Mauser 98 and 404 Jeffery

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  1. Milehighshooter

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    Easy peasy!
    7x57
    9.3x62
    404 Jeffery

    I'm in the process of building the same trio. Not much you can't do with those 3
     
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  2. Gert Odendaal

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    I busy for a while to work on a .500 Jeffery 3D printing /building project . I completed phase one where I manged to print the bottom metal/trigger guard and magazine box ( assistance of a friend) .This is printed in a magnum configuration /system. I am currently on phase two, casting the 3D print into a silicon mold where a wax item can be made. My friend handed me five wax bottom metals/trigger guards today..I will be taking it to a lost wax cast shop to be cast into steel...with this magnum box/trigger guard /bottom metal I will be able to convert a standard M98 action into a magnum .500 Jeffery action. All the other parts will be 3D printed as well and mold into a silicon mold where wax can be cast into and cast to steel...This project will enable any person to convert a K98 action into a magnum action without too many difficulty..since the magazine opening / magazine box is of magnum size...here is a few photos , the whole process is on a forum I post my threads on..if you are interested in looking at this thread you can pm me and I will provide a link...The 3D print has a upgraded version made for me by another friend:
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    The above image is the first 3D printed to be the master print..the following photos are of this master print
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    Here are the results of the wax molds I am taking to a lost wax cast shop to be cast into steel so I can continue with my .500 Jeffery 3D technology build project...
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    I would like your comments on this build...(y)(y)(y)

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  3. Milehighshooter

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    Gert,

    That is amazing! I am surprised we have not seen a lot more 3D printing like this for bolt action conversions and such, or for parts that are out of production. I have a shop near my brewery that does metal 3D printing, I am considering looking into having 375 H&H length magazine followers for the Winchester 70 made, since factory parts are very hard to find.
     

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    Gert,

    If I am understanding correctly, the bottom metal you are creating will fit onto a standard 98 action (not magnum), but will allow for the use of magnum length cartridges?

    If so, make a spare! I will buy it off of you right away! :)

    Great work.. thats an awesome project you have going there!
     

  5. Gert Odendaal

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    Mdwest, that is correct..I will show this in the .500 Jeffery build project..but yes, that is the purpose of this project..there are many standard M98 Mauser actions available , I want to convert these M98 standard actions into Magnum actions to use as dangerous game hunting rifle builds ...Give me time to get these wax items cast in steel..I still need to do the magazine box and bottom metal/magazine box lid then I will be able to sell the extra ones to interested buyers...I will let you know when this is completed and ready to be sold to you...(y)(y) Interested buyers can pm me so I can get a count of how many more action conversions is needed...(y)
     

  6. Gert Odendaal

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    I think the reason being it is an expensive exercise, not many people have the skills to execute these procedures. I am lucky I have this friend who is extremely knowledgeable and is a gold /silver smith .
    We are currently busy 3D printing a magnum (y)(y):LOL::LOL:double square bridge Obendorf Mauser action as well..we will be able to sell an improved Magnum double square bridge action for a reasonable price since our Rand currency is extremely weak..but the USA dollars and British pound will be more than welcome..for you guys it would be a bargain and we will appreciate the dollars...
     

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    I promised myself that a 404 would be as big as I go in size of cartridge but you have my attention. Curse this website LOL.
    Shawn
     

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    Girt, is this the same process used by your friend that already make actions for the 404 Jeffery?
     

  9. Gert Odendaal

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    Shootist43, no this is the 3D project on the .500 Jeffery build I am busy for quite a while and is moving to phase two , casting in steel, then I will be progressing to step three , the actual build of the .500 Jeffery, I will 3D print all the sights and Ghost rings /Blenheim sights I want to use on the .500 Jeffery since it will not be scoped ...maybe a nice quarter rib with flip up distance indicators...Johan Greyling made a wax mold of the standard M98 action, we want to do the double square bridge action, a Obendorf action...(y)(y)(y)
     

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