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Old 12-11-2017, 01:16 PM   #1
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Making an 1893 Mauser into a sporter

I've got an 1893 Mauser that I'm doing a new stock for it and I thought I had it all pretty well done (fitted well) and I put it all together and shouldered the rifle, looked thru the rear sight and the front sight looks off. It seems to sit too high. Same parts, new stock. I'm thinking the comb is too high and it forces me to sight lower on the front sight. Don't want to take anything off the comb but...

Can't really do anything with the front sight so I looked at the stock and realized the barrel may be sitting too high in the front stock (forearm area) so I need to maybe take some more wood out in the channel. But before I do that I thought I'd reach out to see if anyone has any ideas. And if you think I'm right how can I gauge how much to take out (except for whittle and check it)?

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:24 PM   #2
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MacShay143,

IF the 1893 is in original condition, you'd be ahead of the game to NOT "sporterize" it, sell it to a collector & buy a factory sporter.
(The 1893 Mausers in good shape are "thin on the ground".)

I know a bunch of folks who collect old Mausers these days. = I shudder to think about how many that I "cut up" in the 1960s & 70s, when I could buy them by the unopened case for 10 bucks each.

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Old 12-11-2017, 07:16 PM   #3
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Making an 1893 Mauser into a sporter

Thanks for the reply and the advice but the stock was quite beat up. I've actually glass bead blasted the metal to the white and plan to leave it there. Just need to finish the stock now. Plan to True oil that.
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You do realize the '93 is a rather weak action I hope?
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I've actually glass bead blasted the metal to the white and plan to leave it there.
And there went any collector value.
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