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#4344468 - 08/21/10 Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished!  
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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.

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Terry


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#4344470 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: TC1]  
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wow.....wow....wow! Glad to here its done!


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#4344480 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: pa_gus]  
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man that's purty!!


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#4344490 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: Paul Walukewicz]  
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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!
.......rifle


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#4344506 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: rifle]  
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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 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: War_Eagle]  
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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.



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#4344529 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: jimmyd223]  
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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 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: Oregonmuley]  
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That rifle is something to behold. Thank you for sharing the project and especially the finished product. Enjoy.

#4344647 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: mmgravy]  
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A fest for the eyes. Great way to start the day.


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#4344663 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: Spanokopitas]  
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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.

#4344762 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: THOMASMAGNUM]  
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I don't say this about many rifle but that is to pretty to hunt with.


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#4344827 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: TC1]  
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Hot damn, that's nice!

John

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If you care to share--what does something like that cost to get done?

I might need to start saving for a few year!!!

#4345024 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: TC1]  
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Very nice......When can I borrow it? grin


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#4345045 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom Mini Mauser finished! [Re: THOMASMAGNUM]  
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Terry,
No doubt one of the finest .223's ever produced by anyone!
It's been a pleasure watching your project grow. Thanks for keeping us gunnutz in the loop!


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#4345048 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: Nail]  
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Glad to see it finally in your hands Terry. Even if one of them isn't working so well. I sent you some better pics. I try to work on the pictures a little at a time. Even with a finished block of wood from the buttstock as a reference to compare with what's on the screen while post processing, it's impossible to portray the true beauty of the wood. These pics are my early attempts at serious firearms photography.


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#4345146 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: JRGunmaker]  
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WOW!!! What a terrific rifle! NIcely done for sure. Any chance you will be replacing the Loopy scope with something in a gloss finish? I have had a difficult time finding gloss scopes for my pretty guns of late but they are out there.


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#4345358 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: JRGunmaker]  
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Originally Posted by JRGunmaker
These pics are my early attempts at serious firearms photography.

Well then, I can hardy wait for your subsequent efforts!

Very impressive gun work -- and photography!

John

#4345408 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: jpb]  
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A whole list of world class artisans in that build!

Absolutely stunning.

Mike


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#4345432 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: ready_on_the_right]  
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Art. Period.

But I have one question....why the thumb cut?


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#4345535 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: Dave_Skinner]  
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Originally Posted by Dave_Skinner
Art. Period.

But I have one question....why the thumb cut?


Pure asthetics.

Terry wanted the gun the be a mintature version on a m98 sporter based on a military or Oberndorf commercial action.

Even though it is not practical- like many features on high end wood tocked custom rifles- it is VERY unique and interesting.


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#4345776 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: jim62]  
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Extraordinary!

Congratulations.

#4346083 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: fshaw]  
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Absolutely beautiful!


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#4346103 - 08/21/10 Re: Custom .223 Mini Mauser finished! [Re: RickF]  
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Perfect, well maybe depending on twist.


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