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FrankenMauser

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jimmyraythomason, Aug 18, 2010.

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  1. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Member

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    I finally got to test my FrankenMauser yesterday. I put this rifle together from used cast-off parts,starting with a Colombian large ring M98 receiver. I installed a HVA Swedish barrel take-off 24" from a Model 640 Husquavarna 30 caliber. I used a bolt assembled from individual parts collected over a period of a couple of years,including a Zastava bolt shroud. Trigger is a Bold Deluxe by Boyds and stock is a Charles Daly synthetic. Trigger guard is a modified military unit of unknown origin. Here are the results. Temperature was in the lower 90s with a fairly brisk wind l-r. Scope was a Simmon's 44 magnum 3x10x44. Rifle on bipod in the picture is my Howa 1500 also in 30.06. The Mauser is against the tree. Not too bad for a pieced together hunting rifle.
     
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  2. dirtyjim

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    not bad, i've put together a few spare parts rifles that turned out to be very good shooters.
     
  3. Mr_Pale_Horse

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    Outstanding.

    Any records of the time, processes, and money you have in the project?
     
  4. jimmyraythomason

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    Nothing on paper,I build 'em because I enjoy doing it. I paid $45+ shipping for the stripped receiver,$40+ $20 express shipping for the barrel. Bolt and components were over $100,trigger around $40,scope rings and mounts around $30,stock was about $50. I removed the charger hump,set the barrel and headspace,drilled and tapped for scope and did the hot bath bluing all myself. I haven't the slightest idea how many manhours that took. To me it was worth it.
     
  5. Smokey Joe

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    Frankenmauser...

    JRT--Gooood use of a bunch of spare parts!!

    Nice cobbling job! And she shoots good to boot! What's not to like?
     
  6. jimmyraythomason

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    Thanks guys.

    Not all of my cobble jobs work out. Most recently my .257 Roberts failed miserably. It LOOKED great but keyholed badly. Apparently it has the wrong bore diameter for a .257 but the wrong twist rate for a larger caliber. For the time being it has been put on the back burner and parts canablized for other projects. Notably this 30.06 and a Turk in .280 Remington.
     
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