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Noonanda
01-29-2012, 10:51 AM
found this on another forum, and while Im normally not into sporterizing a gun in issue condition, here is a great mod for a already choped gun
linked from the Home Gunsmithing Forums found here
http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=3;t=23977;st=40

Located about 1/2 way down the page

http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab224/orlandas69/95MauserMag.jpg
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab224/orlandas69/LeftSide.jpg
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab224/orlandas69/RightSide.jpg

Noonanda
01-29-2012, 10:54 AM
Found this while looking into building a Switch barrel mauser for my daughters with a old stripped Yugo M-48 receiver. right now the plan is to go .243 Win - 6.5 Swede combo gun, and possibly .308 eventually

TRAP55
01-29-2012, 1:15 PM
The .223 conversion works better with a Mini-14 mag.
http://www.mausercentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10813&p=97064&hilit=.223#p97064

Sampachi
01-29-2012, 7:30 PM
That could be a fun project to do with an already Bubba'd Mauser. I suppose you could also go with .300 Whisper or the 6.5 Grendel as well.

Crunch130
01-29-2012, 8:55 PM
.300 Whisper or 6.5 Grendel in a Mauser? Why? Those cartridges are purpose-engineered to fit in a standard AR-15 action length. And they do that well. However, they represent a compromise due to limited case capacity imposed by shorter overall length. Why use them in a Mauser, where action length is not a constraint at that COL?

Wouldn't it be one HECK of a lot easier just to rebarrel said Mauser in 6.5X55? They do make 6.5X55 Large Ring barrels.

As a mechanical engineer, I just really appreciate the strong points in the original Mauser design, and prefer solutions where "simpler is better." And probably more reliable feeding, too.

Crunch

MongooseV8
01-29-2012, 8:58 PM
Ive got a sporter Mauser in 30-06 that takes detachable mags. Pretty neat rifle.

Sampachi
01-29-2012, 10:35 PM
.300 Whisper or 6.5 Grendel in a Mauser? Why? Those cartridges are purpose-engineered to fit in a standard AR-15 action length. And they do that well. However, they represent a compromise due to limited case capacity imposed by shorter overall length. Why use them in a Mauser, where action length is not a constraint at that COL?

Wouldn't it be one HECK of a lot easier just to rebarrel said Mauser in 6.5X55? They do make 6.5X55 Large Ring barrels.

As a mechanical engineer, I just really appreciate the strong points in the original Mauser design, and prefer solutions where "simpler is better." And probably more reliable feeding, too.

Crunch

Just thinking of AR magazine compatibility and also outside the box. If I was to get 6.5x55, I think I'd track down a nice Swedish Mauser or a Ljungman instead.

eighteenninetytwo
01-30-2012, 10:01 AM
Mauser action in 223? Get a CZ. Cheap accurate, reliable, good looking.

Rekrab
01-30-2012, 2:12 PM
Mauser with a beta mag? :-)

Noonanda
01-30-2012, 2:36 PM
Mauser with a beta mag? :-)

I think your arm would be pretty tired after cycling the bolt 100 times lol