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1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S
      #91206 - 11/12/07 05:46 AM

One more beauty from Don S's gunsafe. This one looks really sleek to my eye:















Please wait for DOn to post more details. Good viewing and great hunting!

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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: mehulkamdar]
      #91209 - 11/12/07 06:57 AM

This is an example of a second quality Rigby using a Mauser 1899 short transitional small ring action in .275. It features a military stepped barrel and front sight, straight grip stock and a serrated butt made to resemble a buttplate. It is stamped with German & British proofs. Also has a Rigby bolt mounted peep. This rifle is shown in the color section of Speed's new book.

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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: dons]
      #91236 - 11/12/07 12:48 PM

Nice.

Wish you had a close picture of the bolt handle, sleeve, cocking piece.

Looks like a m96 action used also on the early swedes, but is it? Or does it have a m98 bolt/sleeve ?

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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: GSP7]
      #91245 - 11/12/07 01:52 PM

Don,
Another very nice rifle.The straight grip stock is very unique....I like it.

Fred


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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: GSP7]
      #91277 - 11/12/07 11:28 PM

Rick: These pre-98 actions were left over from the 1895-96 military tests for the introduction of the Gewehr 98. The bolt has no sleeve lock, no firing pin safety lug, and were made with & without gas escape ports.

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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: dons]
      #91290 - 12/12/07 01:56 AM

Don , interesting.

The third picture, it almost looks like a m98 bolt shroud rather than a m96 shroud. Hard to tell in the pictures. I have several m96 Swedes with Carl Gustafs/ Husqvarna m96 actions and the oberndorf m96s were also used.


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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: GSP7]
      #368776 - 29/08/22 01:04 PM

This rifle is one of my favorites

Bringing it back up for everyone to have a look

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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: tinker]
      #368778 - 29/08/22 01:48 PM

on some of the pics it looks like new

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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: lancaster]
      #368782 - 29/08/22 08:58 PM



What's it like to use a stock like that for a rifle? Got a shotgun like that of course. Possibly a rifle? Don't know.

Thanks to Curl we still have these images and his copying and storing them on my NE server space. So many older threads the images are lost.

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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: NitroX]
      #368790 - 30/08/22 01:38 AM

Really nice and classic rifle.
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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: GSP7]
      #368791 - 30/08/22 02:06 AM

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The third picture, it almost looks like a m98 bolt shroud rather than a m96 shroud.



The so-called “transitional” Mauser, Oberndorf actions were not the Swedish M96 actions. Instead, they were actions left over from the German military 1896 -97 tests that led to the development of the M98 action. After the military trials ended, Mauser sold the left-overs on the commercial market.Other than the Swedish actions, these actions already have the third safety locking lug and the gas flange on the bolt sleeve, but not yet the bolt sleeve lock. The earliest transitional actions were still cock on closing like the Swedes, while most are already cock on opening like the M98. The photo shows on to the firing assembly of an early transitional action with a M98 one below.


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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: NitroX]
      #368792 - 30/08/22 02:17 AM

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What's it like to use a stock like that for a rifle? Got a shotgun like that of course. Possibly a rifle? Don't know.



On some very early “budget grade” transitional Mausers Rigby reused the military stocks the rifles came with, reshaped and refinished them. As these military test rifles had no pistol grip, the results look “shotgun-like”.


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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: kuduae]
      #368802 - 30/08/22 11:59 AM

I like the slim hand and fast pointing of this style of stock.

I've had a few rifles with similar stock shape, some of them double rifles.
Notice the rifle in my avatar photo.

The 7x57 has almost no recoil at all, and very mild muzzle report.
A light and slender rifle like the one shown above would be sweet in the field.
It would be fantastic as a walking around rifle for blacktail, antelope, and mule deer. With the lighter bullets the coyotes would be screwed.

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Re: 1899 Transitional Rigby Mauser - Courtesy Don S [Re: tinker]
      #368970 - 04/09/22 06:37 PM

Very interesting rifle , I have never seen a straight grip version before

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