American Rifle Company M5 Mausingfield Bolt Action

American Rifle M5 Bolt Action

What the 1911 is to pistol design the Mauser 98 is to rifle design. It may go out of fashion from time to time but it always makes a comeback. American Rifle Company has designed an action with a combination of Mauser 98 and ’03 Springfield. I think there is finally a rifle that will give AI a run for its money for half the money.The bolt handle is nearly the 60 degree angle and is easy to reach with one finger. Working the bolt is light and airy. In a world where you have to compete with semi-auto in any field this quick smooth and light

Entire rifle system by American Rifle Company

Entire rifle system by American Rifle Company

bolt movement is key. It is also interchangeable for a left handed shooter. The lugs which are patent pending are 308 based and do not require any lapping. My theory is you should not need any lapping anyway. As mentioned, there is a the Mauser 98 extractor, thank you Germans, and an ’03 Springfield ejector, thank you Americans. Put the action in their sleek looking chassis and you have a beautiful rifle. The chassis system is patent pending as well and is ambidextrous, folding and adjustable. The entire package is very light weight for its class. Of course the action is compatible with Remington 700 accessories and with AI magazines. There will be a multi-caliber platform from 308 Win to 338 Lapua. What makes this company even better? They are right in my home town of Seattle. I did not even know they were here.

These bolts and the rifle systems by ARC will not be in production until July this year but keep a look out for them. They don’t even have this information on their website yet. I can only imagine the panic they were in trying to get prototypes done in time for Shot Show.

Anette Wachter –



Production of actions and rifles will not be available until July this year but I suggest you keep an eye out.

Anette Wachter

From Seattle, WA, Anette is a Member of US National Rifle Team, 3 NRA national records 300 yards, 2014 – 3 National Team Palma Championships.
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  • Nathaniel

    “a combination of Mauser 98 and ’03 Springfield.”

    Considering those are more or less the same action, this is just a really nice Mauser-derived action, then?

    • gunslinger

      when a mommy Mauser and A daddy Springfield love each other very much…

    • John Daniels

      They are so similar, the US Govt. got sued by Mauser IIRC, and only finally stopped paying licensing fees when WWI broke out.

      Saying that it’s a combination of a Mauser and a Springfield is just super pointless.

  • mikewest007

    Now all it needs is a WW1-styled stock.

  • GSC

    The bolt handle flips to the left but the rifle only ejects to the right, so it is not truly ambidextrous.

    • Cymond

      True, but right-hand ejection is probably a lot less of a problem for left-hand shooters on a bolt-action than a semiauto.

  • Tex

    I’m guessing this is going to be an unpopular opinion, but I can’t stand reading another article written by Ms. Wachter. She is sure nice to look at, and (presumably?) a good shot. But her writing is terrible (and for this site and its propensity for grammatical errors, that’s saying a lot). Run on sentences, dangling prepositions, repetitive wording and sentence structure… plus a lot of her posts seem focused on superficial aspects of the guns/gear she is ‘reviewing’ and is light on the technical details. It sounds as if my niece in 5th grade wrote an essay “My Trip To The Gun Show”. Please tell me she’s just a guest writer, and will not be a regular fixture on this site. I’m sorry for the harsh words Anette, I honestly don’t mean anything personal by this, and maybe it’s just the short timetable to submit article at SHOT show that aren’t giving you much time to flesh out or polish your pieces… but I expect more from this blog.

    • hkryan

      I’m willing to let go grammatical errors in favor of more Shot Show coverage on this blog.

  • iksnilol

    How can you combine a Springfield 03 and an Mauser 98? They are the same gun except they were made in different factories in different calibers.

  • Lance

    Will it be in .300 Win mag???

  • Tinkerer

    “That the Springfield was without question a Mauser clone was
    confirmed in a series of patent infringement lawsuits filed by Mauser.
    Mauser won and the court ordered the US Government to pay damages. This
    is where popular myth takes over. The myth says the US Government lost
    the case, appealed, lost again, but war intervened and only a small
    amount of the judgment, approximately $250,000, was actually paid to
    Mauser. The balance of the huge award was never paid and the Great War
    provided the US Government an easy out.

    The truth is a much more fascinating story. It was thought most of
    the DWM and Mauser company records were lost forever during the Allied
    bombing of Germany during WWII. Not so the records of their
    attorney’s–including the files of the US law firm handling the
    Mauser vs. the US suits here. Based on recent research by the firearms
    author, collector and historian, Jon Speed, this fascinating story is
    soon to be told. Jon’s research of these long-lost records
    indicates the US paid huge sums of money in the form of both penalties
    and licensing fees, even up to and during the early years of WWI while
    the US remained neutral. The details of this fascinating story will be
    appear in Jon’s upcoming two-volume work on the history of the
    Mauser firm.


    • DiverEngrSL17K

      This may prove really interesting from a historical standpoint. I’m looking forward to reading more about the topic. Thanks very much for the post!

  • Graham2

    Mausingfield! They actually called it the Mausingfield! That is just so stupid but not as stupid as to not mention it on their website.
    I appreciate that they were busy getting the rifle ready for Shot Show but most 10 year olds could have uploaded a couple of photos and some text to their website.

  • Mehul Kamdar

    I hope they make the same action without the top rail and with a traditional round or pear shaped bolt knob. There are a lot of custom rifle builders who would buy such an action. While there are a number of very good Remington 700 clones available along with some expensive Mauser clone actions, a medium priced controlled-feed Mauser / Springfield / Model 70 style clone has been sorely lacking. Only Montana Rifle Co offers a budget action, and Dakota Arms has a high priced one which would put itself way above even most custom Remington 700 clones. if American Rifle can offer such an action and in chrome-moly or stainless, it should sell quite well. Heck, I would buy at least a couple, myself.

  • 1911a145acp

    Please god tell me they are not REALLY going to market this with any association to the word “Mausingfield”

  • 1911a145acp

    How exactly is working a bolt “light and airy”?