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surplus sniper

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by yenchisks, Jun 12, 2009.

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  1. yenchisks

    yenchisks member

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    Let's make a surplus sniper rifle,using what's on the market,and inexpensive say up to $100-300 dollars, what is your building platform scope ect ;)
     
  2. benzy2

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    Can't be done for $100-$300? The only real option you have is to put a scope mount on a mosin and use a cheap China made scope to even come close to being done for $300.
     
  3. brian923

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    ditto. if you want a nice " military sharpshooters" rifle, i would save your pennys and get a nice mosin, or mauser that already comes with a scope included. stay away from mitchells unless you dont mind if it is re-arsneled. if you dont care, they have so called "sniper" rifle setup mausers for sale. they probably run anywhere from $600.00 to $1000.00 bucks.

    nice rifle... http://rguns.net/rifles/rifles-bolt.shtml

    seems to be what you want, and its $800.00
     
  4. krs

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    I'd use a K31 with whatever scope mount is available, but why call it a "surplus sniper" when all it will really be is a military surplus rifle with a scope added, which, if you think of it, is all ANY sniper rifle is in essence.

    Anyway the Swiss K31 is still available reasonably (or is it?), is quite accurate, and would have been the basis of any Swiss sniper rifle if the Swiss had ever had need of a sniper rifle. I guess.

    I have a Swedish M42 Sniper rifle that they built on a 1916 Carl Gustav 6.5x55 rifle with an Ajax 6x scope. A nice rifle, a real sniper rifle, but except for the obviously old military scope no different from the standard Swedish Mauser rifles that were so Big 5 available a while back.
     
  5. John Parker

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    I'll give a big 'plus one' to the K31. The thing can drive nails! It is simply a fantastic rifle.
     
  6. Ohio Gun Guy

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    Used Swedish Mauser, already drilled and tapped...$100.00
    Scope on Clearance = 75.00 (Normally 150+)
    Mounts = 25.00
    Polished the bolt & refinished the stock / material in my shop. = 20.00

    Total cost +/- = 225.00 :D
     

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  7. yenchisks

    yenchisks member

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    wow that's pretty nice what is it tell me more;)
     
  8. Ohio Gun Guy

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    I just got the scout mount this week from Centerfire Systems.

    But it would blow the 300.00 budget by just a few dollars, so here it is.

    Mauser = +/- 300?
    Scout Mount 20+shipping
    Scope = 50 +/- (Clearance again)

    I have not decided if I'm goint to change up the scope, due to it being a longer eye reliefe. I may cut the mount shorter, so that it looks better. I'll think about it for a while......no hurry.
     

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  9. Ohio Gun Guy

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    The first one is a M96 (1902) swedish mauser in 6.5X55 Swedish. I have done the most work I have ever done do a gun..... It was already drilled and tapped by the previous owner / gun smith. The bolt was also bent. I reground the bolt handle to reshape it, polished the bolt and refinsihed the stock. I removed the upper handguard, because as I was reworking it, it was looking more commercial than military, and removing the hand guard helped with that. I also removed the middle band and smoothed in the step in the stock. I also buffed the butt plate to a shine.

    Here is what I started with
     

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  10. jpwilly

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    Ahem...How about a K-31 7.5x55mm! Nice rifles Ohio Gun Guy...

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    Or a M91/30 PU:

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  11. Ohio Gun Guy

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    jpwilly - Did you refinish the MN/PU? That has a nice looking stock which makes for a nice looking rifle:)

    I like the swiss rifle too, Which reminds me, I have wanted one of those too.....hmmm Is that a no tap mount?
     
  12. RatDrall

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    Why not use a regular, off the shelf American hunting rifle?

    edited to add:

    I'm not trying to sound like I'm knocking the idea of a surplus "sniper rifle", just curious why a normal hunting rifle won't work for the same thing.
     
  13. RonE

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  14. Ohio Gun Guy

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    RonE, I think yours is missing a "Hello Kitty" sticker. ;)

    I did enjoy the post. You should get an aftermarket stock to slid it into for serious shooting, and then keep the pink one to show the friends. :eek: :D
     
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    Too bad Swede mausers are going for 300+ now. I need a companion for my AG-42b.
     
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    Well it looks like you can get a 6.5 Carcano with a brand new 4x scope for less than $20.00. :D
     
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    How easy to find are PU scopes + long bolt handled Mosin bolts?
     
  20. clemsonu0219

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    Those are some nice rigs @ those prices fellas
     
  21. Acera

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    Check out what this guy did. Probably in your price range. You would have to work at it to make it look this good, but a little effort could pay off.

    Link has more pictures of the build.

    To clear up confusion posted below,

    THIS IS NOT MY RIFLE!

    (I would love to be able to take credit for it, but can't)

    http://bohicaarms.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2235&p=24968&hilit


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  22. SquirrelNuts

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    Cannonball,

    Is that rifle what I think it is?
     
  23. Acera

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    I was wondering the same thing, probably correct for that time, about 45/46 years ago.
     
  24. Gelgoog

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    I don't understand why you will drill and tap a military surplus rifle. The performance is not going to be that much better then a cheap hunting rifle, and by putting a scope on it, you eliminate loading it with chargers.
     
  25. clemsonu0219

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    Acera... how accurate is your NICE rifle?
     
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