|This started life as an inexpensive purchase of
an 8mm Turkish Mauser. The furniture on that however
was such that obtaining a sight picture was awkward
in the extreme due to the height of the stock comb.
A decision was made to fit it all to an ATI stock,
which is patterned on the Steyr style. Not in itself
very good looking but when offered up to shoot feels
excellent. The bolt handle needs modified to go
this route and while it can be bent to an angle
with a flame, was in this case achieved by cutting
off the original, then drilling and tapping to take
an add-on piece.
With this set-up and the barrel length we have a
quite reasonably accurate rifle at extended ranges
and it is strong enough to handle the rather high
pressure milsurp Turkish ammunition.