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Old June 16, 2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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My Mosin Nagant 91/30

I bought this Mosin Nagant from AIM, it arrived with all matching numbers and a bayonet. I'm not a purist, so I ordered Boyd's Thumbhole stock and a muzzle break...Threw on Arctic Grey Duracoat, smoothed out the trigger after watching several Youtube videos on the subject...I also bedded the action to the stock using Accu-glass (not that easy, but went slow and read the instruction many, many times). Then I took it to the gunsmith for safety check, he chuckled, and asked me why do all this when you can just buy a new already sporterized rifle? I simply said said that I wanted to "build" this rifle myself..Range test in 2 weeks, and when I get zeroed in and start getting nice groupings, I'll be a very happy man for under $375...Here's some before and after pics....Happy Shooting!!!
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Old June 16, 2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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if that is really the wood your gun came in would you mind giving it to me?
that is either the nicest 91/30 stock on the planet or that's an airbrushed stock photo.
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Old June 16, 2013, 07:10 PM   #3
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Sorry that is just a stock pic, because like an idiot I didn't snap a few before disassembly... Although the stock it came in was really nothing special, I was just really pleased when I peeked at the bore. After cleaning and snaking it a few times, for an 1942 rifle it was nice and shiny!!!
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Old June 16, 2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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I'm intrigued with the Arctic Gray Duracote. Did you use it to prevent future corrosion, eliminate rebluing, improve aesthetics, or all of the above? If it prevents corrosion, where can I get some, and what does it cost?
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Old June 16, 2013, 10:19 PM   #5
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nice job on the old girl
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Old June 17, 2013, 05:37 PM   #6
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Enfielder, I Duracoated it for preventing corrosion, aesthetics and the stuff is guaranteed not to chip or flake with normal wear and tear usage. It comes in many colors and is as easy as spray painting...here is a link.

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/index.c...ategory_id=929

MGreiner, thank you very much, I'm quite satisfied with my first project...
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Old June 19, 2013, 07:37 AM   #7
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What muzzle break and scope mount did you go with? Can't tell from the pics.
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Old June 19, 2013, 06:17 PM   #8
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Yung.gunr...the muzzle brake is from http://mosinplus.com/

The scope mount is Leapers Accushot 1-Pc Mount w/1 Rings, 3/8 Dovetail that I ordered from Amazon...Fits right onto the dovetail, just a tad longer than the dovetail itself. An Ncstar scope...you can't even see the front iron sight, turned out perfect.
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Old July 3, 2013, 04:50 PM   #9
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With some better breathing techniques and a smoother trigger I know I can do better. I swear that trigger is going to break my finger
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Old July 4, 2013, 09:18 PM   #10
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easyliven88, You can buy a Timney trigger for the MN. I think you have to inlet the stock a small amt.
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Old July 5, 2013, 07:58 AM   #11
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You can buy a Timney trigger for the MN.
It's no longer a C&R rifle once you replace the trigger with an aftermarket "upgrade" type.
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Old July 5, 2013, 08:05 PM   #12
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good ole cowturner. it may not be C&R by gubment standards this is still the forum where all the old coots that know a lot about them hang out. lighten up
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Old July 6, 2013, 08:07 AM   #13
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Pineknot...I had actually ordered a Timney, but it was back ordered long enough for me to change my mind on dropping $100 on a trigger for one that works but needs some serious polishing and smoothing out. I'm going to order another sear spring just in case I "take a little to much off the top"
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Old July 7, 2013, 11:00 AM   #14
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easyliven88,
What's the variable power and brand of your scope?

I have access to a Finnish M39, that I'd like to not permanently alter, yet make it into a better long range shooter. A synthetic stock and a scout mount would be about it. Reloading for it, would be my next project. I'd like to attain good accuracy out to 400 yards and I don't think that would be a problem with this rifle. The original trigger is very crisp and not very heavy.

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Old July 9, 2013, 06:08 PM   #15
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your sir have committed a crime and should be punished lol
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Old July 9, 2013, 07:16 PM   #16
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Bowhunter57, the scope is an NcSTAR 2-7x32 Long eye relief sporting scope sitting directly on the dovetail on the barrel. After almost 100 rds it is still zeroed in at 100 yds. Not one issue with scope or the mount coming loose, all in all not bad for a $70 set up....Now on to 200 yds...
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