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Old March 28, 2002, 01:00 PM   #1
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Mauser M96 straight pull

Is there any way to change this blind magazine to an un-blind, hinged floor plate variety? Or is it just more trouble than it's worth?

I really like this rifle, but I'm thinking that I kinda like Browning's new straight pull bolt action better, so maybe this is a good excuse to buy a new gun?
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Old March 29, 2002, 08:01 AM   #2
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Mainspring, just about anything like that can be done if you are willing to pay for it. The triggerguard/floorplate would probably have to be custom made and I think that might be fairly expensive. George
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Old April 1, 2002, 10:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input George. I appreciate it.
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Old April 3, 2002, 10:23 PM   #4
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I think that Brownells carries what you are looking for. Check out their webpage www.brownells.com. I'm pretty sure it was them where I saw it.
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Old April 8, 2002, 09:49 AM   #5
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1896 v. M96

Thanks Joe,

I took a look there, it looks like all they've got is stuff for the (18)96 and the 98. My rifle is, I suppose, considered a (19)96...a straight pull bolt action hunting rifle. The bolt handle is on a cam of sorts, but the motion is much the same that one would use to charge an M60 machine gun.

Thanks for the input, though. If I missed something, please let me know.
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Old April 24, 2002, 07:57 PM   #6
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Mainspring, If you come across anything on this please let me know. My wife has a M96 straight-pull and this would be a nice modification. Thanks.
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Old April 25, 2002, 06:51 AM   #7
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I'd be glad to pass this info along...presuming that I can ever find any.
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