Hi Guys, earlier this year i bought a .275 alex henry built on a 1915 mauser (gewerh) 98 action with the flag safety. i didn't pay a lot for it an i know i could easily get my money back but i have always lusted after a proper 98 action mauser.
the thing is its a bit knocked about, nothing serious at all, the stock is exactly as it should be but dinged and scratched and too short for me, the blueing not bad but a bit thin in places and the trigger is pretty awful.
its such an iconic bit of kit i really want to make it usable, but I'm just not sure which way to go with it. it shoots quite well (1/12 inch group) for its age and the barrel throat crown and rifling is all in very good condition it even has proper english folding leaf sights. for sure its got the potential to make a beautiful custom rifle with some nice walnut but I've just bought a house and I can't really stretch to having this done at the moment.
so if it was yours, what would you do with it?