View Full Version : Trigger replacement in a K98 Mauser

January 25, 2013, 12:50 PM
I have an old Mauser (1918) that I a doing some work on. It has been sporterized already(not by me; was that way when my dad bought it) I am looking to put a Timney trigger on it with a safety. I am asuming there will have to be a bit of stock work put into it for the safety. I also ordered a Mauser bolt shroud from Brownells. Do I have this figured right? Will this work out? I plan on taking it to a gunsmith to get the work done. Is there anything else I need to get for a trigger replacement? Any other advice about Mausers? I am very new to them.

4V50 Gary
January 25, 2013, 01:24 PM
The stock trigger can be worked on but if you want a Timney, go for it. In fact, the combination you suggested is something that we're required to do at Trinidad State gunsmithing school.

January 25, 2013, 02:55 PM
Whenever I build a Mauser rifle, I replace the trigger unless the owner specifically requests that the original trigger be retained (which seldom happens). If I am building a sporter rifle, I typically recommend an FN style bolt shroud and a side safety, it gives a much more refined look to the finished product. Replacing the trigger is very straightforward, as is bolt shroud replacement.

January 26, 2013, 01:42 PM
Replaced stock trigger with a Timney Sportsman.
Did that Wed night
Only real work was some stock inletting.

James K
January 26, 2013, 09:26 PM
Installing a Timney (or other trigger) is an easy job. The toughest part is taking some wood off the stock. You don't have to replace the bolt sleeve and original safety, though it makes for a better looking job.


January 28, 2013, 07:44 PM
Thanx for the imput! I did recieve my trigger and shroud, but have another question. The shroud looks to be untreated ("in the white?") anyway, do you coat that with something to keep it from rusting?

January 29, 2013, 12:56 AM
You can, but you don't need to.

January 29, 2013, 07:34 AM
So what are the advantages, if any?

January 29, 2013, 04:54 PM
Just cosmetic.

January 29, 2013, 06:39 PM
I put a Timney on my daughters Zastava mauser, (#301 Lightweight) minor stockwork, and set to a crisp 2.5 lbs, it's a pleasure to shoot that rifle, I mean it's truly a pleasure.:)