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Thread: Customized Mosin Nagant

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    Customized Mosin Nagant

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    This rifle shoots 2-3 inch groups at 100 yards which I've found is just fine for hunting. Best accuracy from 180 grain soft tip ammo by Sellier & Bellot. Good shooting for an old Soviet battle rifle!

    TR

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    Is that a Remington stock? I collect mosins and this sporter is not to shabby, I have a sporter M39 that shoots one hole groups at 100 yards with the barnul 203gn

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    It’s nice to see a sporterized Mosin that hasn’t gone “tactical”. Yours really looks good.
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    That is a sweet looking milsurp sporter. Reminds me of my youth.

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    Nice looking rifle.
    My first Center Fire Rifle build was a MN.
    I have built many Custom ones and still have another Boyds stock to build one more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.R. View Post
    This rifle shoots 2-3 inch groups at 100 yards
    Pin-gauge the bore at the muzzle. Counter-boring may reduce that group to 1.5". Unless it's already counter-bored pretty far.

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    can you imaging if it did that before it was transformed? gosh!

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    Have you altered the safety knob, can't see it in your picture. Is an after market safety available ? It looks as good any Mosin sporter I have ever seen.

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    I have used the Timney Trigger with the side safety on most of the MNs that I built.
    I think I still have two left from the lot that I bought.
    They work great.
    But you have to inlet the stock to make them fit.
    I did quite a few , and glass bedded the whole action.
    So I made a Dummy trigger form out of wood to form the bedding to the exact shape needed to clear all trigger parts.

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    Very cool!

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    Nice rifle! Tokarev has good advice. Check out the muzzle and condition of the bore out there at the end of the barrel. If it's in good shape ~ great. If not, don't be afraid to either counter bore or actually shorten it enough to address the issues. A good crown makes a world of difference.

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    I agree concerning the crown/muzzle. Many milsurps suffer from crown wear or damage. Your barrel looks long enough to cut off a couple of inches and give it a new crown.
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    Some anecdotal evidence suggest that a crown means close to nothing, and a barrel sawed-off with a hacksaw shoots no different than the same but crowned. The flared bore however ruins accuracy. Counterboring allows one to keep front sights and bayonet lugs, so it's the preferred method of fixing shot-out milsurps.

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    Looks like one of the old nicely-proportioned Fajen stocks on that rifle.

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    This made me think. Is it possible to thread a 91/30 barrel? I am sending a rem 700 to be threaded and I thought of asking them to try a Mosin.

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    Should be a piece of cake if wartime CCCP manufacture. Pre-WWII or Russian Empire manufacture could be heat-treated but I am not 100% positive.
    The doctrine has changed during the WWII: they powers that be decided that a soldier would survive for less than the length of time it takes for a barrel to become worn, so heat treatment was ditched. That's what I was told.
    Use a needle file on an inconspicuous area of the barrel and see how easily it cuts. If it does, then threading won't pose any problem.

    But allow me to ask: are you planning to thread for a brake? A full-length 91-30 does not normally need a brake. 38 and 41 carbines are a totally different story.

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