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Finished with the Mauser Custom

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by headoftheholler, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. headoftheholler

    headoftheholler Member

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    Took me a little over a year and switching between a few stocks before I was satisfied with it. This will be going to my boy when he gets older. Marbled English walnut, Neidner checkered steel buttplate, Timney trigger, German Mauser receiver, Shilen barrel, hand checkered, Gaboon ebony tip. .243 WCF
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  2. headoftheholler

    headoftheholler Member

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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing that with us!
     
  4. tark

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    That is mighty nice work, headoftheholler!!! There is Nothing like the satisfaction of turning an old military rifle into a functional work of art. I am normally the first to howl in anguish at someone who wants to sporterize an old military rifle. But when the end result is something this well done I find it somewhat rather more difficult to complain.... Very nice work. Let us know how it shoots
     
  5. ontarget

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    Very nice rifle. He is one lucky boy.
     
  6. adcoch1

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    Wow! That is beautiful. You have a lucky boy to get that rifle...
     
  7. browningguy

    browningguy Senior Member

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    Lovely work!
     
  8. Reloadron
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    One sweet rifle, came out great.

    Ron
     
  9. Poper

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    Looks like a family heirloom has been born! Nicely done!
     
  10. Liberty1776

    Liberty1776 Senior Member

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    Absolutely gorgeous and perfect. You could be a pro. Did you start with a pre-inlet stock (or did you do it all by hand...?)
     
  11. Nature Boy

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    nice quality work. A rifle to be proud of for sure
     
  12. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Senior Member

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    Absolutely beautiful! Great work!
     
  13. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Senior Member

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    That is very nice.
     
  14. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Senior Member

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    Your son will create many memories with that rifle it's beautiful
     
  15. bikemutt
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    A thing of beauty, wow, very nice!
     
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    An absolutely top-drawer effort and execution restoring that modified Mauser.

    Just gorgeous.

    I've said these kinds of things before when you've showed us your work.

    WANT.


    :)
     
  17. ironworkerwill

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    I like 99.9999% of it. Is the trigger guard screw odd or hard to find? A rifle of this quality surely deserves good looking screws. Or is a built in flaw to insure a degree less than perfection?:neener:
     
  18. johnnydollar

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    Very, very nice! I particularly like the Beuhler style safety. A lot of people use the 3 position Win Mod. 70 style safety on a custom Mauser, but I like the old leaf style myself. Excellent work all around!
     
  19. sage5907

    sage5907 Senior Member

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    I think Paul Jaeger would smile if he could see that rifle. On the other hand he may be looking over your shoulder.
     
  20. db_tanker

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    should have posted NSFW cuz that is some serious sexiness :)

    Makes me want to pull the tupperware off my Mauser build and get some good walnut...
     
  21. sw0596

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    My friend, that is truly a BEAUTIFUL classic. I'm drooling and having visions of pack strings in the high county, alpine meadows, African bush, campfires in safari camp, all around the 1890s to 1910.

    Sorry it got me carried away.
     
  22. rcmodel

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    On the other hand, headlftheholler may in fact be Paul Jaeger incarnate in another life???

    You got a better theory on how he keeps doing this stuff?? :D

    rc
     
  23. MartinS

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    The boy is lucky to get something that cannot be bought, only given.
     
  24. I6turbo

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    Outstanding, as usual from you! Thanks for posting.
     
  25. Malamute

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    Beautiful rifle, well done!
     

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