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Bubba'd Mauser with Pics

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ohio Gun Guy, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    I got a good deal on an already bubba'd Swedish Mauser M96. I have been continuing the "bubba-ification" of this poor old rifle:cuss:. Since it was already drilled & tapped I remounted a scope. The bolt did not lock down 100% since the wood was not relieved at the bolt handle, so I removed the wood for the bolt. This made the knob sit directly on the stock, making it difficult to cycle the bolt, so I carved a 98k style bolt "pocket". Since I modified the stock (Making it absolutly worthless:neener:) I went ahead and sanded it. it is only stained, not finished yet. Here are the pictures of it so far. All I am going for is a military-ish shooter. If it shoots well, I'll probably spring for an upgraded stock, and trim the barrel lenght. At that point, maybe even sweep the bolt handle for some style.

    I've never bubba'd a gun before, its kind of fun. :evil:

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  2. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

    It looks good, I particularly like the scope mount. Hell, you're having fun with it, what's the harm?
  3. nyggis

    nyggis Well-Known Member

    I just threw up a little in my mouth...
  4. jasonguerard

    jasonguerard Well-Known Member

    i like it.
    hey who cares if its not factory?
    try a search for the rubbed finish, not oil, minwax i think.
  5. 35 Whelen

    35 Whelen Well-Known Member

    I like it...except maybe for the gargantuan scope. Do you have a nice, trim little 2-7 or 3-9 you could put on it to make me happy? <g>
  6. db_tanker

    db_tanker Well-Known Member

    I agree with Whelen...mebbe a 4x20 or similar rifle scope would look kinda nice actually.

    Otherwise, you haven't done anything wrong, IMO. She is still a shooter I bet.
  7. BornAgainBullseye

    BornAgainBullseye Well-Known Member

    not a bubba by any means. I have seen much worse.... just look on the net at all of the bubba Mosin's. I would change the scope for a fixed 4x without that T-REX objective
  8. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    Nah, that's horrible.
    Darned Swede rifles won't shoot worth a hoot anyway!;)
  9. 3pairs12

    3pairs12 Well-Known Member

    thats not that bubba'd kinda looks good
  10. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member

    If the scope isn't duct taped on it's not really Bubba'ed. :eek:
  11. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    It looks very good Ohio Gun Guy, and if it shoots well enough, a few coats of Tung oil will seal the wood and make it look even better. Homer Formby Tung oil is available at Walmart.
    If you do not reload, Norma ammo is loaded hotter than most other brands but costs twice as much. I suggest trying Prvi Partizan or Wolf Gold 139gr SP loads and see how they shoot. The brass is reloadable too. The military barrels like the heavier bullets because of the rifling twist.
    The 6.5x55 is about my favorite cartridge. Easy shooting and deceptively potent for deer and such.

  12. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the comments. I do have a smaller 3x9x32, simmons scope. The reason I went for the bigger scope is the price, I found it on clearance.:D also, with the taller rings required for the bolt and safety to function, the small scope looked like it was on stilts. I may try to find a happy medium. I had the smaller scope on the gun with the rings from my 10/22 just to see how it looked and it did look good (Couldnt work the bolt, but it looked good). I'll try it with the taller rings and post pictures to see what you all think.

  13. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    Doesn't look bad. I've seen much worse from bubba jobs. As far as I'm concerned, you were just fixing what some moron screwed up. There's no harm in that. It's better to have it functional and not quite original than for it to not be usable at all.
  14. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    The only issue I can see is that the stock needs a nice coat of.....something, and the scope is huge; maybe something with a smaller bell would work better, and add to the aesthetics?

    Overall, it's one of the nicer bubba's I've seen--and since you didn't start the process, there's not really anything to fault you for!
  15. ashtxsniper

    ashtxsniper Well-Known Member

    This gun needs some form of cheek pad so you can get a proper cheek weld with the scope since it sits so high. You can get away without one but your accuracy will suffer considerably.
  16. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    Get yourself some Minwax gunstock stain, and some polycoat to go on top of it, and go to town.
  17. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Well-Known Member

  18. Frog48

    Frog48 Well-Known Member

    I agree with the others, a smaller scope (like a 3-9x40) would look better.

    But over, it looks very nice.
  19. thebaldguy

    thebaldguy Well-Known Member

    I was expecting to see a really bad looking rifle.

    Good job! I think it looks great. I don't consider this a Bubba'd.
  20. Rifleman 173

    Rifleman 173 Well-Known Member

    Good job. The rifle looks very nice.

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