What do you like about a Mauser 98 and what don't you like? Also what Mauser features do you like modern bolt rifles?
I like the "C" cut of the inner reciever ring, best gas seal.
I like the positive safety that acts directly on the striker. It will hold the striker even if the trigger is knocked off the rifle. Maybe a dressier safety lever to pretty it up a bit. The best was the model 70 transition safety.
I like the Mauser trigger but would modify it slightly for better pull. I prefer the Winchester trigger, simple, rugged, safe and reliable.
I like the claw extractor, none better.
I like the all steel one piece trigger gaurd/magazine box, floor plate in any of the various configurations.
I don't like the cut in the left locking lug for the ejector to pass through.
I don't like the dual purpose bolt stop/ejector. I would prefer something more streamlined and less bulky and a seperate function of bolt stop and ejector. The best is the Dakota 76.
I don't like the sloppy wobbly feel of the bolt of military Mausers, I prefer the precisely fit of the bolt to receiver of the Dakota.
I wish Dakota's were affordable.