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What to do with shot out Mosin Nagant rifle?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by CarlMc, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. CarlMc

    CarlMc Safely north of Seattle Active Member

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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

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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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

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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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  5. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range VINCE AUT MORIRE Bronze Supporter

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    Consignment

    Edit: as a project rifle :D
     
  6. SOrez

    SOrez SOR Active Member

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

    CarlMc Safely north of Seattle Active Member

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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

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There's always the next gun buy back if you're so inclined.
     
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  9. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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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

    CarlMc Safely north of Seattle Active Member

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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

    CarlMc Safely north of Seattle Active Member

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