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Unread 07-17-2013, 05:49 AM
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Re: M98 mauser sleeved action project

This is what I came up with, single shot, with bolt stop and ejector. I turned a pin to replace the temporary pin pictured to hold the bolt stop in place.
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    Re: M98 mauser sleeved action project

    Found a good stock for the M98 sleeved project and have a 6mm-223 barrel lined up!
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    Re: M98 mauser sleeved action project

    Decided on a chambering, reamer arrived yesterday, dies came are here also. I went with a 204 Ruger and a E.R. Shaw heavy bull barrel, as soon as I get it in hand I will send it out for freezing at "300 Below". Still looking for headspace gauges, I hope to find time this weekend to turn the bolt face for a small rim case.
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    Re: M98 mauser sleeved action project

    This is just for information based on what I was told by a master gunsmith that got me started
    doing my own gun smithing. (He was a very well known bench rest shooter).

    My understanding of the reason for a sleeved action was/is to stiffen the action for use with heavy barrels, give the action a better footprint (Larger) to bed or glue to the stock.

    Most of the BR shooters at the time that sleeving was popular used the Remington 721 action.

    Most of them sleeved with 4140 chrome molly unless they were held to a weight limit.

    The actions that I saw were all shrink fitted to the action (Freeze the action and heat the sleeve that
    was .002 to .003 thousandths smaller than the action) this was a permanent modification once done and removal required machining it off.

    The actions were turned true on the outside to the bolt center line and then the sleeve was installed.

    This process was not required when the smith used a barrel sleeve (This left the action floated and
    allowed the barrel to be floated and less of the barrel was floated.

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    Re: M98 mauser sleeved action project

    Looks like an awesome and fun project. Thanks for the updates. I completely understand the reason "because I want to". You will definitely have a unique rifle when is all done. Can't wait for the results of the completed rifle.
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    Re: M98 mauser sleeved action project

    Been slowly working on this Mauser and have finished it up with the exception of minor tweekin of the extractor. If time is avaliable I hope to burn some powder this Holiday weekend
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    Re: M98 mauser sleeved action project

    Geese what an informative, long thread. Both in length and time.

    Nailer, you should be quite satisfied with the results of your work. That's a darn good and fulfilling project.

    I got a kick out of Bart, Eddie and J.E.s discussion. Brought back tons of memories.

    I thought I died and went to heaven when I acquires a Hart Barreled. Hart sleeved rummy 700 in 222 Rem.

    I'd been shooting 40Xs, heavy and light, and thought I'd stepped up a bunch. The sleeve was probably twice the length of the action. All for stiffening the action.

    The long and short of it, it wasn't all that great of a rig. The chamber was not a bench rest chamber. Very large neck dimensions...

    Great read.
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