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I live in a state where you are not allowed to use rifles to hunt deer with,so I have lots of experience in seting up slugguns.I was in one of my local shops a few days ago and seen a potental next project siting on the shelf.They had 3 mauser 12's in what apeared to be unmollested condition.the price seemed inline with the older k185 mossbergs and j.c.higgins I ussaly pick up,but I have never seen a mauser shotgun before a wanted to know if they where any good,or should I pass on the for somthing different?My build ups for bolt actions consist of cutting the choke off,bedding the action and barrel like a rifle,and adding a reddot site or remmington adj.rifle sights,adding weight to the butt so it draws easier,and a good rubber recoil pad
 

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My brother and I each have a Mauser '98 12 gauge shotgun. He has gone to extensive lengths to sporterize his and it is a beautiful, accurate gun. I purchased mine at a local gun show for $50 with the intent to do the same, however, we had done some research and discovered weaknesses in the conversion.As mentioned in the article Mars posted, the front of the bolt face has been modified extensively to accept the head diameter of a 12 gauge shotshell. Thus removing much of the locking lugs. We have since retired ours. His (the finished one) has a distinguished place in the gun cabinet. Mine (the unfinished one) sits in a corner. Mike RossThe Cartridge GuysLife Member, North American Hunting ClubMember, National Rifle AssociationMember, Meeker Co. Historical Society
 

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hey guy's,thanks for the replies.I think I will pass on the mauser.The safty of my face is alot more important than shootin' any $90 shotgun.the only reason I was thinking about building one was because I have had some experience with there rifles and just thought there scaterguns should be the same ,guess I was wronge.I am a hunter not a collector and it would just eat me up having a gun that I could not shoot,etheir because of fear or machanical problems.thanks agian, SPRITE:| :| :|
 
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