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Pictures of YOUR custom mauser

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gunnerboy, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Member

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    Im looking for a little inspiration and was hoping to get some pictures of other members custom mausers, and a detail of what barrel, or caliber, etc.
     
  2. HOOfan_1

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    Best picture I have at the moment

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  3. Magichelmt

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    I just bought this and brought it home today. It is a Mauser 96 action with a .308 heavy barrel. Real sweet trigger. Barrel is 1:10" The scope is a little Nikon I had lying around. I just put on it until I can buy new glass.

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  4. Utah Shotgunner

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    Still in progress.

    Well seasoned Bishop blank.
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    Barrel fit.
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    Filed rear bridge and tang.
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    Remington rear sight.
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    Lots more to do. Still need to fit the pistol grip cap before I start shaping the stock.
     
  5. crazysccrmd

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    Not all that custom, but not original. Boyd's laminate stock, Bold trigger, and a Timney safety. Still the original barrel in 8x57 just removed the sights and reblued.

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  6. browningguy

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    VZ24 Mauser, Douglass XX 24" barrel chambered in .275 Rigby,B&C stock:

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    Commercial 98 Mauser action, Douglas 24" XX barrel chambered in .458 Winchester, Fajen stock:

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    1891 Argentine Mauser in 7.65 x 53, Williams peep site, orginal stock custom checkered:

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    Post War FN Mauser Action, 24" barrel in .300 Winchester, B&C stock:

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  7. Gunnerboy

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    ^ i love the stock on that argentine mauser, wish i had the tools and know how for that kinda work.
     
  8. Liberty1776

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    browning guy - love the VZ24 - I've got one perzacktly like it, and admit mine's in 7x57 Mauser:D

    but I really love the Argentine - that is good looking and near elegant...
     
  9. browningguy

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    Thanks, Liberty, mine is actually engraved ".275 Rigby or 7x57". The problem is you can't get .275 Rigby brass anymore and if you go to Africa hunting the ammunition has to match the firearm.

    The Argentine was actually sporterized back in the late 50's early 60's, Williams had quite a business going doing all sorts of sporterizing jobs on Mausers. It's kind of a shame for military rifle collectors because it's 100% matching and everything is in excellent condition. It also shoots extremely well, 3 shots with 180 gr. (.311" bullets) handloads at 2550 FPS usually run around .8-.9" sitting on bags at 100 yards. I can't see well enough anymore to shoot it much farther than that without a scope though. I think they did a really good job, it's old school but does have a certain air about it.

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  10. hang fire

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    FN K-98 rebarreled to 7.62x51 by Israelis in the 1960s.

    I scouted it little over 20 years ago. In case of scope failure, made a poor boy aperture ghost ring rear, front sight gives good sight picture, cut barrel down to 18.5”. Reversed B-Square scout mount and retrofited to be more solid. Cut down butt stock to where cup butt plate came up to, then cut down cup butt plate and reinstalled. Has a timney trigger, drilled two holes in Butt stock, then epoxied in lengths of 1/2” PVC to lighten and bolt knob milled out. Made cheek riser from piece of original forestock and fitted.


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  11. Gunnerboy

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    ^ i like the poor boy peep sight very inventive
     
  12. 451 Detonics

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    98 Mauser, still in 8mm but the barrel has been shortened and recrowned, drill and tapped for scope mounts, Boyd stock, and I have both a 3 round Gibbs detachable hunting magazine as well as the 20 round trench mag that is on it here...

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    Shoots surplus into about 1 1/2 inches at 100 yards...

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  13. Old Dog Man

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    Custom Mauser

    Here's mine built in "74" a 25/06 w/Roberts stock, Timney trigger, Buhler safety, Redfield base and mounts. Glassbedded action, floated barrel. Shilen barrel 24", Brno-VZ24 action. It will only shoot 5/8" groups now, don't know if it's the 74 year old trigger squeezer or the rifle, probaly not the rifle. Al
     

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    Custom Mauser

    Here's one I repaired the stock and refinished year before last. Don't know the craftsman that made it, but it is a beautiful job. It's a 220 Swift on an FN action wish I could say I did it, but was privaleged to do the work I did on it. Al
     

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  15. Biggerhammer

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    Purchased in 1957, $39.99 mail order 7x57. Handed down to me from my father 21 years ago, I take it out every now and then and harass the local wildlife. Spooky accurate!

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  16. SaxonPig

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    I love the 98 sporting rifles. Have a couple custom numbers. One I bought and the rest I built.

    Bought this one. Typical European sporter made between the wars in Bavaria.


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    Used a Colombian military 98 in 30-'06 as the base. Added a laminated stock, new trigger, folding leaf sight, ramped front sight (Rugger 77 banded front sights work well for me), barrel mounted front swivel.


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    Started with a CZ commercial action that came with dual set triggers and slapped on a Douglas 30-'06 tube, a classic Euro style walnut stock with steel butt plate, receiver sight with Williams front ramp featuring a huge hood to add to the Euro look, and my usual barrel mounted swivel.


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  17. Boxhead

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    A 7x57 built on a 96 Swede.

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    A pre-war JP Sauer 98 Mauser in 35 Whelen.

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    An 8x57 Erfurt Mauser.

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  18. Utah Shotgunner

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    My first ever project, pictured above, feels humbled in the company here.
     
  19. Gunnerboy

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    ^ your project looks nice, my first looks like a 50s garage build :scrutiny: thus why im looking at others mausers to get a better idea what i need to do
     
  20. stan rose

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    Utah Shotgunner,
    It looks like you have all the right makings of a beautiful rifle there. Take your time and I'm sure it will turn out really nice.
     
  21. Utah Shotgunner

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    Gunner, Stan,

    Thanks. I am getting some really good guidance and I have high hopes for it.

    The barrel was made and installed on the action by Sukalle in Phoenix in 1946. I found it in broken stock and in need of some TLC. I grew up very near the Sukalle shop (but long after he was gone) which inspired my interest in putting it back together.
     
  22. tahoe2

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    this is my M24/47 with a Boyd's walnut stock, Timney trigger, Leupold mnts & rings and a Pentax 1.75x5x20. 60+ year old action & barrel and it prints 1-1/4" with my handloads.

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  23. WardenWolf

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    Nazi K98 that was sporterized probably in the 50s or 60s:

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  24. RPRNY

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    Swedish '94 carbine, an Interarms 1950s import, contemporaneously "sporterized" with Bishop stock. They did a nice trigger job. Vintage Lyman bases and rings. Recent Nikon scope. Not very beautiful but she sure is deadly.
     
  25. stan rose

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    I have a few sporterized Mauser rifles that I got cheap and cleaned up, but they all look similar to one another. This one though is special (to me at least), I bought from a gentleman who's father brought it home from WWII.
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