Hey guys, I was wondering who here has a Mosin and what you've done to it (if anything). My buddy picked one up a while ago and restored very nicely. It looked like a fun project , and I am planning to ceracoat a 1911, so I thought I would pick one up to fool around and practice on. My intention was to simply refinish the stock and ceracoat the barrel (mainly just to practice).
Well, as with most things I do, it got a little involved. The barrel was beat up, and not very well machined it the first place, so I spent quite a bit of time just trying to smooth it all out. Then I came across the ArchAngel stock. It was a little pricey for a cheap rifle build but, I helped out my neighbor and did some work on his house so he ordered the stock for me. Unfortunately I don't like the scout scope set-up, so I had to drill and tap the receiver for a rail. Also needed to cut the handle off the bolt and make a new one to clear the rail. It got a little bit more involved then I was planning but, I like the journey, and it's fun. Not done yet but I figured I'd start a thread and see if any one has suggestions before I finish. I've only been shooting for about 18 months and this is my first gun project but I enjoy working with my hands and am willing to try anything.
Here is what a stock Mosin looks like if there is anyone who doesn't know what they look like.