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Some time back, I found a brazilian Musquefal Mauser carbine at a dealers internet site and decided to order it.
From the pic I knew, tha Bubba was the former owner of the poor rifle.
The barrel channel was buggered up, the upper band ruined and the spring clip for the handguard was ripped out of the guard.
The handguard was attached to the gun with silicone glue!

Otherwise it was in good working order with a like new barrel.

The stock was obviously made from a israeli K98k beech stock, so I ordered a factory new israeli K98 stock to make a replacement stock from it:


I had to shorten it front and rear, fit the rubber butt plate and the nose cap with band retaining spring.
Also the piece of wood between the mag cutout and the trigger cutout had to be removed, because this is the only way to get the rifle assembled.


The replacement stock and the old handguard were coated 4 times with a linseed tupentine mix, the handguardspring I had to glue in with acraglas gel.
A collecting fellow gave me a brazilian M1909 upper band(THANKS A LOT Peter!)), which I milled in the front notch and reblued it(original recipe of the Erfurt rifle factory).
All other parts were cleaned and inspected.

And now here it is, nice and shiney:


Chris
 

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I used a mix of linssed oil and turpentine, that is available in any hardware store here, in German it is called "Leinölfirnis".
The stock was dry as can be, the first two coats dried up in minutes.
Than I put the stoch in the sun and rubbed the oil into the warm wood.

Tomorrow the rilfe will come to the range with me, have already loaded some fine match ammo for it:)))))))))
 

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I ordered the Stock at Frankonia Waffen Würzburg via my local dealer, price was 45 Euro.
Only minor storage marks, near perfect fit, only had to dremel a tiny bit at one spot.
 

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And here is how she shoots:
 

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I ordered the Stock at Frankonia Waffen Würzburg via my local dealer, price was 45 Euro.
Only minor storage marks, near perfect fit, only had to dremel a tiny bit at one spot.
Danke AWO! I used to live just south of Würzburg. Does Frankonia Waffen also sell new K98k stocks? I'd like to get a few to save some of the many sporters I've seen on the auction sites.
 

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Interesting rifle! Similar in concept and design to a spanish FR-8. Great job of restoring.
 

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Frankonia has new manufactured stocks, walnut and laminated with handguards, but quite expensive, 209Euros.
 

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Frankonia has new manufactured stocks, walnut and laminated with handguards, but quite expensive, 209Euros.
That's about $300USD for wood excluding shipping. Does the 209Euros include the added value tax or is that the export price? This can be an expensive hobby.
 

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209Euro is the price in the catalog, this includes all taxes.
Most reproduction parts are expensive, as are good originals :-(((((((((
One reason, I stay away from german weapons.
 

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Danke AWO. The export price would be about $256USD plus shipping. That's not an unreasonable price for a new complete wood set. It appears Frankonia is the Deutsche version of Cabela's.

Your rifle shoots good. Nice work on the restoration job.
 

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Thanks chasdev! AWO425 got an Israeli stock for about 45EURO ($64USD) which includes about 16% tax. That's about the same price as Numrich.
 
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