Scout rifle from FN K-98 rebarreled to 7.62x51 by Israelis in the 1960s.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Tanstaafl, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Tanstaafl

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    I scouted it little over 20 years ago. In case of scope failure, made a poor boy aperture ghost ring rear, front sight gives good sight picture, cut barrel down to 18.5”. Reversed B-Square scout mount and retrofited to be more solid. Cut down butt stock to where cup butt plate came up to, then cut down cup butt plate and reinstalled. Has a timney trigger, drilled two holes in Butt stock, then epoxied in lengths of 1/2” PVC to lighten and bolt knob milled out. Made cheek riser from piece of original forestock and fitted.

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  2. Squidgie

    Squidgie
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    Nice work. Do you ever smack your knuckles on the rear sight mount, while cycling the bolt?
     
  3. Tanstaafl

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    No,there is more than adequate clearance, never have even when cycling bolt fast.

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  4. CFletch

    CFletch
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    That's certainly an interesting take on the scout rifle. I imagine it's worlds less expensive than the purpose-made scouts, but doesn't seem like it is lacking anything and looks like it would be more handy. Nice job!
     
  5. Tanstaafl

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    When I bought the K98 back in 1988 paid 90 bucks for it at a Big Five store, so all told likely little ove $200.00 in it.
     
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  6. DunRanull

    DunRanull
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    Looks like a real nice scout rifle set up. Is that a Czech Mauser? What kind of groups does she shoot?
    Some real NICE work on that stock!
    Still regret the day I let my Izzi Mauser go... Shoulda kept it but for whatever reason rationalised as to why I didnt "need" it...
     
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  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link
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    I love scout rifles.
     

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