Identifying Ring Size
Large Ring - Mauser's with a Large ring have
a thread shank diameter of 1.10" With 12 threads per inch. Across
the face of the receiver will measure 1 3/8 . You can also measure
the trigger guard screw holes, From center hole to center of other
hole should measure about 7 7/8 or 7.830.
Small Ring - Mausers with a Small ring have a
thread shank diameter of .980" With 12 threads per inch. Across
the face of the receiver will measure 1 1/4. You can also measure
the trigger guard screw holes, From the center of the holes measure
, it should measure about 7 5/8 or 7.625.
48* Large Ring but with an intermediate action
|Mauser 98, 48*, vz24,vz22 , Turks* , & Commercial
||Models 93, 94,95,96 & Mexican etc...
Turks * most are Threaded for the small ring barrel but have
the standard length [ long ] action of a large ring Mauser 98.
Here's where Mausers get confusing. There was several countries
that manufactured various Mauser action rifles other than the large
ring and long action. Some with Small Rings and long actions and some
Large rings with Intermediate actions. The m48 and 48a [ yugo's ]
have a large ring barrel but an intermediate action. The Turk Mausers
[ most ] have a small ring barrel but a long action.
The Turks and m48's are nice rifles with great possibilities
for sporterizing but there are more parts available for the standard
Mauser 98 large ring and long action such as the k98 , vz24 etc.....
Check out Steve
Wagners page for some great info on sporterizing Turk's and other
how to's and great project ideas.