1938 turkish mauser barrel swap

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  1. 6mm06guy

    6mm06guy Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a 1938 turkish mauser barreled action in good shape. Im cosidering rebarreling the action to .308. I have always wanted a tack driving sporter rifle and i love the old mausers. Does anyone have any tips on this action. And if any of you have any please post pictures.
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    A "Turkish" Mauser wouldn't be my first choice. Any idea where it was made?
     
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    6mm06guy Well-Known Member

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    This is my first small ring turk. After reading i guess its from ankara
     

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    6mm06guy Well-Known Member

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    Please forgive the fuzzy cell phone pics
     
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    Just my opinion, mind you,,,,, but I'd be leaning toward a Yugo 24/47 for a .308 build. Much easier to 'deal with' than a Turk with that overly tall charging guide. The scope mounts will come alot closer to fitting with fewer alterations on the Yugo. The 24/47 is well made and the surface is "harder than the hubs". It accepts all '98 triggers & safeties, and scope mounts made for '98s that don't require removing the clip charger 'hump'. Not so with the Turks. I'd question their manufacture methods, too. They grow nice walnut there, from what I've seen of their rifles.........
     
  6. 6mm06guy

    6mm06guy Well-Known Member

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    I have a m48a in a yugo also that i had considerd for the swap. But it shot so well in 8mm i left it alone. I havent shot this turk yet...