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TimL2952 07-05-2012 05:45 PM

I finally caved in....
 
Ordered a Tula Mosin Nagant, 10 stripper clips, and 440 rounds of ammo last week...grand total of $200

Ammo and clips made it...Rifle should be here in the next day or two....Gonna have a hoot cleaning it! :D

Man was it a pain to open that thing without the special tool :rolleyes:

http://i48.tinypic.com/wlwt1y.jpg

vincent 07-05-2012 05:56 PM

Congrats!! You're gonna be very happy with that gun! :D

Looks like you opened the can with your teeth!! :D

TimL2952 07-05-2012 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vincent (Post 860025)
Congrats!! You're gonna be very happy with that gun! :D

Looks like you opened the can with your teeth!! :D

hammer, needle punch, crow-bar and metal sheers...lol

Buddy told me to try a hack saw on the corner..didn't work haha

locutus 07-05-2012 10:04 PM

Dremel tool with cut off wheels along the inner edge.

They're no fun to open even with the can opener unless you're an Olympic weight lifter.:eek:

TimL2952 07-05-2012 10:35 PM

no dremel tool :/ Just whatever the step dad had haha

cj84 07-05-2012 10:46 PM

Where did you buy this?

SSGN_Doc 07-06-2012 12:15 AM

I've got a Russian ammo can opener from an old order of 7.62x39mm. Glad I kept it.

There are some tricks to getting those stripper clips to work quick.

Get rounds loaded so that the rim of each higher round is in fron of the rim of the round below it.
After you insert the clip in teh charging guide on the action, grip the top round from near the front and use it like a lever to push the other rounds into the mag.
Press the top round into the mag.
Push the bolt home sharply to knock the clip out and load the first round.

TimL2952 07-06-2012 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cj84 (Post 860347)
Where did you buy this?

The ammo came from SGAmmo.com, the stripper clips came from amazon.com

The rifle (not pictured) was ordered from ClassicFirearms.com for $105

TimL2952 07-06-2012 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 860443)
I've got a Russian ammo can opener from an old order of 7.62x39mm. Glad I kept it.

There are some tricks to getting those stripper clips to work quick.

Get rounds loaded so that the rim of each higher round is in fron of the rim of the round below it.
After you insert the clip in teh charging guide on the action, grip the top round from near the front and use it like a lever to push the other rounds into the mag.
Press the top round into the mag.
Push the bolt home sharply to knock the clip out and load the first round.

Thanks for the tips. I did a little research before hand and saw a couple tip videos on youtube.

vincent 07-06-2012 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locutus (Post 860305)
Dremel tool with cut off wheels along the inner edge.

They're no fun to open even with the can opener unless you're an Olympic weight lifter.:eek:




Ain't that the truth!! I remember being afraid I'd puncture one of the primers and ka-BOOM...:eek:


Quote:

Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 860443)
I've got a Russian ammo can opener from an old order of 7.62x39mm. Glad I kept it.

There are some tricks to getting those stripper clips to work quick.

Get rounds loaded so that the rim of each higher round is in fron of the rim of the round below it.
After you insert the clip in teh charging guide on the action, grip the top round from near the front and use it like a lever to push the other rounds into the mag.
Press the top round into the mag.
Push the bolt home sharply to knock the clip out and load the first round.

That's interesting...only problem I had was the clips were too tight. I took a brass hammer, mounted the clip on a 1/2" steel plate (edge of a shop table top) and tapped away until the rounds fit in nicely. From there, they work great, no worries about stacking, the clip pops right out on it's own.


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