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custom mauser M-98 needs a new bolt?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by helz_mcfugly, Feb 8, 2009.

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  1. NCsmitty

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    Chances are that the Tubb speed lock is for a M98. The firing pin is different (shorter) for the M48 as is the bolt body.
    The bolt shroud/w safety may need machining to function as jimmyraythomason mentioned.
    You probably should have checked with your gunsmith before ordering.

    NCsmitty
     
  2. BornAgainBullseye

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    Don't bother with the speed lock system if you have a m48 action. I just stripped my m48 and my k98 and the M48 is quite a bit shorter. I do not know if they make one for the yugo but it would have to be shorter than standard length Model 98 firing pin to work. Personally I do not have a problem with lock time on my rifle so I didn't buy one. I don't know if they measured the lock time on a test gun with cosmoline packed in the bolt on a cold day??? But I do not belive everything I read. And with a rifle that shoots .3 moa with black hills 175's I am not complaining one bit. I have not tried the 110 VMAX but I have wondered about what they would do to the yotes around here. I nailed one last year with a 150 grain nosler going 2900 fps at 70 yards and she was split from neck to tail.
     
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  3. BornAgainBullseye

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    The shroud may need some minor fitting but no big deal.
     
  4. helz_mcfugly

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    well i havent ordered it yet so I can change, I just had it in my basket at midwayusa. I was about to order it but I started making a "crash coarse .223 reloading with RCBS" video for some friends out of town who wanted the basics on reloading and I just got done. im glad I didnt order it yet. and Ill put the link to my reloading vid in my signiture. thanks for all the help guys. I would like to have a speed lock for a m48. I figured they were the same but then again the 98 is not a short action so I dont know what I was thinking but I do want the safety shroud and dont mind doing a little smithing to it.
     
  5. paintballdude902

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    helz do me a favor man

    when you get the new parts post some pics i want to see them

    there is one thing i dont like about mausers and that is the sloppy bolt i just dont like it my enfield has a very tight bolt my xl7 a has a good fitting bolt and so does my mosin but i dont own a mauser personally but i have used many and i have one in my posesion now its an fr-8 that im cleaning up for my brother inlaw( he asked me to clean it....so im refinishing the stock and cleaning up the metal lol) but they all had very sloppy bolts normally i would say that this must effect accuracy but all the mausers ive used were within to 2 moa range so who knows i also find it awkward at times to work the action because if you do it at a slight angle it tends to drag more on the reciever
     
  6. Funderb

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    be nice.
     
  7. BornAgainBullseye

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    Sloppy bolts while open have nothing to do with how well it shoots. All mausers are like this. It is not a design flaw or bad fitment. They lock down tighter in the lugs better than anything other than a Weatherby. They are sloppy because of a single bearing surface bolt guide at the 12 o clock. Most others use the lugs as a bearing surface for the bolt guide. There is no pros or cons to either other than personal prefrance. They would not have used the mauser for dangerous game and big bore magnum chamberings if it was a weak action. They are not good enough. They are better than enough!
     
  8. helz_mcfugly

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    yea Ill post some pics of the parts I get and a vid of how it slides when Im done. After I install all the parts that I get I am going to take it back the the gunsmith who built it and see if he can manufacture something onto the rear of the action so that its not so sloppy. I know it doesnt effect accuracy at all but its just a peave of mine I want to correct it. I mean he11 my cheap a$$ Mosin Nagant has a very tight, smooth bolt and this mauser is tight and smooth untill its about 3/4 of the way open then its floppy and I dont like it so Im going to do what ever it takes to get it the way I want it. there has to be something that can be done to it. something. maybe add some metal (mig or tig weld) to the rear bearing surface then machine it down, man I dont know, but there has to be a way. besides my AR's this mauser has become my favorite rifle so Im going all out on it. I dont care how much it cost or how long I have to be without it while its in the shop, Im getting it the way I want it, oh yes I am getting it the way I want it. :p
     
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