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TexasJohn
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Mauser 98 One Piece Base Problem
      #313921 - 13/03/18 10:22 AM

I have a large ring 98 Mauser that has been drilled and tapped for a one piece Leupold or Redfield type base. Two holes on the front ring and one on the rear bridge. The charger hump has been ground flat like a commercial Mauser. Problem is that the hole spacing is not the standard spacing. On a Leupold one piece base the distance between the rear hole on the front ring and the hole on the rear bridge is 4.275. On my Mauser this distance is 4.350 - .075 longer. I feel as if the base used was a standard one piece base for some production Mauser from the past. Does anyone know what base would fit?

I may have to weld up the rear hole in a standard base and re-drill it.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Edited by TexasJohn (13/03/18 10:27 AM)


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Daryl_S
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Re: Mauser 98 One Piece Base Problem [Re: TexasJohn]
      #313932 - 13/03/18 01:02 PM

Read your post - sorry no help here. I thought better to post this, than to appear to ignore your quandary.

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tinker
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Re: Mauser 98 One Piece Base Problem [Re: Daryl_S]
      #313935 - 13/03/18 01:25 PM

For 75 thou, I'd just put the one piece base in the milling machine and make the mounting hole a mounting slot.

Your neighborhood machinist should be able to turn it around inside a day. If you were near I'd do it for you.

I wouldn't weld/fill that scope mount base.
Too much of a chance to warp it, even if only a little bit.

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prairie_ghost
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Re: Mauser 98 One Piece Base Problem [Re: tinker]
      #313943 - 13/03/18 09:40 PM

Don't have one handy but might but Buehler comes to mind.

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szihn
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Re: Mauser 98 One Piece Base Problem [Re: prairie_ghost]
      #313951 - 14/03/18 01:08 AM

One trick that works well is to tin the rear right with solider and coat a screw too, Run the screw into the hole and let it cool. Next cut the screw off flush and polish it down to the surface of the rear ring. Now, tin the bottom of the base. Screw it down to the front and put a clamp on the rear to apply a bit of pressure. Heat until the solder melts so the base sweats to the receiver.

When cool take a #27 drill and spot the steel under the base so you can then drill with a #31 drill and it will be center of the hole in the base. Tap the new hole. Sock down a screw and you are ready to clean up the solider and blue the receiver. This is a permanent installation so you want all the other polish and metal work done first, but when done this way it's an excellent way to secure the base. Don't worry about the temper of the steel. The top of the rear ring on a Mauser holds no pressure and could be made from the softest steel and still work fine. And if you use solf solder it never get very hot anyway.


Hope this helps you.


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TexasJohn
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Re: Mauser 98 One Piece Base Problem [Re: szihn]
      #313960 - 14/03/18 10:28 AM

Gents,
Thanks for the tips and advice. I will try to sort out the best solution, but you have given me some great ideas.
Thanks.

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