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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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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: 93x64mm]
      #339047 - 14/03/20 09:27 AM

Looks great! Of all the rifles I've handled, this rifle is the most perfect combination of little details. Zoom in, and the rifle just gets nicer. The rifle is a datum for quality.

Good work eh?

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: Dogfish858]
      #339051 - 14/03/20 12:35 PM

The Alex Henry forend is really nice to see - or is that a Fraser forend?

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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: Louis]
      #339221 - 20/03/20 04:02 PM

Any chance you could post closeup photos of the take down area. I am working on building a Mauser take down and could use some ideas of how others were done.
Thanks


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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: Rolland]
      #339230 - 21/03/20 08:14 AM

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Any chance you could post closeup photos of the take down area. I am working on building a Mauser take down and could use some ideas of how others were done.
Thanks




Yes I'd love to see some close ups of that take down system too.
That is indeed a very nice rifle!


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Re: Dan'l Fraser .303 British Mauser (Pics Up) [Re: 4seventy]
      #339235 - 21/03/20 10:17 AM

Matt, I assume you mean the 9.5x57 MS?

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