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Mosin Help

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by tonedef89, May 15, 2011.

  1. tonedef89

    tonedef89 Eagle Point New Member

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    I have a new to me Mosin that I took apart today for the first time and discovered a healthy chunk of rust and corrosion on the top of the barrel under the handguard. The bore was dirty but no rust like this. Should I just clean it up and shoot it or be worried? I was thinking of buying a headspace gauge to check it before shooting but am now wondering if it might be a good idea to take it to a smith for a full check. Any info appreciated. 100_0301.jpg

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  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    By the looks of it I would take it in and have it checked. I cant quite tell by the photo but it looks like the pitting is pretty deep in a few spots. Taking it in is cheeper than a hospital trip or seeing eye dog.
     
  3. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Real depth perception in a pic not being very possible, but looking at that makes me wanna grab a steel brush & finding out how deep it goes...(the rust)
     
  4. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    it is only a 100 buck gun not worth spending a lot to fix just get a new one and keep or sell the usable parts off the old one
     
  5. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    i have had rust on old guns before i usually take down to bare metal and kg gunkote them but this rust looks very deep. I wouldnt risk it
     
  6. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    parts gun, parts gun....
    Ship it to me. i will make sure it ok. i have a few pounds of powder to proof test the barrel.
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    The wood colour makes me think it's a Polish mosin...could be the pic.

    I've had a couple MNs with rust in that same spot, but the pic does make it look worse than the ones I had. I'd recommend stripping the rust out and checking the actual depth of it.
     
  8. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    clean it and see how deep it is that also looks to be on the barrel and NOT the chamber, i had a bruno mauser that looked worse then that
    cleaned it up was only surface rust shot the #@#@ out of it
    remember the mosin the rim is the head space not the sholder so,,,,,,,
     
  9. tonedef89

    tonedef89 Eagle Point New Member

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    Thanks for the replies and advice everyone. The angle of the pic does make it look a little worse than it is, didn't notice that until I posted. I'll clean it and hope that it doesn't go too deep but will have a smith check it too for peace of mind. I'll update later. Thanks again.