Anyone use a Wilson Arms Mauser Barrel ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Babarsac, Jun 27, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Babarsac

    Babarsac Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    916
    Location:
    Colorado
    Brownells is having a sale on Wilson Arms Mauser barrels

    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...633-37503.aspx

    I was thinking of picking up one of the Military step 30-06 barrels for a rainy day project. I also have an opportunity to pick up a 98k for under $200 that hasn't been tampered with but has a trashed bore (German receiver). I'm curious if anyone has used one of these and has any feedback.

    I do realize there are higher quality barrels out there but this would a 'shooter' project that would also allow me to use my large stockpile of 30-06.
     
  2. itsa pain

    itsa pain member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,489
    Years ago I bought a heavy Wilson barrel mauser in 308. It was the most accurate 308 among the group of shooters I was in with all different HB 308's
     
  3. Kaeto

    Kaeto Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,528
    Location:
    Lincoln Park, Mi.
    I just asked them if the mil step barrel would fit a Turk Mauser (Small shank, Large ring)
     
  4. LAGS

    LAGS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Messages:
    965
    Location:
    Mesa Arizona
    I put one of their Military Stepped barrel on a Czech Mauser in .308.
    The barrel on the rifle when I got it was trashed inside, and I wanted to convert the rifle to a more modern caliber, but retain the original look.
    The accuracy is great, and the quality seemed as good if not better than the lower price sporter barrels.

    BTW
    The shank on the barrels can be turned down and rethreaded to fit the Turk Large Ring Small shank, by any gunsmith.
    I did that with an Adams Bennet Large ring Barrel in 25-06 for one of my Turks.
     
  5. Babarsac

    Babarsac Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    916
    Location:
    Colorado
    LAGS did you have to do anything else such as swap out the extractor?
     
  6. Kaeto

    Kaeto Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,528
    Location:
    Lincoln Park, Mi.
    I'd like to see if I could switch my K Kale Turk 8 mm which is getting hard to find over to the easier to find 30.06.
     
  7. LAGS

    LAGS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Messages:
    965
    Location:
    Mesa Arizona
    Most of the Pre threadded Small ring barrels are in calibers that you would not want to use on the Large Ring actions like 300 Savage and 7mm Mauser.
    But I wanted to take full advantage of the Turk's longer action and opted for the 25-06 but the rifle will handle the 30-06 but the Magazine box may need to be made longer to accomidate the heavier longer bullets in that caliber.
    The Extractors are the same for the 8mm and the 30-06 and any other cartridge with a .473 " case head diameter. like the .308, .270 etc.
    I don't have a Lathe any more, so I had a gunsmith just turn down the shank, and rethread the barrel to the small ring thread and shank length.
    I think he charged me $100, and set the headspace too, on my barrel.
    I did the Bluing myself.
     
  8. Kaeto

    Kaeto Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,528
    Location:
    Lincoln Park, Mi.
    I'd go with .308 but they don't offer mil profile barrels in that caliber.
     
  9. LAGS

    LAGS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Messages:
    965
    Location:
    Mesa Arizona
    I found a Mil Profile .308 barrel for my Czech , but that was a few years back.
    I am sure someone still makes one, but you are probably trying to buy what is availabe or on Sale Now.
    Are you really in a hurry to convert it right now ?
    You might want to consider a Sporter Profile barrel insead, and you can find good deals on them from time to time.
     
  10. Kaeto

    Kaeto Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,528
    Location:
    Lincoln Park, Mi.
    No, not in any rush to convert it. I wanted a mil profile barrel because I don't want to sporterise it. I can't afford a new stock as well as a new barrel. Right now I have a grand total of 67 rounds for it, and can't find ammo for it at a price I can afford on my fixed income.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2014
  11. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,325
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Wilson barrels have a good reputation as a good low cost alternative, although I have not used them personally.
    For Turk K.Kale Mauser actions, Remington take off barrels can be threaded to fit and often can be bought reasonably on Ebay or www.gunbroker.com. I have threaded 270 and 22-250 Rem barrels, and have fit & reamed them on the cheap using K.Kale actions. I use a single shot magazine adapter in the 22-250, and that one will shoot under 1/2" with A-Max 52gr HP.


    NCsmitty
     
  12. LAGS

    LAGS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Messages:
    965
    Location:
    Mesa Arizona
    Too bad that the Spanish 1916 .308 carbine barrels are so short.
    One of those can fit your action but you would have to shorten your stock.
    But they would make a great " Camel Carbine "
    In fact, I took the 8mm barrel off the Turk and installed it on a Spanish 1916 that I wanted to reduce to a lower pressure round on that weaker action.
    I gave it to a shooting buddy, and "Armoredman" is still shooting it almost weekly.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice