A Turkish Mauser in 7mm caliber had seen better days. A cutoff barrel and ugly plastic stock made the $150 price tag seem a little high. Negotiations ensued and the project began. The old barrel was removed and discarded. A new 18" .358 bore medium barrel was fitted to the old Turk action. Chamber was then cut just a little deep for the 357 magnum cartridge. Action was drilled & tapped for Weaver bases and a single shot follower replaced the Mauser metal follower and spring. The stock has a full 2" cut off the butt, filled the opening with Auto body filler, no kick pad was needed. Body filler was also utilized to bed the barrel and action. Assembled, the whole rig was painted pink then camo accent applied. Regular practice during summer with 38 Special cartridges built confidence and accuracy. A few 357 magnum cartridges were used to check the zero on the scope/rifle just before youth season. When the buck came to the small pond seen in photo mid morning she was ready....... one shot to the heart was all that was needed . After all, one shot was all she had with her pink rifle . From the look on her face, the price paid for the Mauser action & other parts were well worth the investment.