8mm mauser rebuild

Discussion in 'Other Guns' started by Gumpy, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Finally got it done, except sighting in the scope! It won't quit raining long enough for me to go to the range. I think it's supposed to clear off a week from this Monday.
    Now back to the rifle. Refinished the stock. There is a 'before' picture of the stock that shows it was pretty rough. Installed a scope mount adapter from ATI. Had to modify the stock for that. Put a new barrel (7.92) on it. Cut handle off of bolt and drilled and tapped for a turned down handle. Put a Nikon Prostaff 4-9 with bullet drop compensator scope. Put a 'new' firing pin in the bolt. Cleaned in and out.
     

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  2. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Lookin good gump, nice job on the bolt handle.....waitin to see how she shoots.......:)
     

  3. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

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    Good job Gumpy! Congrats ! You doin hand-loads or factory ammo?
    Love the "8" been shootin it for years, I hand-load all of my stuff for it.:D
     
  4. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Excellent job Gumpy
    I have one of those in my gunsafe, and will do it up, one day.

    Mine is a 1935 Turkish K98.

    CHeres
    Bucky
     
  5. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Thanks gentlemen. I don't handload, its something I would love to tinker with. This rifle is a Turkish model 1898, rebuilt in 1943 in K.Kale. Its a large ring Mauser, but threaded for a small ring barrel! This is the specs that the Turks wanted at the time cause they had a bunch of barrels that they wanted to utilize.
     
  6. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.
    Should give you many years of enjoyment.
     
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Congrats Gumpy...let us know how she shoots !!