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    The Mauser Project

    the Mauser Project and a Quick Intro.

    Iíve been on the forum for a few months now but havenít got around to introducing myself so Gíday from Palmy.

    So this is my first post and first build so Iíve got plenty to learn.

    I got this Mauser 98 large ring action to the door today for $150 just needs a bit of elbow grease and she'll be as good as new.
    I don't know much about Mauser actions so wasn't sure if this was a deal or not, but again learning.

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    I'm out of action for the most part of this year so there is no rush.
    I'm budgeting no more then 800 so looking to do most of the work myself (again learning as I go for shits and gigs but probably stress and fulfilment).

    Looking at chambering in maybe .243 for small - mid game (opinions?) and will end up suppressing it.
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    Welcome to the forum Willus. I'll be following thus thread.
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    Welcome Willus.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    welcome
    will be intersted to see the final product
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    Welcome to the forum. Cool first post

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    Ah great minds think alike, I've just dropped one of my VZ33 rifle's in 8x57 and a Tikka .243 barrel with Mitch Maxberry I'll post when the barrel is on.

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    Hey Nor-west keep us posted, very interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willus View Post
    the Mauser Project and a Quick Intro.

    I’ve been on the forum for a few months now but haven’t got around to introducing myself so G’day from Palmy.

    So this is my first post and first build so I’ve got plenty to learn.

    I got this Mauser 98 large ring action to the door today for $150 just needs a bit of elbow grease and she'll be as good as new.
    I don't know much about Mauser actions so wasn't sure if this was a deal or not, but again learning.

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    I'm out of action for the most part of this year so there is no rush.
    I'm budgeting no more then 800 so looking to do most of the work myself (again learning as I go for shits and gigs but probably stress and fulfilment).

    Looking at chambering in maybe .243 for small - mid game (opinions?) and will end up suppressing it.
    Hey there, you have a classic medium length action, how about chambering in a matching classic medium length cartridge? Like .257 Roberts or 7x57 Mauser, was going to buy one a while back as a build project myself.
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    I had a look into it but those rounds are expensive (unless someone can show me otherwise) I would be sticking to factory ammo as I don't reload, but maybe 6.5x55. cheers for your input 257weatherby much appreciated.

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    Yes you can do it in 243 providing the bolt face has not been modified. With out knowing the mfg of the action you looking at the possibility of locking lug set back if high pressure ammunition is used in any great amount. Even the 1909 Argentine actions as nice as they were only had a 15 Rc hardness thereby limiting their life if put to hard use. The great thing about the 98 Mauser design is all of the safety items incorporated, remember Paul Mauser lost one eye because a rifle of his design blew up in his face. Even as heavy and clunky as the design is they are safe with in reasonable standards of usage.

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    Taken some of the machining marks out of the metal, think bead blasting will take the rest of the imperfections out.
    will be lapping the lugs soon hopefully.
    Replacing both the bolt shroud and trigger, as for the bottom metal i think ill leave it to get blasted.

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    As for the bolt does any know or have the tools for me to forge the bolt so it will clear some glass?

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    Just be careful , how much metal you remove from the outside surface , its my understanding , that the steel is soft , ie low RC scale , and the way they get strength is by the exterior case hardening , basically giving a soft core and hard as glass exterior , and this hard surface is not very deep/thick .

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    Cheers Chris, yeah this has already popped up and will be testing it before anything further work is done.
    BTW Chris big fan of your m40a1 clone my all time favorite History, Accuracy & straight Badass.

    as for the bottom metal again does anyone know of maybe a replacement for mine above?

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    You can get new bolt handles and have them welded on.They're a bit longer.

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    The main reason , I mentioned the thin case hardening , is you said you where going to lap the lugs .
    Yeap the M40A1 will be nice when its finished , just had its brother out , the C3A1 clone ( Parker Hale M87 ) , uses the same scope , just confimed the 100yd zero at the range .

    Later Chris

 

 

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