As long as you dont modify the metal and save the parts it can put back to original however modernizing an old military is just not cost effective any more. You can do a basic sporting conversion on a Mosin for a hundred dollars (plastic stock and scope mount) plus the hundred or so for the rifle but you can buy a decent new scope ready hunting rifle for $300. The big advantage to the Mosin is cheap ammo for practice but not hunting.
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Last edited by JTJ; 09-13-2012 at 10:34 PM.