het, im kind of jumping ahead and not read all post but sportsman guige has some mauser barrels for sale.i hope i help some just out of time.
The round feeds well from the single stack mag, its just a little too long. If it works out to shoot well, I will buy or make something to modify the follower and mag area. Suggestions are welcome.
This is the fixture I used to mount the scope rail.
There are hardened drill bushings that fit into the holes you see on the top of the fixture.
I used these to drill the stock for sling swivels.
They drill the pilot hole and face the stock square at the same time
I fashioned a bolt handle out of a 5/16" X 4" bolt.
Pics of it roughed out and ready to weld.
Firing pin assembly, ready to go into the bolt.
Left) Original Mauser firing pin, spring, bolt shroud with the military 3 position safety and cocking piece.
Right) Assembled unit with titanium FP, extra power spring and sporter style bolt shroud with no safety mechanism (which I moved to the trigger)
The FP/spring change makes a huge difference in the lock time on a mauser. The factory FP on these things is freakin heavy. Lock time is cut by over a third by going to the light weight pin and heavier spring.