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Old 04-14-2008, 07:15 AM
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I've been sporterizing a 93 Mauser. I'm trying to decide how to dress-up the bolt. With the Timney trigger, I can get rid of the old toggle safety. I'm not real familiar with interchangeability of mauser parts. But will a bolt shroud from a 96 Mauser fit a 93 bolt? If so I would try one that Midway offers. Thanks
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:50 AM
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I suspect the 96 bolt plug would replace the 93 & 95 but am not sure because the Swedes made a lot of changes. On my custom M93, I used a Beuhler lo-scope safety and a Timney trigger without a side safety. It wasn't as pretty as an FN bolt plug on a M98 but was still a handsome piece.

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:42 AM
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The Fn style is what I'm trying to accomplish. I could leave the old safety on there, but it'd be nice if I could go with a smoother appearence. Seems odd to me that Timney and Bold both make a trigger and not a matching bolt shroud.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:11 PM
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If you fitted a trigger with a side slide safety, you could "restyle" the bolt plug by filling the safety hole and grinding off the hump at the back of the plug. Not glamorous, but better. Might also blue it, along with the cocking piece, so it doesn't stand out. Biggest change I made to my 93 was to convert to cock-on-open because it shortened the striker fall from 3/4" to 3/8". When done well, I think the small ring Mausers have a trimmer look than the big 98s.

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Old 04-26-2008, 12:30 PM
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I've been giving that a thought. Maybe as good as any way to dress it up. Could remove the old safety and do some blacksmithing. Weld it up then mill it down to make it look like I want. I'd have to sand blast the chrome plate off before re-bluing. Sounds like this little project is going to take a few days longer than I planned on.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:20 AM
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I don't think the bolt plugs were chromed... they were just "in-the-white". Are you keeping it in 7mm or rebarreling?

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Old 04-28-2008, 05:35 AM
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I did a little test to see if it was plated. First, after a good cleaning I set it in a pill bottle with liquid bluing. Nothing happened. Then I sanded a spot and tried it again. Where I sanded turned dark blue. But that's good. Now I know that the plating isn't too tough to remove.
--This rifle is chambered in .308 Winchester. I've lathe-turned the barrel, leaving one "step" and shortened the barrel to 20". Then drilled and tapped the reciever and re-milled the rear portion to accept a set of Redfield mounts(which also had to be made to fit). And then the bolt handle was in the way, so I made a new one that works real nice.And after all this I'm thinking of building another in 6.5 caliber.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:53 PM
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Well, I learned something; I assumed that, because my bolt plug was unplared, all were! Mine is blued with the rest of the bolt and the cocking piece in the white. I think you're going to have a neat looking, light and easy- handling rifle when it's done!

I also have been thinking in terms of a 6.5... the Swedes are getting kind of pricey but there's an Arisaka in a friend's hands and I'm craftily talking to him! Making an Arisaka presentable? Now there's a real challenge.

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