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Hi!

I would like to build a target rifle on a Mauser action, but I have little to no knowledge about that specific action and what needs to be done by a smithy and what I can do myself. Has anybody here attempted to accurize a Mauser (new stock, target barrel, triggerjob and so forth)? If so, what were your experiences?

Thanks in advance,

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As long as you are not doing this to save money it might be ok. There are a lot of already customized rifles on the market. Might be cheaper to go with one of those.

Probably some sort of Remchester is going to be cheaper especially if you need to educate yourself and hire others to do some of the work.

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QUOTE]Originally posted by TheGermanGuy
Hi!

I would like to build a target rifle on a Mauser action, but I have little to no knowledge about that specific action and what needs to be done by a smithy and what I can do myself. Has anybody here attempted to accurize a Mauser (new stock, target barrel, triggerjob and so forth)? If so, what were your experiences?

Thanks in advance,

TheGermanGuy :sniper:
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There is an excellent mauser forum, but I don't have the url as the site is blocked here at work.

So instead, go to www.google.com, and search on the words 'mauser forum' and within the first 10 listings you'll find a k98k forum hosted on pub36.ezboard.com

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Thank you Dennis and Green lantern!

I obviously need all the info I can get, so I really appreciate all this.

To answer Dennis' question: part of this is about trying to build a good shooter for less money than I would spend on the same quality shooter bought at a store. But I also really enjoy doing all this. Beginning at research, buying the parts, then putting it all together and then finally going to the range and getting great results.

I'm still working on my 10/22 and I'm enjoying it so much, that I wanna build a bolt action target rifle for longer ranges. I know Denis had said in an earlier thread that my budget of 500 Bucks might be on the lower end, but if so, does anybody have an idea what a more realistic budget would be for this kind of project? Any input will be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!!

TheGermanGuy :sniper:

P.S.: Thanks GreenLantern! The address for the Mauser forum is: http://pub36.ezboard.com/fk98kpagefrm1
 

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Good luck on whatever you decide to build. I've got 2 Yugo M48 mausers coming this week or the next. I plan on keeping one in 8mm and rebarreling the other to .308. Keeping it stock as much as possible as I like the look of the traditional k98 military rifle.
 

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I know just enough about Mausers to be dangerous. <G>

Will a standard .308 Mauser barrel fit an M48 without additional work or have you found a source for barrels with the M48 cuts already done?

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Originally posted by GreenLantern
Good luck on whatever you decide to build. I've got 2 Yugo M48 mausers coming this week or the next. I plan on keeping one in 8mm and rebarreling the other to .308. Keeping it stock as much as possible as I like the look of the traditional k98 military rifle.
 

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Keeping in mind that I'm new to this also, so I posted questions on the k98k forum and on another forum with a lot of traffic. That being said, the general concensus was that with a good, large-ring mauser action, a barrel should just fit right in.

Suggestions were that German or Czech (BRNO) actions would be good. Nobody contradicted my suggestions for the M48. I hope I don't find out otherwise.

Is there something regarding 'cuts' for a M48 that I should know? I'm all ears if you know some additional information.

Regarding barrels, I know of 2 sources right now. Brownells, which will usually be a little higher priced. And another place that advertises in Shotgun News. They are called FAC but I don't know their website without looking it up. Their price seemed to be in the $70-80 range and even had .30-06 barrels. I've also put in a question to Sarco International as that was recommended to me where someone got a barrel in the $50-60 range. They haven't responded back yet, but then the holidays aren't really over yet.
 

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To the best of my knowledge (which is second hand) mauser 98 barrels need additional machine work to fit a Yugo M48.

The chamber area is different and the extractor has a cut out in the barrel.

There's more cheap 8x57 ammo around than .308 anyways.

Dennis Jenkins

Originally posted by GreenLantern
Keeping in mind that I'm new to this also, so I posted questions on the k98k forum and on another forum with a lot of traffic. That being said, the general concensus was that with a good, large-ring mauser action, a barrel should just fit right in.

Suggestions were that German or Czech (BRNO) actions would be good. Nobody contradicted my suggestions for the M48. I hope I don't find out otherwise.

Is there something regarding 'cuts' for a M48 that I should know? I'm all ears if you know some additional information.

Regarding barrels, I know of 2 sources right now. Brownells, which will usually be a little higher priced. And another place that advertises in Shotgun News. They are called FAC but I don't know their website without looking it up. Their price seemed to be in the $70-80 range and even had .30-06 barrels. I've also put in a question to Sarco International as that was recommended to me where someone got a barrel in the $50-60 range. They haven't responded back yet, but then the holidays aren't really over yet.
 

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Thanks for the additional info. If it's true it will probably play into whether or not I really want to use a M48 as a base. From what I read about the Israeli mausers that are in 7.62x51mm, they were rebarreled from a Czech receivers and not much else was done.

Yes, there is plenty of 8mm suplus out there. I already have a German 1915 small-ring in that caliber and I'm keeping one of the Yugos as-is. Guess I just wanted to add something different to my collection!
 

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Hi Cajungeo!

Have you done a Mauser yourself? As a target rifle? I'm dying to know what the results were. It should be an awsome looking rifle with the Fajen Varminter stock and the target barrel.

TheGermanGuy :sniper:
 
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