Mosin Nagants in Illinois?
I just bought a 91/30 in what seems like very good condition, no pitting in the barrel, hasn't been counterbored, all the numbers match up, no rust etc. I just bought some ammo and some dummy ammo to test the cycling of the rifle before going shooting with it. I noticed that I have to put a very large amount of pressure on the bolt handle when I go to close it and seat the round under the extractor. Everything is well oiled, I haven't checked the headspace yet as I'm waiting for my order to arrive. Is this common with the 91/30? Or do I have one that still needs to be worn in more? It extracts well, there is just heavy resistance when I go to close the bolt on a round. It does this with both the dummy rounds and the live rounds.
Last edited by DigitalRX; 08-06-2009 at 06:10 PM..