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Gen_Hicks
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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: bouldersmith]
      #330399 - 22/07/19 04:14 PM

This rifle has so much potential! What a great find.

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: bouldersmith]
      #330401 - 22/07/19 06:45 PM

I bet she's got a few stories to tell. Nice find especially with a good bore.

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: BillG500]
      #330509 - 24/07/19 10:02 PM

That's a screamer! Please post photos after Steve does his magic.

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: bouldersmith]
      #337344 - 03/02/20 03:53 AM

I have been working on taking photos with my new camera and thought I would update this thread. Damage to rear sight and its base cleaned up, Fore end hanger re-attached, rust blue blended with existing finish. New recoil pad, a clean and oil which was desperately needed, a few small stock repairs and the original linseed oil finish was found under the oxidized black oil on top. Not a restoration, just a well deserved deep cleaning.















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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: bouldersmith]
      #337353 - 03/02/20 05:00 AM

Very tasteful "rejuvenation" and great rifle!
Louis

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: Louis]
      #337355 - 03/02/20 06:00 AM

Steve, I responded to your post over at the other place as well. Thought this might be a more appropriate place to ask my question..

Every Mauser rifle I have seen from Fraser was built as a stalking rifle in light/medium calibers. Seems to have been there specialty. Have you (or any other members) ever come across a big bore Mauser built by Fraser?

Thanks,

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: KWJohnston]
      #337356 - 03/02/20 06:04 AM

I have never had a large bore Fraser Mauser in the shop. I agree with you that most Fraser sporting rifles of all types fall into the small to medium bore category.

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: KWJohnston]
      #337382 - 04/02/20 12:34 AM

Quote:

Steve, I responded to your post over at the other place as well. Thought this might be a more appropriate place to ask my question..

Every Mauser rifle I have seen from Fraser was built as a stalking rifle in light/medium calibers. Seems to have been there specialty. Have you (or any other members) ever come across a big bore Mauser built by Fraser?

Thanks,




The largest bore magazine rifle he did was in .375EX I believe, I have a quote from him somewhere, that says anything larger than that in a magazine rifle and its too awkward of a rifle.


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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: Gundog01]
      #337396 - 04/02/20 06:47 AM

I love this rifle, I will most likely have my Siamese mauser stocked the same as it...........it's not so much a "big bore" rifle, but a "big bore" stock.
It as still only a 303, most of Fraser's rifles were 7mm or 7.65, whereas this this one has the look of a heavy calibre safari rifle......love it!

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: Gundog01]
      #337397 - 04/02/20 06:51 AM

Gundog, you are correct, 375 NE was the largest cartridge that his rifles were chambered for.

Very nice rifle by the way and a very nice restoration.

Matt.

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #337400 - 04/02/20 07:03 AM

Not brought back to 'new, but tastefully rejuvenated to show the 'experience' this rifle has!
Brilliant work again there bouldersmith!


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