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    rifle action pop quiz!

    I am trying to identify a rifle action
    The rifle is a Mauser (allegedly) but it is not a standard mauser action
    must be 50 years old

    the bolt handle is well forward of the midpoint of the bolt length,
    the bolt "shroud" behind this is angular like a tank turret and incorporates the entire area where the rear bridge would be on a M98 action and this all comes away with the bolt leaving an open rear action.

    have googled the bejaysus out of it but can't find anything remotely similar

    ​anyone? anyone?

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    Pictures please. Old f*rts need help.

    David.

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    Like this?



    If so Mauser 66.

    Have a look at this youtube clip on the 66s see what you think about the various safety aspects. The car travelling along the road in the background is quite good.
    Last edited by 8x57; 10-10-2013 at 19:28.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    bingo!
    Thats it!

    well done, now why didn't any pictures of that action show up under "Mauser actions" in google?

    have to say its a funny looking thing to use.
    off to read up

    ​thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    bingo!
    Thats it!

    well done, now why didn't any pictures of that action show up under "Mauser actions" in google?

    have to say its a funny looking thing to use.
    off to read up

    ​thanks
    bewsher500,

    You really need to "search" with more advanced options and use a better search engine than Google. It's the first choice and so presents the most searched results as that's how google can sell advertising.

    Any search with less than 20 keywords will result in popularist results.

    ​Stan

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    but I can scan 2000 pictures faster than I can think of 20 words to describe something like that!

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    Ed,

    it's the M66. chrisc on here has a .308 for sale, have a look. also, my old friend from near our stalking grounds has the m66 in .243, I'm sure you can have a play with it if you want one day ;-). The action is a telecopic action, it's made in oberndorf to exceptionally high tolerances and is as smooth as a baby's bum, truly incredibly smooth. personally I love it, but some hate them. they were outsourced to the husqvarna factory at one point I believe as well..

    dicksons recently had one in 270 they could not shift, and went at auction for only 300 quid.

    the later models were switch barrels, but the barrels are hard to find. the newer models I believe had 'fixed' barrels.

    the trigger though, is double set, contentious issue, but again, very smooth, and a much nicer double set than brno's imho.

    they look great with eaw clawmounts and a rail scope, front mounted, well, it has to be that way as there's no rear receiver bridge,,ie. the rear retracts as you cycle a bolt..

    the biggest problem with them is that because of the tight tolerances, any bit of grit or dirt with lock up the action, potentially leaving you with a headache out stalking,,and deffo a no no if shooting DG.

    lesson over :-)

    atb

    ​P

    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    I am trying to identify a rifle action
    The rifle is a Mauser (allegedly) but it is not a standard mauser action
    must be 50 years old

    the bolt handle is well forward of the midpoint of the bolt length,
    the bolt "shroud" behind this is angular like a tank turret and incorporates the entire area where the rear bridge would be on a M98 action and this all comes away with the bolt leaving an open rear action.

    have googled the bejaysus out of it but can't find anything remotely similar

    ​anyone? anyone?
    Last edited by PKL; 10-10-2013 at 20:42.

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    The Mauser 66 was designed for target shooting originally by Walter Gehmann and it has a telescoping bolt. t's a rather nice bit of engineering really and I nearly bought a new deluxe one from F.A. Andersons many years ago but it was a .243 and I didn't want a .243 really. When I finally decided I could cope with a .243 after all someone had put a deposit down on it the day before I called back in so although I missed out on a very nice rifle I wa snot as upset as perhaps i would have been in another chambering.

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    Great guns

    My mate has one in 243 on his sale shelf...if it was another caliber I'd have possibly already taken it off his hands as it has a set of claw mounts included.

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    other than being different and "a great bit of engineering" ....what is great about them?

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