A.D.D. is setting in and I'm looking for a winter project.
I have a chance to buy a 7x57 vz-24 without any crest, and some other cracked mausers. I want to do a project with the kids to build a 7x57 mannlicher stocked hunting rifle.
I've hunted with milsurps since childhood, but never "sporterized" one.
I hear that the cost may be more than a new rifle. Anyway, is there a place to buy mannlicher stock that are pretty much all cut out and need minor fit and stain? Should I use a carbine to start or buy a new barrel?
I'm looking for any info for making a sporter with a mannlicker stock from a 98, 24/47, Vz-24, or M48 in 7x57.
The forum rules invited me to ask experts.... I ain't one (yet). I was a mechanic, and aircraft mechanic, have tools and access to a machine shop and good for hire gunsmith. I'm looking toweigh all of my possibilities without hacking an otherwise fine milsurp rifle. I'll probably find one that has already been somewhat sporterized because they are so cheap.