Vrock wrote:As for the Mauser action and bolt, I was curious as to type and model. I'm assuming it's a large ring, 98 style action, but dependent on what year it was made and model rifle it was made for, metallurgy may be better or worse. Frankly very few folks bother with building a sporter/hunting rifle from old Mauser actions these days: you can get a new, modern rifle with a scope for far less than it costs to sporterize an existing action. But as a fun project, it's still worthwhile.
The action & bolt have been in oiled paper since I was in single digits, if that helps any.
When the sad day comes I'll have tons of pics for the crowd. Pride of place for me will be the 1911A1 with the "US Government Property" stamp on the slide.