Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 100

Thread: Mauser project

  1. #21
    Chief Administrator 7.62x39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    6,514
    Feedback Score
    10 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post


    MY FIRST QUESTION IS HOW FAR OFF IS THIS STUFF TO START WITH???? I GUESS I NEVER COULD FIGURE OUT HOW IT WAS MACHINED SO WRONG TO START WITH .

    SEEMS TO ME IF A GUY HAS THE BOLT FACE TRUE TO THE BORE AN BOTH LUGS ARE MAKING GOOD CONTACT IT SHOULD BE ACCURATE.
    Unfortunately, there is no way to know how far off it is until you have the tooling set up on the receiver. A couple of things to keep in mind.

    First, a typical Mauser, (let's take this one for example, mfg 1937) was mfg over 70 years ago. We are capable of much better machining accuracy today.

    Second, They were cranking these out as fast as possible as Germany started it's little trip across Europe.

    Third, Other than the sniper versions, which probably received a little extra TLC and were also scoped, these were built for the infantry where 300 yard shots would be considered a very long shot, especially with just having iron sights.

    If you really want to reach out to 800 yards, you really need everything to be right on. A thousandths off here or there could make the difference between a hit or miss.

    None of the processes described above removed a lot of material, but they all removed some.
    Starting with a receiver where you know everything is straight, square, true, flat, parallel etc. is step number one for the type of accuracy you are looking for.
    .

  2. #22
    Chief Administrator 7.62x39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    6,514
    Feedback Score
    10 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post
    IF A MAUSER ALREADY HAS A FACTROY BENT BOLT WILL IT CLEAR MOST SCOPES???

    I SEE MANY BOLT HANDELS HAS A RELIEVED AREA EVEN WHEN ITS BENT. SOME OF THE GERMAN MAUSERS HAD BENT BOLTS BUT THEY LOOK SHORT ARE THESE WORKABLE WITH A SCOPE AS IS?????

    I WILL BE RUNNING BIG OPTICS ON WHAT EVER I BUILD.

    SEEMS LIKET ERE ARE A ZILLION TRIGGERS THAT FIT LARGE RING MAUSERS BUT DO THEY FIT ALL LARGE RING MAUSERS???

    ILL BE NEEDING A TARGET TRIGGER AROUND 14 OZ OR SO

    IM ENVESIONING A LONG RANGE VARMINT GUN 800 YARDS AN BEYOND.
    I don't know much about the bent handle bolts other than they are harder to find and more expensive. I have always started with straight handles.
    You have 3 options when starting with a straight handle bolt.

    A) bend the handle, (forging blocks are available and not very pricey)

    B) cut off the straight handle and weld on an aftermarket one. (several different ones are available)

    C) cut off the handle and use a bolt on replacement.

    The only trigger I know of that is available with a pull weight that light is the double set made by new england custom guns. Lightest single set style that I know of is the Timney featherweight at 24oz.
    Last edited by 7.62x39; 09-24-2012 at 01:47 PM.
    .

  3. #23
    GuncoHolic Tommo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,928
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    Thank you very much 7.62X39 for all the information! 98 Mausers are my favorite bolt actions.

  4. #24
    No Hope For Me 1biggun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    13,589
    Feedback Score
    14 (100%)

    Default

    GOOD INFO

    I WAS NOT AWARE THAT VERY LIGHT TRIGGERS WERE THAT HARD TO GET FOR A MAUSER.

    I HAVE SEVERAL SPORTERISED MAUSERS AN THEY ALL NEED TRIGGERS

    WHATS THE BEST ENTRY LEVEL HUNTING WEIOGHT TRIGGER ( 4LBS OR SO)

    I HAVE A 7MM MAUSER WITH A MEDIUM WEIGHT SPORTER BARREL THAT DOSENT SEEM TO SHOOT THAT GREAT. I HAVE CONSIDERED TRUING THE ACTION AN SETTINGTHE BARREL BACK AN RECUTTING THE CHAMBER. I NEED TO MAKE SURE ITS NOT MY LOADS FIRST.

    THEN THERE IS A 308 ON A REALLY NICE ACTION I HAVENT SHOT YET IN A CHEAP PLASTIC STOCK WITH A INTERNAL BOX AN NO METAL FLOOR PLATE. IT WONT FEED AN IM SURE THERE IS A ISSUE WITH THE FOLLOWER /SPTING SET UP OR THE CHEASY STOCK. I NEED TO GET A FEW OF THESE PROJECTS SQUARED AWAY. ILL LIKLEY RESTOCK THIS ONE AN ADD A FLOOR PLATE LIKE YOU LISTED AT NUMRICH/

  5. #25
    Chief Administrator 7.62x39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    6,514
    Feedback Score
    10 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post
    WHATS THE BEST ENTRY LEVEL HUNTING WEIOGHT TRIGGER ( 4LBS OR SO)
    Are you looking for a trigger with a safety or are you planning on keeping the shroud mounted safety?

    If you want a trigger mounted safety use a Bold Optima.
    If you do not, then you can use a Bold Premium or a Timney Sportsman. There are lots of triggers available out there for the 98, but these are the only ones I have any experience with. These work very well and in my opinion represent the best value.
    There are cheaper and more expensive triggers available, but these will give you the most bang for your buck
    .

  6. #26
    Chief Administrator 7.62x39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    6,514
    Feedback Score
    10 (100%)

    Default

    I'm looking forward to getting home tonight and breaking this thing down to see how the bedding came out. Look for an update later tonight.
    .

  7. #27
    Chief Administrator 7.62x39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    6,514
    Feedback Score
    10 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    Thank you very much 7.62X39 for all the information! 98 Mausers are my favorite bolt actions.
    They are a good, solid, proven platform to begin a project from, and there are lots of aftermarket parts available to upgrade them.
    .

  8. #28
    No Hope For Me 1biggun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    13,589
    Feedback Score
    14 (100%)

    Default

    ID LIKE A TRIGGER SAFTEY SEEMS THE SCOPE IS ALWAYS TO CLOSE TO THE DAMM THING AN IT SEEMS LIKE THE SHROUD SAFTES ARE HARDER TO USE. ONE GUN HAS A TWO POSITION AN THE OTHER IS A THREE THEY BOTH SUCK AN ARE TO CLOSE TO THE SCOPE IMO.

  9. #29
    3/6 Infantry mtdew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Benton,AR
    Posts
    2,751
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    Nice work! I also got most of those tools back when receivers were plentiful and cheap. I have got my money back over time. Built several guns with them. All three of my sons and my brother hunt with a "mtdew" built mauser. I have used Adams & Bennet barrels with great results. You can pay more but why? I also think the Bold trigger is best for the money. I wish I could find about a dozen reasonably priced receivers.
    "NA BEAN DON CHAT GUN LAMHAINN"
    Clan MacPherson
    "CREAG DHUBH"!

  10. #30
    3/6 Infantry mtdew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Benton,AR
    Posts
    2,751
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    I need to post a pic of my latest. 1909 Argentine (Orbendorf) .458 win mag. I dont have the stock finished cause I cant seen to find the time to checker it.
    "NA BEAN DON CHAT GUN LAMHAINN"
    Clan MacPherson
    "CREAG DHUBH"!

Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... LastLast

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •