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Old December 25, 2012, 17:31   #1
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Professionally Bubberized Mauser.

I built this a couple years ago and thought I would share it with y'all. I started with an crudely sporterized Mauser in 3006. The barrel was trashed but it had a Belgium reciever and matching bolt. I bought a used 270 win barrel and a Fajen stock for it. It came with a Redfield rear sight and I put a Lyman front sight on it. It just barely closes on the no-go but not even close to closing on a field gauge after about 60 rounds through it. It's not pretty but I'm just tickled that it even shoots and it shoots pretty good.
Rifle $50
Barrel $40
Stock $40
Action Wrenck $50
Total $180
Value maybe $50- Maybe a little more to the right sucker,I mean buyer.
Loss of about $130 but I had fun.
It's a really nice action wrench so I should be able to sell it for the $50 I have in it. So I only have about $130 in the rifle. It was a lot of fun to do but I don't plan on doing another. The metal needs to be refinished but I never got around to that.


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Old December 25, 2012, 21:52   #2
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Unless you just have to sell it, you might consider keeping it as a beater rifle. If it gets banged around so what. A different caliber like .308 Win would be nice but there is nothing wrong with the .270 Win. I used to have a Sako Finnbear .270 and it was a very decent shooting rifle. The .270 with the right bullet will take down just about anything short of moose or big bears.

Maybe you could trade it for something you could use like a Model 94 30/30 if the other guy is drunk.....

And so it goes.


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Old December 25, 2012, 22:14   #3
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I didn't mean I was trying to sell it but after going back and reading my post I see why you would think so. Language has always been my weak point. I have thought about taking it to gunshow and trading it on something else but never did it. I will probably just hold on to it and may even take it hunting someday. It ain't fancy but it does shoot really good.
edit-I was just looking something different to build and this was a fairly cheap and fun build.
edit- I saw another tread where they were discussing the difference between a sporterized rifle and a custom built rifle and was wondering where mine fit in. I think it's somewhere between bubberized and sporterized,lol. Compared to what I started with though I don't think I did too bad.

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Old December 26, 2012, 00:06   #4
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You couldn't find a better rifle for $180.

Good job, you win todays wecsog award.

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Old December 26, 2012, 10:28   #5
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You couldn't find a better rifle for $180.

Good job, you win todays wecsog award.

Thanks, this is the best day of my life. I can now die a happy man,lol.
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Old January 12, 2013, 09:17   #6
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I'd own it! Bubberized fud rifles are cheap and great to keep around or carry in the truck when pokin' down a dirt road and sasquatch runs across the road into the bush.

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Old January 12, 2013, 12:03   #7
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I have one almos like it but I have a Winchester 30-06 barrel cut down to 18inch. for a brush hunting rifle. It shoots good enough to put food on the table it isn't a bench rest gun but will do what i need it to.
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Old January 12, 2013, 18:13   #8
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Finish it ?
How about some spray paint ?

Nice job on making some chicken salad out of some chicken sh*t.
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Old January 13, 2013, 14:19   #9
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I had planned on refinishing it and on putting a scope on it but now I think I'll skip the scope and just put a cheap paint job on it.
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That looks pretty good. I had to pay close to $700 here in this Godforsaken place to professionally bubberize a Chilean Mauser into a scout in 308.

Trying to replicate the Steyr concept with a something I already had.

And then Savage came out with the same thing for 1/2 the price and twice the accuracy.

Like I said, you done good.
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Old January 15, 2013, 12:16   #11
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I had planned on refinishing it and on putting a scope on it but now I think I'll skip the scope and just put a cheap paint job on it.
In a few more years, I can just about guarantee that you'll put a scope on it, cause you won't be able to focus the front sight any more. Ask any of us over 55 how we know that...............
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Old January 15, 2013, 20:15   #12
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I'm 51, guess I need to be stocking up on scopes,lol.
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Old January 18, 2013, 15:10   #13
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Bubba be damned! If it shoots good it is good. I think it looks good. Although what do I know, I think the beat to hell Turk Mausers look good to me.
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Old January 20, 2013, 20:07   #14
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Nice rifel and I wouldn't refinish the metal. Unless refinishing is professionally or expertly done, I am starting to believe it promotes rust.
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Old January 22, 2013, 18:21   #15
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Nice old rifle... a scope wouldnt hurt it. Then again the sights are fine if you can see em.
Seen quite a few like this in the northern Michigan deer woods back when. A nostalgic blast from the past! May your deer be many and the elk right behind!
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Old February 12, 2013, 15:28   #16
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The base rifle was $50? The rear sight is worth that! I came into a partially sporterized 1903A3 many years ago for a $100. I added a cheap Williams peep rear sight and a ramp front sight and a very cheap Fajen pre-finished drop-in stock (this was before cheap synthetic stocks were available) and ended up with about what you have in your rifle. I think mine is a neat beater, truck, loaner, back-up, etc. rifle and would not sell it for $180.
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Old February 12, 2013, 16:12   #17
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Unless refinishing is professionally or expertly done, I am starting to believe it promotes rust.
Through the years, I've become less & less fond of blueing. It may not promte corrosion, but it offers little prorection against it.

Finish coatings have come a long ways over the last many years, no sense not to take advantage of them.
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Old February 23, 2013, 10:49   #18
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I started with the one on top and ended up with the bottom one. The only thing left is I may change the rear sight. The one on it works but it's missing a couple parts and is mounted on the wrong side so it's actually on backwards.

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