Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Everything Rifle Parts List

I finished buying the parts to complete my "everything rifle", and we shall see just how much gunsmithing (should be NONE if the ads are to be believed) is needed to complete this project. Below is my parts list and prices rounded to the nearest (higher) dollar:

Rifle: M24/47 Yugoslav Mauser- $180 (after transfer fee and shipping costs) from J&G Sales
Scope: Simmons 4x 32mm ProHunter handgun scope-$99 at Midwayusa
Scope Rings: Leopold Rifleman 1" low mount-$16 at Midwayusa
M48 or M24/47 Mauser scout scope mount (made by S&K): $70 at Cheaper Than Dirt
340 rounds of Romanian surplus 8mm Mauser ammo (150 grain FMJ steel core)-$99 from AIM

Total (with 340rds of ammunition!):$464 or $365 for the rifle with no ammo. That's hard to beat!


Anonymous said...

Mazel tov on your Mauser!

DC Houghton, esq. said...

Thanks! I just got shipping confirmation on the scope and rings. The rifle may take a bit longer than I thought, but I have some time on my hands.

I can't wait to slap that thing together! All I should need to do is remove the rear sight (10 minutes with brass punches and a screwdriver), and install the scope mount in its place. Bolt down the rings, add some Loc-Tite and off to the range for zeroing!