Mauser Safety Breeching

  • Last Post 17 July 2018
lmcollins posted this 15 July 2018

I hate to show my age, but I will. Sometime in the distant past I saw an article printed either in a magazine or a gunsmithing book about safety breaching Mausers. The general idea was that you took the bolt and made it somewhat like a  Remington 700 in the front of the lugs, and then recessed the bolt nose into the barrel. The idea was to give you something of an enclosed case head. My thought at the time was, Boy, I'd like to fiddle with that.

So now, my 70 plus years: I cannot remember where I saw it. It looked very clever when I saw it. I saw it probably back in the 70's. Anyone with better recall than I have?

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RicinYakima posted this 15 July 2018

Yep, it was in the early or mid 1970's from the American Rifleman, I believe. It is a nice talking point, but the brass case head melts before the bolt face fails. I fail to see what value it would be?

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jimkim posted this 16 July 2018

Check out the bolt face and breech area of the barrel on a Yugoslavian/Serbian Mauser. You could just copy the design from the Arisaka's.

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lmcollins posted this 16 July 2018

Where is there a picture of a Yugo/Serb Mauser? I looked at my Volume One of Stuart Ottensen's book Bolt Action Rifles to check on the Arisaka. It is very detailed. 


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Ken T posted this 16 July 2018

Mauser Bolt Rifles by Ludwig Olson has drawings of Mauser safety breeching.

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lmcollins posted this 17 July 2018

I don't have that, but will look. At my age I hate to buy another book. No one wants to pay for them. And no one wants them when I'm gone.

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