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Building the Custom Mauser Rifle

Building the Custom Mauser Rifle


Product ID# 306DVD


After watching this course you will be able to convert a Mauser from an ugly old beater into a beautiful hunting rifle that you will be proud to show off. 

AGI Master Gunsmith, Gene Shuey will show you each step from removing old parts to installing and head spacing a new barrel. In this epic production you will see a solid old military 98 transformed into a classic hunting rifle. We start with two identical guns and then go through every single conversion step in detail. First, we provide you with a thorough discussion and identification of Mauser Actions. Then we teach you each of the following steps:


  • Selecting Actions
  • Removing the Old Hardware and Barrel from the Action Using a Barrel Vise
  • Selecting Barrels
  • Considerations Installing
  • Reaming And Head spacing
  • A Barrel Muzzle Brake Installation
  • Custom Floor Plate Installation
  • Bolt Handle Modifications
  • Installing Sights and Soldering
  • Selecting a Stock
  • Inletting and Contouring the Stock
  • Basic Checkering Concepts
  • Stock Refinishing Concepts
  • In addition, much, much more . . .


Actions, triggers, barrels, stocks, mounts, slings, sights, and custom accessories are covered in extensive detail. Over seven (7) hours on four DVDs. Over two years in development and production.


Building the Custom Mauser Rifle


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