1936 Mexican Mauser
Posted 11 June 2008 - 07:19 PM
Here is the action before I started on it. It's bolted onto my receiver fixture. I use the fixture for rouging the rear bridge in the mill. Makes it a much quicker job.
Here we have the receiver after I have recontoured and rough polished the action.
Here it is drilled & tapped next to another '36 Mexican showing the rear tang that was recontoured.
Here's a side shot of the tang profile.
I'll finish the bolt handle on Friday and resolve any feed issues then send it out for heat treating.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:20 PM
Thanks, Mike. Keep 'em coming.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:02 PM
Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:57 AM
The unaltered action on the left has a siderail that is rounded and very high. Compared to a vz24 or k98 it looks kinda chunky. So, I altered it to resemble a vz24 style as you can see on the right. Plus, I shaved .25 oz off the weight, lol.
More pics after the weekend when I get the bolt handle put on.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:58 PM
Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:23 PM
Bob, you can't see it in the pics but the rear of the slot is flared. Must be the angle or glare. If a bolt is going to nick the tang it will do so regardless of whether it has been thinned. But that's a good point, one that many overlook. Before thinning you should check your bolt/receiver fit. If it is the kind that is loose and woobles side to side you may want to skip the thinning or hold off until you get better fitting bolt if possible.
Thanks, my wife did a great job on the site.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:22 PM
keep up the great work
Posted 13 June 2008 - 06:59 AM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 09:43 PM
I put the final bevel on the left siderail.
Action ready to be sent out for heat treating.
Got the match grade 6.5x55 reamer so as soon as the action comes back, I'll be threading & chambering the barrel.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 07:40 AM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 08:41 AM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 09:10 AM
The beauty of these little actions is not that they're an ounce lighter than a Std 98, it's that they allow the use of a lighter barrel profile that doesn't look out of place.
Much like this Husky 1600. They too are a small ring. This one had a much skinnier Pac-Nor barrel that would have looked really goofy had we started with a 98. The over chamber area ofthe barrel can be cut to a smaller diameter to better blend with the action size.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 09:43 AM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:31 AM
No, this stock is for a standard length 98 (small ring). Also, it has a good deal of drop which is why we used it because of the iron sights. the key to a good stock it to rasp off about half the wood that comes on the supplied semi-inlet. All stocks these days, unless they are made from your pattern, are too chunky. We could all take a lesson from the Germans when it comes to making svelte, nice handling stocks.
Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:34 PM
More pics as I make progress.
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