Finished with the Mauser Custom


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headoftheholler
January 31, 2016, 05:33 PM
Took me a little over a year and switching between a few stocks before I was satisfied with it. This will be going to my boy when he gets older. Marbled English walnut, Neidner checkered steel buttplate, Timney trigger, German Mauser receiver, Shilen barrel, hand checkered, Gaboon ebony tip. .243 WCF
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headoftheholler
January 31, 2016, 05:35 PM
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LoneGoose
January 31, 2016, 06:01 PM
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing that with us!

tark
January 31, 2016, 06:08 PM
That is mighty nice work, headoftheholler!!! There is Nothing like the satisfaction of turning an old military rifle into a functional work of art. I am normally the first to howl in anguish at someone who wants to sporterize an old military rifle. But when the end result is something this well done I find it somewhat rather more difficult to complain.... Very nice work. Let us know how it shoots

ontarget
January 31, 2016, 06:09 PM
Very nice rifle. He is one lucky boy.

adcoch1
January 31, 2016, 06:09 PM
Wow! That is beautiful. You have a lucky boy to get that rifle...

browningguy
January 31, 2016, 06:10 PM
Lovely work!

Reloadron
January 31, 2016, 06:13 PM
One sweet rifle, came out great.

Ron

Poper
January 31, 2016, 06:26 PM
Looks like a family heirloom has been born! Nicely done!

Liberty1776
January 31, 2016, 06:46 PM
Absolutely gorgeous and perfect. You could be a pro. Did you start with a pre-inlet stock (or did you do it all by hand...?)

Nature Boy
January 31, 2016, 09:44 PM
nice quality work. A rifle to be proud of for sure

jimmyraythomason
January 31, 2016, 09:50 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Great work!

ColtPythonElite
January 31, 2016, 09:53 PM
That is very nice.

horsemen61
January 31, 2016, 09:57 PM
Your son will create many memories with that rifle it's beautiful

bikemutt
January 31, 2016, 10:05 PM
A thing of beauty, wow, very nice!

200Apples
January 31, 2016, 10:33 PM
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An absolutely top-drawer effort and execution restoring that modified Mauser.

Just gorgeous.

I've said these kinds of things before when you've showed us your work.

WANT.


:-)

ironworkerwill
January 31, 2016, 11:06 PM
I like 99.9999% of it. Is the trigger guard screw odd or hard to find? A rifle of this quality surely deserves good looking screws. Or is a built in flaw to insure a degree less than perfection?:neener:

johnnydollar
January 31, 2016, 11:13 PM
Very, very nice! I particularly like the Beuhler style safety. A lot of people use the 3 position Win Mod. 70 style safety on a custom Mauser, but I like the old leaf style myself. Excellent work all around!

sage5907
February 1, 2016, 04:03 PM
I think Paul Jaeger would smile if he could see that rifle. On the other hand he may be looking over your shoulder.

db_tanker
February 1, 2016, 06:18 PM
should have posted NSFW cuz that is some serious sexiness :)

Makes me want to pull the tupperware off my Mauser build and get some good walnut...

sw0596
February 1, 2016, 06:29 PM
My friend, that is truly a BEAUTIFUL classic. I'm drooling and having visions of pack strings in the high county, alpine meadows, African bush, campfires in safari camp, all around the 1890s to 1910.

Sorry it got me carried away.

rcmodel
February 1, 2016, 09:47 PM
I think Paul Jaeger would smile if he could see that rifle. On the other hand he may be looking over your shoulder.On the other hand, headlftheholler may in fact be Paul Jaeger incarnate in another life???

You got a better theory on how he keeps doing this stuff?? :D

rc

MartinS
February 2, 2016, 12:35 AM
The boy is lucky to get something that cannot be bought, only given.

I6turbo
February 2, 2016, 01:35 AM
Outstanding, as usual from you! Thanks for posting.

Malamute
February 2, 2016, 01:39 AM
Beautiful rifle, well done!

Traffer
February 2, 2016, 01:56 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful job. I have a shotgun you can work on if you want.;-), Seriously though it is stunning.

bannockburn
February 2, 2016, 06:39 AM
headoftheholler

Totally awesome craftsmanship! Every aspect of that rifle is fantastic; especially the work you did with that stunning piece of marbled English Walnut. Thanks for sharing it with us.

sage5907
February 2, 2016, 10:04 AM
RC quote: "On the other hand, headofthehollar may in fact be Paul Jaeger incarnate in another life???

RC, that thought process is a little too deep for me. I have enough trouble thinking about the hereafter rather than thinking about the hereafter come back again! Some lucky individuals have a gift of skills that is far beyond what any of us can do. On the other hand, if God could give Paul Jaeger a gift of skill like that he may well be able to bring it back again in another person. The gift of skill reminds me of a woman named Judith Durham who is the lead singer for The Seekers, a singing group that began back in the 1960's. That woman has a voice that is beyond reality. Where it came from no one knows but we can appreciate and awe at the result.

js2013
February 3, 2016, 08:59 PM
Very nice! Not too many people will take the time or have the craftsmanship to do what you did. BTW did you weld on a new bolt handle?

SaltyD
February 3, 2016, 10:43 PM
1st class. For a moment there I was stumped with the beautiful steel butplate "recoil pad" but then I remembered its a 243 .. all good. Congrats on a great project.

captmoto
February 4, 2016, 01:36 AM
Is that action shortened? Love the wood. What was your finishing technique?

IROCZ
February 5, 2016, 07:02 PM
Absolutely stunning. Are you a professional smith?

headoftheholler
February 7, 2016, 11:06 PM
Absolutely stunning. Are you a professional smith?
No sir. Just lots of trial and error in my spare time.

headoftheholler
February 7, 2016, 11:08 PM
Is that action shortened? Love the wood. What was your finishing technique?
Standard length mod. 98 action. Finished in Linseed oil.

adcoch1
February 11, 2016, 01:53 AM
What a work of art! Someday I hope to be capable of such, but I probably won't live long enough. That is a great rifle...

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