Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins


December 4, 2013, 06:40 PM
I found a old Bishop Mannlicher full length stock for my Swedish mauser, I have a ton of old bedding to chip out. I'm going to fit a walnut buttplate and TRY to fit a custom nosepiece from an 8 point I took a few years back. I say try because I don't know if this is something I'm capable of fitting so it looks right, I always have the steel cap to fall back on.
Here is what we start with:

A rough mock up just to see how much work we have:

Walnut buttplate from a Beretta prior to shaping and sanding:

Antler nosecap taking shape:

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December 4, 2013, 08:44 PM
nice rifle, id be interested in seeing what it looks like once that nose cap is finished

December 4, 2013, 10:44 PM
very cool concept. make sure you show us when you're done..

Willie Sutton
December 5, 2013, 07:02 AM
Gonna be pretty.

Always liked Mausers stocked this way. Have a G33-40 in .338 Win Mag set up like that. It's a kicker, with nothing but a checkered steel Neidner buttplate between it's stern and my shoulder... but it's sure a shooter.

Keep showing pics, between that stock and the lovely caliber it ought to be a real gem.



December 5, 2013, 10:28 AM
I love the look of full stocked rifles, especially of the Mauser variety. Keep us updated as to your progress and here's hoping it turns out great.

December 8, 2013, 04:36 PM
Got the stock inletted for the side mount scope and the buttplate shaped to the stock.

December 8, 2013, 04:39 PM
That new wood looks like it has a nice grain to it.

December 8, 2013, 05:50 PM
this should look really nice! cant wait to see the finished project.

December 10, 2013, 01:22 PM
must see when done

December 10, 2013, 04:03 PM
Floorplate filed flush with bottom of stock, trigger guard re-profiled to thinner shape.

December 10, 2013, 07:04 PM
Got some more progress made on the antler nosecap, I plan on making the tail end flush with the stock, just not sure if I have enough clearance from the muzzle blast.

stan rose
December 10, 2013, 08:51 PM
I'm liking this project of yours. Thanks for sharing.

December 17, 2013, 02:37 PM
Steel grip cap came in
Floorplate scrubbed of all military stampings:
Before and after , reprofiling military follower to allow closing the bolt on an empty magazine without depressing the follower:

December 21, 2013, 10:51 PM
I wasn't happy with the smaller piece of antler so I went with another antler crown, epoxied and ready for final finishing.

December 22, 2013, 06:03 PM
Lookin good, keep them coming. I also love mannlicher stocks. It looks great with the old straight tube scope. Weaver?

My old lady's brother got a hell of a deal on a 7x57 with a beautiful mannlicher stock and old classic scope and mount... I might have to try to talk him out of it.

January 1, 2014, 04:56 PM
Grain is filled , waiting to cure prior to checkering and final finish.

January 1, 2014, 05:24 PM

I'm really enjoying all of these work in progress photos. Anxiously awaiting the finished rifle.

January 1, 2014, 07:55 PM
It all ready looks awesome. Keep us posted.

January 1, 2014, 08:39 PM
I really like the look of the antler.

stan rose
January 2, 2014, 02:05 PM
That looks awesome. Keep up the excellent work.

January 3, 2014, 08:05 AM
Thank you for the kind notes, Plan on dropping the floorplate and the grip cap off at the engravers today.
Got the front mannlicher type bar sling swivel and rear stud ordered.
Still on the to do list is finish checkering, bed the action, find a decent
rear sight where I didn't carry over the peep sight, hood for the front sight
and a nice rust blue.
I'm hoping when all is said and done I will have something that will be represenative
of what I am capable of restoring/customizing firearms, a showpiece if you will. Regardless, its still going to hit the woods come fall.

January 3, 2014, 06:35 PM
Looking very good!

January 14, 2014, 08:39 PM
Front sling post, rear sling stud and hood for front sight came in and installed.
Still waiting on bottom metal at local engraver, still have to bed stock and checker.

January 15, 2014, 11:26 PM
Floorplate and gripcap back from engraver

January 15, 2014, 11:29 PM
that's awesome

January 16, 2014, 10:20 AM
Awesome build you have going here, I can't wait to see what it looks like when its all finished!

Is that a 1960s penny under the floorplate? :D

January 16, 2014, 12:29 PM
Pretty quick turnaround on the engraving. Looking good!

January 16, 2014, 12:50 PM
Pretty quick turnaround on the engraving. Looking good!
He is local, former tattoo artist, formally trained in hand engraving. Makes a living mostly selling his chainsaw carvings.

stan rose
January 16, 2014, 06:26 PM
I really like that floor plate.

January 21, 2014, 08:34 PM
Got some bluing done today while it was snowing outside:

stan rose
January 21, 2014, 08:54 PM
Looks beautiful. Whole rifle pic?

January 22, 2014, 06:57 PM
Looks beautiful. Whole rifle pic?
Still have to bed and checker stock first.

January 24, 2014, 04:37 PM
Score! 2 boxes of Euro spec hunting rounds for $18 out the door.

Shanghai McCoy
January 24, 2014, 05:54 PM
Man that is looking amazing ! Great job on the rifle and good score on that ammo too.

January 25, 2014, 12:30 PM
Glass bedding today

January 29, 2014, 12:41 PM
Woodwork is nearing completion on Project Mannlicher.
Next time we see it should have some great checkering.

January 29, 2014, 05:11 PM
Looking good

January 29, 2014, 05:54 PM
Score! 2 boxes of Euro spec hunting rounds for $18 out the door.
As an FYI - those cartridges are made from different brass - as last I measured their base, it came out to the .470" or .473", not the .480" that 6.5x55 SE should be.

stan rose
January 29, 2014, 07:34 PM
Really looks very nice.

January 29, 2014, 08:20 PM
As an FYI - those cartridges are made from different brass - as last I measured their base, it came out to the .470" or .473", not the .480" that 6.5x55 SE should be.
I just don't have time to reload, I think they will work fine for chasing whitetails.

March 4, 2014, 05:02 PM
Not a whole lot to show per se, stock is at a friends house getting checkered, this is it half way through:

May 5, 2014, 12:52 PM
Got first coat of finish in the new checkering, picked up a nice Leupold M8 fixed 4x for it as well.
Only thing we are waiting on is the bolt handle which is a figured walnut ball to match the stock.

May 5, 2014, 01:25 PM
Gorgeous work their head

May 12, 2014, 10:34 AM
Bolt work is done. Bolt handle is walnut root and should match the stock nicely.

May 12, 2014, 11:24 AM
That bolt handle is gorgeous! Threaded on I assume?

May 12, 2014, 11:44 AM
It is indeed. The handle was threaded and the ball has a metal insert.

May 12, 2014, 11:53 AM

May 12, 2014, 11:57 AM
interesting and real nice already.

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