Mauser. Stock replacement help?

Topshelfbv

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I have a Mauser-werke M96 in 30-06. Great rifle but not crazy about stock. I am having trouble finding a replacement stock for it. I would like a thumb hole style or tactical. Any suggestions?
 

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Also take a look at Richards Microfit Stocks. I put one of their laminated thumb hole tactical target stocks on a VZ24, and it was a thing of beauty.
 

Topshelfbv

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I tried boyds a few years ago and no luck. I will look again.
I think that this rifle is a little rare I have never seen an action that operates like this one. The bolt doesn't lift at all it cantilevers open and slides forward and back no lift.
 

RT2506

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Boyd's has stocks for the 96 Mauser. Are you sure that it is a M-96? A 30-06 on a small ring Mauser is a recipe for disaster. Are you sure that you don't have a large ring Model 98 Mauser?
 

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There is a modern made M96 made by the Mauser Werk. I think that's what the OP has, as in no way does it resemble the 1896 "Swedish" Mausers. As a modern made rifle, it is more than capable of handling the .30/06 round. I seriously doubt that an after market stock is available for this model. I certainly wouldn't buy anything from Richards MicroFit, unless you are willing to accept lesser quality.
 

sable tireur

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This is the model the poster is asking about which is the Mauser Werke M96 Straight Pull rifle. It was a disaster in marketing and execution. Finding an aftermarket stock will be difficult or impossible at best. You could have a stockmaker use your stock as a guide to make you another style.

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