It appears to be a Mauser 98 contract receiver and bolt, it has a Nazi swastika on the side of the receiver, perhaps a Nazi captured rifle? I don't know enough about Mausers to make any educated guesses. The barrel is aftermarket, chambered in .270 Winchester.
If you look close you can see a swastika stamped into the receiver ahead of the hand stamped serial numbers, not sure if this is legit though...
There is also a Buehler style two position safety that I will need to install and a vintage Redfield scope.
Here are the steps we will take to get this gun finished:
- Fit the action to the stock
- Perform function tests/check the bore and chamber
- Finish the metal parts including
- Slim the trigger guard
- Slim and blend the rear tang to the stock
- perform a 1200 grit polish
- Blue the metal parts
- Finish the stock, including:
- Installing sling swivel studs
- Free float the barrel channel
- Install and fit the recoil pad
- Sand and possibly stain the stock
- Apply a hand rubbed oil finish
I looked at the parts that came with it to see if I needed to order anything additional. The first thing I noticed was the recoil pad, the previous owner provided a size large, which is a little too large for this stock. What I mean by that, is the area that is safe to grind to fit is too large for the profile of thise stock. If I tried to fit it, the recoil pad may fall apart as I would probably remove too much material.
So I ordered a Pachmayr F325 Deluxe Field Recoil Pad, Grind to Fit with Stippled Face, in size med, color brown from Midway USA:
I also ordered the correct screws with locking screws to fit our military trigger guard/floor plate, they are made by Forester, supplied by Midway USA
I could have attempted to weld up the locking screw holes and recesses, but I like the look of the locking screws....old school tech.