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Old 02-20-2015, 01:42 PM
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I am with ya. On the 30/40 krag. My one uncle always hunted with a
Krag. When he passed away a family friend got it some how. Now I am trying to
Contact him to see if he will part with it.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:26 AM
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This is going to be this yrs.deer getter
1956 Lacoruna scout
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:28 AM
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I would guess you have to email a Mod?
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:38 AM
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Back in 1970 my brother got a 98 8mm mauser surplus to hunt with. He was still in high school and a store had a barrel full of them, litterally selling them dirt cheap. I sneaked it out of his bedroom and took it home with me to sporterize for him for his birthday. I bought a Fagen semi inletted stock blank and went to work. Wgen they say semi inletted, they mean it, I had to go to work with gouges and lathe tools and I got it inletted well. I went a little deeper in the critical spots because I was going to glass bed the barreled action when I had the gun finished. I stripped off the blueing and the metal sleeves on the stepped barrel and reblued the barrel myself using a cold blueing. I plugged the muzzle and chamber and put the barreled action in a chicken feed trough on top of the stove over two burners filled with water and boilled the thing and it flashed dry when removed from the hot water. I put the bluring on with cotton balls and when dry it went back in the water for another round. I did this about 20 time. When I had a good deep blue I rubbed the barreled action lightly with 000 steel wool and repeaded the blueing sequence and light rubbing till I had a deep shiney finish. I then sanded and applied about 15 coats of Birchwood casey True oil with my finger tips, when dry I rubbed it down with 000 steel wool between each coat. The coat numbers do not count the the ones I put on to seal the wood by putting on heavy coats and sanding it down. I had the bolt handle bent down and chromed by a gun smith. I then glass bedded the barreled action with accu glass and had it checked for head space by a gun smith. I put it back in his closet in his bed room close to his birthday and on his birthday I asked him if I could take a look at his surplus mauser. When He came from his bedroom he had a priceless look on his face and said his gun was gone and he had no idea whose gun he was holding. Believe it or not, the thing is a tack driver and he is still using it and the finish is still as good as ever which surprises me since that was my first attempt to sporterize a gun, and the last I will add. Some pics






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Old 02-22-2015, 12:53 PM
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Great story! And by the way, you did a fine job.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:09 PM
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I have used a Finnish M28 in 7.62x54R for hogs. The 203 grain bullets are quite effective on big old boar hogs.

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Old 02-22-2015, 02:48 PM
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Very nice guys carry on
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:26 AM
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Beautiful '98 Mausers!! The Cadillac of the Mauser series and my favorite military rifle. I never owned one in 8mm but I had one that had a 30-06 barrel on it. I traded it for something else way back when, I still have a 7MM. I use one of the Mark X's in 30-06 for deer at longer ranges.

Great looking guns! A lot of work went into refinishing and restocking, you did it well.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:16 PM
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Here's the 7point with the .30-40krag. Not a great picture of the rifle. It came from my grandpa in pretty rough condition. When the extra money is available I'd like to have it redone with a nicer stock and have the blueing done.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:43 AM
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Any body have a 7.7+58 arisaka.mod 99
I like the cal. The one I have has been sporterized.

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