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Old 11-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #41
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OK, 1969 step-side Chevy pickup then.

I tried to get satisified with a scope mount on my SKS, but it just wasn't designed for a scope, so i resigned myself to enjoying it as it was designed, mostly.
Hmmmm.... I wonder... $130 and I could pickup the leather caps if they weren't included on ebay for $30...

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:36 AM   #42
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You can see through the JMECK. You don't have to drill and tap either.
I've been busy and haven't had a chance to order my mount yet. Two questions though about the JMECK. Does it require you to bend the bolt? A lot of pics I have looked at seem to show this. Also does it negatively effect scope eye relief in the spot it needs to be mounted at?
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #43
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As nice as that gun looks, it doesn't mAtter when or where it was made. I wouldnt do anything that can't be reversed. Buy another bolt body and have it modified. Buy a replacement rear sight mount and permannetly mount a rail to it then get a decent LER scope on it. I got a brass tacker and was not impressed. If you do everything as per instructions there is still play between the screws and the holes. I did put it on my junkiest MN then filled the ovulated holes in the mount with Epoxy, that seemed to fix it but for how long, who knows <<<Mickey Mouse.
You are more than likely gonna have to do some floating and shiming of the action. Don't be suprised if your best group is less than satisactory when shooting milsurp ammo. Not to say you shouldnt use milsurp to bring your accuracy to a point but keep in mind it will shoot better with more modern, consistant ammo. This is where I am with my project Mosin. I still have some tweaking to do before I start putting the good stuff down the tube. Bedding and shimming is the most indecisive steps to accurize with a 28 1/2 inch barrel. I also advise aganst all the quick fixes on the trigger as they are unsafe unless you completely understand the system. I bought a Timney (money well spent), along with getting a trigger that breaks like glass, you get a very handy, easy to use, reliable safety.
There are alot of advisers in this forum that have no business giving advice and a few that really know what they are talking about, be careful who you listen to.
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As nice as that gun looks, it doesn't mAtter when or where it was made. I wouldnt do anything that can't be reversed.
Yeah I was thinking that too... I may decide to just showcase it if it turns out to be as nice as I think it will be (still OTR, may not see it until after Christmas)... if I decide to use it as a goto weapon I may add the buttpad which will require screws I would imagine (can't decide whether brown or black) and a screw on the bottom side to mount a bipod... if I scope it I may go with the offset JMECK that would allow me more scope relief and the only modification it requires I believe is very light sanding for the mount strip which wouldn't be seen... so even if I do the mods to it, it wont be that much that is really being done to the original gun... I will not tap or bend the parts on it...
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Modiying a little is like being a little pregnant!

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Modiying a little is like being a little pregnant!
Haha, I suppose that's true... I'll have to wait until I can look at it... I may buy a second to mod...
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Is there a way to mount a scope to a mosin without altering the straight bolt handle?

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None .. go with the irons!

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Is there a way to mount a scope to a mosin without altering the straight bolt handle?
Yes. Carefully completely remove the rear sight if it is not soldered. Utube is your friend. There are a set of groves similar to a 22lr rifle. You can either use 22lr rings or an adapter to Weaver. Use an LER/pistol scope. If you are careful it is completely reversible and does not damage the rifle.
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It's yours to do with as you wish but it is a very nice example. If you want to save yourself The decision, Buy a barreled action, Drill and tap,cut the barrel, bend the bolt and put a modern sporter stock on it. When you have finished, it will be just what you want. Keep in mind: you will have $300-$400 or more invested and it will still be a Mosin Nagant worth $150-$200. You will have gained a vast amount of knowledge, you will be able to completely strip it down with your eyes closed and you will have the satisfaction of having done it yourself. To me it is a worthwhile project and you wont look back and wish you haden't chopped up such a pristine example. Have fun, don't get discouraged.

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Before I bent a bolt for it that I didnt need because I put a scout scope on the rear sight mount.

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$59-Brasstacker (didnt use)
$385-Total (could have bought a nice gun)
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