Looking for a Stock for my Commercial Mauser Build

snake284snake284 Senior MemberPosts: 21,095 Senior Member
My smith is almost finished with my Commercial Charles Daly Zastava Mauser chambered in 7x57. I thought about just buying an unfinished Boyd's Classic stock as I have for two other rifles. But I'm not real crazy about its contour. They're fat on the forend. I know of one member here who is a gun smith that took a Boyd's and sanded it down and reshaped it much thinner than it came from Boyd's, and I may end up attempting that yet. But if I can find something closer to what I'm looking for for less money, why not?

What I am thinking is looking on Gun Broker or somewhere and try to find a good used Mauser friendly walnut stock. Anybody know a better place to look. I don't want to spend $200.00 on an old or unfinished stock. I'm looking for something functional that I can work with, strip down, refinish to make it look decent for under $100.00. I can make it fit and I can bed it and refinish it. I just need something reasonably priced to work with.
Anybody have anything to share about this, let me hear it, please.
Daddy, what's an enabler?
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.

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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,563 Senior Member
    I'm looking for something functional that I can work with, strip down, refinish to make it look decent for under $100.00

    That seems to be a pretty tall order and something you may regret................take a little longer finishing the project and do it right. IMHO

    Me..........I'd just have this shipped to Big Al.....pick up at SE shoot and be done with it......easy peasy.

    He's done practicing on the JW 15

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/bishop-fajen-mauser-98-unfinished-sporter-stock/292426396713?hash=item4415f8b429:g:IukAAOSwZoZabKDK
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,468 Senior Member
    EBay, there are tons
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  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,468 Senior Member
    Also...

    Hoosier Gunworks

    Walnut Grove Stocks (these are going to run a bit more but they're fantastic. You might be able to get a blemish or 2nd of higher quality for a good price)

    Richards Microfit, ONLY if its on the "sale" page, otherwise you'll wait months. Old World 102 is what you'd want

    Gunville.com not a great page but they offer the G&H style stock for 145

    Brownells has a decent 98 atock as well, luck of the draw on figure, but I've got one that came with my first 98. Its fairly trim. Might be interested in moving that, I can post pics if you want to see
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    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 6,735 Senior Member
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,468 Senior Member
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    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,468 Senior Member
    Its not super fancy wood, needs a strip/sand/refinish, and the "inletting" is a bit rough, but if you want it Snake, its yours. Timc just sent me 2 stocks, so I'll pay it forward.
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    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,468 Senior Member
    Here is a better full shot. The barrel channel is very narrow, so you'll have enough meat to open it up, I believe your F34 bbl is thicker than this rifles bbl

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    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,095 Senior Member
    Also...

    Hoosier Gunworks

    Walnut Grove Stocks (these are going to run a bit more but they're fantastic. You might be able to get a blemish or 2nd of higher quality for a good price)

    Richards Microfit, ONLY if its on the "sale" page, otherwise you'll wait months. Old World 102 is what you'd want

    Gunville.com not a great page but they offer the G&H style stock for 145

    Brownells has a decent 98 stock as well, luck of the draw on figure, but I've got one that came with my first 98. Its fairly trim. Might be interested in moving that, I can post pics if you want to see

    Yes send pics, that's what I would love.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,468 Senior Member
    Look up
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,095 Senior Member
    I see said the blind man...
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,095 Senior Member
    Its not super fancy wood, needs a strip/sand/refinish, and the "inletting" is a bit rough, but if you want it Snake, its yours. Timc just sent me 2 stocks, so I'll pay it forward.

    Yeah that's what I'm looking for. I like it.

    And yes, my barrel looks thicker, but that's what they make dowels and sand paper for. Good deal. Do it.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,468 Senior Member
    I'll get it packed up and shipped out this coming week. Think I still have your address in my PM's from the barrel
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
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