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Monsai52
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Suhl Mauser questions
      #360442 - 14/01/22 06:27 PM

I found this 8x57 Mauser languishing in a local gun shop and picked it up very cheap, and thought it would make an interesting project. I believe it's one of the Suhl guns, double set triggers, colour case hardened action, and with the barrel dated Aug, 1920 with a bore of 7.8mm.

The barrel and action are in excellent condition except for missing DST parts, and I like that it's never been drilled and tapped. The stock needs a lot of TLC, but at least it's not been cut for a recoil pad and still has the steel butt plate.

A couple of questions I hope the members can answered.

With the 7.8mm bore would this be a 8x57I at .318 groove diameter?

Is there any source for the missing trigger and other parts to restore the DST?

I'm assuming that with the lack of serial number on the bottom of the action that the action originated as a surplus military action.

Best regards, and thank you for any and all responses.

https://m.imgur.com/jdctwi0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LjFOCQh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BQoGKPN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KZlDW8s.jpg

The images are way too big to display. Open in a new tab. NitroX

Edited by NitroX (14/01/22 10:29 PM)


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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: Monsai52]
      #360443 - 14/01/22 06:36 PM

Hmmm, I don't know why my images are only appearing as links. I'll keep trying.

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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: Monsai52]
      #360448 - 14/01/22 08:36 PM

yes , try to restore the pics , they are essential

yes, chance is very high this having a 8x57I - .318 barrel, use only this. the action would be a WW 1 surplus action, sporterized a little bit. with patience you will find anything.

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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: lancaster]
      #360454 - 15/01/22 01:53 AM

Anymore details of it would be helpful. Projects like this sure are tempting, but unless you have the ability to custom fabricate and fit together hand fit components, they can quickly run towards expensive. If itís something you want to pursue and enjoy though, then who cares, itís rewarding to bring something like this back. You could spend a decade looking for an original replacement trigger, but then it would have to be hand fit to it anyway, if you have to pay someone to fabricate one and fit it, that alone may run the entry price of the project.

While it maybe tough or impossible, more details might help determine who actually made it. The proofing is pretty early for a dated example, and it was done in Zella-Mehlis not Suhl.


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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: lancaster]
      #360466 - 15/01/22 05:20 AM

Thanks! Until I can restore the pics here, the links seem to be working.

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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: Monsai52]
      #360469 - 15/01/22 06:45 AM










yes, proofed 8/1920, 8x57I if not 8x60I
I don't know when this started but it could still be a 8x57I

its not clearly to see if the set trigger is missing or broken. if broken you can dublicate the front trigger with a file , and let it tig welding to the rest.

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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: lancaster]
      #360470 - 15/01/22 07:03 AM

Thank you for posting my pictures!

Yes, the set trigger is missing, I'll attempt again to post some images of the proper size.
Best regards,


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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: Monsai52]
      #360471 - 15/01/22 07:22 AM

Here's a couple of pictures (I hope) that may show better what's missing with the DST. Also a picture of the bottom of the receiver that may help identify the origin of the action.

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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: Monsai52]
      #360497 - 15/01/22 04:54 PM

this part is not imposible to make, need patience to find it but it will probably not fit



believe it or not but with time, little patience on the workbench and a good file you are able to make it

you must imagine Suhl in this days like an organism. there were gunmaker and there were other only making parts. maybe we had one or two firms specialised in making set trigger than where everyone get it than. the trigger were similar , maybe allways the same over a long time but allways hand fitted.

to get the rifle ready for shooting now you can change the set trigger against another mauser trigger.
maybe need another magazine too.

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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: lancaster]
      #360524 - 16/01/22 06:40 AM

Drop me a m@il and I shall be glad in sending you the missing parts.

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Re: Suhl Mauser questions [Re: DORLEAC]
      #360528 - 16/01/22 07:18 AM

Dorleac,

Thank you so much for your wonderful offer! I just sent you an e-mail.

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