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SABI Bolt Actions:

New Bolt Action designed by SABI Rifles

Due to the growing shortage of Mauser actions we at SABI Rifles took the initiative of designing a new action to replace but improve on the features of this reliable action. We are proud to introduce the first South African designed and built bolt actions by. These actions have a unique design 3 lug system in all the models as follows below, and as an example we will be able to produce the Double Square Bridge action for a fraction of the current prices of the newly produced Sporting Mauser actions.

Our Actions have the following features:

  • All parts are milled from solid steel bars.
  • Lock parts are produced from hardened EN19T (4140) steel.
  • Our 3 lug system uses the controlled feeding method in all magazine models.
  • The Bolt, Body, Lug surfaces and Barrel Thread alignment is cut in a Lathe so there is no need for any further centring or blue printing of the action.
  • The bolt only rotates 70 degrees and will allow low fitting scopes without any bolt handle alterations.
  • All the SABI action will be available for both left and right handed Shooters.
  • Over the broad caliber range we offer we have designed 12 different magazine dimensions for fault free feeding of all the calibers.
  • In the Long Range action only offer detachable magazines from Accurate International Co and they are  only available for 308, 30-06, 300 Win Mag and 338 Lapua. Any caliber that fits in these magazines can  built in this model.
  • The Long Range models are fitted with heavy duty firing pin springs for a shorter lock time. The firing pin travel is about 6-7mm. With our dual cocking cams the bolt operates with ease.

Model Target:

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This model is available only in single shot.

The action can accommodate Caliber sizes as follows:

  • Mini – Bolt Face 9.6mm (222 Rem – 6x45mm)
  • Standard – Bolt Face 12mm (22-250 Rem to 9.3x62 Mauser)
  • Magnum – Bolt Face 13.5mm (Magnum Belted and WSM calibers)

The application for this model is for affordable target shooting rifles. It fits any Mauser type trigger and can accommodate a Trigger safety or a Winchester type safety. The action is drilled for standard type scope mounts. We produce Walnut or laminated stocks for this action.

Model Hunter:

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This model is available with an internal top loading five shot magazine only. The action can accommodate

Caliber sizes as follows:

  • Mini – Bolt Face 9.6mm (222 Rem – 6x45mm)
  • Standard – Bolt Face 12mm (22-250 Rem to 9.3x62 Mauser)
  • Magnum – Bolt Face 13.5mm (Magnum Belted and WSM calibers)

The application for this model is for affordable hunting rifles. It fits any Mauser type trigger and can accommodate a Trigger safety or a Winchester type safety. The action is drilled for standard type scope mounts. We produce Walnut or Laminated stocks for this action.

Model Long Range:

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This model is available only in single shot or with a detachable AI magazines for which the magazines are produced.

The action can accommodate Caliber sizes as follows:

  • Standard – Bolt Face 12mm (22-250 Rem to 300 Win Mag)
  • Magnum – Bolt Face 13.5mm (Magnum Belted and WSM calibers)
  • Ultra Magnum – Bolt face up to 16.3mm (338 Lapua/Norma Mag up to 408 CheyTac)

The application for this model is for accurate target shooting rifles. The action is produced with a heavy square frame with extended Barrel Thread for a solid fit. A solid integrated Piccatini rail is milled in 0, 20 or 40 MOA depending on the application. It fits any Remington type trigger like Timney or Jewel and can accommodate a Trigger safety or a Winchester type safety. We produce Laminated stocks for this action or we fit the Warrior Aluminium stocks.

Model Long Range Hunter: 

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Due to popular request we added this model where we added the internal top loading magazine for hunters who enjoy the accuracy features of the long range action but wants the advantage of the magazine in the field.

The action can accommodate Caliber sizes as follows:

  • Standard – Bolt Face 12mm (22-250 Rem to 300 Win Mag)
  • Magnum – Bolt Face 13.5mm (Magnum Belted and WSM calibers)
  • Ultra Magnum – Bolt face up to 16.3mm (338 Lapua/Norma Mag)

The application for this model is for accurate long range hunting rifles. The action is produced with a heavy square frame with extended Barrel Thread for a solid fit. Piccatini rails is milled in 0, 20 or 40 MOA on the front and rear bridge of the action, depending on the application. It fits any Remington type trigger like Timney or Jewel and can accommodate a Trigger safety or a Winchester type safety. We produce Walnut or  Laminated stocks for this action.

Model Classic: 

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This model is available with an internal top loading five shot  magazine only.

The action can accommodate Caliber sizes as follows:

  • Mini – Bolt Face 9.6mm (222 Rem – 6x45mm)
  • Standard – Bolt Face 12mm (22-250 Rem to 300 Win Mag)
  • Magnum – Bolt Face 13.5mm (Magnum Belted and WSM calibers)
  • Ultra Magnum – Bolt face up to 16.3mm (416 Rigby to 500 Jeff)

The application for this model is for the Classic hunting rifle of your dreams. It fits any Mauser type trigger and can accommodate a Trigger safety or a Winchester type safety. In the Mini sized action the square bridge is milled with a 5/8th dovetail for scope mounts and in the bigger calibers it is only available to fit Swing-Off type detachable scope mounts. The front bridge is fitted with a drop in pivot base and the rear bridge is dovetailed for the rear clamp mechanism. We produce Classic Walnut stocks for this action.

Other Commercially Produced Actions: 

We do however still have bolt actions available for various calibers in the Mauser98, Montana, CZ 550 and the Sporting Mauser double square bridge actions. The following table indicates the magazine capacity of each action not including a chambered round.

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Mauser Model 98: 

The action is sporterised to the high standard of our rifles. Flawless feeding and reliability of all the working parts is an absolute necessity. Standard features on the Mauser K 98 are:

  • Drilled & tapped for all Mauser 98 or FN type mounts
  • Shaped trigger guard
  • Bolt handle bent to clear low fitted telescopes
  • Single Stage Adjustable trigger

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Mauser Model 98 fitted with Magnum Magazine Box: 

We manufacture a Magnum Magazine box to accommodate 5 rounds in the Magnum Belted calibers. For the 458 SABI and 500 Jeffery calibers, the conversion is a necessity for faultless feeding and will take 3 in the magazine. It also gives the rifle the Classic Magnum appearance.

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Montana Rifle Company's Pre-64 Actions: 

The Montana actions are offered in a Short, Intermediate and Magnum magazine lengths, all available in right and left hand models on stainless steel or chrome moly (blue). They are manufactured to the same geometry of the original Winchester Pre-64 actions with the following improvements.
The Montana Rifle Company incorporated the following features:

  • Anti-Bind feature which utilized a dovetail left lug and race way (on right handed actions) which provides precise retention of the bolt within the receiver bore.
  • The bolt sleeve incorporates a Mauser style flange to gases issuing along the left bolt lug raceway, and away from the shooters face.
  • Retains the 3-position safety found on the Winchester Model 70.
  • Retains the claw extractor and controlled round feed capabilities.
  • Push button bolt release system that is cast integral with the action offering easy to use one hand operation.
  • The trigger assembly maintains the Model 70 geometry and is fully adjustable.
  • The action has been designed to incorporate the Mauser 98 style inner collaring that includes an extractor cut.
  • WemaintainedModel70geometryallowingcustomerstouseanystandardModel70 Mounts.
  • All actions include one piece, all steel bottom metal in either 11L17 or 416.

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The picture above shows our Magnum Magazine Box fitted to the Montana Action in Caliber 458 Lott.

 

Sporting Mauser Model 98 with Double Square Bridge:

The Sporting Mauser actions are produced to the exact geometry of the original sporting actions produced by Mauser. The Kurz, Intermediate and Magnum Actions are available in both right and left handed models. Please take note that only the highest quality components are available combined with this superior quality actions.

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CZ Model 550 Magnum Actions: 

Due to the high cost of newly produced magnum actions, the CZ 550 Magnum Actions and Rifles are very popular for every day use by a lot of Professional Hunters, Game Rangers and Safari Companies. It comes a lot more affordable, and is any day just as reliable as the other Magnum actions available. We offer them for the calibers as listed at the top of this page.

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Other Actions: 

Over the years we have been brought many different actions to produce rifles from. following is a few samples of such rifles. Following is sample pictures of such rifles.

505 Gibbs produced on a Dakota Arms left hand Magnum action

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Re-stocked and re-barrelled SAKO Model 75, Caliber 375 H&H Magnum

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Fully left handed 500 Jeffery re-barrelled on the Weatherby action

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Re-stocked and engraved Winchester converted to 458 Lott

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Metal Finishes:

We offer various finishes to suit your need for the rifle. It can either be a coating applied on the metal or a chemical treatment thereof. Bluing is a controlled oxidation process which will give the metal a gun blue colour if the process is followed correctly. By cost implication the normal chemical bluing process is the most cost effective to maintain.

Hot Chemichal  Bluing:

In this process the metal parts are boiled at a high temperature to enable the chemical reaction to colour the metal. The finish you want on the metal should be applied before this process. We offer 3 finished namely Gloss, Semi Gloss and Bead Blasted, of which the semi gloss id the most economical. This chemical is extremely aggressive to lead and the boiling point very close to the malting point of most solders, so any parts fitted by soldering can separate. Sights that are soldered will be re-fitted with screws but Soldered barrels like double barrel shotguns and rifles cannot be blued with this process.

The following images displays the different finishes as indicated.

Gloss finish: This finish is not commonly used as it is not always practical on the hunt. It is used on guns where display is more important.

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Bead blast Finish: The surface is blasted with 50 Micron glass beads to give you this smooth but non reflective finish. 

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Semi gloss: This is the most economical finish we offer. It is not as glossy as the polished finish.

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Combined: Some customers have also combined 2 finished doing the barrel semi gloss and all other parts bead blasted.

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Rust Bluing:

The rust blue finish is obtained by letting the metal rust under control. A mixture of diluted acids are applied to the metal and is then places in a sweat box where a high humidity is generated by heat which  forces the metal to rust. it is then boiled in distilled water which changes the red rust colour to black. The surfaced is then buffed softly leaving a beautiful grey colour. The process is repeated until the required black finish is obtained. Because it is a cold process it is ideally used for soldered double barrel guns.

Rust Blue: Gives a beautiful satin sheen finish

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Cerakote:

Cerakote was specifically developed to be a very hard wearing coat whish works ideally on guns. When applied professionally it is extremely thin and would not effect the function of your firearm. The surface has to be sand blasted in order for the paint to stick which gives it a fairly rough surface. When the heat treatment is done it becomes an extremely hard wearing surface  which is practical for hard working rifles. We dont do it in house but we use companies who offer a professional service.