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any mauser Afficianados in here?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RevolverMan567, Jan 23, 2008.

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  1. RevolverMan567

    RevolverMan567 Member

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    I was given a custom build gun on a mauser 98 action made by FN i can give more info if necessary but i would like to find out about the gun. Shoots great but i am not a mauser kinda guy so i dont have any knowledge base to start on. thanks.
     
  2. critter

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    I have several guns made on M98 Mauser actions. That was widely done in years past when gunsmithing fees were smaller and you could get GREAT firearms this way.

    It is estimated that there were >100 MILLION M98's made in untold numbers of factories in numerous countries. Most were well made. The M98's by FN were top notch. Fit and finish were really good (as a usual rule), metallergy was good and therefore the actions were very strong and reliable.

    IF the conversion was well and safely done, my guess is that you have a very good and servicable rifle. Those actions were converted to many calibers including 300 Win Mag, 458 Win mag, etc, so they were strong and tough.

    If care was done in the conversion, you may also have a superbly accurate gun. You might have a 'smith to give it the once over to make sure it was well done and is safe. If so, shoot the heck out of it and see how it does.

    Mine are done in .270, 25-06 and 35 Whelen. I like them a lot. Hope you like yours.
     
  3. lionking

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    I tell you,I am replying to this thread just so in the future I can find it again cause.....

    yeah I like Mausers,I like all guns just about but I have been racking up some nice Mausers lately,I just love that old school of the turn of the 20th century craftmanship put into most of them.

    Alot of photos coming soon,I'm turning this thread into a "post your Mauser" thread.:cool:
     
  4. nwilliams

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    I just picked up a K98 Israeli conversion made by FN, haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but I hear good things about them.
     
  5. Walter

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    I have a "customized" Mauser 98 action my brother put together many
    years ago. It's chambered 30.06, with a Shilen barrel, a Timney
    trigger, and a hand-carved black walnut stock loosely shaped after
    the Remington 700 style. I topped it off with a Leupold Vari-X II
    3X9 matte finish. It's the only rifle I've used for deer since 1985.
    I call it my "MeatStick".:evil:

    Walter
     
  6. twoblink

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    My Mauser I bought on my birthday for myself as a bday present.

    The Mauser is at Oleg's; one of the things I really liked about it was the fact that it had a new barrel and was converted to .308, which means I can bring the mauser and M1A to the range and bring just one bullet.

    The action is great, even though I'm a lefthander. I miss my Mauser.

    When I get back, I'll be putting a Huber Concept trigger on it.. The trigger leaves much to be desired; but everything else about it solid.
     
  7. jack the toad

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    Mauser fan here, especially big ring 98's.
    Currently only have one. A Venezualin FN contract 7x57. Original barrel but has been sporterized with replacement stock, etc. Good shooter, nice looker.
     
  8. lionking

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    just got it,Venezuelan FN made M24/30 7mm.:cool:


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  9. redneck2

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    Dang....I really don't care for most military rifles and that one is fantastic. How would one go about getting one??
     
  10. lionking

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    redneck2,keep an eye out on gunbroker and auctionarms,they have been popping up recently,and check gunboards for possible listings also.

    It is such a comfortable and well balanced rifle.:)
     
  11. lionking

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    my K98 typically without the hood and cleaning rod,I got a rod but it was too long now I have a 10" on the way.

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  12. ginge

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    trying to handload Mitchell's "tanker" 8mm mauser

    I bought a Mitchell's "tanker" 8mm mauser for my son-in-law. This a new gun with a 17.4 inch barrell. I tapped it and put a 6X42 Leopold scope on it. I used Nosler ballistic tip 180 gr and IMR 4350 powder and got inaccurate groups and velocities. Maybe the powder is too slow and doesn't work in this short barrel. Any advise on faster powder and maybe I'll try Nosler's 200gr Accubond bullet?
     
  13. 1200 meters

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    Man! who couldn't love a Mauser. I've got one 1941 Obendorf, beauty , don't know what the creast is. I believe it was contracted to some other country but maintained in the German services during the war. I also have built three Yugo M-48 one Advanced Technologies Stocks and they are great shooters.. here's pics of my '41 Obendorf. Oh yes I have several Hoods if someone wants them let me know. Blitz ...sorry guys I don't know how to send pics by HTML
     
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    Hey Ginge, I load 200Gr Sierra HPBT with IMR 3031. figure your own numbers as I would be liable for a bad reciept. I changed to IMR 4064 for the longer barrel .and it shoots smoother but I haven't achieved the velocity I want yet. the 3031 should do well in the shorter barrel, Blitz
     
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  15. lionking

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    1200 meters,sign up on photobucket,its a great way for posting photos.:cool:
     
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    i have a few. these are just the ones that are in one piece. i also have about 8 or 9 that are in various stages of either being restored or built into custom rifles & i won another on gb a couple of days ago.
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    i just need to finish the sights for this one to be complete. its a yugo reworked mod98 that was in rough shape but has a new barrel. i just cleanded up the metal, added a sculptured two hole triggerguard,reworked the shape of the trigger, added a new stock from the bargain section at great american gunstocks, shortened the military rear sight down to only read 600 meters similar to the early mauser sporting rifles, i'm still tweaking the spring on it & reworked the front sight a little.
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  17. lionking

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    dirtyjim great collection!

    took out the Venezuelan today Im very pleased with it.Tried PP and Sellior&Bellot ammo,the S&B is more accurate but shoots lower that the PP.I have to decide which I 'll stick with,if it's S&B I'll most the elevation.


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  18. Tokugawa

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    Lionking, that is a peach of a Mauser. I love those south american contract guns! And ya'all got a heck of a flag collection- where do you buy them?
     
  19. lionking

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    well some members gripe about Ebay but I get them for $5 to $7 a piece off there, other online stores want 3 times more for the same thing.....so

    I have a Chilean,Brazilian,Argentine,Spainish and a Persian carbine I'm picking up next week as soon as a Turkish I ordered comes in then I get them at once to save transfer fees.I have been getting alot of flags lol!

    I thought it would be a cool accessory for photoing them.But then you start thinking what about this,what about hat to add to the scenery like bayonets and stuff and man......I am stopping this for a long while now.....time to get to know my newbies before I go off even more...lol!
     
  20. transformerguru

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    I have a M12 Chilean Mauser made by Styer chambered in 308. When I shot it the first time I was picking off about a two inch end of a bowling in low light at about 65 yards. So, in a nut shell, I love mine. There is a gunsmith in my area that does that rebuild that I bought mine from.
     
  21. lionking

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    minty consecutive 1909 Argentine mausers.:DMy experience with PP ammo so far is that it's "ok" accurate so I'm wondering if a different make might do better in these.So far they are high and to the right.


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  22. sig220mw

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    Hey Ginge I 've had good luck with the same 180 nosler ballistic tip and
    imr 4064 with my mauser....it's a Serbian made from mitchell's. I believe they refer to them as yugo's. Anyway my manuals have very little data for the caliber but I found a web site that has plenty. http://stevespages.com
    take a look at it, he uses a wide range of powders and bullets.
    Happy shooting.

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  23. RonE

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    I have a Mod 98 with a sporter stock (probably Bishop or Fagen(sp?) with the original barrel sortened just aft of the original front sight. It is 8mm mauser but I would like to get it either re-chambered or re-barrelled. The bolt handle has been turned and it has a Timney trigger and Buhler scope mount and rings. What is a good caliber to re-chamber to or to re-barrel to?
     
  24. Snapping Twig

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    I just lucked out and picked up this FN Browning in 30-06. It's a 1972 piece with a zebra pattern English walnut stock that I free floated.

    Thing had a crowned barrel and a trigger job. MAN, does it shoot! The previous owner was a rifleman and his estate was kind enough to favor me with this wonderful Mauser 98.

    I replaced the scope with a Nikon BuckMaster 3x9 - 40 with BDC reticle.

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  25. aka108

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    Has to be a great design. Over 100 years old and still copied. Early military Mausers exhibited worksmanship on a par with custom build rifles made today. 15 yrs ago picked up a near mint 1909 Peruvian contract made by DWM in 7.65. Accuracy is excellent, fit and finish same. Even the 98K's made late in WWII are excellent rifles but a little cruder in finish. Hard act to follow.
     
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