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Old February 22, 2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Can Someone Help me Identify this stock?

Hello, I'm new here and wanted to ask your experts here what this stock is that I inherited. I'm having the hardest time identifying this particular vintage target or benchrest type stock. It has a hardened recoil pad and I don't know if it's original to the gun or not. It is a Merchon White Line Junior recoil pad which I have read are sometimes original on the Winchester Model 70, which is what this is very similar to, but it's not exact. Thanks for the help.
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Old February 22, 2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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It looks like it's an aftermarket/custom stock for a Large Ring Mauser 98 rifle.



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Old February 22, 2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Some more info.

Thanks so much, I'm checking on the Mauser.
I read that the large ring Mauser trigger guard screw holes, From center hole to center of other hole should measure about 7 7/8 or 7.830. This one is approx. 6.50.
33 1/4" LONG
Measures by back swivel: 2" WIDE
BY NOSE: 2 1/2"
BARREL CHANNEL: 1 1/4"
FROM REAR SCREW HOLE TO END OF BARREL END / NOSE: 20 1/4"

I would really appreciate any help, I have researched this till my head is about to burst!
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Old February 22, 2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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That is not a large-ring Mauser stock.
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Old February 22, 2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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no, it's not a small ring Mauser either, I think.
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Old February 22, 2013, 07:43 PM   #6
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AFAIK, only Mauser pattern rifle's have a hole in the LH side of the stock inletting for the bolt stop's pivot pin tip, and you can see the enlarged inletting at the forward part of the action area for the Large Ring.



While the length of the inletting does look short, it could be for a Mexican Mauser (which is IIRC a shorter action, but IDK the exact length), or for a custom gunsmith-shortened action (Kurtz) - maybe why the wood between the magazine & trigger inletting is missing.


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Old February 23, 2013, 01:22 AM   #7
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Not to start a big P-ing contest, but it looks like the recoil lug mortise is not rectangular all the way down, it looks like it has a small-ring Mauser type recoil lug mortise. In addition, it looks like it has a Springfield-type front receiver ring that sticks out towards the right with no corresponding swell to the left like a large-ring 98 would have. The inletting looks kind of strange, as well. The magazine box looks kind of short and wide to be a Mauser as well. Just not very convincing as a large-ring Mauser stock.
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Old February 23, 2013, 09:30 AM   #8
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Do you think it could be a super short action Win. model 70? the Action length Screw spacing is supposed to be 6 3/8" The Rem 700 has a 6 1/2" action length screw spacing. Could it be either of these? I'm def. no expert. Thanks
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Old February 23, 2013, 09:31 AM   #9
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The short action Rem 700 has a spacing of 6 1/2". The super short Win 70 has 6 3/8 spacing. Just in case I didn't make myself clear.
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Old February 24, 2013, 01:01 AM   #10
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Not a Model 70, not a Rem 700.
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Old February 24, 2013, 06:32 AM   #11
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Thanks for that. You believe it is a Mauser of some type, right?
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Old February 24, 2013, 02:43 PM   #12
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The right side of the stock where the tang is cut out does not leave me to believe it is for a Mauser 98. That tang area should extend further up.

Also there's a cut out where the trigger group and the magazine is. That wouldn't be necessary on a Mauser (unless perhaps it was mean for some sort of detachable box magazine version).
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Old February 24, 2013, 05:35 PM   #13
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Could you give a guess as to what it could be?
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