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SportTiger1
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Stonewall, LA
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Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3

I know there's been tons of 'rifle help' questions on the board lately, but this is one i know nothing about and need expert opinion.

I'm in the market for a new hunting rifle in the ~$400-500 range. Been looking at Marlin XL7, Ruger American, Rem 700, etc. I'd really like a walnut stock in a 270wsm, but i'll settle for a 7mm or 270.

My brother told me the other day of a local gunsmith that will build a Modern custom rifle with a Mauser 98 action, custom barrel, custom stock, in any caliber i wish for less than $400. Guaranteed sub-MOA.

Does anyone know about these custom builds? and if this price range is too good to be true? I dont have his name/number yet, so this is all the info i have. Trying to see whether or not i should get my hopes up.
This post was edited on 11/29 at 4:30 pm



fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3
Yes, what they do is remove the barral from the action of a older mauser. It could be from 1919. One can buy those rifes for under $100.

I shot a couple rebuids. Nice, but I don't think you will find one under $700 if it is any good.

Rem 700 is a good rife. I would go that way. Way cheaper in the long run.


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INFIDEL
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The couch
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3
No way it can be done for 400.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3
$400 is not realistic for a top end 98 rebuild. You can have a model 98 "sporterized" for that much though, which will land you with a very good and unique rifle chambered in 8mm Mauser.


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3
For that price its gotta be a sporterized version not a custom rebuild unless the guy works for peanuts. It's still a good rifle. Hell, do it with a Mosin and it'll even be cheaper. The Monte Carlo stocks and bent bolt handle look really good imo.


TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3
ST,
I saw a similar ad in a local "Penny Saver" type publication. I had the same questions as everyone else here. Don't see how a gunsmith could make ANY money on the deal, espcially since the ad I saw quoted a price as low as $300 EACH. Here's the ad:
"Cusotm built mauser rifles for sale, all calibers. If I don't have what you want in less than 2 weeks I can build it. Calibers 25.06, 30-06, 257 Roberts, 22.250, 300 Winchester short mag. Mausers-all for $300 each, any caliber, individual $350.(318) 461-5529, (318) 933-8222"

Who wants to be the first one here to call?!


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3
Who is this guy doing the work?


SportTiger1
LSU Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3
Update- I went and met the guy. Price went up upon arrival and had to haggle back down to $400. Nice looking rifles.

-he uses 96 and 98. Polished or blued, your choice.
- barrels, he orders either a Shilen or Douglas. Depending on availability. SS or gloss blued, or matte. Fluted avail for same price.
- buys a stock in blocks and sands himself. Usually does thumb hole grip but would do a straight same price. 16 difference color laminates.
- the bolt didn't feel as smooth as I would have liked(is that normal for these old actions), but the trigger was amazing. 2lb pull on all

A few pics. Let me know your opinions. Base on the look and feel of these things, sounds like I might sign up.
This post was edited on 11/29 at 4:20 pm


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