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information on 8mm Mausers parts needed

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by cmars, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. cmars

    cmars Member

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    I am working on building a custom Mauser starting with a barrel from a Yugo m48, i am having a hard time finding the parts I need to build the gun and I am wondering if I can use parts from other Mauser rifles.
     
  2. Twmaster

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    Welcome to THR.

    Many parts interchange between Mauser rifles. What sort of parts are you trying to get?
     
  3. Gunnerboy

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    depends on the reciever if its a yugo reciever only yugo parts may be used, if its a standard long m98 receiver than any standard m98 parts should work.
     
  4. cmars

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    I am trying to get all of the parts except the barrel, which is from a yugo m48
     
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    Your barrel will fit other large ring Mauser receivers.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    The best place to start building a rifle is from a complete working action.
    You go forward from there with a barrel, stock, scope mounting, better trigger, and whatever else you need to do.

    Starting from a worthless Yugo barrel is Bass-Ackwards for any logical rifle building project.

    rc
     
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    Well it may be backwards but I do not have 300 dollars laying around to buy a Mauser and I do not want to damage a original rifle.
     
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    You will have more than $300 in building a rifle....

    Save yer pennies.
     
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    A 1909 Argentine Mauser has the most desireable action to start building a custom Mauser rifle around. You might want to contact Springfield Sporters as they have tons of parts and sub assemblies for many surplus rifles.
     
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    it'll cost more than 300 by the time you build it.
     
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    On the cheap, this is what I come up with off the top of my head and you can bet there's more than I've thought of.
    Barrel vise: $124 - $155
    Action wrench: $68 - $115
    Headspace gages: $55 - $60
    Mauser action complete: $150 - $400
    Stock: $100 - $500
    Total: $547 - $1230

    This is using the barrel you’ve got, the original trigger, safety, etc. Add a Timney trigger, Buehler style safety, finish on the stock and metal, etc... Well you can see where that's going.
     
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    OP, if you are just wanting an inexpensive Mauser rifle either go to a gun show or watch Gunbroker until you find a deal. I've recently bought complete Turkish Mausers for as little as $100 cash.
     
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    In the heyday of "sporterizing" in the 1960's, I calculated that sporterizing a milsurp Mauser 98 to the same standard as a new Remington 700 would cost at least $100 more than the Remington.

    The advantage of the milsurp action was that the owner could take the work a bit at a time - drill and tap and bolt job one year, stock work the next year, and so on. But to just take the gun to a gunsmtih or buy the necessary tools, just buying the new sporter would have been cheaper and the result, unless even more money was spent for work by a top gunsmith, would have been better.

    Jim
     
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