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Old 02-11-2014, 12:21 PM   #41
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Thanks. It occurres to me that no one had to help me out with this, but you still took the time to give me advise. Thanks everyone.

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Hey, anyone know how big those stripper clips are supposed to be? I got some and found out that they were made in China, and I'm really doubting that they can make a good clip for a Soviet gun.

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The multi tool will cost you anywhere between $2 and 10. It is handy for unscrewing the firing pin and for gauging it on the bolt face. The Internet is full of videos and instructions. Odds are your FP was ok out if the crate, only a very large protrusion may perforate the primer pocket.

Cleaning a Mosin is common sense simple. I start with some water to remove the corrosive primer salt from the bore, then like any bolt action. The very first scrubbing after the rifle is bought should be thorough, especially for the bore - hot water with soap first.

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Absolutely do not shoot the rifle until you can properly adjust the firing pin protrusion, the gauge is a go/no go measurement. The pin must protrude .075 inch to assure you of not having a hang fire. The protrusion must not be more than .095 inch to alleviate primer penetration. Both situations can be lethal. Like Clint said; "are you feeling lucky". If you have access to micrometers that measure depth of a hole, you can measure this way. The slot at the rear has to line up when the protrusion measures between these two measurements to be able to assemble the bolt. The problem is the slot will line up also when the protrusion is way off or just close.
The big problem with the Mosin Nagant is many people buy them as a first gun and have little or no knowledge of firearms and try to learn by trial and error. In this case error could be catastrophic. Just because the gun doesn't blow up the first time you fire it does not necessarily mean it is safe. My advise is to learn all you can, get the tool, and then enjoy your rifle. They are a blast!

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Hey, anyone know how big those stripper clips are supposed to be? I got some and found out that they were made in China, and I'm really doubting that they can make a good clip for a Soviet gun.
They should be able to make a decent clip for a Soviet gun, since the Soviets set up the factory and tooling originally as part of their foreign support of fellow communists.

Chinese used MN rifles and carbines since before the Korean war and into the Viet Nam era.
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Absolutely do not shoot the rifle until you can properly adjust the firing pin protrusion, the gauge is a go/no go measurement. The pin must protrude more than .075 inch to assure you of not having a hang fire. The protrusion must be less than .095 inch to alleviate primer penetration. Both situations can be lethal. Like Clint said; "are you feeling lucky". If you have access to micrometers that measure depth of a hole, you can measure this way. The slot at the rear has to line up when the protrusion measures between these two measurements to be able to assemble the bolt. The problem is the slot will line up also when the protrusion is way off or just close.
The big problem with the Mosin Nagant is many people buy them as a first gun and have little or no knowledge of firearms and try to learn by trial and error. In this case error could be catastrophic. Just because the gun doesn't blow up the first time you fire it does not necessarily mean it is safe. My advise is to learn all you can, get the tool, and then enjoy your rifle. They are a blast!

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go over to russian-mosin-nagant.com for info, absolutely everything is there.

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There are a couple of publications which you might

enjoy. There's "The Mosin-Nagant Rifle" by Terence W. Lapin,

now probably in it's 6th or 7th printing.

And there is "The Official Soviet Mosin-Nagant Rifle Manual"

with original illustrations, and translation by Major James F.

Gebhardt, US Army(Retired)- IIRC, both are available from

Paladin Press...

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If your dad has a dial micrometer or a set of feeler gauges to set spark plugs, you can use either of those to get the proper protrusion. When you open the micrometer jaws the shaft extends out the other end to get the proper measurement. With feeler gauges you stack them to get the correct thickness.

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