Finally finished my Mauser 1909 Argentine.
We called her "Brutus". Short, light and ultra fast handling. Up to ten rounds of 308 in her AICS mags.
The Mauser was selected by the German gunsmith Kai Hauck and STL-Rifles did the re-barrel to 308 with
a Lothar Walther in Germany.
I weighed the bottom metal assembly and decided to use an aftermarket Remington AICS magazine system instead. I am
also sure the feeding would improve. This of course didn't fit and quite a bit of fettling was needed to get it right.
My son Peter made me one of our extra light ambidextrous T3 carbon fibre stocks. We had to re-inlet to fit the mauser action.
I also added an oversized "Kaiser" grip. This will be my rain gun and an extra grippy texture was added.
Bolt handle was sawed off as the angle was wrong and replaced by a thinner lighter handle an a carbon fibre bolt knob I made 7.4 grams.
My first attempts of putting some colour into the stock. The Final coat is a special matt varnish from Switzerland.
Total weight including the 1.5-5x24 red dot scope. 7.92lbs
We haven't fired a shot out of her yet except proofing in Germany, can't wait.