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TexasJohn
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Re: Got Hosed by Rock Island Auction [Re: tinker]
      #315061 - 08/04/18 03:06 AM

This just keeps getting worse. After getting a scope based fitted and fireforming a few cases, I discovered that this rifle suffers from bolt set-back. Most likely due to the war-time action not being properly heat treated and remaining too soft. Since the barrel is a sleeved hybrid - none of which was stated in the auction description - only the stock, bolt and bottom metal are salvageable. Pretty expensive parts. I have a pre-war Oberndorf action that I could get barreled and drop in the stock.........don't really have the heart to pursue the project now. Anyone need a nice factory Mauser "S" stock?

John

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tinker
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Re: Got Hosed by Rock Island Auction [Re: TexasJohn]
      #315062 - 08/04/18 03:39 AM

Sorry to hear this.
I had high hopes for you on this rifle.


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Tinker

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bouldersmith
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Re: Got Hosed by Rock Island Auction [Re: tinker]
      #315130 - 09/04/18 11:59 PM

Maybe......how much for your S stock? That would be a nice stock to have the pattern for. I have a few patterns I have made for bolt guns and a Kurz model B stock pattern taken from an original Oberndorf rifle. Most of my patterns are for single shot rifles. I do have a type A I am planning to copy in the next few days(Thanks Matt!) for myself and a the client. Having a nice variety of pattern stocks on hand would not be a bad thing.

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Gen_Hicks
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Re: Got Hosed by Rock Island Auction [Re: bouldersmith]
      #315134 - 10/04/18 01:31 AM

Please share your duplicated Type A stock when you finished.

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HeymSR20
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Re: Got Hosed by Rock Island Auction [Re: tinker]
      #315165 - 10/04/18 06:49 PM

Drop a line to Dicksons - they have all the records and should be able to give you the history on this. But absense of British or German proof marks suggest it may have been put together later from bits and pieces.

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Huvius
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Re: Got Hosed by Rock Island Auction [Re: HeymSR20]
      #315327 - 16/04/18 01:06 PM

I sure hope that I came out on top of my latest buy from Rock Island.
I “won” the Fraser 7x57 in the auction yesterday.
Wish me luck...

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