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Custom Mausers #13878494 06/06/19
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Lets see some of y'alls custom mauser's.

Here's a CZ 550 in a .450 Howell.
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The .450 Howell is on the left and a .460 Wby is on the right.
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She's a good one. Nice rifle.


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Is that a maple stock?

Interesting wood, whatever it is.


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I never cared much for the Mauser action, they seem to be a bit overbuilt. I saw this one and couldn't pass it up. It is a Mac McCain custom done in 257 Roberts. A gorgeous gun in a classic cartridge. To dress up that Mauser bolt, I had a local gunsmith color/case the bolt shroud and the grip cap and buttplate. It is certainly a beautifully functional gun...

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I never cared much for the Mauser action, they seem to be a bit overbuilt. I saw this one and couldn't pass it up. It is a Mac McCain custom done in 257 Roberts. A gorgeous gun in a classic cartridge. To dress up that Mauser bolt, I had a local gunsmith color/case the bolt shroud and the grip cap and buttplate. It is certainly a beautifully functional gun...

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Wow.

You always seem to have beautiful rifles and all kinds of antique arms. Your one fortunate fella, and I'll admit a bit of envy. Just a bit.

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Originally Posted by Pappy348
Is that a maple stock?

Interesting wood, whatever it is.

It's not maple.


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Kind of a bastard rifle.

Browning barrel and stock on a Gew. Mauser 98 action,chambered for the .257 Roberts.
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Not as fine looking as others on here,but I like it. wink


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Whitebird, some beautiful rifles. More info on them would be appreciated while I admire them. Nice picture composition on the last one with the stud of a moose!
EdM, another couple really nice rifles of yours.

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FN based 9.3x62 I put together in 2000.

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Found this at a garage sale.... mouser pipe bomb... smile


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Got this at a pawn shop early last year 225 dollars otd. I brought it back to life basically.
It sure didnt look like this when I got it.
They didn't know what they had.
Strong crisp rifling exc bore condition
They let me break it down and I took pics of the markings under receiver.
Did some internet researching
Went back the next morning and got it fast.....
Sako post ww2 customized Kar 98 8mm 1939 barreled action.
They was being sold in px,s in europe thru the mid 50,s.
Some one brought it back and put a nice fajen stock on it that I did alot of contouring on to get rid of the sharp retro angles.
And they installed a 2 position low swing buehler safety.
I set it up with
Burris low rings
Weaver steel bases
Sightron SII 3-9X42
( only scope I use, have 3 of them)

I intially refinished the wood and wheeler ceramacoated the metal and cooked it, wasnt satisfied with that. Then I got it cerracoated graphite black a couple of months later.
Shot hornady classic match thru it at 1st as a accuracy round.
Had big time crown issues. Fixed that issue cut off about 5/8ths inch from the barrel. Read the cooper fouling 2 lands copper all the way to the muzzle , 2 stopped way short.
Resholudered and recrown it with a inside chamfer of the muzzle, spun oval head bolt in a electric drill and valve grinding compound.
Did a progressive up to 2000 grit polishing on the 2 stage trigger, clipped 1 coil off the spring.
Probably around 3.5 to 4pds.
Improved it alot.

Now it shoots ppu 196gr sp 1 moa now. 20 bucks a box local.
Posted up the project pics back then on gen forum when I was doing it all.
Some of you all probably seen that thread.
Hunted with it last year .
Choose not to drop a deer with it last fall.
Let em go, let em grow thing

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Target was shot on 3x at 100yds
Had a hard time defining center with the reticle covering the bull.
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This one I threw together with junk parts one weekend.... smile

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Over built is a good German thing. Ask Finn.
I'll take a Mauser over anything else.


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My rifle isn't as elegant as all of your's having a military stepped barrel and a no name stock but, she will deliver the goods. That old 7x57mm FN barrel was new when Bob installed it and will put it's bullets into 1 MOA with several loads. I have taken deer through elk with it without ever a mishap and is the one I grab for serious events. One of these days, if it ever quits shooting good, I'll take it apart and see which arsenal and the date it was made.
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Literally shot off back porch. Old 30/06 better quality cigarette rifle.
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Originally Posted by Joe
My rifle isn't as elegant as all of your's having a military stepped barrel and a no name stock but, she will deliver the goods. That old 7x57mm FN barrel was new when Bob installed it and will put it's bullets into 1 MOA with several loads. I have taken deer through elk with it without ever a mishap and is the one I grab for serious events. One of these days, if it ever quits shooting good, I'll take it apart and see which arsenal and the date it was made.
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Whaddya ya mean man, that is a sharp looking rifle with clean flowing lines!!!


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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
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Details man!!!!

Nice tiger striping in the wood, I bet it changes in different angles.


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Originally Posted by irfubar
This one I threw together with junk parts one weekend.... smile

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Details Irfubar.


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That is a 1908 Mauser action I purchased from Mule Deer.
It currently has a McGowen #1 , 1/7.7twist in 220 swift. Maple stock, blind mag, Timney trigger.
The stock is kinda cool it has some spalting.


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Sweet looking rifle,Irfubar!


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Speaking of fine lookin Mausers..... I love that 7x57, now if just give me the coordinates and combo...life will be fine...... smile


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.257 Roberts on a 1936 Mexican Mauser action.


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Very hard to improve on that one!

What are the details on the one with the moose rack?

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Originally Posted by patbrennan
Very hard to improve on that one!

What are the details on the one with the moose rack?


This might help.... one of the best custom rifle craftsmen in my opinion.

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Pure class Whitebird..... way cool to see you use them also.... well done


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Thanks for the detailed pics. Stunning rifle!

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Nice rifles, have enjoyed this thread.

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I am hoping in the next few weeks the .270 Ingwe will be done and I can post some pics of it.


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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
I am hoping in the next few weeks the .270 Ingwe will be done and I can post some pics of it.

That one's gonna be special... laugh

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Originally Posted by irfubar
Pure class Whitebird..... way cool to see you use them also.... well done


White Bird and James Anderson consistently post some of my favorite rifles here. That Ottmar is outstanding.

That said, you’ve posted some of my favorites as well.

Great pics, all! Thanks!


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Details man!!!!

Nice tiger striping in the wood, I bet it changes in different angles.


Sorry, just saw your inquiry, 50.

This rifle walked into shop one day with older gent. It was wearing a really schitty Bell & Carlson syn stock and a 3x9 Redfield Tracker. He wanted it cleaned up as he was thinking of selling it. So we took it in for a C & C. Said his dad brought it back from Europe at war’s end and it was in some 6.5 ctg they could not find ammo for. So , "his dad sent it to Winchester” and they fitted it with a model 70 bbl in 30/06!
Well I told him I was a bit skeptical that Winchester did the work, but whoever put the bbl on did very good work.
( bbl dated 1957).

Ok he sold shop rifle (eventually). And he came back up to thank us for helping him. In passing I say, "too bad you dont have all the old stock and stuff they took off the rifle." He say, oh, I still have everything except the old barrel. I say "really???”

I end up buying rifle. He brings in all the old stuff. Stock, claw mount bases, original Mauser buttplate. Etc. I restore it to best original condition I can. Best I can tell is it was an Oberndorf B sporter with a butterknife bolt. I speculate the 6.5 ctg (if it really was a 6.5 to begin with) was possibly the 6.5 x 58(?) Mauser ctg.

I stuck the Lyman 48 on one slow day at the shop. This is the best uneducated guess I can come up with on the speculative history of this rifle. It was a factory rifle no doubt. Would love ve to hear other speculation.


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That is one cool old rifle.

Yeah, doubt Winchester did that work, more like a smith fitting a take off M-70 barrel to this action.

Bet it's a decent shooter.

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DF,

No proof on bbl. so I think some smith stuck it on. And did it very well! It’s a very light rifle. A joy to carry. I loaded up a bunch of Sierra 125 grainers for it. Just haven’t had opportunity to shoot it yet. Be perfect combo for here.


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You know Kaywoodie,I see that rifle in my hands possibly busting a bunny or two. wink


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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
You know Kaywoodie,I see that rifle in my hands possibly busting a bunny or two. wink


LOL! I know two youngens that will fight you for it! 🤣’


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Ok,in the interest of being a good person,I'll let them use it.


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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
You know Kaywoodie,I see that rifle in my hands possibly busting a bunny or two. wink

Nah...

WAY too light, need at least 40 cal to stop a NM Jackwabbit...

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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
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No proof on bbl. so I think some smith stuck it on. And did it very well! It’s a very light rifle. A joy to carry. I loaded up a bunch of Sierra 125 grainers for it. Just haven’t had opportunity to shoot it yet. Be perfect combo for here.

Good plan,shooting lighter bullets in a light weight '06.

I have a very light HVA '06. It does really well with 130 gr. Hornady SP, (not the varmint version). Will shoot thru a WT and is a killer at 3+K fps.

The 125 NAB is another good choice.

If a 130 will shoot thru a WT, why get beat up with 180's, etc... And the extra speed helps.

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I concur DF! One of my reasons for the lighter bullet is my gimpish right shoulder. I believe its eaten all up with the arthritis or something. Will try a box of those Hornaday 130’s. Im a fan of their bullets. Truth be know, it will take me forever to shoot up these 125’s! 😁


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I concur DF! One of my reasons for the lighter bullet is my gimpish right shoulder. I believe its eaten all up with the arthritis or something. Will try a box of those Hornaday 130’s. Im a fan of their bullets. Truth be know, it will take me forever to shoot up these 125’s! 😁

With WT sized animals, the 3+K fps impact is great, hits like a magnum, kills like one.

Unless one was hunting bear or bigger animals, the 125-130 gr. class of bullets seems to me to be about optimal.

Here is another option, Cutting Edge Bullets Raptor. .308, not '06. Accurate and a real killer. Petals fly off, core bores on thru. Works kinda like a mono Partition.

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My Brno 21 that I am in the process of putting together-

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Now that's a stick of wood!!!


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Great pics and nice rifles !

I’m just a Mauser wannabe with a cz550fs in 9.3x62 and a interarms mark x in .375 h&h ...

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My Brno 21 that I am in the process of putting together-

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My Brno 21 that I am in the process of putting together-

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WOWEE!!

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Geez Louise,,there is some mighty nice wood on this forum. If I could ever figure out how to post pictures on this thing, I would post a couple of mine. Kinda sorta Mausers anyway. They are Mark X Interarms rifles in 9.3x62 and 7x57.. In custom wood of course..Kind of a nice pair to take care of most things.
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Just finished all the work I can do on my Brno 21. Gotta have it checkered and it will be complete-
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Hard to beat a Brno 21 action for a custom build. They do take a lot of work to bring them to the level of refinement they deserve.
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James, that is a true work of art!

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Thanks to all posters here! Beautiful pieces of work!!!! Stunning!!!


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James, that is probably the best quarter rib I have ever seen. Very minimalist compared to most. It always kills me to see someone start with a light weight receiver and then hang a heavy barrel festooned with huge quarter ribs and huge front sights on it.

As always, very nicely done sir!

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The sights on a 21 can be lower than a large ring Mauser with a set of detachable bases. I also spent a bunch of time on the mill whittling the 21 receiver dovetails fore and aft to better match the rings I made. When it comes to checkering and quarter ribs I'm of the belief that less is more. They still have to be functional and pleasing to the eye with placement on the project.


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Originally Posted by JRGunmaker
Hard to beat a Brno 21 action for a custom build. They do take a lot of work to bring them to the level of refinement they deserve.
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WOW!


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Very hard to improve on that one!

What are the details on the one with the moose rack?


This might help.... one of the best custom rifle craftsmen in my opinion.

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About the time I convince myself I don’t need any fancy custom made rifle, along comes JRG....posting pics.

I’m a groupie. It’s official.


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Years ago I bought a 98 built into a sporter in .280 off of Gunbroker. It came in a Fajen synthetic with a military trigger guard, and an A&B barrel all finished in matte Duracoat. One nice feature it had was a Bold trigger (cheap for sure, but still not bad at all). It had the funkiest looking bolt handle you ever saw, but it turned out to be a pretty good shooter. I put a 2-position M70 style safety on it, scoped it, and started using it. At the time I had only disdain for synthetic stocks and shopped around for walnut stocks, but never got around to restocking it.

Some time later I acquired another rifle similar to it in .35 Whelen. It was when I was using this rifle that I realized a synthetic stock could be handy for beating your way through thick brush---something I would have probably not considered with a walnut-stocked rifle. I ended up putting B&C Medalists on quite a few rifles, including the Whelen. The Whelen also received a Timney trigger, commercial trigger guard with hinged floorplate, and a Gentry 3-position safety.

The .280 languished as I had acquired a Model 70 Super Grade in .280 (which also is living in a Medalist while the walnut stock is safely stored away). In the meantime I had fitted an Interarms Mark X bolt to it so I could ditch that hideous bolt that had come with it.

About five months ago I decided to bring the .280 back on line so the Model 70 can live an easy life in the back of the safe for now. For this rifle I acquired and fitted a Dakota 3-position safety and another Medalist stock, and commercial bottom metal with hinged floorplate. Once the safety was fitted, I blasted it and coated it with Moly Resin in flat black and treated the new trigger guard and safety shroud the same way and assembled it. I'm still ironing out some fit issues with the stock and trigger guard, but it's coming along and seems to want to shoot like it had.

It ain't beautiful like most of the other rifles shown in this thread, but it's meant to be a pure working rifle. In that vein it's kinda handsome, I guess. After this photo was shot I blasted the bolt (except for the handle, it's Moly Resined), the cocking piece, and the extractor to a satin finish and coated it well with Hoppe's grease...no signs of corrosion. Yet!



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My one and only custom Mauser. It's an FN Imperial grade that my father in law bought in 1961. At some point someone had talked him into punching it out to 300 Win mag.

He had Chet Brown re barrel back to 30-06 back in the 70's. Don't know when it was restocked but it didn't fit me.

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I took it back to Brown Precision and had Mark restock it and coat the metal for me. A much better fit.

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I LIKE that one.

How does it shoot?


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OK...I better throw this into this Rifle Porn Thread

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A nice bull kudu with a classy rifle,Ingwe.


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Ingwe, I do like that pic! And yes, I am a little lustful. blush

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Originally Posted by tankerjockey
Geez Louise,,there is some mighty nice wood on this forum. If I could ever figure out how to post pictures on this thing, I would post a couple of mine. Kinda sorta Mausers anyway. They are Mark X Interarms rifles in 9.3x62 and 7x57.. In custom wood of course..Kind of a nice pair to take care of most things.
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Ingwe, I do like that pic! And yes, I am a little lustful. blush



THAT.....was in interesting morning!


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Heres another Mauser...more of a homemade utility rifle than a custom, but it has accounted for alot of game...

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VZ24 with metal work from Dennis Olson and wood by Jim Kobe. 458 Lott
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I have another or 2. This is a Mexican in 7X57 by David Christman
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Those are fuh-reekin gorgeous, Butch. Wow!


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Both smiths are guild members. Have used them on barrel jobs. Like’em both.

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I have another or 2. This is a Mexican in 7X57 by David Christman
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WOW!


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Originally Posted by ingwe

THAT.....was in interesting morning!

Hey, stories are good too! Do tell.

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Originally Posted by JLimbo
My one and only custom Mauser. It's an FN Imperial grade that my father in law bought in 1961. At some point someone had talked him into punching it out to 300 Win mag.

He had Chet Brown re barrel back to 30-06 back in the 70's. Don't know when it was restocked but it didn't fit me.

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I took it back to Brown Precision and had Mark restock it and coat the metal for me. A much better fit.

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Curious how that happened since the win mag has a .532 boltface whereas the 06 is .473? Did I miss something?


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When a chamber is cut from the usual standard of .473 to a magnum, the bolt face is opened up and the extractor is modified a bit.

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Hi bluefish, no you didn't miss anything. My wild ass guess would be a different bolt. After my father in law passed I tried to find all the bits and pieces but a lot of the stuff fell through the cracks. I have the original invoice so I know it had that Lyman All American 4x but in a Buehler mount instead of the Conetrols that Chet Brown put on. Would really have liked to find that.

One box of parts and miscellaneous stuff had the invoice for the Mauser and a service letter from Ruger for the transfer bar trigger assembly on a three screw Single Six 22 mag that was made the same year as me. Fortunately it also contained the old trigger parts so it's back to original form. Gotta love those four distinct clicks when cocking it.

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.270 Ingwe on a CZ 550 American action and stock.
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I got this military surplus Brazilian BRNO 7x57mm VZ24 from Century arms for $138
My brother TIG welded the bolt.
I rebarreled it with a Lothar Walther barrel to 7mmRemMag.
I put a high tech specialties 20 oz stock on it from Brownells or Bansner, that was way too much work. Like body work on a car. I just buy finished stocks now by Mcmillian.


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With all those beautiful wood stocked Mausers, it's almost embarrassing to post a McWoody. But, it is an Edge fill and pretty light.

'50's vintage 98 FN with three panel bolt handle, swing safety, Canjar trigger, 24" #2 Shilen, It's a Swede and really likes 139 Scenars over MRP..

2.5-8x32 Conquest in Talley steel rings.

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Wood or not that's a sweet rifle.


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Wood or not that's a sweet rifle.

Thanks Ken.

I like it, deer and hogs not so much.

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Wood or not that's a sweet rifle.

Thanks Ken.

I like it, deer and hogs not so much.

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That rifle inspired one of mine that’s making its way to Birdsong for Black-T right now; I call it my “Mexibob”.

Mexican Small Ring 98, beautifully checkered knob, Timney FW, Dakota 3-position, S&K bases/rings, #1 Rock Creek twisted 1-in-9”. Tang was altered to allow a more open grip than “Mauser notch” allows so I had McM custom bed an Edge but by then they wouldn’t McW the Edge so it’s painted. Still looks great and handled nicely pre-stock can’t wait to get it back!

I’ll post pics when I do; I bought the rifle here 10 years ago so it’s been a while!


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They quit offering McWoody on Edge fill due to the black shell. They now do only marble finishes with black backgrounds, so as to not have the black shell color showing thru. McWoody is brown, so it’s out. I’m glad I got mine before they quit. No black showing thru on mine.

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Harry Lawson in .300 win mag with a German Pecar 3x7 scope.....mark x action that is glass on rails..the stock has a slight cant where it doesn't feel like a .300 win mag and makes my savage 99 in .300 savage feel like a mule kick over my lawson.

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Researching to figure out who built it.
German company Akah built the scope and claw mounts.

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Bought this .404 Jeffery today.
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Oh my... that is beautymus..... should suffice for wabbits... smile


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Ken,

That's a mighty nice rifle! I love that wood, looks sorta Turkish or Cicassian with those dark streaks..

.404J should make a nice wabbit gun, maybe not up to the .460, but adequate.

BTW, how did you slip that one past Judy? Looks expensive. Did you get her feeling sorry for you... blush

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The wood is French walnut according to the gunsmith.

I'm hoping it will work on wabbits.

We made a deal, I can get this rifle but no others.


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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
The wood is French walnut according to the gunsmith.

I'm hoping it will work on wabbits.

We made a deal, I can get this rifle but no others.

Like forever...?

We need an office type Campfire pool to see who believes that and how long it's gonna last... grin

Not sure even Vagas would cover that one...

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Hell,even I won't take that bet! wink


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Ken , I am most ashamed to admit I envy your new rifle..... now if you just send me your new 404 J. and while you are it the 7x57 would be great also, I will test them on more appropriate critters..
Just sayin... smile please include ammo... thanks buddy... smile


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Irfubar,keep checking your LGS.

You're welcome. smile


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Thanks buddy, I eagerly await there arrival...


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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
Hell,even I won't take that bet! wink

Maybe I need to talk to Judy, let her know she's been hood winked... blush

BUT, as a Loony, of course I can't do that, would cost me my Loony card... cool

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Originally Posted by irfubar
Found this at a garage sale.... mouser pipe bomb... smile


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The gun not the dog....

Any details on that one? You can tell me about the dog as well. smile

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I built this 458 Win mag a few years ago, it's a Brno VZ24 action, MRC #5 contour barrel cut to 21". NECG express sights. Bastogne stock, Timney trigger, Mauser wing safety. Re-contoured military bottom metal.
Ebony grip cap, dual crossbolts, Pachmeyer pad. Rust blued. Weights 8.5lbs

The dog is my female Akita, in this pic she is about a year old, she will be 4 in January, best dog I have ever owned.


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Originally Posted by irfubar
I built this 458 Win mag a few years ago, it's a Brno VZ24 action, MRC #5 contour barrel cut to 21". NECG express sights. Bastogne stock, Timney trigger, Mauser wing safety. Re-contoured military bottom metal.
Ebony grip cap, dual crossbolts, Pachmeyer pad. Rust blued. Weights 8.5lbs

Nicely done. I thought about something similar, but with a Lyman receiver sight in lieu of the rear bbl sight.

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The dog is my female Akita, in this pic she is about a year old, she will be 4 in January, best dog I have ever owned.

Beautiful dog. Not sure I've ever seen one here.

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MAN, those girls are beautiful!
That'd be like simultaneously dating the cast of Charlies Angels + Linda Carter.

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Originally Posted by bt8897
Just finished all the work I can do on my Brno 21. Gotta have it checkered and it will be complete-
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That's pretty enough I'd even own it as a Creedmoor!
But I sleep better knowing it's NOT. laugh


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Originally Posted by JRGunmaker
Hard to beat a Brno 21 action for a custom build. They do take a lot of work to bring them to the level of refinement they deserve.
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That's a beautiful rifle James. You're a talented artist.


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This thread is fantastic. Mauser porn never ever gets old........................or jams up computers. laugh


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Burgess/Milliron

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Great Mill/Burg
shows how you don't have to spend a truckload of money on a blank to have a great custom rifle.


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I really like that Burgess/Milliron rifle, Whitebird. Refined simplicity. Just hits all my buttons, beautiful.

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It may not look like much, compared with all the real custom rifles pictured here, but this is my go-to deer rifle, a Douglas featherweight barrel in 7X57 on a G33/40 action, with a Fajen stock, Dayton Traister trigger and Buehler safety. It has been to Africa, where it accounted for plains game up to and including wildebeest, and this record book Peter's gazelle. The scope is a 4X Lyman All American PermaCenter with post and crosshair reticle.

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"not look like much"? Looks like a mighty fine Mauser to me.

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On a different level, this is my .505 Gibbs, built for me by Lon Paul on a double square bridge Granite Mountain Mauser action. The scope mount and receiver sight are by Smithson.

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Originally Posted by xausa
It may not look like much, compared with all the real custom rifles pictured here, but this is my go-to deer rifle, a Douglas featherweight barrel in 7X57 on a G33/40 action, with a Fajen stock, Dayton Traister trigger and Buehler safety. It has been to Africa, where it accounted for plains game up to and including wildebeest, and this record book Peter's gazelle. The scope is a 4X Lyman All American PermaCenter with post and crosshair reticle.

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No apologies needed for that little Mauser! I’d carry that with my head held high.


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Originally Posted by xausa
On a different level, this is my .505 Gibbs, built for me by Lon Paul on a double square bridge Granite Mountain Mauser action. The scope mount and receiver sight are by Smithson.

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WOW!


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Some awesome rifles there guys!!!!


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These are some beautiful rifles for sure! I've got a Zastava/Charles Daly/Rem 798/Interarms X barreled receiver and I can't decide which direction to go on a stock. I love the beautiful wood on these and have had several variations of Boyd's Platinum stocks in my cart, but can't seem to pull the trigger. I'm also considering a Bell and Carlson Medalist for an even more bombproof and utilitarian configuration.


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What is barreled action chambered for and what is your intended use for the rifle?


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It's a 30-06 and the intended use is to have "a Mauser in the stable," hahahaha--I've already got a ton of other guns, but was drawn to the nostalgia of it.


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My vote goes to a Boyd’s Platinum in XX Claro. It won’t be as breathtaking as a some of the customs posted here, but could still have a rugged but classy look that ticks the “Mauser in the stable” boxes.

A B&C stock is more deserving of a Walmart ADL and a Kyrlon camo job. Mausers deserve better. wink


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That was kind of my initial thought...I don't want the stock to cost more than the barreled action itself, so I can't spring for the XX Walnut. On Boyd's Facebook page, they have a Remington 798 in Maple that looks REALLY good. I was going to do nutmeg laminate for stability and weatherproofing along with black fore end cap and fleur de lis checkering. I guess to throw in the mix, too, I just got done putting together a Rem 700 SPS 30-06 in a Grayboe stock. So I guess I've got the utilitarian angle covered.


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Do the Boyds nutmeg laminate and go hunting.


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Originally Posted by 222Rem
A B&C stock is more deserving of a Walmart ADL and a Kyrlon camo job. Mausers deserve better. wink

You're right! ....... I have three B&C stocks and all are filled with 700s.

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Originally Posted by the444shooter
That was kind of my initial thought...I don't want the stock to cost more than the barreled action itself, so I can't spring for the XX Walnut. On Boyd's Facebook page, they have a Remington 798 in Maple that looks REALLY good. I was going to do nutmeg laminate for stability and weatherproofing along with black fore end cap and fleur de lis checkering. I guess to throw in the mix, too, I just got done putting together a Rem 700 SPS 30-06 in a Grayboe stock. So I guess I've got the utilitarian angle covered.


I had a nutmeg on a Mauser and not only was the refinement less than desirable but the weight was unbearable. There was tons of extra material left on the stock and it had a very clubby feel.

My son has a Turk in a standard walnut Prairie Hunter w/ their laser checkering and it’s quite nice IMHO. A lot better looking and feeling than the nutmeg I had.

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This is what had me thinking nutmeg--I can't afford the extra scratch for a maple like this one, but I do like the lighter color (and I really want the resilience of the laminate.) The prairie hunter I have on my Ruger Tang M77 is a nice stock, but I wanted something along these lines.

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Originally Posted by shrapnel


I never cared much for the Mauser action, they seem to be a bit overbuilt. I saw this one and couldn't pass it up. It is a Mac McCain custom done in 257 Roberts. A gorgeous gun in a classic cartridge. To dress up that Mauser bolt, I had a local gunsmith color/case the bolt shroud and the grip cap and buttplate. It is certainly a beautifully functional gun...

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Dude, that is some beautiful wood right there. A 257 Bob is one of my all time favorite cartridges. You can take anything from squirrels to elk with that thing.


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Oh hell, what happened to my post! It went to cyber space heaven. Anyway, My Mausers are all utilitarian except a couple. I'v got one that I am still working on. It's a Zastava Charles Daly Commercial 98 chambered in 7X57. A guy gave me a stock he thought would fit. He gave me the stock while my action and barrel were at my gunsmith's for 5 months getting the barrel screwed in, chambered and head spaced. While all that was going on I finished the stock with about 10 or 11 coats of True oil. It was beautiful and satin finished. I finished it out with 1000 then 1200 grit paper. When my gun smith got through I had finished the stock. But when I put it in the stock it didn't fit. I spent a couple of months fitting it and when I finished fitting it it looked like chit. So now I'm refinishing it.

Anyway, still working on iI have another that's a Yugo 24/47 that I had my gun smith rebarrel and chamber in .257 AI. I put it in a Boyds stock and finisbhed it myself. But I want to refinish it to a satin finish also.

I have another Yugo 24/47 that i had my smith sporterize but Kept the Military 8x57 barrel on it. It's still stepped down. I didn't do any refinish on it. I had meant to rebarrel it to a 6mm barrel later on but I liked the 8x57 cbambering so much I kept it as is. I put it in a Boyd's Pepper Laminate stock and it's still like that. The Military bluing was good enough for what I wanted this rifle to be. It's sort of a beater but it's accurate and it's a killer so I kept it like that. \
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I also have a Mauser I had built on an old 98 action I got with 4 other actions for $25 back in 1988 from Fed Ord. I had an ER Shaw 26" 7mm barrel screwed in it and chambered in .280 Remington and added a Timney sporter trigger with a safety and put it in a B&C stock. I also had it blued. I've had several scopes on it through the years and it presently has a Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10 X40 on it. It shoots good and it's a hunter. Not beautiful like those on here, but a nice functional rifle. It's killed a few pigs and deer, but I usually grab my old Model 70 .270 as my go to gun for deer. But this one's a good one.

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Re: Custom Mausers [Re: elkhunternm] #14596527 02/22/20
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I picked this rifle up in the ‘fire ‘fieds back in the summer of 2008 from TJ3006 for a song. It was a 7x57 with a Timney safety & nicely turned military tube in a pale walnut Weatherby-style Fajen.

I sent it to my gunsmith to have a Dakota 3-position safety installed, and it was suggested that perhaps I ought to consider recutting the chamber & re-heat treating the receiver too. I agreed, and the thing morphed into an 8”-twisted Shilen #3 CM cut to 23” in 7x57 in a custom stock with Talley flip-up peep.

Over the past 12 years it morphed even more (after getting to the point of being ready to rust blue!) and the time lapsed is due to my fickle tastes and sporadic funds not my gunsmith’s speed.

Today it has the 3-position Dakota safety, re-heat-treated receiver, G33/40 left side rail cuts, altered tang eliminating the need for a Mauser notch and allowing for a more open grip, Glimm’s engraved knob, Timney FW trigger, Rock Creek #1 contoured SS cut-rifled 1-in-9” twisted barrel in .257 Roberts, McM Hunter’s Edge stock, and Birdsong’s Black T coating.

What is missing is S&K contoured bases/rings & jeweled bolt the former of which is in process the latter going to happen after coyote season. It’s currently wearing a Burris Fullfield E1 German 3P#4 3-9x 40mm w/ illuminated dot which I like a lot for deer & coyote but after first range trip I see it won’t allow the precision I want when testing out potential of a new rifle so after coyote season I’ll change it for a Ballistic Plex model.

I had to send the barreled action to McM for custom inletting and even tho I mentioned the fact that I’d had the tang recontoured to avoid the unsightly notch there is one there anyway. Also notice the unfortunate job on the front of the bottom metal? For the amount of money I spent on custom inletting I expected better.

At any rate I’m just back from it’s first range trip and loving the overall feel of the rifle. The temporary mounting system (Burris Sig Zee Medium height & weaver standard aluminum bases) is a lot heavier than I’d like but that’ll be corrected with the S&K.

Really looking forward to getting after the dogs over the next couple of weeks and I’ll be posting more as I hope to see what 90 GR Sierra HP GKs do you the dogs at 3300-ish FPS!


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Damned notch:


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Mike’s metal craft on the knob root is exceptional:


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Mike cut me a super tight chamber and I can’t even size my existing stock down to fit so I’ll be putting it all up for sale in the classifieds.


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Not for not but couldn't you just have the chamber recut?


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If the problem is that the previously fired brass was fired in what amounts to an oversized chamber, why would you have this one recut when it functions perfectly fine with new brass or brass fired in THAT chamber?

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Yeah sorry that last quip was unclear. The reamer Mike used is great I just couldn’t reuse brass from past rifles have to use new stuff.


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Originally Posted by efw
Yeah sorry that last quip was unclear. The reamer Mike used is great I just couldn’t reuse brass from past rifles have to use new stuff.


So what you're saying is you have a correctly chambered Mexi Mauser to hunt with, and the old brass you have may have been run through a crappy oversize chamber not worthy of using again......

IMO most chambers are not cut reasonably small enough to not show a bubble just in front of the web. Undersize brass is also a nagging chronic problem as well.

In today's world SAAMI should tighten it's standards and EXPECT ammo and rifle manufactures to EASILY produce to a new, tighter norm.


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This was a case of love at first sight. I ended up trading three rifles for it. It is .416 Rigby Magnum, built on an original Oberndorf Magnum Mauser action by Dennis Erhardt.
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Here you go Xausa.
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Thanks, elkhunter!

How did you do it, if that's not revealing a trade secret?

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Originally Posted by JRGunmaker
Originally Posted by efw
Yeah sorry that last quip was unclear. The reamer Mike used is great I just couldn’t reuse brass from past rifles have to use new stuff.


So what you're saying is you have a correctly chambered Mexi Mauser to hunt with, and the old brass you have may have been run through a crappy oversize chamber not worthy of using again......

IMO most chambers are not cut reasonably small enough to not show a bubble just in front of the web. Undersize brass is also a nagging chronic problem as well.

In today's world SAAMI should tighten it's standards and EXPECT ammo and rifle manufactures to EASILY produce to a new, tighter norm.


Yes sir; well said that’s exactly right and I agree.


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There's still so much that goes so right
And beauty abounds?

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Be still my beating heart that’s an absolutely gorgeous rifle sir!


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I copied your picture and downloaded it to my Imgur account,then posted it here.


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