What to do with shot out Mosin Nagant rifle?

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  1. CarlMc

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    I have in my possession a M91/30 which has no rifling, based on its behavior and a borescope examination.

    Before I get out a saw to cut it up, what can be done with it that is useful to someone?
     
  2. DieselScout

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    I'd shine it up refinish the stock and make it a wall hanger. If anything its good practice. If you were local I may take it off your hands.
     
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  3. erudne

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    Mine's perfectly shootable. I also use it as a wall hanger! It's in my bedroom, holding two hats, three caps, my outdoor earphones and my bird watching bino's!
     
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    Consignment

    Edit: as a project rifle :D
     
  6. SOrez

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    Before you do anything, where, when was it made and does it have a hex shaped receiver?
     
  7. CarlMc

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    Got it a few years ago, but it was hard to hit anything then. I was blaming me first. It binds up extraction on some ammo and I'm not paticularly interested in investing a lot of time and relative money on something that will never be worth much. I was given a Mauser in 7x57 that got badly bubba'd. After spending money on a set of headspace gauges and a firing pin, I realized I was throwing away money. I'm struggling not to do that again. Now I've got two rifles that are hardly worth the hassle to dispose of, unless somebody wants to trade the lot (with about 600 rds of 54R ammo) for something worth more to me. Yeah, the ammo is worth more, but it's only there to sweeten the pot.
     
  8. jbett98

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    There's always the next gun buy back if you're so inclined.
     
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    here's an idea...I wonder if you can make the trigger an on/off switch.
     
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  10. CarlMc

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    Round receiver, re-arsenalled in '34. I remember looking at the date it was made, but I don't recall off the top of my head.
     
  11. CarlMc

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    Being that it's a Mauser, I'd make the safety switch the on/off. That is pretty cool.
     

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