All zapster did was weld the handle on. I fabricated it myself. (post #67 in this thread)
But yes, He's a very talented welder. I hit him up anytime I need TIG work done. I needed a little stainless steel welding on my mini-14 revamp recently. He did a real nice job on that too. Pics on his forum here.
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I hope the range report is a good as the build looks. Really nice work
I have this custom 6mm br based reamer here an it would be a great round for a light weight sporter on a mauser action.
I wnoder how hard a switch barrel build would be with a barrel nut on like a savage ??
I have lots of barrel blanks an take offs but few actions.
one of those 98,s that use a small ring barrel would be ideal for a build with multipul barrels. I was thinking of making my son a gun with light hunting barrl an a heavy target.varmint barrel. with my 6mmbr??????? the barrels could be the same calibur just differant weights an twists.
I'll get back to you guys with a range report after this weekend.
Summery of this build
Starting out with a well used 1937 Czechoslovakian VZ-24 (Large ring Mauser)
I blueprinted the bolt and receiver and mated it to a Numrich trapdoor trigger guard assembly. Then I inlet it and pillar bedded it into a Boyd's laminate stock.
I re-chambered it to .308 Win. using a 22" Shilen #5 contour barrel with a 1 in 10 twist. I cut off the straight bolt handle and fabricated one of my own, which Zap welded on for Me
I drilled, tapped and installed a one piece scope rail, then assembled it using a Bold Optimal trigger, a Titanium firing pin with a speedlock spring and a sporter bolt shroud.
I finished it off by adding a grip cap, recoil pad and swivels to the stock. Topping it off is a Simmons 4-12X44 scope and a Harris bi-pod. I fully expect this rifle to shoot MOA.
7.62, I edited my last post to read "the shnit" instead of "shnit". BIG difference in meaning! I like it is what I'm saying. I have seen those "tactical" bolt knobs in Brownells but didnt know if I wanted one but now I do.
WELL I BOUGT A VERY BUBBAFED GERMAN GEW98 SPORTER . NO PITTING MISMATCHING BENT BOLT THAT LIKELY WILL NOT WORK WITH A SCOPE. CUT DOWN 8MM BARREL . REALLY BAD SPORTERISED ORIGINAL STOCK WITH REALLY BAD HAND CHECKERING LIKELY DONE WITH A POCKET KNIFE. . NOT DRILLED FOR RINGS. IN SPITE ALL OF THAT ITS GOT A GREAT BORE A AFTER MARKET SITE ON THE BARREL AT THE SET ATR ABOUT 23 INCHES. IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT OPEN SITE DEER RIFLE. NEEDS THE HACK SAW AN BENCH GRINDER DRESSED BARREL LIKELY RECROWNED. SAFETY GOES TO FIRE ONT HE LH SIDE FOR SOME REASON ???? GOT SOME SORT OF PAINT OR EPOXY FINISH ON IT .
ITS A SPANDAU 1917 GEW98 OR SOMETHING CLOSE ON THE SIDE .
I GAVE $190 OUT THE DOOR WITH TAX. i DIDNT HAVE TO PAY FOR A TRANSFER SINCE IT WAS OFF HIS RACK.
i FIGURED IT WAS WORTH IT TO SEE UNDER THE WOOD LINE AN KNOW EXACTLY WHAT i WAS GETTING VS ORDERING ONE. AN A $150 RECIVER WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME MONEY WITH SHIPPING AN A FFL TRANSFER. I REALLY WANTED A GERMAN ACTION FOR SOME REASON .
TO THOSE WHO OFFERED ME STUFF FOR SALE OR TRADE IM STILL VERY INTERESTED BECASUE IF IM GOING TO GET INTO THESE ILL WANT TO DO A COUPLE. IM THINKING MY SON MIGHT DESERVE A REALLY NICE GUN INTHE FUTURE AS WELL.
ILL POST SOME PICS OF IT ON A NEW THREAD. IM GOING TO HAVE TO BEG BORROW BUY OR STEAL SOME TOOLING TO DO THIS. ONE OF OUT SPORTING CLUB MEAMBERS IS A RETIRED NOW HOME GUNSMITH AN VERY WELL RESPECTED IM GOING TO SEE WHAT HE CAN DO FOR ME. HE DOES MY EXPENSIVE SHOT GUN WORK THAT IM AFRAID ILL SCREW UP.
I have one of those that I got from a guy in Michigan a few years back, nice bore and cut down stock. Mine looks to have been shortened possibly by the armory. Many WWI GEW's were converted similar to the K98's and used in WWII. Mine still has the half ring hand guard retainer, but no pocket knife checkering...
Originally Posted by wpflgun
I will weld anything for anyone..
Cost is determined by the amount of aggrivation..
7.62x39 owns a auto parts store..
I do the "Barter" thing with him..
He gets what he wants.. I get what I want.
It's too bad that the barter system has fallen out of favor in recent years..
All everyone is interested in now is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I finally got a chance to get to the range with this thing. I didn't have a lot of time so I went to the club closest to me. Unfortunately they only have a 50 yard range there, but it was enough to leave me feeling really good. I put three rounds through it and was rewarded with 3 touching holes, using Australian milsurp no less. At least I think it was Australian, It was the stuff that came in a bandoleer of 5 round stripper clips.
I can't wait to get it to a longer range with good ammo.
Some of that milsurp 7.62x51 is good stuff. Glad you got a cloverleaf. Impressive even at 50 yards!
ID SAY THATS A GOOD START ESPECALY WITH SURPLUSS AMMO.