THE ACCURATERELOADING.COM SPORTERIZED MILITARY RIFLE FORUM


Moderators: jeffeosso
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
My 1908 brazilian
 Login/Join
 
one of us
Picture of mad_jack02
posted
Here is my 1908 Brazilian mauser in 257 Roberts Imp. I fitted a Douglas barrel to it, gave it a polish and filled in the thumb notch and hung a decent trigger on it. It's a dream to shoot, and very versatile, from varmints, to white tail, and antelope sized game. A real tack driver, and one of my favorite rifles.












Extreme Custom Gunsmithing LLC, ecg@wheatstate.com
 
Posts: 487 | Location: Wichita, ks. | Registered: 28 January 2007Reply With Quote
one of us
posted Hide Post
I have a couple of DWM 1908 Brazilians and think that they are pretty good actions. I never could figure out why most people swoon over the DWM 1909 Argentines while ignoring the 1908 Brazilians.

Mine are chambered in 22-250, a walking varmint rifle, and in 7.5x55, 'cause I wanted a Mauser in 7.5x55 and Lothar Walther has the barrels.

Jeff
 
Posts: 993 | Location: Omaha, NE, USA | Registered: 11 May 2005Reply With Quote
one of us
Picture of mad_jack02
posted Hide Post
Most of the 1908 Brazilians I've seen were pitted up pretty bad, mine had a few nothing major, and none above wood line.


Extreme Custom Gunsmithing LLC, ecg@wheatstate.com
 
Posts: 487 | Location: Wichita, ks. | Registered: 28 January 2007Reply With Quote
one of us
Picture of fla3006
posted Hide Post
quote:
260remguy: I never could figure out why most people swoon over the DWM 1909 Argentines while ignoring the 1908 Brazilians.

Because Argentines have hinged/inside bow release bottom metal, otherwise they are essentially the same.


NRA Life Member, Band of Bubbas Charter Member, PGCA, DRSS.
Shoot & hunt with vintage classics.
 
Posts: 9487 | Location: Texas Hill Country | Registered: 11 January 2002Reply With Quote
one of us
Picture of z1r
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by fla3006:
quote:
260remguy: I never could figure out why most people swoon over the DWM 1909 Argentines while ignoring the 1908 Brazilians.

Because Argentines have hinged/inside bow release bottom metal, otherwise they are essentially the same.


Additionally, it seems to be much easier to find a nice 1909 than a 1908.




Aut vincere aut mori
 
Posts: 4811 | Location: Lakewood, CO | Registered: 07 February 2002Reply With Quote
one of us
posted Hide Post
I don't want to start any sort of controversy, but many many years ago I had some custom work done to a 1908 Brazilian by a rather well known custom smith. I chose not to have it recarburized. It soon developed excess headspace from lug setback. Later I had the action measured for hardness. Granted, it was done using the regular hardness testing method, which I am told is not the proper method for mausers. Nevertheless, that particular action was very very low on the C scale.
 
Posts: 7090 | Registered: 11 January 2005Reply With Quote
one of us
Picture of mad_jack02
posted Hide Post
I've been shooting it for 20 years and no problems with this one.


Extreme Custom Gunsmithing LLC, ecg@wheatstate.com
 
Posts: 487 | Location: Wichita, ks. | Registered: 28 January 2007Reply With Quote
one of us
Picture of fla3006
posted Hide Post
Kevin, I personally know of two cases of that. Argentines are likewise susceptible.


NRA Life Member, Band of Bubbas Charter Member, PGCA, DRSS.
Shoot & hunt with vintage classics.
 
Posts: 9487 | Location: Texas Hill Country | Registered: 11 January 2002Reply With Quote
one of us
Picture of z1r
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by fla3006:
Kevin, I personally know of two cases of that. Argentines are likewise susceptible.


Roger that. The two actions are essentially twins.




Aut vincere aut mori
 
Posts: 4811 | Location: Lakewood, CO | Registered: 07 February 2002Reply With Quote
one of us
posted Hide Post
Were the Brazilian 1908/34 cal. 30/06 refurbished and remarked Vz 24's ? Collectors on another forum brought that up. I have one that the feed ramp was shortened and a longer magazine box military trigger guard attached for the .30/06. It has the Brazilian crest and marked on the side rail "Fabrica De Itajuba- Brasil. You can see where the receiver ring and side wall were reground. Its in good shape with no set back to the lugs.
 
Posts: 475 | Registered: 16 December 2003Reply With Quote
one of us
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by manhasset:
Were the Brazilian 1908/34 cal. 30/06 refurbished and remarked Vz 24's ? Collectors on another forum brought that up. I have one that the feed ramp was shortened and a longer magazine box military trigger guard attached for the .30/06. It has the Brazilian crest and marked on the side rail "Fabrica De Itajuba- Brasil. You can see where the receiver ring and side wall were reground. Its in good shape with no set back to the lugs.


Your action was actually manufactured in Brazil, whereas the one I was speaking of was manufactured in the DWM plant in Germany. So I doubt very much that it was ever marked VZ-24. The VZ-24 Action is a Czech action.
 
Posts: 7090 | Registered: 11 January 2005Reply With Quote
  Powered by Social Strata  
 


Copyright December 1997-2022 Accuratereloading.com


Visit our on-line store for AR Memorabilia