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srtolly1 06-14-2012 05:44 PM

A finish for my Mosin Nagant sporter
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As I have said in previous posts, I purchased this gun at a show already "Bubbafied". I thought it would make a fun project to keep me out of trouble. After making the ATI stock fit properly (Bubba butchered it pretty bad and I should have just bit the bullet and replaced it) I made bedding pillars bedded the stock and Magazine. The barrel was counterbored 2 1/2", which is the most I have seen on a M-N, and needed another inch so I shortened the barrel to 24" and recrowned. I made the bolt handle but had a professional do the welding since my welding skills aren't very good. I made the scope mount from a Remington 1100 mount and did the drilling and tapping then bedded the mount to the reciever. The scope on it now is just for mock up.

What I would like from the members of this forum is suggestions for a finish. I was thinking of a Camo Duracoat.

Patriot98 06-14-2012 05:51 PM

What is going on with that bolt handle?

BRAD313 06-14-2012 05:55 PM

What u going to use it for hunting

srtolly1 06-15-2012 02:39 AM

The bolt handle is positioned for faster followup shots. It took me a while to find a design that would work well with my arthritis. This was the winner. I'm hoping to use it for hunting but I will use it for target shooting as well. I'm hoping that it will be pretty accururate and I can shoot with some of the $5000+ guns. It's kind of a pipe dream but I will try. I have done all of the work myself except for the little bit of welding on the bolt handle.

srtolly1 06-18-2012 01:53 AM

Started customizing on the stock for the pistol grip. Took it out yesterday and fired a few rounds. I need to do some shimming on the scope mount. I would like to take it hunting some day.

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