Hahah I'll take it, not sure how true it would be though.
Friend of mine went around a took a snap of the bolt face in the receiver and measured with a ruler for me.
Receiver front ring length roughly 42mm or 1 5/8"
Width 35mm( 1 11/32" )
Threaded section from where the barrel contacts 16mm( 5/8" )
Thanks very much for the info I'll check out the thread and post up a couple of better photos, 404 nice choice Von Gruff I'm hoping this one is decent enough as I would like to build a 9.3x64 with it but haven't measured anything yet.
Thanks mdwest the extractor claw is flattened rather than bent and appears rather weak, i couldn't find any proofing or other marks that would help to identify sorry. Serial number is preceeded by an f
G'day all hopping the brains trust can help with the identity of a mauser action that recently came to me, previous owner thought it was an FN action. Any help would be appreciated.
No markings on the barrel end of receiver.
Looks like a .30 on the rear.
I thought your post was well put together and very informative. It has helped me as I just purchased an unfired cz 550 in 93x62 and now have an idea of where to look for any action smoothing that may be required so thank you for taking time to share the information.
If I could afford to get a blaser I would simply for the ease of transport with different calibre barrels on one action/stock set even if I think a classic bolt action rigby or mauser is more aesthetically pleasing.
For now though I'll stick with my sako and old military mausers.
I am not as well versed with large caliber rifles as most on here but I tend to find the Bavarian style stocks more to my liking, they seem to feel nicer, come up faster with instinctual sight alignment for offhand, kneeling or sitting positions while the American style stock seems to work...
Dropped into the gun shop I stop at sometimes and they have a small selection of swift projectiles, I only looked at .308 and .375 but they had others also, I will have a look again in 3-4 weeks when I travel back through.
I'm in Qld
G'day all just found this place and have had an interest in one day getting to Africa after seeing ghost in the darkness and later reading the story by col Patterson. Look forward too learning off everyone here and maybe sharing some of my limited knowledge.
Look forward to many discussions...