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  1. Which One?

    I'm getting ready to fire up the park tank and finish some rifles I've been working on. One of them is for my daughter. I've sporterized a Yugo action and I'm now trying to decide which of 2 barrels to use. Barrel #1 is a commercial Mauser Mk. X barrel, .243Win, 24", with sights. Barrel #2 is a Adams and Bennett barrel, .257 Roberts, 22" long, no sights. My dilemma is this. .257Roberts is a better deer round and can be used on elk. It fits the action better, But it's not as common, and usually under loaded. The .243Win will work on deer, but not so well on bigger stuff. It's much more common. She can handle either one. Realistically she'll probably never use it, but she might get a boy friend who's into hunting, and I want her to have something she can call her own.
  2. Bolt Stop Identification And Thread Size Question

    That bolt stop appears to be from a 1909 Argentine. But, I believe that the 1909 Peruvian(Identical to the 1903 Turk), and the Turks use the same style.. Thread size should be 4mm-.75, at least, that is what I have used before. However, there was a possibility that they are 4mm-.7. There was a discussion about here here sometime back, with some insisting they are SAE(English) threads and some saying they are metric. http://www.sporterizing.com/index.php?showtopic=1655http://www.sporterizing.com/index.php?showtopic=1655
  3. Found A Yugo M48 Bolt.

    Ralph, GunBroker has a Yugo 24/47 barreled receiver that needs a bolt. It appears to have been drilled and tapped, with mounts and rings installed. It's barreled with a .243 Win barrel. Does that sound like something you can use? http://www.gunbroker.com/item/620278320
  4. Mini Mauser

    Here are 3 views of a Sako Vixen extractor compared to a Mauser '91 Argentine extractor. The Sako is the small one.
  5. Mini Mauser

    There is literally no support for those guns. What support there is are leftovers from when Remington sold them. I don't know that it's a super weak point, but it happens enough that people often comment about it. I've found a place that has a few, at $70+ each. I want one for just in case, but also to use as a master if one breaks and I decide to try modifying a '91 Argentine extractor. I have found those new at $6 ea.
  6. Mini Mauser

    I've got one Mini Mauser in .22 Hornet, and I am thinking about getting another one in .223 Remington. If I can find one at the right price. One thing holding me back is that if one breaks the extractor, one is basically out of luck. Since nobody carries spare Zastava made extractors. However, Sako Vixen L-461 extractors will work with a little filing. Both are apparently based on the 1891 Argentine Mauser extractor, which is just a bit bigger, and may work with some elbow grease......and they are a whole lot cheaper. I think part of the problem is the very small claw of the extractor coupled with the system being a push feed design. I'm giving some serious thought to getting a spare bolt and modifying it so that it acts more like a controlled feed system. That is, rather than surrounding the case with a ring of steel, cutting away the bottom part of the ring, so that it resembles that of a Mauser 98 bolt. However, it won't be a true "controlled feed", since the extractor is at the 11 o'clock position on the bolt(looking the bolt face), instead of the 98's 9 o'clock position. So, the rim won't be fully under the extractor until just before the bolt closes. But, at least it won't be sliding over the rim and flexing the extractor. Anybody have any thoughts on this?
  7. 2017 Mauser Builds?

    Tibor, if you are looking at a lightweight Mauser build, keep on eye on eBay. Somebody has been selling aluminum trigger housings made by Parker Hale. Very similar, if not identical to those sold by Uncle Mikes years ago. They will cut a good half pound of the weight of the rifle. You might want to look at the laminated stocks by Boyds and Richards Microfit. You can get finished stock from Boyds, Richards needs work. Laminates are a bit heavier, but they are stronger, and there are things that can be done to lighten them.
  8. Small Ring 98

    It should be a 1917.
  9. Small Ring 98

  10. Small Ring 98

    This one is a Danzig 1917.
  11. Small Ring 98

    Well, it's got a couple of deeply struck proof marks. I've been considering getting them TIG'd then surface grinding them smooth. I've given thought to having it reheat treated, but I'm leery of the thinner ring warping in the process.
  12. Small Ring 98

    Small ring, large ring threads. I think it would be referred to as a 98AZ. I have a .243 Win barrel sitting around, and I've located a source for NIW Parker Hale aluminum trigger guards. So, I can make a really lightweight hunting rifle.
  13. Small Ring 98

    Any opinions as to whether or not a small ring 98 action will be able to handle the .243 Win round?
  14. 2017 Mauser Builds?

    I've been working on a .257 Roberts build, using a Yugo action, for my daughter. I was considering a custom hinged trigger housing, but was putting it off, due to the cost. I've had the barrel mounted on the action, but not headspaced, for a while. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across one of the old Parker Hale aluminum trigger housings on Ebay. New, in the wrap, never been mounted or put together. A little pricier than I liked, but it cuts 1/2# off the weight of the rifle. I've now gotten two of them. I will be removing the barrel from the Yugo receiver, and mounting it on a spare standard 98 action I have. The barrel is a cut down F34 A&B barrel, that has been cut to 22" I plan on throating it, to make a 3" .257 Roberts. I've got one of the old Fajen light weight stocks, that is a simple stock, no cheek piece, that has 4 7/8" holes drilled in the butt, and two sections in the forearm that have been routed out, to lighten the weight. I need to find a commercial bolt, but that can wait till after Christmas. It will look something like this. This is the original idea, using a .243Win barrel on a standard receiver. But, that changed when I found the .257 Roberts barrel. I'm just going to finish it using black park.
  15. 257 Small Ring Barrel

    The price will depend a lot on who made it. Adams and Bennett(Midway), are usually at the bottom of the price list, though that does not mean they aren't good barrels. ER Shaw are next up the list, then Shilen. A&B barrels used to go for about $80, with Shaw barrels being about double that, and Shilen being about triple the cost of a A&B barrel. Also, A&B had different contours. They had a lightweight barrel, only 21" long, and their standard 24" barrel, which was a little heavier than most standard barrels. You might also run into converted Remington 700 barrels, which are about the only commercial barrel that can be rethreaded properly to fit a small ring action. The barrels are all shaped differently, so it makes it somewhat easy to figure out who made them. If you don't find what you are looking for, you might check out ER Shaw. They want about $180 for a barrel, chambered and threaded for your action. I've got large ring Mauser 98 barrel in .257 that I found on eBay. I don't know how it shoots yet, as I am still working on it. .257 Roberts barrels don't last long anywhere.