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I know this may be sacrilege but I read an article where a guy was sporterizing a mosin 91/30. Just wondering if anyone has done this and what were the results? I have a hard time altering a collectors item but I find that a sporter stock and conversion kit can be had for around 100 bucks...more than the rifle!!! LOL! But if it results in a nicer shooter then it may be worth it.

What do you all think?

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My brother "sporterized" a Czech 8mm Mauser. I see nothing with it. These guns are fairly plentiful. It is kind of like modifying a Ford Taurus to me, nothing is really lost, and you can only really improve it.
 

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LOL!!! I am guessing I am going to get 99.9% against and the rest will assume I am smoking crack. But, sometimes things surprise me.

I am not talking about putting a monte carlo stock and bent bolt on a Finish tula sniper rifle, just taking a 60 buck m44 and replacing the stock, putting on the bolt kit. Putting on a scout scope. The way I envision it is to do it so that it can easily restored to its former glory if there is such a way.
 

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Sacrilege. SACRILEGE, I say! You aren't even supposed to clean the dirt and oil off a milsurp. You know how much history might be buried in those layers of grime and greasy fingerprints?

Oh...wait a minute...oops, wrong forum. This is the one where people shoot their milsurps instead of worshiping them, isn't it? Be my guest. Didn't they make something like 17 million 91/30's?

I bought an M39 last year that had a synthetic Monte Carlo-style stock on it. The stock was designed for using with a scope, I'd say: I had to smash my check into the comb to use the iron sights. Very uncomfortable; I gave it up while my cheekbone was still in one piece, and bought an unissued, post-war stock for it (which I still haven't gotten around to finishing and installing).
 

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M44 isnt a good rifle to sport! the bayo gives problems ..I would think a run of the mill 91x30 would work better.I personally wouldnt do it .. I just like to see them as they were
 

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M44 isnt a good rifle to sport! the bayo gives problems ..I would think a run of the mill 91x30 would work better.I personally wouldnt do it .. I just like to see them as they were
The bayonets come off...
 

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I am starting to see M44's with ATI stock, bolt coversion, and a cheap scope rig showing up for $275-325. I agree that they are not "Collector's Items". I'd say buy two and keep one original, and sporterize the other. Your grandson will appreciate the "original" M44 that'll be selling for $695 by then!
 

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I am starting to see M44's with ATI stock, bolt coversion, and a cheap scope rig showing up for $275-325. I agree that they are not "Collector's Items". I'd say buy two and keep one original, and sporterize the other. Your grandson will appreciate the "original" M44 that'll be selling for $695 by then!

Exactly! I have a excellent condition M44 that I plan to do just that. It will stay in the cosmoline and not be touched. Now for the third....
 

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Simple Tex; YOUR GUN = YOUR DECISION. Do what you want with it. But for pete's sake PAY someone to forge the bolt handle like it needs to be. Do not use the drill and tap kit.
 

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Simple Tex; YOUR GUN = YOUR DECISION. Do what you want with it. But for pete's sake PAY someone to forge the bolt handle like it needs to be. Do not use the drill and tap kit.
THAT is exactly why I asked these questions. So what you are telling me is that the bolt kit makes screw on the bolt handle?!!!! That is just plain messed up in the head! How much would it cost to have a bolt handle forged properly? AND how do I find someone who can do this work competently with out me having to produce drawings that I can't do anyway?

Thanks for your response. Anything worth doing is worth doing properly.
 

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There's a guy that will do it for you for like 40 bucks on gunbroker.com.
 

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A Dunhams in my area has one of the scope kits for $44.00, I was interested in it until I saw the curved bolt handle in the kit. I wouldn't want to cut the bolt handle off and try and tap one on, any mistake and the rifle is ....

If I would do it I would have someone do the bolt thing, minus the cutting and tapping of the bolt as SPOCAHP ANAR mentioned.

The kit I saw was for a 91/30 Mosin.
 

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I know this may be sacrilege but I read an article where a guy was sporterizing a mosin 91/30. Just wondering if anyone has done this and what were the results? I have a hard time altering a collectors item but I find that a sporter stock and conversion kit can be had for around 100 bucks...more than the rifle!!! LOL! But if it results in a nicer shooter then it may be worth it.
What do you all think?
P.S. I am wearing a flak vest.
I did it with a 91/59 and its an outstanding shooter -- just do the sport with class.
 

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NO. Why do you scope a rifle?

Tex I used the boltman. Quick turn around, and PERFECT job!
 

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All very good information. Thanks so much for the info and input. Just need to save a few more months. I am thinking that I should have it put together in a nice package by the summer.

Shaun, That is a nice little buck! Shows what a mosin can do in the hands of someone who knows how to use it!

Swede, up here my shots are less than 50 yards in the brush so I would prefer a good peep sight. Anything longer than that and my eyes can not see well enough. Never been a high power scope fan. Except on my varmit rifle. Most of my scopes are left on the lowest power. If I had some good peep sights and I would never use a scope.
 
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