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#4344468 - 08/21/10 11:24 AM Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished!
TC1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/02
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It's been a long journey but now it's finished! The rifle is the result of a combined effort of Shane Thompson and James Anderson. The engraving was done by Roger Kehr. The nitre bluing was handled by Roger Ferrell. It all started a few years ago when I sent Shane Thompson a Mini Mauser action for a simple barrel job. Things got out of hand and this is the final result. To say I'm happy with the results of their efforts would be the understatement of a lifetime. IMO, it's a true masterpiece built by two world class gunsmiths.

One thing the pictures don't show is just how petite this little rifle truly is. At only 5 1/2 lbs. before optics it makes all my other rifles feel like clubs.

The details of the build are too long to list but the results are obvious.

The photographs below were taken by James Anderson. They're pretty nice. Hopefully He'll send a few more.

Well, other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

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#4344470 - 08/21/10 11:26 AM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: TC1]
pa_gus Offline
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Registered: 06/01/10
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Loc: ne PA! Glad to here its done!
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#4344480 - 08/21/10 11:37 AM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: pa_gus]
Paul Walukewicz Offline
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Registered: 10/13/00
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man that's purty!!
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#4344490 - 08/21/10 11:51 AM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: Paul Walukewicz]
rifle Offline
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Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 5717
Loc: now in SC
Terry..something like that is well worth owning.In today's world,craftsmanship like that is investment in someones future,either a grandchild or outside buyer...Pass along a handshake to all involved.The updates and photos were very entertaining and informative..Great work and have fun with it!
I'll have a new grandson next month and have been contemplating such a project for him. This has been inspiring!
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#4344506 - 08/21/10 12:09 PM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: rifle]
War_Eagle Offline
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Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 2493
Loc: Mobile, Alabama
That is absolutely gorgeous. Art in action. I would really love to know what the final dollar figure on that rifle came to if you don't mind.

#4344508 - 08/21/10 12:13 PM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: War_Eagle]
jimmyd223 Offline
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Registered: 04/14/01
Posts: 2800
Loc: Wa. State
Terry, WOW just WOW.....
It has been a very long process but the results were well worth the wait. A true work of Art by some very fine craftsmen.

"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."

#4344529 - 08/21/10 12:29 PM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: jimmyd223]
Oregonmuley Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 3217
Loc: jennings lodge, oregon
I think that might be a keeper!!! Heck of a nice rifle, one to be proud of for sure - congrats.
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#4344553 - 08/21/10 12:40 PM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: Oregonmuley]
mmgravy Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 1605
Loc: Park Rapids, MN
That rifle is something to behold. Thank you for sharing the project and especially the finished product. Enjoy.

#4344647 - 08/21/10 01:33 PM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: mmgravy]
Spanokopitas Offline
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Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 9331
Loc: Oregon

A fest for the eyes. Great way to start the day.

It's better to live rich than die rich. Live simply so that I may simply live large.

#4344663 - 08/21/10 01:42 PM Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: Spanokopitas]
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Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 7567
Loc: Arizona
My god that is a beautiful rifle. Congrats on a amazing project to a finish.

Also I can't believe that they made a rilfe that could levitate for picture taking like that. Must make for very easy carry in the field.

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