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Cross bolts

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by oz_lowrider, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. oz_lowrider

    oz_lowrider Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know where I can obtain cross bolts like those used Military Mauser 98 stocks. Is there another name for cross bolts and are they used in other mechanical or engineering fields. Are they available in different lengths. Thanks.
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

  3. oz_lowrider

    oz_lowrider Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jim. Have you any thoughts on why a lot of the earlier military Mausers and other makes used cross bolts. Surely it wasn't simply due to poor stock timber. Some of these calibers weren't considered, big, the 7X57 for example. The 8X57 is getting up there in the big class.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    My thought is:

    * The old military rifles were not bedded as precisely as modern rifles.

    * They were subjected to much rougher use then any modern sporter would be called to do.

    * They were subjected to every weather condition known to man and the stock got soaked for days on end, frozen in winter cold, and sucked dry in desert heat. Over and over, day after day, for many years of service.

    * Shrinking and swelling due to weather was common.

    * They may have been subjected to firing rifle grenades, bayonet fighting, and being used as a club.

    Something no modern rifle would ever experiance.

  5. oz_lowrider

    oz_lowrider Well-Known Member

    Good explanation RC, thanks.

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