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Old April 5, 2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Mauser action threads

Does anyone by chance know the exact tap size for the trigger guard screws that actually hold the action to the magazine, on this mauser,( from turkey).
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Old April 5, 2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Pretty sure those are 1/4-22 ... NOT gonna be easy to find that tap at Home Depot

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Old April 5, 2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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wrong. I've tried that one, it's not 6mm nor 7mm either!
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Old April 5, 2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Maybe someone modified yours?? The inletting guide screws for Mausers that Brownells sells are 1/4-22 http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=6...G-GUIDE-SCREWS

The Forster models at Midway are also 1/4-22 ...

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Old April 5, 2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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I ordered a pair of those Forster action screws, and got them today but seems like the rear set of threads of the action are weird, and I wanted to chase'em out to smooth it up. If you say 1/4 22's I'll go to my hardware store tommorrow and browse the tap&dye section.
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Old April 5, 2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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You will have to buy that tap from someone like Brownells. http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...EED-STEEL-TAPS

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Old April 6, 2012, 06:36 AM   #7
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25 bucks before shipping? no!
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Old April 6, 2012, 11:06 AM   #8
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Know anyone with a metric screw pitch gage and a 0-1" outside mic. Like a machinist/toolmaker friend?
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Old April 6, 2012, 11:13 AM   #9
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Mauser threads are not metric. They are standard Whitworth threads. The guard screws are 1/4-22. Barrel is 12 tpi.
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Old April 6, 2012, 12:31 PM   #10
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Thanks fellas, I believe you when you say 1/4 22's and yes I have machinist friends but they don't live close, so I will have to go to my hardware store and check 'em out.
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Old April 7, 2012, 07:49 AM   #11
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You well not find a 1/4-22 at the local hardware store. Brownells or Midway and expect to pay $20+.

A google search may find one cheaper, good luck.
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Old April 7, 2012, 08:22 AM   #12
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This is becoming the reality of special tools and in a city as big as this one....
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Old April 7, 2012, 10:17 AM   #13
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Not just 1/4 - 22, but Whitworth. The thread angle is 55* but 60* will usually work, if you can even find one.
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Old April 7, 2012, 01:27 PM   #14
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It makes me feel like licking sandpaper!
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Old April 7, 2012, 02:30 PM   #15
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Many of the Mausers I rebuilt I will ask the Person/Owner if the thread can be changed. If they say no then I charge a little more for the English Whitworth size. Otherwise I TIG weld the holes shut and re-tap them.

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Old April 9, 2012, 12:44 AM   #16
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Manhatten Supply Company (MSC) can probably be the cheapest way out for a tap.
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