Show me your Mosin's

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by ski9393, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. ski9393

    ski9393 New Member

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    After this year's deer season, I want to refinish the wood on my ugly old homemade mosin sniper. I would really appreciate some tips if anyone has any and to see what all is out there for my inspiration if you wil. About my rifle, it is a Finnish capture, with a P/U scope that my granddad brought back from Korea 60 years ago. I have shimmed the scope to obtain a proper sight picture, shimmed the trigger spring retaining screw to achieve a trigger of about 2.5 lbs and bought the proper bolt and mounts for the scope. In about six months or so I want to make it as pretty to look at as it is to shoot. I appreciate all of your advice and especially the pictures (hey what can I say, I'll always be a kid at heart) I'll soon post a picture of it as is and one on completion of this project. Thanks again to all members of TFF.
  2. cosmo05

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    If you do anything at all, just wipe it down. Unless the finish is totaly gone I wouldn't touch it. And if it is gone, there is a certain way to refinish the stock without ruining the rifle's value. Do you realize what you have there? Check this site, after that you may not want to touch anything on your rifle. Go down to the collector's forum, Mosin Nagant Headqurters and see what you can find.

    http://forums.gunboards.com/

    Also check here:

    http://www.mosinnagant.net/finland/default.asp

    And here:

    http://www.7.62x54r.net/
  3. ski9393

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    When I bought this rifle in 2002, I paid about 90 dollars for it. I think that is good, hope I didn't rip off the gun dealer, but no I don't have any idea how valuable this rifle is. The stock is pretty rough looking. The bluing seems pretty good for it's age. You seem to know a bit about these, on the reciever it has a mark that looks kind of like a family crest or something along those lines, mosin nagant.net says it may be an austrian mark, it has a hex reciever, the magazine trapdoor has a serial number that has been lined out, the arshens on the left side of the rear sight have been lined out and meters stamped in on the right side, it has a D marking wich I understand indicates it was rechambered for d166 cartridge,the curious thing about this is that the D isn't up write like when I type it but on it's side, a B marking on the barrel, and a boxed SA wich I understand to mean property of the Finnish Army,and the barrel is dated 1942. It was not originally a sniper, I inherited the PU scope after my grandad passed and bought the bolt handle and mounts to fit this rifle.It shoots darn good now, the trigger pull was rediculously heavy before, it is just some shims under the trigger spring screw and can be taken out easily to bring it back to factory. Now that you know this cosmo, I'm very interested in your opinion. But once again I really don't know what I have as far as monetary value goes. I also remember seeing something in the bowels of the rifle's reciever dated 1905, if I had to gues, given the above info, it was originally a Russian reciever with a later barrel installed in a Finn arsenal or something. I don't really know however, eventually I will pull it back down to confirm wether or not my eyes were playing tricks on me when I went to shim up that trigger.
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  5. ski9393

    ski9393 New Member

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    Very nice. I like the 91 being shiny and all. Did you buy it shiny or did you have to work on it to get it that way? If you had to do anything to it I'd like to know so I have a better idea about what I'm getting into when it comes to be that time.
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  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I built mine into a deer gun. Its an M91/30 1929 over the hammer and cicle.

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  8. ski9393

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    Looks great all of them. I greatly appreciate all of you taking the time to put these little tackdrivers online.
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  10. ski9393

    ski9393 New Member

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    These are just great rifles. I only have the one but I wouldn't mind a few more setting around the house.
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    great collection. i have a couple of SA marked my self. sk y hits in the 9 ring @ 200 yards
  13. ski9393

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    Here's a couple shots of my one and only Mosin. She's a little rough around the edges, but it shoots a darn good group at 100 yards. Let's see, it has an SA mark, and a B mark hex receiver. The bolt body isn't original, I had to buy that, the Scope and half of the mount came from a rifle my grandad destroyed in Korea. I don't know if he came across an arms cache or killed a gook sniper or what, I just know he found a sniper rifle somehow and brought the scope back sometime around the Chosin Reservoir campaign. That scope has a sickle and hammer marking, no import marks. Enjoy, I know I do.
    Ski

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  14. zkovach

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    Here is one of three the other two i left original

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  15. ski9393

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    these are great deer rifles, well maybe not the 91/30 on account of it's weight and size but the 44's are.
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    Nice rifles !!
  17. Airborne80

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    You guys have talked me into buying one of these. Where is the best place to pick up a decent one?
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    I bought this Fin capture '36 Tula 91/30 over 25yr ago from a cataloge company out of Manitoba Canada , long before the internet . ( $48 delivered to southern Ontario )
    I don't hunt with it but it's staying in my collection.
    Much of the shellac was worn off so I cleaned down the stocks with Methyl Hydrate and handrubbed in a thin coat of amber colored shellac.

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  19. SwampElk

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    I gave 2 stock M38's to my sons but decided to make a 91/30 custom for me...

    Richards Microfit stock, floated barrel, bedded action, and my perversion of a turn down bolt, along with my own version of a ring pull safety that's been ripped off on several sites (all using a cheap silver soldered u-bolt) and an ATI scope mount.

    It shoots 1" groups at 250 yds only because I wiggle too much....

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    JLA, that looks like one of my ring pulls....did you get it on ebay or do it yourself? and let me see the bolt handle please....
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