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Looking for a Mauser 98 action

Discussion in 'Rifles Wanted' started by fordf1004x4, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. fordf1004x4

    fordf1004x4 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    I am looking to buy a Mauser 98 action or an old beatup 8mm Mauser 98 rifle with a good action. I have a project in mind that I need an action for. Let me know what you have and what you need for it. Thanks, Josh
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Try calling around the gun stores and asking if they have any JC Higgins model 70/71's in stock. They were made by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium for Sears.
    They are large ring 98 actions and the barrels were made by High Standard with a chrome lined barrel. Generally they are under priced because of the association with Sears and if you find one you will not be disappointed with the quality workmanship.
     
  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Don't you mean 50/51s?
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Right, 50/51's.
    I must have been thinking about Winchesters when I posted that. The model 50's are FN Belgium's, the 51 was an imported Husqvarna 640 and the Model 52 was simply a relabeled Sako L46.
    I recently picked up a very nice model 50 in 30/06 from the nephew of the original owner. Less than 40 rounds had been fired through it. I paid $350.00 and it shoots as nice as my 1957 model 70 featherweight Winchester.
     
  5. fordf1004x4

    fordf1004x4 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    I am still looking for a decent action.
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Get a hold of oldcars. He's on here, and I'll bet he can fix you up.
     
  7. whiskeypete800

    whiskeypete800 Marcola New Member

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    How about a Sako currently in .220 swift ackley. It is a 579 I believe.I was going to build a .260 but need money.Trigger has been done before me.
     
  8. whiskeypete800

    whiskeypete800 Marcola New Member

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    Also have a cheap 8mm from big 5 I won't need