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#2244539 - 06/08/08 Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good?
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I found an Interamrs Mark X with a mauser action in .280 Rem. It has a 24" barrel and a decent stock. It looked like someone may have tried to bed it at one time but really couldn't tell.

What can you guys tell me about this gun. Good, bad, or indifferent.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. price is $300.

Tom
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#2244545 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: tzone]
Bill Poole Offline
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i think its a yugo mauser like the one rem is now importing zastava? or maybe its made in spain (santa rosa?), i forgot.

honestly, I don't have a .280, I want one, so I'da probably bought it.

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#2244569 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: Bill Poole]
icedog Offline
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I have an older Mark X .270 in full wood. It functions well and is very accurate. It gets used sparingly as a loaner, as I have a number of other favorites in different calibres, so it spends most of its time in lock-up. If you're looking for a .280, and it's in good shape, I don't think that for $300 the Mark X would disappoint.

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#2244578 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: icedog]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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They are made by Zastava, but the Interarms guns were much more highly finished than the Zastava's currently being imported as Remington 798's. I had one in 458 Win Mag and it was a slick gun and very accurate.

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#2244634 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: Oregon45]
handwerk Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
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Loc: n.e. Mn.
I had one in 30'06, full stock, shot MOA or better with 150 interbonds. It functioned great. At $300 it's quite a fair deal. I'd move forward if it feels good in hand.

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#2244644 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: handwerk]
Pat85 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
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I have a 22-250, bought it new 30 years ago. Never had a misfunction. I would pay $300 just for the action.

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#2244645 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: tzone]
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Buy it now! You will not be sorry. Thanks...Bill.
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#2244657 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: model70man]
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+1 or what he said
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#2244723 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: raybass]
1B Offline
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Registered: 05/21/01
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Loc: Reston, VA, USA
For the record...

Interarms -- here in Alexandria VA -- sold both Zastava and Whitworth rifles that were made in Kragujevac Yugosalvia -- now Serbia -- but shipped only as actions or barreleled actions.

The Whitworth company in Manchester England,bought actions, rebarreled them IIRC and gave the actiosn more final finishing. They are thus a bit smoother and desirable. From Manchester, they sold some barreled actions to Interarms which did the restocking here with Italian made stocks and marketed the finished rifles in the US. Whitworth restocked others for sale elsewhere.

Most were made in standard calibers like the .30-06 and .270 and the .375 H#H and a few .300 H&Hs. I do not think that they ever made many if any .280 Rems so the barrel on yours could well be a rarity or, more likely, an aftermarket item.

They are sound rifles.

My gunsmith used to work on the Interarms assembly of these rifles and still works in the original warehouse area.

1B


Edited by 1B (06/08/08)

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#2244822 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: 1B]
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I would buy in in a minute. Terrific guns and good value. If one of these and a tricked out Remington were both in my gun safe and both the same caliber the Interarms would go hunting and the Remmy would sit until I tired of looking at it and sold it.
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#2245005 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: safariman]
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Very good little rifle for the $$ IMO.
I have one that was originally a `06 barreled action but, I have since rebarreled to 6.5x55.
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#2245019 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: 1B]
Bend Offline
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Registered: 01/30/01
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Loc: Central Oregon, USA
Here is one that started out as a 375 H&H. Its now a 264 Winmag with a newer stock and barrel. The action is at least 15-20 years old.



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#2245093 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: 1B]
tzone Online   content
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Registered: 02/23/04
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Loc: MN
1B,

Manchester, England sounds right. That is what is stamped on the barrel. It is surely a .280 and does not appear to be an aftermarket tube unless it came from the factroy because there was no other caliber x'ed out like there sometimes is it has been rechambered.

It has a nicely finished wood stock, with a 24" barrel. It seems a little heavy, but I mainly hunt from a stand anyway. It sounds like for the money I will get it. It is hart to find much of any quality gun for $300 bucks now days. I'll snap it up on Monday.

Tom
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#2245119 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: 1B]
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 Originally Posted By: 1B
For the record...

Interarms -- here in Alexandria VA -- sold both Zastava and Whitworth rifles that were made in Kragujevac Yugosalvia -- now Serbia -- but shipped only as actions or barreleled actions.

The Whitworth company in Manchester England,bought actions, rebarreled them IIRC and gave the actiosn more final finishing. They are thus a bit smoother and desirable. From Manchester, they sold some barreled actions to Interarms which did the restocking here with Italian made stocks and marketed the finished rifles in the US. Whitworth restocked others for sale elsewhere.

Most were made in standard calibers like the .30-06 and .270 and the .375 H#H and a few .300 H&Hs. I do not think that they ever made many if any .280 Rems so the barrel on yours could well be a rarity or, more likely, an aftermarket item.

They are sound rifles.

My gunsmith used to work on the Interarms assembly of these rifles and still works in the original warehouse area.

1B


The Interarms are commonly used as donor actions for custom builds. If they never made a .280 that's likely what this is. At $300, I'd buy it.
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#2245418 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: .280Rem]
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Registered: 02/04/01
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Loc: PA
Have an H&R variant that is basically the Interarms sort of stuff: Commerical M98 action, side safety trigger, Made In Yugo on the bottom of the receiver. Decent wood, pencil barrel in 30-06. The rifle appears as-new, know it's not been fired much.

Friend of mine once had several Parker Hale rifles built on commercial M98 actions, but never bothered to look into where those actions were made. 300 Weatherby, 375 H&H and one in 458 Winchester. All were very well done with very nice wood.
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#2245454 - 06/08/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: dubePA]
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I have one in 300 win mag. Grabed it at a pawn shop near my house for 250 bucks! Put a scope on it and went to the range with some factory blue box federals.. shooot a little over an inch think the average turned out to be a little over 1 1/4. Thought that is good to be getting on with. It is sitting in the rack waiting to be used.. Was thinking of turning it into a 375 Chat-taylor.. but since i got a new job i have not been home any to play with it or to get it to my gun guy to change it. I don't own a 375, but have three 30 cal rifles.. Thought it would be an easy and powerful conversion..M8x57

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#2245556 - 06/09/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: Mauser8x57]
okie john Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
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Loc: seattle, wa, usa
$300 is a steal for any rifle with a Mark X action that's in decent shape.


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#2245872 - 06/09/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: okie john]
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Registered: 05/27/01
Posts: 2678
Loc: B.C.
I bought an action for more. The gunsmith said it was well made. I had a full wood 30-06 until my son claimed it.The trigger adjusted easily and well.It shot OK,too.
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#2245925 - 06/09/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: downwindtracker2]
Azshooter Offline
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Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 3011
Loc: Tucson, Az.
I had two Zastava models. Bought one from a friend that had two that he stuck in the McMillan mauser stock. He sold me the 243 but kept his 375 H and H which he has never fired. (must be nice)
The other I found in a gunshop with a McMillan stock for $300. It was a 25-06.

I rebarreled the 243 to a 7-08, got bored and had it re-reamed to 284 win, got bored again and had the bolt face opened up and made it a 7 rem mag. Now a good friend has it. The magazine had a small pc of steel making it shorter for the 243. It was easily altered. A longer mauser follower completed the change.

The finder rifle got shot out and was also turned into a magnum. It became a 375 Taylor and it will never leave my posession.

I'd buy that used Mark X and then have fun. When the barrel gets tired then the real fun can begin. FYI that Mickey stock suits the Mark X well and fits the shooter as well.

Hope you get it.

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#2246550 - 06/09/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: Azshooter]
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Registered: 01/25/07
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I bought one in 300 Win Mag a few months ago for $250, but it was rough and I only wanted the action. Was gonna do a 458 Win Mag on it, but have since decided to use it for a 264 WM with a 26" Krieger #2 or #3 barrel and Mickey stock. Probably have a VX-III 4.5-14 mounted in Talley's when it's all said and done.

Buy it and don't look back. If you don't like it, I'll give your money back for it.

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#2247711 - 06/10/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: 1B]
tzone Online   content
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Registered: 02/23/04
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Loc: MN
1B,

I stand corrected. You were right, it IS an aftermarket barrel. The Manchester, England is stamped on the left side of the reciever opposite of the bolt.

I can't rember what the name of the barrel is, it was somthing I have not heard of...ever.

When I went back to see the gun again, he said someone else offered him $400 bucks for it and told him I get first refusal. Not sure I want it for 400, but I said I'll let him know by Friday. Don't really need it, just sounded like a good deal to me. Not so much anymore.

Tom
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#2247749 - 06/10/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: tzone]
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Registered: 04/09/07
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Loc: Occupied California
Oh for heavens sake BUY IT. You will not be sorry. I have 8 Mausers and they all hunt. Bear
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#2247768 - 06/10/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: 4xbear]
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Registered: 06/08/07
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Loc: land of OZ
I bought a Interarms mark X action {long action} gave 250 bucks for just the action 3 years back and built a 6.5-06 on it that Im very satisfied with,for the money you better jump on that rifle..........
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#2249430 - 06/11/08 Re: Interarms - Mark X Mauser, any good? [Re: coyo]
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Loc: New Orleans
the action is worth more than that....here's a classic Mauser 7x57 Muddywaters had built on an older Mark X action:

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