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Posted: 3/16/2011 3:09:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:40:09 PM EST by axl]
For me the Mauser is the epitome of the military use bolt action. This is a personal opinion. I own and regularly shoot all the other bolt actions of the WWI/II era but the Mauser remains my favorite. Its lean in profile, solid locking, reliable in all conditions, powerful, and accurate.

This is my BYF (Mauser factory) 1944 WWII bring back. My Uncle Herbert was a mortar man with the 3rd ID from Sicily through the end of the war. He gave this to me in the mid 1970s. Its all matching, has the locking screws, original sling, and a bayonet. It sat in a closet from 1946 to 1950 at my Grandmother's house, then in another closet at his house until 1975. I shoot it using my reloads.














Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:11:02 PM EST
The Mauser is the 1911 of bolt action rifles.

It has been modified and "improved" but the basic action still remains for well over 100 years.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:13:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:15:28 PM EST by paul_the_welder]
Germans make good shit

Edit... I would give my left nut for an in the family WW2 bring back rifle like that.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:15:32 PM EST
Beautiful gun. Bring-backs are so cool.

Nice handwriting.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:16:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:19:21 PM EST by m1awolf]
A little off topic, I have a chance to buy a Spanish Mauser 95 that has been re chambered in .308 but otherwise original for $60.00 is this a good deal and what should I look for.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:18:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:26:26 PM EST by axl]
Nice handwriting.


Fuck you (thanks for the comment on the gun though)

A little off topic, I have a chance to buy a Spanish Mauser that has been re chambered in .308 but otherwise original for $60.00 is this a good deal and what should I look for.


Same as with any other gun. Solid lock up, good bore, stripped screw heads, split/busted stock. Lots of these old guns just need TLC and the come right back.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:18:48 PM EST
Very nice... I also have a BYF and I believe it's 44 too. Parts are not matched though as it went to Russia and got redone there to sit in a crate for many many years.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:19:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By axl:
Nice handwriting.


Fuck you


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:20:52 PM EST
This thread is GC456 approved!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:25:07 PM EST
Fine 98 you have there axl.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:25:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By saigamanTX:

Originally Posted By axl:
Nice handwriting.


Fuck you



In his defense his writing is no worse than my nephew's.....

of course the nephew is four...
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:27:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By substandard:

Originally Posted By saigamanTX:

Originally Posted By axl:
Nice handwriting.


Fuck you



In his defense his writing is no worse than my nephew's.....




of course the nephew is four...


Talk about a bunch of heartless bastards
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:28:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By axl:
Originally Posted By substandard:

Originally Posted By saigamanTX:

Originally Posted By axl:
Nice handwriting.


Fuck you



In his defense his writing is no worse than my nephew's.....

of course the nephew is four...


Talk about a bunch of heartless bastards

Sorry, just jealous of your 98

It is a nice rifle and the family history is even better.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:28:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By axl:
Originally Posted By substandard:

Originally Posted By saigamanTX:

Originally Posted By axl:
Nice handwriting.


Fuck you



In his defense his writing is no worse than my nephew's.....

of course the nephew is four...


Talk about a bunch of heartless bastards

I have feelings damnit
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:37:36 PM EST
You got a better picture of the front sight. Looks like it has ears instead of a hood?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:39:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:41:54 PM EST by axl]
You got a better picture of the front sight. Looks like it has ears instead of a hood?



It has ears
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:47:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By substandard:

Originally Posted By saigamanTX:

Originally Posted By axl:
Nice handwriting.


Fuck you



In his defense his writing is no worse than my nephew's.....




of course the nephew is four...


ZING
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 7:25:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By m1awolf:
A little off topic, I have a chance to buy a Spanish Mauser 95 that has been re chambered in .308 but otherwise original for $60.00 is this a good deal and what should I look for.


Still nobody on this ?
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:18:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By m1awolf:
A little off topic, I have a chance to buy a Spanish Mauser 95 that has been re chambered in .308 but otherwise original for $60.00 is this a good deal and what should I look for.

If I remember correctly, the small ring Mausers (1893, 1895, 1896) were proofed at 60000 psi. The spanish 1895 mausers were issued as 7 mm Mauser at 46000 PSI. They were converted and are marginally safe with 7.62 NATO which usually runs 50000 PSI. .308 Winchester runs at 60000-62000 PSI. If someone has shot it repeatedly with .308 Winchester, it is a time bomb waiting to go off.

Have the receiver checked for cracks and bolt setback. If it is ok, shoot it only with 7.62 NATO or lower pressure loads. Better yet, re-barrel it to a low pressure load like the 6.5 x 55 swedish mauser cartridge.
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:29:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Chas:
Originally Posted By m1awolf:
A little off topic, I have a chance to buy a Spanish Mauser 95 that has been re chambered in .308 but otherwise original for $60.00 is this a good deal and what should I look for.

If I remember correctly, the small ring Mausers (1893, 1895, 1896) were proofed at 60000 psi. The spanish 1895 mausers were issued as 7 mm Mauser at 46000 PSI. They were converted and are marginally safe with 7.62 NATO which usually runs 50000 PSI. .308 Winchester runs at 60000-62000 PSI. If someone has shot it repeatedly with .308 Winchester, it is a time bomb waiting to go off.

Have the receiver checked for cracks and bolt setback. If it is ok, shoot it only with 7.62 NATO or lower pressure loads. Better yet, re-barrel it to a low pressure load like the 6.5 x 55 swedish mauser cartridge.


I said basically the same thing over in the C&R forum. If you insist on buying it (I wouldn't), use reduced handloads. Personally, I'd find one in the original 7x57.
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:34:48 AM EST
nice starter action for a new build..
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:37:06 AM EST
That sir, is a beautiful piece of history.

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Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:38:01 AM EST
Very cool.
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:38:14 AM EST
Very nice, I just got my first German Mauser 98 last month, 1944 DOT. They shoot great and have nice actions
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:38:26 AM EST
nice looking Kar98K you have there. If your uncle is still around tell him thanks
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:45:22 AM EST
Thanks for the replies guys, I think I will pass even at $60.00.
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:52:24 AM EST
My Mauser opinions:

Best for combat- Pattern 1914 (or M1917)
Most beautifully manufactured- Argentine 1909 pattern
Most accurate (in my experience)- Swede M38



Link Posted: 3/17/2011 8:55:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By m1awolf:
A little off topic, I have a chance to buy a Spanish Mauser 95 that has been re chambered in .308 but otherwise original for $60.00 is this a good deal and what should I look for.

The action is only marginally strong enough for commercial .308 ammo, and the gas shield is inadequate. I have a Spanish Model 1916, which is similar to the 95 action. It shoots OK but spits oil in my face, and I wouldn't trust it with a heavy load.
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