Go Back   CMP Forums > CMP Sales > CMP Bolt Action Rifles
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-29-2015, 09:34 PM
bruce bruce is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,017
Default

The best Mauser rifle would be a early K-98. The GEW-98 is a bit longer and heavier, which is an advantage for deliberate continuous firing as it mitigates recoil and helps w/ practical accuracy. However, day in and day out, the K-98 is a real product improvement.

The very best development of the Mauser system would be the 03-A3 and the M-1917. The 03-A3 is simply the be all to end all Mauser system bolt action rifle. It has the best sight. It is not overly long or heavy. And it is chambered in .30-06, the queen of the battlefield. The M-1917 has outstanding combat sights. It is overly long and heavy. Sometimes the ejector breaks.

Springfields are best enjoyed in pairs. A couple of 03's and couple of 03-A3's is about right for general purposes. Sincerely. bruce.
__________________
<><
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-29-2015, 11:08 PM
Calfed Calfed is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,505
Default

It depends on what you mean by "best".

If you mean "best made", many people would point to the 98/29 Persian Mauser, the 1909 Argentine Mauser, the 1895 Chilean Mauser, and/or the 1896 Swedish Mauser. All were superbly machined and finished.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-29-2015, 11:51 PM
Calif-Steve Calif-Steve is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: California
Posts: 2,434
Default

I saw a mint Turk Mauser in Paris in the WWI museum. Looked like a mint Argentine Mauser. Really nice, but rare, for sure.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-30-2015, 04:44 PM
Premod70 Premod70 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 215
Default

When it comes to the best action the 98 has yet to be surpassed when it comes to ruggedness and reliability. I often wondered why John Browning never tried his hand at designing a bolt action repeater, I figure he took a look at the 98 and decide there was no need in trying. My vote goes for a standard modell banner Mauser, any year will do.

Last edited by Premod70; 10-30-2015 at 04:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-30-2015, 05:05 PM
FredG FredG is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Yutan, Nebraska USA
Posts: 785
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick the Librarian View Post
Without considering accuracy, the best Mauser "looker" to me is the M1898 GEW.

Yes!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-30-2015, 09:57 PM
Calfed Calfed is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,505
Default

I don't know...those beautifully made South American Mausers, with their interesting crests really grab me...


Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-31-2015, 11:08 AM
jerryjeff jerryjeff is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 5,943
Default

I think the CZ24 did for mausers what the M 39 did for Mosin Nagants.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-31-2015, 08:14 PM
wareagle69 wareagle69 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 38
Default

I have the Springfield, a couple of M96, a CG 63(M96 action) and a 98k. They are all great rifles, but for me the Swedes are the top of the heap. They are not called the "Crown Jewels" for nothing. YMMV
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-31-2015, 10:02 PM
Calfed Calfed is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,505
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerryjeff View Post
I think the CZ24 did for mausers what the M 39 did for Mosin Nagants.
Not sure I can agree with you on that. Many fine, accurate Mausers were made before the CZ (or VZ) 24's.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-01-2015, 10:18 AM
30calmike 30calmike is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 150
Default

I'm not sure if this would be relevant to this thread, but of the top ten finishers at the CP 2015 VRM, five were M1917's.
I have tried a few true "Mausers" but I can't see through barrel mounted sights and the straight grip stocks not the best for my position building. To me, the M1917 possesses all the desirable Mauser qualities, is chambered in one of the best calibers, and has excellent sights (for rifles of that era). True, some of the early contract Mausers were works of art, but a non-rebuilt, excellent condition M1917 holds it's own in fit and finish.
I shoot an 03A3 with a C stock for the Springfield Match and it will get me a couple more offhand points than the M1917 with its better balance and full pistol grip. However, those few points are usually lost in rapid prone where the M1917 action is easier to flog. The rifles are equal in slow prone.
With all the excellent quality and desirable calibers available in Mauser rifles, I wish I could find one I could shoot. For now, I'll stick to the 03A3 and M1917 American/British Mausers.
Mike.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 AM.