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SportTiger1
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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.



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fishfighter
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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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No way it can be done for 400.





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$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.





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fishfighter
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chambered in 8mm Mauser.


or 7mm Mauser.

Which I killed my biggest buck to date with.



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I didn't realize the 98 was made in 7mm mauser. That would be a little better since 8mm ammo is less common and has a smaller selection. Both are very cool calibers.





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SportTiger1
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I'm not really looking for a shelve gun, i need something that shoots well and looks fairly modern.

Is the 7mm Mauser a 7x57?






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Yea I believe so. Great caliber.

All of the Mauser calibers are fantastic deer calibers.






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INFIDEL
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Personally, I'd go buy the 700.





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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.





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fishfighter
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quote:

All of the Mauser calibers are fantastic deer calibers.


Problem is getting a good bullet and finding them at the ready which is very hard. Not many places carry them.






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Yea but because of the internets, I don't worry about that anymore for my Mauser. Back in the day Jim's always had a good supply.





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INFIDEL
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He can't get a custom barrel and stock for that price. He would be losing money and then throwing in his time and the action for free.





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Yea. He could definitely get a surplus rifle made into a nice hunting rifle for about 200 bucks though. Won't be the prettiest thing ever but it'll shoot.





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SportTiger1
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Good info guys. When i get the number i'm going to at least go visit and see what that price can get.

I'd love to have something original.






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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?!






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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For model 98's????

No wayyyy

A surplus 98 will run north of 300 bucks for one with a decent barrel.






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SportTiger1
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Well i called this number on the add (dont know if its the same as my brother told me though).

Older gentlemen in Gloster, with a machine shop behind his house. Still sounds too good to be true lol.

-Any caliber from a 22 swift to a 416 rigby
-prefab SS barrel (i didnt write down the manufacter).
-laminated walnut stock (usually does thumbhole, but can do a straight stock.
-action and bolt all high polished to like new condition.
-Nothing over $400.

He has about 5 already built. I'm going to go look at them this afternoon hopefully. Will report back.






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He's gonna be getting more business than he wants if this pans out.

Still thinking its going to be a M94 though.






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SportTiger1
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quote:

He's gonna be getting more business than he wants if this pans out.


Thats what i was thinking. I'm going to asking him if i get any kind of referrals.






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