My new 9.3x62 (Mauser) built by Wayne Jacobson at AHR

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As I have alluded to in previous threads, I purchased a Winchester M70 (Pre-64) barreled action in 270 WCF (Win) with the express purpose of having it re-barreled and stocked in caliber 9.3x62 (Mauser). According to the factory records, it was made around 1947, and featured the transitional style safety, and the curved tang. Not a "pre-war", but being without the original stock anyway, it has very little, if any collectors value. Having said that, I got a good deal on it, and I have always wanted a "Pre-64" Win M70, and I thought what the heck.

I have few rifles by Wayne, and I feel that his craftsmanship is superb for the money paid by the buyer. So I contacted him, and we set out to build a rifle in this vintage, workhorse of a caliber.

The rifle itself features the original action, that was stripped down to all its bare components for cleaning by myself and re-assembled. I installed a Timney aftermarket trigger (made for the Pre-64) rifles, and set the pull weight to around 2.5 lbs. Wayne then took the rifle and completely reworked/trued the action. He then installed a Kreiger barrel cut and crowned to 24 inches. The bolt stop was removed, and replaced by a Wisner checkered bolt stop. The bolt body was jeweled. As the extractor was an aftermarket extractor, it wouldn't hold the Nitre bluing like I wanted, so we elected to go with a jeweled extractor instead. NECG rear and front sights were installed, along with a barrel band front swivel. The metal was finished in a matte, hot-blued finish. Finally the rifle was stocked in a AAA piece of English walnut with 24 lpi wrap-around checkering and Fleur-de-Lis accents. It was cut to my LOP, and finished with a red Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad, and has a blued and inletted rear sling swivel. Overall, the rifle feels trim and svelte in my hands, and point well. Unloaded and un-scoped, it weighs in around 9 lbs. I plan to install an Leica ERi 2.5-10 x 42 scope with the 4a reticle in detachable Talley rings.

I received the rifle today, and needless to say, I am beyond thrilled with the way the rifle turned out. I plan to hand-load it with 286 grain Nosler Partitions for heavy plains game, leopard, etc. , and I am targeting a velocity of around 2400 fps. Anyway, I thought I would share the pictures as many on here (myself more than any) love to gawk at others rifles. My next rifle that I am going to have Mr. Jacobson build me is a 404 Jeffrey based on a CZ 550 Magnum action (AHR Dangerous Game).

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She's a beauty!
 

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WOW sandman. You got a beautiful rifle there. Anxious to hear if it shoots as good as it looks.
 

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I like it. Interesting and useful combination of British dimensions and American detail work. Hope it shoots as well as it looks.
 

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That is a beautiful stick sir! Congrats!
 

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Geezy peezy that is pretty!
 

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Beauty of a rifle! Had me going with the caliber in the title though.o_O:D
 

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I just caught the title.....that's gonna drive me crazy now. I'm not sure how to correct it. Oh well, that extra mm goes a long way…:(
 

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Yep, should be good for another 100 fps or so eh?:D
 

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Great looking Rifle waiting for a range report
 

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Beautiful rifle and a classic calibre, gets the job done without the "showing off" of the modern magnums.
 

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looking forward to your 404J , the two rifles will make a great pair .
 

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Wow! You did good! Don't know anything about the calibre though.
 

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very nice rifle in a not too bad calibre.....;) :D they do a great job when they make/convert rifles and am very happy with my .404 from them
 
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