I built this gun in 1996. It probably took me close to a year to complete but the experience was well worth the effort.
Action – Mauser 1908 98
Here are the steps i took.
I removed the original barrel
Installed a Shiland Barrel. It was a Short chambered barrel from Brownell’\s.
Cut the bolt and turned it down
Lapped the bolt
Hinged the floorplate. I used the existing latch with an extended floor plate release
I reworked the original trigger guard. It was tapered with a series of holes drilled
A Precise Machinery safety installed. (Milling for the safety was the only task i farmed out)
Drilled and tapped. Weaver mounts installed. #45, #46 Weaver rings
The butternut stock I made from a tree I cut. Wenge tip and corion spacer.
Pachmer 7/8″ recoil PadInletted sling mounts made from existing sling holders
Blued with Brownells Dicropan IM
Leapold 3.5 x 10 x 40 Vari XIII Blued Gloss Black Installed