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Thread: Mauser project (condensed version)

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    I mixed up the acraglas and applied it to the front lug and pillar. Then clamped it all together. Now it needs to cure for 48 hours.
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    Bedding came out mint. Very tight fit now.

    1) Receiver side (top) before bedding. You can see how big the front lug recess was and the elongated rear hole.

    2) Top after bedding. Perfect fit on front lug recess and rear pillar bedded in place.

    3) TG side (bottom) before.

    4) Rear pillar bedded in place

    5) Front TG hole. You can see how much larger the original hole was and how bedded hole is not even concentric to original.



    This sucker is rock solid now.
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    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.
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    I used these to drill the stock for sling swivels.
    They drill the pilot hole and face the stock square at the same time
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    I fashioned a bolt handle out of a 5/16" X 4" bolt.
    Pics of it roughed out and ready to weld.
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    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.
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    This will give you an idea how big and heavy the Mauser firing pins are. Pin hell, these ought to be called firing rods. LOL
    The titanium FPs cut the mass by over 50%
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    The barrel I'm using is a Shilen #5 contour. It's 22" long, has a 1 in 10 twist and comes short chambered.
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    Installing the barrel.

    I clamped the barrel into the barrel vise using lead shims.

    With the receiver set up in the receiver wrench, it's just a matter of torquing it down.
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    I installed the receiver into the stock, then added the bolt lock, scope rail, grip cap, recoil pad and swivels.
    It's getting close now.
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