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Old October 28, 2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Husqvarna mauser scope clearance

My brother bought a Burris Fullfield II scope for his Husqvarna deer rifle.
This is a mauser style rifle with the safety on the back of the bolt assembly. I think it is called a wing safety.

Well the new scope doesn't clear the safety. He is using very tall see-through rings. I think they are the Leupold rings.

What setup is usually done to put a scope on these rifles? He had a 4x on it that was short enough, but it didn't match the capabilities of the 270 Win.
Is there a mount that can move the scope forward enough? He would need longer eye relief in that case.

Can he get it modified to a sporter safety like the Timney in my Parker Hale? What parts/modifications/cost are involved. I hate to see the rifle cut up, but it is a hunting rifle, not a safe gun.
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Old October 28, 2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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There are many wing safety replacements made for Mauser rifles, but the Husqvarna is not a Mauser, strictly speaking. If he can find a replacement Mauser safety and see if it will fit, then it may be possible to get it installed.
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Old October 28, 2008, 01:06 PM   #3
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What model Husqvarna?

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Old October 28, 2008, 01:48 PM   #4
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I don't know. As far as I can tell it is a Mauser 98 with Husqvarna markings.

The stock is a dark walnut look.

It's been hunting in Kodiak.

I think it is a typical sporterized Mauser 98, but the sporterizing stopped short of a sporter safety.

I took a look at Brownells and Midway USA. I see bolt shrouds with no wing safety provision to be used with the Timney trigger with mounted safety. I also see bolt shrouds with the model 70 style safety. I am guessing the model 70 route would be one new part, the trigger mounted safety sporter would be 2 parts. Not sure what machine work and other parts would be needed. I imagine the stock would have to be opened up for the safety to clear for the trigger-mounted safety.

It doesn't look like the HVA or 1640.

Reading up in Wikipedia: Husqvarna used FN M98 actions.
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Old October 28, 2008, 01:52 PM   #5
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Old October 28, 2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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I expect the Chapman swing arm safety will be compatible with your gun, since it works with both 98 Mausers and the Springfield '03. Not overly specific. There is some milling involved.
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Old November 11, 2008, 04:46 PM   #7
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He decided to keep it stock. He has a fixed power scope to use.

He got an 8pt with it last Saturday.

BURRIS stopped making their short mag scopes. Anybody else have a short scope with extended eye relief?
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Old November 17, 2008, 03:48 PM   #8
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A Timney Buehler style safety will fix the problem. They run about 40 bucks.

A DT Mk2 safety would probably fix the problem as well, and they run 20 bucks, but they sometimes require a little more fitting to function.

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