i have an old 1918 v.chr. schilling 98 mauser action in really good shape.anyway a few years ago a mauser gunsmith in south carolina talked to me about building it into a .450 marlin.he said it would work perfectly and i intended to do it but never did.still it sounds intreging and he said the 450 would feed good out of the magazine with this setup.anyone do something like this?
cant say i've ever heard of some one doing it... but its intriguing! if you do undertake that project post pics!! would think that might look pretty neat!
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I had investigated doing a bolt gun in .450 and talked to E.R. Shaw about doing it on their MKVII platform. The price was decent and no big problems anticipated, but I finally decided that a BLR/.450 was a better choice for me. Not saying that would be so for anyone else, simply for my uses. I hope you undertake the build as I think it will make a very nice rifle. Good Luck!
It seems that a lot of mausers have been converted to 45-70. I would think that a 450 would be as easy. What I have read is that they have a strong action and shoot well.
Here is one; www.armslist.com/posts/365551/indiana-rifles-for-sale-trade--45-70-siamese-mauser
Last edited by Hank Hunter; 04-15-2012 at 09:35 AM.
thanks for the comments and that link.i have the action but dont know if i will do it.perhaps as i am thinking on it.
I have been considering building a takedown rifle on a French MAS 36/51 action, one ofthe calibers I am considering is 450, would like to do interchangeable barrels, but need to watch pressure levels, already stripped a rifle for the action, and will do most, if not all ,of the work myself
let us know how that works out on that french mas 36/51 action if you do it.good luck and post pictures.
At one point Winchester built a bolt action 450M and Steyr still does.
What are you looking for in a Bolt action 450M?
Putting the 450M into a bolt brings a whole new level of performance. I have a custom pre-64 Win 70 and a Ruger 77 (tang safety) in 450M and three Siamese Mausers in 45-70. It is too bad the 450M came out after all the Siamese Mauser actions came back to the US, it might have really changed the 450M future.
Performance wise I am able to push 350gr TSX's into 458 win mag territory with zero signs of over pressure in either - no flattened primers, or sticky extraction. A spitzer tip and the 2400fps velocities turn them into something very different.
Steyr will make one of their Pro Hunters in 450M as a custom order - about $2500 and Brockman makes one too. GB had a Brockman listed for sale a few weeks ago for $1800 or so.