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Turkish Mauser stock question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by ldlfh7, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Well-Known Member

    I recently got a turkish mauser which has had its stock sanded and re-stained.
    On the back side of the stock where the action mounts onto the stock has been sanded too much and there is no flush fit.
    I figured I could buy a replacement stock from boyd's but I am not sure which one to buy because Turk mausers are large ring mausers whose barrel shank has the diameter of small ring mauser.

    Will a standard large ring mauser stock fit?
    This is a standard model 1938 Turk mauser.
  2. lathedog

    lathedog Well-Known Member

    Always a good idea to call and ask, but yes a large ring Turk is a standard length 98 action.

    The one problem you may encounter with a Turk variant is the thin ring extending forward on the receiver front face for securing the back end of the handguard. That is common on a few variants so maybe ask Boyds and I bet they have an inlet pattern to account for that. Otherwise you would have to inlet forward a bit to allow for the extra metal to fit.

    p.s. I have a turk 38 that was large shank re: barrel threads. It looks like they got ahold of something else and built it out as an M38 pattern rifle. So you never know until you get one apart.
  3. LAGS

    LAGS Well-Known Member

    If you want to use the original stock, it can be repaired and look very good.
    You just sand a flat across the back of the Tang Area, about 1/4 inch deep, level with the line of your bore all the way up to the Bolt stop /Ejector spring cover rear. ( ie, 1/4 to 3/8 deep at the receiver, to Zero at the radius of the top of the wrist ) and glue a peice of similar hardwood to the top of your stock.
    Then it can be reshaped to look like the original dimensions, and be inletted to fit the tang.
    I have had to do that many a time when there were visable cracks behind the tang.
    I even did the 1/4 inch thick peice with a Dis similar wood, and it made it looke like a inlaid detail on top of the back of the stock.
    I used a peice of 1/4 ' Ebony on one and it looked really good.
    If you are willing to buy a whole new stock, then I take it you are not trying to Restore it to perfect Original NIB comdition.
    Battle Rifles also had repairs to the stocks when they re-armored them, so a repair is not something unheard of.
  4. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    The stock screw spacing will be the key to determining what Turk Mauser you have. A 7.835" spacing is a standard large ring Mauser dimension. All K.Kale stamped Turks are standard length Mausers. Having a small ring threaded barrel does not change the external standard large ring dimensions of the action, but the Turks used a shroud extension on the action to secure the handguard on M98 style actions.

    Intermediate action length Mauser's measure 7.620".

    For more information on Turks, check out www.turkmauser.com.

    Last edited: Jun 2, 2014

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