how do you visually tell if a rifle is shot out ? what am i looking for? thanks for your advice.
Generally, a counterbored Mosin will be bored around 1"-1 1\2" deep. The reason for the counterbore was usually due to cleaning rod wear. Yours may have been shallow-bored due to a deep nick or ding on the muzzle, but that type of damage is usually repaired by recrowning. There's no accounting for some of the repairs made to these guns though. Try Troys' suggestion- stick a bullet in the muzzle and see how far it goes in.Im looking at it now and it has no lands or grooves at the end of the barrel and i can see where the copper smears end about 1/4 in. or so from the end of the barrel, i have fired this gun. do you think maybe its been counterbored?
You can't really re-rifle any gun barrel without a severe cash outlay. You CAN rechamber, and or, re-bore and rifle for a larger caliber. There have been quite a few wildcat calibers built using the basic M\N action ie: rec.guns FAQ: III.D.1.b. A Comprehensive List of Available 7.62x53 R Factory Loads)this may be a goofy question, but can you have a Mosin re rifled?
Another option is to cut the barrel back a tad and recrown it. How does it shoot?these guns are so inexpensive maybe i should just buy another 91-30. I have no idea how much it costs to counterbore a rifle. but this one has a lot of cool markings on it, cartouches ect.its probably not worth anything exept to me. advice? comments? thanks everyone! well i just tried dropping a slug down the barrel and it stops right away, i put it point down and as soon as the bullet stops tapering, there it stops. is this good?
Browse thru old posts here or google the internet, and read up on polishing your chamber with Brasso or whatever.Well i took it out fired it a couple times .boy is that bolt hard to open!!! i looked at the fired brass and it looks just like anything else i fire out of my m-44 no bulges or splits, cracks ect. i dont get it . any thoughts?