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Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by headoftheholler, Dec 4, 2013.

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  1. headoftheholler

    headoftheholler Member

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    I found a old Bishop Mannlicher full length stock for my Swedish mauser, I have a ton of old bedding to chip out. I'm going to fit a walnut buttplate and TRY to fit a custom nosepiece from an 8 point I took a few years back. I say try because I don't know if this is something I'm capable of fitting so it looks right, I always have the steel cap to fall back on.
    Here is what we start with:
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    A rough mock up just to see how much work we have:
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    Walnut buttplate from a Beretta prior to shaping and sanding:
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    Antler nosecap taking shape:
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  2. jason41987

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    nice rifle, id be interested in seeing what it looks like once that nose cap is finished
     
  3. Liberty1776

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    very cool concept. make sure you show us when you're done..
     
  4. Willie Sutton

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    Gonna be pretty.

    Always liked Mausers stocked this way. Have a G33-40 in .338 Win Mag set up like that. It's a kicker, with nothing but a checkered steel Neidner buttplate between it's stern and my shoulder... but it's sure a shooter.

    Keep showing pics, between that stock and the lovely caliber it ought to be a real gem.


    Willie

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  5. bannockburn

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    I love the look of full stocked rifles, especially of the Mauser variety. Keep us updated as to your progress and here's hoping it turns out great.
     
  6. headoftheholler

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    Got the stock inletted for the side mount scope and the buttplate shaped to the stock.
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    That new wood looks like it has a nice grain to it.
     
  8. gunwatcher

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    this should look really nice! cant wait to see the finished project.
     
  9. horsemen61

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    must see when done
     
  10. headoftheholler

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    Floorplate filed flush with bottom of stock, trigger guard re-profiled to thinner shape.
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  11. headoftheholler

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    Got some more progress made on the antler nosecap, I plan on making the tail end flush with the stock, just not sure if I have enough clearance from the muzzle blast.
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  12. stan rose

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    I'm liking this project of yours. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. headoftheholler

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    Steel grip cap came in
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    Floorplate scrubbed of all military stampings:
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    Before and after , reprofiling military follower to allow closing the bolt on an empty magazine without depressing the follower:
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    I wasn't happy with the smaller piece of antler so I went with another antler crown, epoxied and ready for final finishing.
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  15. henschman

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    Lookin good, keep them coming. I also love mannlicher stocks. It looks great with the old straight tube scope. Weaver?

    My old lady's brother got a hell of a deal on a 7x57 with a beautiful mannlicher stock and old classic scope and mount... I might have to try to talk him out of it.
     
  16. headoftheholler

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    Grain is filled , waiting to cure prior to checkering and final finish.
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  17. bannockburn

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    headoftheholler

    I'm really enjoying all of these work in progress photos. Anxiously awaiting the finished rifle.
     
  18. carbine85

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    It all ready looks awesome. Keep us posted.
     
  19. Liberty1776

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    I really like the look of the antler.
     
  20. stan rose

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    That looks awesome. Keep up the excellent work.
     
  21. headoftheholler

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    Thank you for the kind notes, Plan on dropping the floorplate and the grip cap off at the engravers today.
    Got the front mannlicher type bar sling swivel and rear stud ordered.
    Still on the to do list is finish checkering, bed the action, find a decent
    rear sight where I didn't carry over the peep sight, hood for the front sight
    and a nice rust blue.
    I'm hoping when all is said and done I will have something that will be represenative
    of what I am capable of restoring/customizing firearms, a showpiece if you will. Regardless, its still going to hit the woods come fall.
     
  22. browningguy

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    Looking very good!
     
  23. headoftheholler

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    Front sling post, rear sling stud and hood for front sight came in and installed.
    Still waiting on bottom metal at local engraver, still have to bed stock and checker.
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    Floorplate and gripcap back from engraver mk_zpsf3793a2e.jpg
     
  25. horsemen61

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    that's awesome
     
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