Originally Posted by Bobby Ricigliano
It is funny you mentioned K98's!
I got a RC K98 recently. Not peened, waffenampts everywhere. Nice bore. Good solid walnut stock. I have always wanted to sporterize one of these and trick it out. I am dropping it in a Hogue rubber stock and I have a high end Tasco scope that I am going to have tapped and mounted to it. Maybe a bipod too.
The M44 I will leave alone though.
If you are going to ruin a Mauser, you have to do it right - they are kind of hard to find these days, but back around 13 years ago when all the cheap Mausers (Russian/Czech/Yugo/Romanian capture, Turkish, VZ24, 98/29, etc.) were available, there were these really hideous looking (they looked like a giant turd) plastic dildo stocks with a huge and nasty looking "handguard" that had a scope rail built into it. These things really raised the bar for the description "butt ugly". I have a pristine, all original and matching, Vet bring-back DOT 1944 98k that I would love to drop in one of these wonderful stocks if I could find one.