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Old 02-14-2004, 01:50 PM
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Kimber sporterized 98 Mauser


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I have a question concerning a rifle a friend of mine has. It is a Kimber sporterized 98 Mauser and the action seems strange. The problem is when the firing pin is dropped, either after firing or storing it with the pin depressed, the bolt is very difficult to open. If the firing pin is cocked then the bolt works very smoothly, but if the firing pin is "fired", them it is east to open at first until the last moment and it becomes very hard to raise the remaining 1/4 inch. Is there a problem with the bolt? I'm a Remington man so I am completely baffled. I worked the action on my Remington and the bolt to is slightly stiffer to open when the pin is in the fired position, but this is understandable because opening the bolt cocks the pin. But the Remingtons resistance is fairly negligable, whereas, the Kimber/Mauser is very difficult almost requiring two hands.

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Old 02-15-2004, 07:10 AM
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Kimber did a bunch of swedish mausers in the early 90's. The 1896 Swedeish Mausers are a cock-on-closeing design. Lile the P-17 Enfield or the No 1& No3 British Enfields. You can get a kit that changes it to a cock-on-opening from BROWNELLS . These are fine little rifles but they cannot be pushed to far when handloading. do a search on 96 mauser and you'll find a lot of info.

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P.S. It sounds like someone had a kit installed and its rough and draging. In origanal form it should open easy and be hard the last 1/2' or so closing and when cocked the bolt will "jump back' when the bolt is lifted. The change kit has to have a "cam area" ground into the bolt that if not smooth can cause the cocking peice to drag.

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Old 02-15-2004, 01:05 PM
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Looking at the bolt there is a 1/2 notch ground into the bold, it is about 1/8th inch deep. Is this the cam you speek of? It does appear that something is dragging on it creating a subtle scratch. Should I polish this area, or smooth the edge of the cam to make it rounder instead? Any info would be appreciated. It is very disheartening at the range when I have to wrestle with the gun to get it to open.

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Old 02-16-2004, 02:36 PM
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First is it a 98 or a 96 mauser. you said earler post 96 mauser and this on 98. ??? Look up dayton traistor for the cock-on-open kit their website has the directions there. If its a 96 with a kit installed it might help.
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Old 02-16-2004, 04:25 PM
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Sorry for the inconsistancy. I believe that it is a 96 Mauser. I don't have it in front of me at the moment. Its at my parent's house. The top of the barrel says Carl Gustav. If I remember it's correctly I'm sure its a M96.
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Old 02-16-2004, 05:12 PM
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Carl Gustav is a swedish mauser Kimber did them in the early 90's for KBI. I've got one that i'm redoing- puting on a timnney trigger, dayton trasitor cock-on-open kit, bolt shroud without saftey and a boyds stock when finnished about $600 in a $300 dollar rifle but I just like the little mauser.

But check out dayton's website and see if the cam area is a little off maybe a little grind or polishing will smooth it out.

Good luck
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Old 02-16-2004, 05:57 PM
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Thanks! I'll check it out
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Old 03-05-2004, 05:44 PM
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Hey Broncobill86 Did you get your bolt problem figured out ?
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:07 PM
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Nope. :/ I haven't really given it anymore thought, frustrated. Its currently on the backburner. Just totally went through my Marlin 30AS so I havn't really thought about it much. I can't figure that Mauser out. I'm pretty sure that the stiffness is causing drag marks on the bolt, but I'm not sure what is causing it and why. I think it may be catching the cartridge carrier in the magazine. It's hard to tell. Thanks for checking back. Now its fresh on my mind now and perhaps I'll give it another whirl. I'll keep ya posted.

Bill C.
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Old 04-14-2004, 05:28 PM
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Update? got my reload dies ant get to try some diffrent loads for my kimber 96
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Old 04-14-2004, 05:49 PM
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Sorry Bama that rifle has kinda been put on the back burner because of newer toys. I think I am just going to take it to a gunsmith. I can usually fix anything I put my mind to but this one is really stumping me. From your post I understand that you too have got this gun? Hows does yours shoot? Mine shoots great, but that crazy bolt.... Its a great lightweight gun for long walks in the woods and fields.

Bill C.
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:57 AM
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Hey Bill Still waiting on some parts to come in {$$ a little at a time} Shot mine with some rem 140's and it groups nice just over 1 1/2 in. Hope handloads does better. I found a book that said kimber did some 98 mausers at about the same time. Just have to get rid of that plastic stock and get some real WOOD!!
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