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Old 09-06-2008, 02:32 AM
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I was in a gun shop the other day and saw a Siamese Mauser on the used gun rack. I picked one up a few years ago for $80.00. The one in the gun shop had a hang tag price of $400.00. Wow! I have seen these rifles sporterized and rebarreled into .45/70. Now that would be nice set up. If I found a sporterized Siamese Mauser, I might try that. Take care...
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:28 AM
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G'day Oberndorf,

They have hit $350 over here, or at least that was what I begrudgingly paid for one this week. Mind you it is good enough to use in Military Rifle competition. I have two for projects as well. The first is practically complete and newly in the Wildcat section, the second is a work in progress.

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Old 09-06-2008, 07:28 AM
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A good condition original one, uncut/chopped/converted/sanded/ "bubbarized" is getting harder and harder to find. this is true of may that were once so common that people thought nothing of doing a jack-leg conversion to sporter. Don't know if $400 is really excessive or not, depends on the condition....but I'd want it to look mighty good and near as issued for that price.
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:41 AM
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built one in 45-70 years ago. 20 inch Douglas tube, Fagen stock, rewelded bolt handle, set of peep sights. Dandy short range brush gun. Sure wished I'd kept it. Can't remember what I paid for the original, but well under a hundred bucks. Gas was 25 cents a gallon then.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:17 AM
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Yes, prices are really gong up on decent surplus arms. You did well to buy when you did. All the best...
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:44 PM
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I've got a used Obermyer 6mm target barrel that I picked up for $10. I've been trying to decide whether to put it on a Siamese mauser, or an Arisaka. The chambering? 6mm/30-40 Ackley Improved. With the Arisaka I'd have to turn the rim down to .475 and the rear of the barrel would require more complex machining than what the Siamese would. Ah, decisions, decisions. Any thoughts out there/
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I've got a used Obermyer 6mm target barrel that I picked up for $10. I've been trying to decide whether to put it on a Siamese mauser, or an Arisaka. The chambering? 6mm/30-40 Ackley Improved. With the Arisaka I'd have to turn the rim down to .475 and the rear of the barrel would require more complex machining than what the Siamese would. Ah, decisions, decisions. Any thoughts out there/
I have a Siamese in .444 Marlin, and I needed to build up the right hand side of the follower in order to get it to keep the last round in the Magazine. With the 30-40 case you might need to do the same and extend the extractor, and possibly bush the bolt face for the smaller rim dia..

The advantage of the Siamese over the Ariska is the mag for the Siamese is made for rimmed cartridges.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:03 PM
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I have two one converted to 45/70 and one converted to 405 winchester, both are **** good shooters, and i believe i paid 75 bucks for both of them before the rebarelin
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:39 AM
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I have a Siamese Mauser but it is different from the ones I have found in any reference books. Most show a sliding bolt cover thet slides forward over the chamber, and a small bayonet lug much like the Brazilian Mausers. My rifle has a bolt cover like the Arisaka and a bayonet like a Turkish Mauser on the bottom of the forward barrel band.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:01 AM
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Sounds neat. Might want to post a pic. As the siamese mausers were made in Japan, it wouldn't surprise me too much if there was some parts interchangability with Arisaka rifles and someone cobbled one together.

It's always an adventure with Turk mausers, you never know what exactly they started life as.....
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:12 PM
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I have a beautifuly stocked Siamese Mauser in 45/70.It shoots the 350 gr Barnes X-Bullet into 3/4 in groups at 100 yards.It has a 26 in barrel not sure of the manufacurer.
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