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SportTiger1
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3


Yeah I was wondering about the safety.

He blew me off at 1:00, supposed to go back at 3:00.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3


The safety issue is easy to deal with. Aftermarket triggers can be bought with and without safeties and there are safeties bent to clear scopes.





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SportTiger1
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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.



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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Mauser actions are not going to be smooth like a push-feed action (tikka, Remington 700, etc).

Sounds like some good shite.






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SportTiger1
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Yeah if I can get the pictures smaller than my house, you'll get to them lol










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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I saw em when you had em huge.

At the end of the pic right before [/img] put width=500






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Hawgon
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Mausers aren't glass smooth like something like a Remington 700. They can't be, it is just the design. They have a full length extractor riding on the action causing a little friction, the magazine guide will ride against the bottom of the bolt, and there is a little play from side to side when the bolt is pulled all the way out.

Mausers are robust actions meant to work in military conditions involving sand, water, dirt, and mud so there is a little play. They are robust, the cocking cams are robust and the action is meant to fire hundreds of rounds in a day and ask for more.

If you fire a Remington 700 five hundred times in a day, I promise you that you probably won't make it that far and your bolt will be in pieces before you do. Don't even get me started something like a Savage or A-Bolt. A Mauser will give a sore shoulder and ask for more.

The "snick-snick" sound of a polished Mauser action is one of the most satisfying sounds on the planet.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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From what I see these rifles are a good deal. There's nothing that jumps out as a shortcut just going off the pics.

Eta: If you have a choice, get a 98 action.



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SportTiger1
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Thanks for the help Downshift.

Btw- he does bypass the original safety for a modern 2 stage.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Yea I see the safety on there. That's probably the same style timney trigger that I have on my rifle, but with a 2lb pull it might be the target trigger.

Either way, there is a set screw on that trigger that HAS to have loc-tite on it to prevent accidental discharge when using the safety. It holds the trigger assembly tight against the action of the rifle and if it backs out, the whole assembly becomes loose and you can actually drop the sear enough to let the bolt fly by just pushing down on the safety.

It's an extremely safe design IF AND ONLY IF that screw is kept tight. Mine didn't have loc-tite on it, and while it took something like 15 years for it to work it's way loose, I had an accidental discharge because of it. I now check that screw at the beginning of each hunting season.






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Slickback
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They look pretty good. How'd the blued ones look?

Does he have an email? I'd like to see some combinations of his blued ones.






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SportTiger1
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The blued ones look good too. Which is probably what I'll get so I don't have to buy a SS scope.

He may have email but it would surprise me. He's about 112.

Oh he did have a purple and gold stock he'd building for another lady. Pretty freaking tempting.






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Slickback
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Damn. I want one, but don't want to drive to Gloster to pick one out and then drive back to pick it up.





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TigerOnThe Hill
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quote:

Update- I went and met the guy. Price went up upon arrival and had to haggle back down to $400. Nice looking rifles.


Still seems to be an excellent buy at $400, but I'm curious what he said about the previously advertised prices of $300 and $350?






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quote:

Don't even get me started something like a Savage or A-Bolt.


I thought the A-Bolts were just WIN model 70 actions? Which are good actions. What do you not like about savages?






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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quote:

I thought the A-Bolts were just WIN model 70 actions?


Nah their not even close.

Win 70's have a mauser action, and A-bolts are push-feeds. Push feeds are generally much smoother than mauser style actions, but not as durable.






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TigerOnThe Hill
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Sport,
I saw what looked to be the same gray laminate stock Mauser at the Bossier Civic Center Gun Show Sunday PM. There were a total of three guns at the table. They were chambered in 257 Roberts ($500), 300 Win Short Mag ($550) and something else I forgot ($550). I asked the lady at the table a few questions, but she either gave real vague answers or didn't know the answers. I mentioned the advertised prices of $300/$350 from a few months ago. Initially she claimed it was a different gunsmith. When I showed her the pic of the ad on my cell phone and pointed out the gunsmith's phone # on the pic was the same as the phone # on the business card she gave me, she mumbled something about the prices being different now, but wouldn't say why. The gunsmithing work looked pretty good. The trigger was pretty clean at 4-5#. Finish was very bright. Wood work was acceptable. She didn't know the brand of aftermarket trigger or barrel. She didn't know whether the action was a model 94, 96 or 98. Still intrigued by the offer, but I'd have to get a few other details; looks like this will require a personal phone call to the gunsmith. Still curious what happened to the original prices of $300 and $350. Still seems like a very low price for a gun usinng Shilen or Douglas barrels.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3


Something is fishy with all this price changing.





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Crawdaddy
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re: Customer Mauser 98 info -- Update page 3


Nice looking rifle.

Anyone have an WW2 Mauser k98 for sale? Looking to buy one for my son. Nazi markings are hard to find






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