|March 18, 2012, 04:17||#1|
FALaholic #: 14772
Join Date: Jun 2004
does anyone know of anyone doing a successful conversion oof an M98 Mauser to a DETACHABLE MAGAZINE such as say MG 13?
I am not talking about or interested in 'TRENCH MAGS" and I am well aware of the feed rails having to be milled out of the receivers.
Way back in 1979 at the ASTROHALL I ran into two FN 49s both ALs that had been converted to feed from modified BAR mags each Rifle came with 24 BAR mags they were intriguing to say the least/
P'm really just wondering about the feasability, I often see this question arise in other forums and the response never get paast the guys who were grossly unhappy with the TRENCH Mags and the Sportsmans 3 rd single feed.
I have seen a conversion by a british Co that converts REM 700s to feed from unmodified M14 mags.
I'm fami;iar with attempts to convert Garands to feed from BAR mags Post WWII and the problems with that but I'd like to know considering the numbers of M98s and the several mag options if anyone anywhere has done it sucessfully?
As well as the SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY and their conversion of REM 742s to feed from BAR mags and how the provided the impetus for CA polce to create the SWAT TEAM when they engaged the SFPD with them in 1975
Thanks in advance for any knowledge anyone has to share.
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."
|March 18, 2012, 17:27||#2|
FALaholic #: 25876
Join Date: Feb 2007
I don't know of anyone who makes a conversion. I wish someone would. I do know that Parker Hale in Great Britain made a precision / sniper rifle on a Mauser action for Commonwealth armies that accepted 10 round magazines. I don't remember what the magazines were originally for, but they were not created for the Parker Hale. The rifles were remarkably accurate; kind of blew the theory of Mauser intrinsic inaccuracy right out of the water.
Even though that doesn't provide a source...I do hope that it is helpful. Oh, I did run across someone on another board that was doing the machine work and bottom metal to convert to detachable magazine feed on a 98 Mauser. I think he was using a common precision rifle single stack magazine.