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szihn
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M46 9.3X57 Husky
      #318914 - 09/08/18 03:32 AM

I have a Husky M46 and as all of them are, the LOP is very long. Too long for me to shoot well. I like my rifles to be cut to a 13.3 or 13.5 inch LOP.

However..........the Husky is 100% original and in very good condition, so I am highly reluctant to cut off the stock and install a new butt plate or pad. I have no reservations about modifying old Mausers that come to me in "already cut condition' but this old gun is as it left the factory.

So I have some choices:

A. sell it to someone who is either a collector, or a shooter who has long arms and likes a 14-3/4" LOP.

B. Say "to heck with it" and cut it off to fit me

C. Look for a stock that I have no bad feelings about cutting off and keep the original stock so I can put it back to 100% in the future should I desire to do so.

D. Makes a new stock by hand with my 13.3" LOP and do it up in a classic style with a large wide butt, cheek piece, pretty diamond inlay in the schnable and a horn or ebony grip cap.

So I thought I'd put out the info and ask if anyone has a stock that needs a home, or if anyone out there is interested in buying and then make an informed decision as to what the next step should be


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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: szihn]
      #318918 - 09/08/18 04:06 AM

an old stock for a swedish military mauser rifle is maybe a good start

http://www.hoosiergunworks.com/catalog/semi_finished.html

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: lancaster]
      #318920 - 09/08/18 06:08 AM

Either find a replacement stock or make a new one from scratch!
Don't sell or cut up the original stock - something you'll regret if you do so.
There are plenty of "Mauser" type replacement stocks over your side of the pond.


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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: 93x64mm]
      #318938 - 09/08/18 03:03 PM

Yeah, I don't want to cut anything on the original wood or metal.

SO I think it's best for me to simply make a new one from a blank.

Edited by szihn (10/08/18 01:49 AM)


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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: 93x64mm]
      #318947 - 09/08/18 09:38 PM

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Either find a replacement stock or make a new one from scratch!
Don't sell or cut up the original stock - something you'll regret if you do so.
There are plenty of "Mauser" type replacement stocks over your side of the pond.




Agree with the above...save the original

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: Ripp]
      #318960 - 10/08/18 08:02 AM

I am going to be the dissenting opinion. It's a mod. 46 Husky. Not an original Oberndorf sporter. I have three 9.3x57's and love them. But the reality of these excessively fun rifles is that there is not any real collector value with them. I have an all original 1903 MS that is pristine, so I understand your dilemma. But, at the end of the day an all original 1903 is worth $1800-2500. The husky at best is worth $400-600. Modify it to suite your needs and enjoy the hell out of it.

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: LSHopper]
      #318967 - 10/08/18 01:39 PM

That is probably true LSHopper, but no old Mauser is highly collectable or valuable....until it is!

The reason they become that way is from people modifying originals and making the ones that are still 100% original rare.

So I still think I will go forward and just make myself a new stock. Stocks for the 96 style actions are fairly easy to make. I can have the barreled action inlet into a blank completely in only one day. I will then do the shaping and turn the blank into a stock that fits me, in the days after between other jobs.

If and when I (or my wife, --- after I am gone) wants to sell the gun, it would then come in 100% original condition and they will get the new stock too.

I think I'll follow the old lines loosely, but make the new stock with a very large butt plate or pad, and add a low pancake cheek piece. I will make a new grip cap and probably inlay an ebony diamond into the schnable. I will follow the lines of the barrel even closer then Husqvarna did at the top edge of the forend. I may checker it on the grip and forend both.

I don't have a lot of "extra time" because of my back-log, but I can "fudge a few extra hours" in the coming year I suppose.


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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: szihn]
      #319020 - 12/08/18 05:58 AM

So I made a decision.

I just sawed out the shape of the new stock from a blank of light color banded French Walnut. I will just make what I want.
But thanks for the input guys.


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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: szihn]
      #319023 - 12/08/18 08:48 AM

Good decision Steve.
Can't wait to see progress photos!

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: Iowa_303]
      #319040 - 13/08/18 01:14 PM

I sawed it out and inletted the bottom metal today. Not much to see yet.

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: szihn]
      #319086 - 15/08/18 11:20 PM

OK, I now have the barreled action inlet into the blank and I sawed off some of the bulk.
I may take a few pics today.


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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: szihn]
      #319096 - 16/08/18 10:23 AM

Ok, I still have to sand off a few of the square edges.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by Steve Zihn, on Flickr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by Steve Zihn, on Flickr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by Steve Zihn, on Flickr


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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: szihn]
      #319097 - 16/08/18 01:48 PM

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Ok, I still have to sand off a few of the square edges.



And I thought you were going for the "Glock" look!

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: Iowa_303]
      #319102 - 17/08/18 12:27 AM

Well it kinda looks that way now. Maybe I should just paint it back. What do you think?

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: szihn]
      #319103 - 17/08/18 01:17 AM

Quote:

Well it kinda looks that way now. Maybe I should just paint it back. What do you think?


I did that once with a Mannlicher Schoenauer; paint stripper works just fine, I am happy to report.

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: szihn]
      #319104 - 17/08/18 01:36 AM

Quote:

Well it kinda looks that way now. Maybe I should just paint it back. What do you think?



Keep sanding Steve, just keep sanding!

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Re: M46 9.3X57 Husky [Re: Iowa_303]
      #319105 - 17/08/18 02:21 AM

OK Iowa.





I'll post more pics when I get it shaped the way I want it.


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