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Is anyone familiar with the Parker-Hale unfinished receivers that are available from various online vendors? They need finish machining and heat treating, so no FFL is involved in purchasing one. One style is a 98 Mauser design, but made to take an '03 Springfield bolt, while another is 98 Mauser all the way. At an average price of 30 bucks each, I think it's worth a try to finish out one or more of them. Doing the basic machining won't be much of a challenge for anyone who can run a lathe and a milling machine, but I'm wondering what the alloy is. That will influence the heat treat procedure that's going to be necessary once the machining is done. I'm bidding on a heat treat oven on E-bay right now, BTW. Anybody got a SWAG about the type of steel they're made of?