Mauser Magazine Modification

How to feed your Mauser a “Swift” diet.

by Robert Coles

Mauser rifles have a certain attraction to be being rebuilt into various chamberings. You can find examples lurking around gun shops, hiding at gun shows, even forgotten in a gun safe. Some cartridge modifications feed without issue while others drive the owner nuts with shorter or smaller diameter cartridges. This article will cover just such an issue.

I was working on a M98 Mauser chambered in the iconic 220 Swift. You may wonder why someone would rebarrel a M98 Mauser action to a shorter, smaller diameter cartridge only to have feeding and chamber jamming issues while striping a fresh round from the magazine.

Read more in the July 2016 issue.

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