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    Default Rifle action assistance

    The following pics were sent to me today, does anyone recognize the action make, model etc?

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    Definitely a Mauser of some sort. It looks like a sporterized military Mauser given the "thumb cut" on the left side of the receiver and what looks like a rewelded bolt handle.

    Without more detailed photos of receiver and markings without the scope mount and the bolt and shroud it's difficult to tell.
    Now what ?

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    Looks like a CZ Bruno, vz24 or possibly a German K98. It doesn't appear to be one of the short actioned mausers like the Yugo 48's or the Mexican mausers.

    It appears to be a good strong old 98. The rewelded bolt looks to be well done. The bolt shroud is of the aftermarket variety. The safety looks like that of a Timney or Bold trigger. The side safety also means that it locks only the trigger mechanizm and not the bolt. Not a bad thing in my mind but is to some.

    Kimber(of Montana) used to take the vz24 actions and do them up pretty much like the one in your pictures and then sell the barreled actions for around $500. The only difference is they retained the long creepy military trigger and the safety which was on the shroud and locked the bolt from going forward.

    Looks like a good hunk of iron to me!

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    Thanks guys,

    I knew it was a mauser and I liked the shroud upgrade as I owned one of those kimbers for a short while but I am not as familiar with all the different mauser models as many of you are, I am looking at it as a project rifle for my 16 year old son and I to work on. Although many of the upgrades to the action have already been done that I would have made it will still give us a chance to take it apart, clean it up and make it look good and hopefully make it into a sub-moa shooter if it is not already there.

    I have even told him that it was going to take a financial comittment from him as well as I want him to know "ownership" in his custom rifle.

    BTW- It is a 280 rem, he loves mine and wants the same. Great for me as I have cases of ammo for it already.

    Thanks,

    Doug

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    It is definately a Mauser M98, by design but it does have some look of the VZ24's, which of course is a 98. Something about the rounded side rail just forward of the thumb cut. And it is of course of military heritage. A shot of the bottom metal would help but may have been changed also. I will guess it has the 'C' broached diaphram, third lug, and 'K' flange on it originally. That shroud has the gas flange but all aftermarket shrouds do and the trigger/safety is of the box type as has been pointed out.

    Is the magazine release recessed to require the point of an FMJ round to open? The early FN Commercial floor plates had a raised release button for the trap door plate and some folks used that as a quick up grade. I still prefer that trap door with the raised release button and have a recent custom with that plate. They were standard on the 1950's vintage FN's and that era usually had the "C" broached receiver as well.

    It looks like a strong action for a home project, should be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    It is definately a Mauser M98, by design but it does have some look of the VZ24's, which of course is a 98. Something about the rounded side rail just forward of the thumb cut. And it is of course of military heritage. A shot of the bottom metal would help but may have been changed also. I will guess it has the 'C' broached diaphram, third lug, and 'K' flange on it originally. That shroud has the gas flange but all aftermarket shrouds do and the trigger/safety is of the box type as has been pointed out.

    Is the magazine release recessed to require the point of an FMJ round to open? The early FN Commercial floor plates had a raised release button for the trap door plate and some folks used that as a quick up grade. I still prefer that trap door with the raised release button and have a recent custom with that plate. They were standard on the 1950's vintage FN's and that era usually had the "C" broached receiver as well.

    It looks like a strong action for a home project, should be fun.
    Thanks Murphy,

    I guess I should have posted this pic before, it is definitely puch button



    I am looking forward to working on it with Ryan, he is really excited about it

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    Doug

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    thats and aftermarket trigger guard and floorplate assy. Think Uncle Mikes made/makes them. LWT metal, not steel.

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