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    Ok, Ok, so folks want to see builds. This is what I am up to at the moment. It's liable to be a slow process, I don't even have all the parts yet!
    This is a 1917 Spandau GEW 98 that I picked up for a good price. The barrel had been cut and had a pitted bore. The stock was chopped. The bolt handle was amateurishly bent. So basically I had a usable receiver, trigger guard.
    I wanted to bring it back to original but I couldn't find a decent bbl at a decent price. So I decided to make it into a GEW 98 to 98K conversion like was done by the Germans prior to WWII. Doing it this way lets me use a new $40 Yugo 8mm mauser bbl from Copes. The rest is standard early 98k.
    Numrich has most everything else I need to do this.
    First thing to do is take the "safety ring" off the breech face of the new Yugo bbl. It wont work on a standard mauser. Since I don't own a lathe I filed it off very carefully.
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    So now we have the bbl installed and headspaced, after cleaning, polishing, and bluing the receiver. I'll post pics tonight.
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    This is the stock we are using. I have enough spare correct metal hardware gathered from years past to complete it. I knew I was saving that "junk" for something!
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    now you know it is "forbotten" to do anything on gunco without a "dreemel" tool!---

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    keep using that file
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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    HeeHee, dreemel! Indeed! I did use a dremel to hog off the metal till I got close to the breech face. I was a bit nervous about the file fitting but I am sure that it is correct. 100% contact with the torque ring and receiver face, tighter on the tourque ring than the receiver ring as recommended by Kuhnhausen.
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    Heres some pics-(1) mocked up
    (2)Mausers have a few parts!
    (3) Spandau
    (4) receiver
    (5)ready to populate and blue the bbl
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    Are you going to stamp any parts to match the receiver ?
    Tree huggin' dirt worshipper!

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    Let me know if you need to borrow any of this tooling
    Mauser project (condensed version)
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    leveling the action
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