Gunstock Suppliers for Floorplate K98

JMikeyH

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Hi all,

Interested in upgrading my rifle in the not-so-distant future, could anyone suggest somewhere to source a K98 Floorplate stock? I was looking at Boyd's but would prefer to source from the UK if possible

Also, as far as I have managed to read there is not an awful lot of variation in K98 stocks in terms of how the action sits in the wood. I had found what I believe to be the variation I require on Boyd's website called "Commerical Floorplate, #1 Barrel" by selecting Mauser as manufacturer and 98 as the model. It also says that this is a "Large ring" stock which I think is right. If anyone knows if I'm correct or incorrect, please say as much :)

Cheers
 

User0003

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If again you're referring to your zastava you pictured last week, your's is a standard length mauser/k 98 large ring action. Floorplate wise, yes, they will be commercial floorplates but are of same specs as military k98's

The stock you had pictured actually looked very nice, you'd be better spending your money on a good bedding job and a new trigger than a new stock imho.

even if you buy a new stock, it needs to be microfitted, finished, barrel inletted to fit your profile and then bedded..you'd be running up your costs to the point you'd kick yourself for the spend I think.

If you wanted to go synthetic that's a different matter, but then, why go synthetic with the stock if you've not got weatherproofed finish on the barrel and action or already running stainless.
 

User0003

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also, don't forget that if you configure a stock on boyds website and find it's around $200, by the time you either have it imported to the UK or purchase via an importer, you'll probably end up paying £500 or more for it.

I recall buying some McMillan mauser stocks a few years ago, think I paid roughly £700 each, and they were in the US sitting around $300..
 

JMikeyH

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also, don't forget that if you configure a stock on boyds website and find it's around $200, by the time you either have it imported to the UK or purchase via an importer, you'll probably end up paying £500 or more for it.

I recall buying some McMillan mauser stocks a few years ago, think I paid roughly £700 each, and they were in the US sitting around $300..

Yeah, I was a little reserved about getting a Boyd's for exactly that reason. The stock I have looks very nice at a glance, but when you get a good look at it you can see all sorts of issues with the manufacturing, my biggest gripe being the chequering which looks like a practice piece done by an amateur, the lines are crossing through the borders at every corner :/

One other concern is weight... the rifle is very heavy. I would like to shave weight off with getting a new stock however I don't think it's possible as my current stock weighs 1.5lbs. I think synthetic is the only thing that'll be lighter and then I think it'll be grossly imbalanced.

At the moment the shopping list to get the rifle where I want it is getting rather big!
 

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