace gages: $55 - $60
Mauser action complete: $150 - $400
Stock: $100 - $500
Total: $547 - $1230

This is using the barrel you’ve got, the original trigger, safety, etc. Add a Timney trigger, Buehler style safety, finish on the stock and metal, etc... Well you can see where that's going.

Twmaster
December 25, 2012, 01:56 PM
OP, if you are just wanting an inexpensive Mauser rifle either go to a gun show or watch Gunbroker until you find a deal. I've recently bought complete Turkish Mausers for as little as $100 cash.

Jim K
December 25, 2012, 09:42 PM
In the heyday of "sporterizing" in the 1960's, I calculated that sporterizing a milsurp Mauser 98 to the same standard as a new Remington 700 would cost at least $100 more than the Remington.

The advantage of the milsurp action was that the owner could take the work a bit at a time - drill and tap and bolt job one year, stock work the next year, and so on. But to just take the gun to a gunsmtih or buy the necessary tools, just buying the new sporter would have been cheaper and the result, unless even more money was spent for work by a top gunsmith, would have been better.

Jim

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