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Heat
May 16, 2008, 22:48
I noticed that Aim has surplus K98 mausers for Price: $239.95ea
$http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Surplus_and_Used_Long_Guns.html
Would this be a good platform to build a bull barrelled rifle in 30-06--or for that matter any caliber?
I recently built a sporter .308 on a yugo Mauser but only Boyds makes compatible stocks, and not one to accomodate large barrels..But notice that with the k98 Mauser options are much better..anyone have experience in this area? Seems like a good price to aqquire a stout, mauser action

Munster30
May 17, 2008, 09:03
A $239 dollar K98 is probably a Russian capture rifle, why chop up one like that?
IMHO find yourself an old Turk GEW98 and go from there, should be plenty inexpensive, plenty strong, same as the K98 and a good platform for what you want to do.

panzer
May 17, 2008, 16:42
If you do get the AIM one, I call first dibs on the stocks and hardware you take off of it. PM sent ;)

Munster30
May 18, 2008, 08:24
Heat, check out SAMCO GLOBAL ARMS (http://www.samcoglobal.com/m98k.html), they have Czech Bno's ranging from $199 for a barreled action to $229 for a Special Select condition.
These are full length KAR actions, unlike the Yugo which is about a 1/4 inch shorter.

panzer
May 18, 2008, 09:31
Thats the same rifle I used in my KAR98KDS/-T rifle. nice rifles, but rough machining.

Munster30
May 18, 2008, 22:51
I got a model 22 (1922) Brno from Century about 4 or 5 years ago for $60. I ordered a Turk and they sent me a Brno. It's as smooth as a Persian but was in pretty poor shape except for the action.
Cleaned up the wood and it turned out to be real nicely figured walnut. I found an excellent condition barrel and it's another one of those restoration projects.

Heat
May 18, 2008, 23:16
Originally posted by Munster30
Heat, check out SAMCO GLOBAL ARMS (http://www.samcoglobal.com/m98k.html), they have Czech Bno's ranging from $199 for a barreled action to $229 for a Special Select condition.
These are full length KAR actions, unlike the Yugo which is about a 1/4 inch shorter.
those are some nice Mausers!--good ammo too!
thanks, Jason

Clark
May 21, 2008, 19:24
The 98 Mausers mentioned above are 3.25" for 8mm and can be lengthened to the 3.34" 30-06 or 300 Win mag.


The 1903 Turkish 1898 Mauser action are shorter, and were already lengthened from the 2.992" 7.65x53mm to 3.25" 8mm in 1938 when the were re barreled.


What does it all mean?
Lengthening a magazine and getting it to feed is not something for your first Mauser re barrelling.

vkitshooter
May 23, 2008, 17:10
this going to get expensive using a mauser action. I recomend using a savage action. This will give you an option at higer resale value down the road if you need to sell. Building on the mauser is for those who don't care about the costs. If thats you then have fun and carry on!

Heat
May 24, 2008, 00:46
Originally posted by vkitshooter
this going to get expensive using a mauser action. I recomend using a savage action. This will give you an option at higer resale value down the road if you need to sell. Building on the mauser is for those who don't care about the costs. If thats you then have fun and carry on!
I've been down that road before..I like the accuracy of the Savage action but the extractor is about 1/3 the size of my pinky fingernail and is made of brass..after 700-800 rds mine started failing to eject (due to the soft brass), sometimes leaving the case completely in the chamber..hence the reason I switched to Mauser actions..if I'm in a pickle I want the damn thing to eject..no substitute for proper feeding/ejection..especially if being charged by an angry creature while your laying upside down in the dirt

Munster30
May 24, 2008, 10:29
IIRCC, most all of the classic bolt rifles from the past were built on Mauser actions. And some of those go for prices that are far beyond most peoples means.
Resale relative to what the seller is willing to take and what the buyer feels they are willing to pay. Workmanship and quality plays a large part as well.
It's cheaper these days to buy a ready made rifle than to build one from an action, like buying a car off the showroom instead of building up a project car.
However, it's the satisfaction of rolling your own, so to speak, and having something unique that plays a big part.
You're right though vkitshooter, in the end the rifle may not be worth anymore than its component parts, but that'll be the probelm of whoever inherit mine. :wink:

Heat
May 24, 2008, 11:22
Yep, I have yet to own a Mauser I wanted to sell..not so with push-feeds though..those I dont bat an eye about selling..I'm normally just glad to get rid of them

panzer
May 24, 2008, 15:53
My friend says I have too many mausers, but each one is unique... so therefore a different type to me. ;) still need a stock though..... hint hint..

SteveW
May 24, 2008, 18:28
Here is a VZ-24, with a 1" bull barrel and a stock from Richards. It's known around the house as 'Sgnt. Pepper' as my wife says the stock looks like a bad acid trip..

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4932/1131386imgza3.th.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1131386imgza3.jpg)
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/6213/1131385imgyd9.th.jpg (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1131385imgyd9.jpg)

It was built from a $69 Mauser I bought from FAC.. Nothing salvageable except the receiver.. If you want to know more about it then check out this post :
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=158163

Same components as my brothers gun.

S.

Munster30
May 24, 2008, 18:49
Nice rifle Steve! :bow:

Clark
May 25, 2008, 15:12
I have rebarreled 1898 Mausers to .223 (3), 7.62x25mm(1), .243 (3), 257RAI (4), 7x57mm(1), .308 (2), and 300 Win Mag(1).

I have worked on lots of other Mausers that kept the barrel I got them with.


Stay away from magazine box length change projects until you have had some success.

Read Wagners web site.
http://www.gswagner.com/

I just did a 2 position safety this last week based on his website.
He is right about everything he says.