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Old 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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Old 09-30-2013, 04:58 AM
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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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Old 05-16-2014, 08:03 AM
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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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Old 05-16-2014, 09:45 AM
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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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Old 05-16-2014, 01:17 PM
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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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