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I was just wondering what u guys thought of my Mosin. It took me about half a year to compleate. I started with oven cleaner on the stock, sanding, stain, and a clearcoat. I then reblued with Birchwoods Super Blue, after sanding out the dents in the metal. I purchased the bent bolt on ebay for $30 I then purchased a specialy designed side rail for Mosins at kalinkaopitcs. I had a gunsmith install it for me for $40. I then purchased a 6x42 posp scope off ebay for $70. I used a file to inlet the stock for the rail. After clamping the scope I noticed that it was way too far back. This led me to cutting about 2 inches from the butt of the stock. I also only clamp the scope about 3/4 the way on the rail. This makes for perfect eye reliefe. If you have any questions about anything please ask. The whole thing cost about $200.







 

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That's the highest scope I've ever seen.

Me, I'd have saved the original stock and bought a sporter stock if I wanted something different, and set up a long EER scope on a scout type rail... if I wanted to modify it at all, and it still wouldn't have been permanent.
 

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I think it looks pretty sweet. Granted, the height of the scope may not be ideal for accuracy, but it looks like it'd be comfortable to shoot that way.

Good job on the work... it looks nice
 

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yah. I think the scope is a bit high, but when you have a $70 rifle with a $70 scope you dont really pay attention to that.
How will the high scope affect the shooting of the rifle? (havent took it to range with scope yet)
 

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No comment. Ok, just this one. Any alterations should not have been made permanent. I agree, a sporter stock would have been a great alternative to your permanent alterations. Basically, you bubba'd a piece of history.

You posted for an honest opinion. So you got one.
 

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Veritas1911 said:
No comment. Ok, just this one. Any alterations should not have been made permanent. I agree, a sporter stock would have been a great alternative to your permanent alterations. Basically, you bubba'd a piece of history.
You posted for an honest opinion. So you got one.
There are many purest, and for sure there are some rifles that I personally wouldn't "sporterized". However when you consider the number of which Mosin Nagants where produced compared to historic pieces, then would the Statue of Liberity be so proudly held if there were milions around the globe, or 100+ in every state?
I don't like to hack a piece of history thats unique in it's self. If this Mosin was a rare piece with stamped significance of limited production, then I wouldn't mess with it. But he is happy with his rifle, and he has the right to do what ever he wants to with it. I'm not trash talking, just saying that there are many rifles in the world that are unique. These shouldn't be messed with. Mosins are excellent rifles, rough around the edges, but some are fantastic shooters, and are very simple. You can go to yard sells at times and see these rifles around, they are everywhere. As long as it's not a Finn M-39, or along those lines, let the man do what he will to his rifle.
 

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There are many purest, and for sure there are some rifles that I personally wouldn't "sporterized". However when you consider the number of which Mosin Nagants where produced compared to historic pieces, then would the Statue of Liberity be so proudly held if there were milions around the globe, or 100+ in every state?
I don't like to hack a piece of history thats unique in it's self. If this Mosin was a rare piece with stamped significance of limited production, then I wouldn't mess with it. But he is happy with his rifle, and he has the right to do what ever he wants to with it. I'm not trash talking, just saying that there are many rifles in the world that are unique. These shouldn't be messed with. Mosins are excellent rifles, rough around the edges, but some are fantastic shooters, and are very simple. You can go to yard sells at times and see these rifles around, they are everywhere. As long as it's not a Finn M-39, or along those lines, let the man do what he will to his rifle.
I agree completely with myarmor. Besides, he's from Old Virginia....how can I argue with credentials like that?

Oh, about the rifle with the herniated scope mount.......uhhhh.....well, uh........Okie Dokie then....
 

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Don't listen to them, SirSyko. You're Mosin looks awsome. That stock is absolutely sexy. Props all the way. And to you azzholes who are giving him crap for "ruining a piece of history", its a $70 mil-surp rifle, give him a break. If it were a Finn, then yeah, give him crap, but its a Mosin, from Big-5. If he "ruins" this one, theres a truck load of others to take its place.

GREAT RIFLE SirSyko!
 

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I agree. Stating their opinions doesn't make them azzholes.

Personally, it turns my stomach. Most vehemently not my style.

And yeah, there have been a lot of Mosins made, but I do think they're "pieces of history." I'd keep 'em the way they are. There were a boatload of '55 Chevies made, too, but if I found a decent original one now I certainly wouldn't make a hotrod out of it.

And I think it's unlikely that you can take any old milsurp and build a "custom rifle" that'll outclass what's currently available commercially for what you'll spend on the project.
 
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