Before somone feels the need to write and ask I thoght I should simply tell the story. The picture at the top of the Blog is a before and after for some of my work. This rifle is based on a model 71/84 Mauser action, it has a tubular magazine under the barrel. Original caliber was 11mm Mauser, it is now a 45-70. Minamal feeding work was required to make it work.
The stock pattern is my own design, the dimensions were modernized so that the irons sights are easy to use and it points very naturally. Styling was based on original sporters made with this action by Mauser. The Manlicher pattern however is my own design, the magazine is hidden inside the stock and retained by the front sling swivel. A pistol grip was added as the classic designs were all straight grip.
If your interested in more information on the 71/84, Ludwig Olson wrote a book “Mauser Bolt Rifles” that has some pictures, specifications and best of all the various sporters are shown along with the military version of the rifle. This book is available from www.brownells.com.