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Finished with the Mauser Custom

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

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  1. Traffer

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    Congratulations on a beautiful job. I have a shotgun you can work on if you want.;-), Seriously though it is stunning.
     
  2. bannockburn

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    headoftheholler

    Totally awesome craftsmanship! Every aspect of that rifle is fantastic; especially the work you did with that stunning piece of marbled English Walnut. Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
  3. sage5907

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    RC quote: "On the other hand, headofthehollar may in fact be Paul Jaeger incarnate in another life???

    RC, that thought process is a little too deep for me. I have enough trouble thinking about the hereafter rather than thinking about the hereafter come back again! Some lucky individuals have a gift of skills that is far beyond what any of us can do. On the other hand, if God could give Paul Jaeger a gift of skill like that he may well be able to bring it back again in another person. The gift of skill reminds me of a woman named Judith Durham who is the lead singer for The Seekers, a singing group that began back in the 1960's. That woman has a voice that is beyond reality. Where it came from no one knows but we can appreciate and awe at the result.
     
  4. js2013

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    Very nice! Not too many people will take the time or have the craftsmanship to do what you did. BTW did you weld on a new bolt handle?
     
  5. SaltyD

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    1st class. For a moment there I was stumped with the beautiful steel butplate "recoil pad" but then I remembered its a 243 .. all good. Congrats on a great project.
     
  6. captmoto

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    Is that action shortened? Love the wood. What was your finishing technique?
     
  7. IROCZ

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    Absolutely stunning. Are you a professional smith?
     
  8. headoftheholler

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    No sir. Just lots of trial and error in my spare time.
     
  9. headoftheholler

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    Standard length mod. 98 action. Finished in Linseed oil.
     
  10. adcoch1

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    What a work of art! Someday I hope to be capable of such, but I probably won't live long enough. That is a great rifle...
     
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