I just picked up an older rifle, an unmodified Model 98K action but with an aftermarket 24" 30.06 barrel/Fajen stock, Redfield receiver and nice, barrel band front sight with a small bead. I got it for a knockabout/trunk gun. I have it at the gunsmiths being cleaned up,etc. I will post a pic when I get it back. I am leaving the original Mauser safety as is, no scope added either.
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Man, this rifle needed some work! It was not bedded or inletted properly, the bore was full of copper fouling and the action was full of dirt/grime. Anyhow, it cleaned up very nice. Bore is actually in great shape after cleaning, but I will still run some firelapping rounds through it later. The headspace was actually set perfectly by whoever put on this aftermarket barrel. The Redfield receiver is pristine and the two-stage military trigger was smoothed up, breaks very crisp, not too light either. I think it will be a shooter. Tied up now on business, pics later.
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I've had a few. My first serious deer rifle...she was a 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser (M96) that Kimber had sporterized. It had a Ramline stock, a 3-9x Tasco Pronghorn on board, and was a bargain ($250-300 seems like). It had the original barrel. The bolt had been nicely modified, and a low profile wing safety. The gun was a tack driver.
I had a Timney trigger put in, had it bedded, converted to cock on open, and a Pachmayer decelerator put on. I camouflaged the stock a freckled and flecked tree bark brown color, and put a piece of stick on camo fleece (made for bow shelves) put on the cheek piece. I then had a Leupold put on it. It was so accurate, I started shooting a lot and that rifle caused me to start hand loading. It preferred 140 grain bullets and never seemed to like 120's very much. I took my first buck, a 4 pointer, with it at 75 yards. It left a blood trail a blind man could've followed. It looked like I'd shot through a 5 gallon bucket of red paint. The buck? I'd say he made it about 50 yards, and laid down. We took him home for supper.
Recoil was mild, and it would shoot like the house on fire. I've never seen one of those M96's that wouldn't shoot well with irons or scope. One day, I had to have something new, and in a moment of stupidity, I sold it to get a shiny new stainless and laminated wood Remington Model 7 in .243. 12 years later, I still have that Model 7, and have taken more deer with it than any other gun I own (20 or so?), including my longest distance kill. Maybe it wasn't too bad a trade after all, but sometimes I still miss that old rifle!
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I've actually got 2 Mauser rifles and love them both. The first was a 98 in 8mm with a stepped barrel and a cheap Ramline synthetic stock. I got the gun and 3 boxes of Remington Core-Lokt commercial ammo for $150. It's not super accurate but it shoots well enough to kill a deer with. The gun is extremely ugly but I'm just enjoying it while I decide what I want to do with it. The 2nd one is a 1925 Carl Gustaf 96 Mauser action that was apparently built into a custom rifle by a local gunsmith. It's been fitted with a Shilen barrel in .308 and had a very nice laminated thumbhole stock that I couldn't use since I'm left handed. The guy I got the gun from was new to hunting and didn't like it. I ended up swapping the stock with a buddy of mine who also had a Swede and the gun is now my favorite hunting rifle. I killed 2 deer with it this past fall, including one with a 325 yard shot.
i like old mauser actions and rifles.i have 2 98k rifles russian capture that i restored a few years ago.plus and old ww1 action that i thought about customizing but never did.you can put a lot of money in fixing one up.
Hey Mauser Lovers,
All of those beauties would look great on the Mil Surplus Porn thread. Military Porn and range report thread
They all look great to me.
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Hi Guys . New here and been looking about as time allows. I recently picked up a GEW98 barreled action for $40.00 OTD. I have been looking for a stock set for it to bring it back to its Dress Uniform. Anyone have a military stock set with metal sitting in a corner they would like to get rid of . Please just drop me a PM. I also have a Type38 Japanese berreled action and a US Enfield Model 1917 Winchester Barreled action. Both need stocks handguards and metal. I am a sucker for these hard luck cases and now I have three on the "Need Parts"bench. Thank you .Rick