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#2398226 - 08/28/08 W.A. Sukalle custom rifle  
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Picked up a custom Mauser with the barrel stamped:
W.A. SUKALLE-GUNMAKER-PHOENIX, ARIZ. Have any of you
guys heard of him? Better than average custom gun in
my opinion. Regards, Jericho.

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#2398830 - 08/28/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Jericho]  
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I'd like to see a pic of this one.

Which Mauser action is it?

Dober


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#2398846 - 08/28/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]  
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Sukalle was a custom barrel-maker back in JOC's hedyday! I would love to see some pic's as well.


#2398900 - 08/28/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Huntr]  
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No, he was a custom barrel maker in ELMER KEITH"S day! grin


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#2399280 - 08/28/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: HawkI]  
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I think Sukalle's shop is where Cactus Jack first encountered a Minar sporter;Sukalle barreled up some of Jack's early rifles IIRC.There was a Sukalle mauser in 270 on Gunsamerica recently.




The 280 Remington is overbore.

The 7 Rem Mag is over bore.
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#2399444 - 08/29/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: BobinNH]  
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It is a military Mauser 98, barrel is stamped 257REM,
G&H sidemount, very smooth action, I will post photos
when I get the chance.

#2399454 - 08/29/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Jericho]  
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Sounds sweet! smile




The 280 Remington is overbore.

The 7 Rem Mag is over bore.
#2400657 - 08/29/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: BobinNH]  
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One of Jack's most accurate rifles was an '06 with a 1:12 twist Sukalle barrel. Shot all loads to the same POI at 100yds, and shot 'em well.



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#2400740 - 08/29/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: shootinurse]  
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Originally Posted by shootinurse
One of Jack's most accurate rifles was an '06 with a 1:12 twist Sukalle barrel. Shot all loads to the same POI at 100yds, and shot 'em well.


Man oh man, how did you ever get close enough to that rifle to know all of that to be true...? smirk

You the owner of it these days?

Dober

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#2401851 - 08/29/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]  
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WHERE AT THE PHOTOS!??!


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Bravo

#2402339 - 08/30/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]  
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Just remember reading a story by Jack that mentioned that rifle. my '06s are 1:10.



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#2403088 - 08/30/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: shootinurse]  
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Sorry guys, I will get the photos as soon as possible,
I dont own a camera, but one of my friends does. Hopefully
I get photos tomorrow. Regards, Jericho.

#2405887 - 09/01/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Jericho]  
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Jericho,

We're leaving for Africa tomorrow, but I'd like to compare notes when we return. I have a Sukalle barreled action in .270 Win. I had Biesen's turn a blank to their classic pattern, and have it on the "winter project" list. Hope to make it shoot once again.

Jeff

#2406905 - 09/01/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: akjeff]  
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Sukalle built rifles for Jack O'Connor and Elmer Keith. He did only metal work, so you'll find his rifles stocked by lots of different people.

I wouldn't be surprised if O'Connor's Sukalle shot as well as shootinurse described. My Sukalle is a 30/06 with a 1:10 twist. It won't put bullets of different weights into the same group, but 150's, 165's, 180's and 220's all go into neat little cloverleaf groups each about three-quarters of an inch above each other.


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#2413722 - 09/04/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Jericho]  
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Michael Petrov (Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century) could probably help answer some of your questions. I'm pretty sure he still is a forum member here.

#2413781 - 09/04/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: JB in SC]  
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Elmer Keith's .285OKH Mauser, which was his favorite long range rifle, has a Sukalle barrel. I am looking at it now.

#2414100 - 09/05/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: vigillinus]  
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Originally Posted by vigillinus
Elmer Keith's .285OKH Mauser, which was his favorite long range rifle, has a Sukalle barrel. I am looking at it now.


Lucky guy!!!! grin grin grin


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#2414582 - 09/05/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: vigillinus]  
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Originally Posted by vigillinus
Elmer Keith's .285OKH Mauser, which was his favorite long range rifle, has a Sukalle barrel. I am looking at it now.


Is the barrel marked with the S followed by four digits?

#2429568 - 09/11/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: JB in SC]  
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I now have pictures of the rifle, but cant bring them to
this website for some reason. Can any of you guys give me
a hand? Regards, Jericho.

#2432102 - 09/12/08 Re: W.A. Sukalle custom rifle [Re: Jericho]  
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JB, have never had it out of the stock.

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