Hello everyone--I am working on a project to build a .338-06 on a Foremost model 6500 Mauser action. It has the commonly found aluminum bottom metal, identical to some Parker-Hale and FIE import Mausers. The latch that holds the hinged floorplate closed is broken--it was a cast aluminum piece. I have attached a picture of the one from my FIE Musketeer, which is identical to the one I need. I tried contacting Gun Parts Inc. (the old Numrich), and they don't have one. Do any of you have an idea where I might find one, or maybe a complete bottom metal set for this project?
If not, I may be trying to make one on my milling machine, but it is a tricky shape for a beginner at machinist work to try.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.