[How-To] Checking the firing pin protrusion on a Mosin Nagant 91/30 rifle
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > Gunsmithing Forum >

[How-To] Checking the firing pin protrusion on a Mosin Nagant 91/30 rifle


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
molonlabexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 978
Liked 373 Times on 236 Posts
Likes Given: 160

Default [How-To] Checking the firing pin protrusion on a Mosin Nagant 91/30 rifle

I cannot stress the importance of this for ANY firearm. If your pin is striking a primer too deep, it can really cause a lot of issues and can be catastrophic depending on how bad it is. Because a lot of people miss what the "Mosin tool" is for, I wanted to make a video about it. Enjoy and let me know if you need help, I don't want ya'lls pretty faces getting hit with gas!


__________________
NRA member. Gun owner. From my cold, dead hands...


Haven't got a lot, I don't need a lot. Coffee's only a dime. Living in the sunlight, Loving in the moonlight, Having a wonderful time!


I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED...

Last edited by molonlabexx; 08-10-2014 at 06:51 AM.
molonlabexx is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-19-2014, 08:59 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dteed4094's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 797
Liked 61 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 46

Default

I think this should be a sticky. A while back there was a person new to guns that thought it wouldn't hurt to just try his Mosin out without checking the pin protrusion as he didn't get the tool with the gun and couldn't afford the couple dollars to buy one. Hopefully we convinced him to wait. I myself didn't know squat about Mosins when I bought mine and straight from the LGS to the range. I did have penetration 2 out of the first three rounds I shot. Fortunately I noticed and took the gun home and spent the next 4 hours researching all I could about the gun. Problem rectified. Many lessons learned.
__________________
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks nothing is worth war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than his own personal safety is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless he is made free and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself" John Stuart Mill
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of
Paul.
dteed4094 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,698
Liked 2611 Times on 1484 Posts
Likes Given: 2004

Default

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah, that whole "firing the gun without cleaning it first".

That will work with Remingtons, Marlins, Rugers and most

other American firearms, but not comblocs.


If you don't field strip, clean, and oil your AK,SKS, Mosin, or

other combloc milsurp, you'll be lucky if you have the mother of

all jams before you fire it, heat up the cosmo, and allow

it to melt and stick to the cartridge in the chamber.
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 11:18 PM   #4
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 19,237
Liked 6791 Times on 3610 Posts
Likes Given: 506

Default

add in a portion on the vid how to adjust the protrusion itself and i will sticky this thread.
__________________
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent
JonM is offline  
dteed4094 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 02:49 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
molonlabexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 978
Liked 373 Times on 236 Posts
Likes Given: 160

Default

I can do a separate video in the next few days. Will that work for you? I can just edit it in in the OP for a total of 2 videos.
__________________
NRA member. Gun owner. From my cold, dead hands...


Haven't got a lot, I don't need a lot. Coffee's only a dime. Living in the sunlight, Loving in the moonlight, Having a wonderful time!


I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED...
molonlabexx is offline  
dteed4094 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 12:56 PM   #6
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 19,237
Liked 6791 Times on 3610 Posts
Likes Given: 506

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by molonlabexx View Post
I can do a separate video in the next few days. Will that work for you? I can just edit it in in the OP for a total of 2 videos.
that will be fine. if your editing priviliges expire before your ready just pm the link to the vid and i will add it in.
__________________
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent
JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 12:08 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
molonlabexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 978
Liked 373 Times on 236 Posts
Likes Given: 160

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonM View Post
that will be fine. if your editing priviliges expire before your ready just pm the link to the vid and i will add it in.
Alright thanks bud!
__________________
NRA member. Gun owner. From my cold, dead hands...


Haven't got a lot, I don't need a lot. Coffee's only a dime. Living in the sunlight, Loving in the moonlight, Having a wonderful time!


I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED...
molonlabexx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 09:37 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
molonlabexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 978
Liked 373 Times on 236 Posts
Likes Given: 160

Default

Update: Sorry for the video delay, I HAVE NOT forgotten about it, just been SUPER busy. I plan to do the video on how to fix protrusion on the firing pin here in the next few days. Looking forward to helping the community out and thanks for the opportunity!
__________________
NRA member. Gun owner. From my cold, dead hands...


Haven't got a lot, I don't need a lot. Coffee's only a dime. Living in the sunlight, Loving in the moonlight, Having a wonderful time!


I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED...
molonlabexx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 10:56 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chainfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,879
Liked 1728 Times on 1030 Posts
Likes Given: 374

Default

While you are in the videographing mood, show 'em how to check headspace, stressing the importance of that, especially if the bolt is not a serial match to the receiver.
__________________
"It is better to be too skeptical then too credulous"

Carl Sagan
Chainfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 04:00 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
molonlabexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 978
Liked 373 Times on 236 Posts
Likes Given: 160

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chainfire View Post
While you are in the videographing mood, show 'em how to check headspace, stressing the importance of that, especially if the bolt is not a serial match to the receiver.
In my personal recommendation, head spacing is something that should be checked by a professional. I have seen to many "go" bolts that end up being a disaster. That is just MY opinion and certainly not the case for everyone. We just have a lot of kitchen gunsmiths.
__________________
NRA member. Gun owner. From my cold, dead hands...


Haven't got a lot, I don't need a lot. Coffee's only a dime. Living in the sunlight, Loving in the moonlight, Having a wonderful time!


I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED...
molonlabexx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
mosin nagant firing pin molonlabexx General Rifle Discussion 9 04-19-2013 11:14 AM
Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle PcolaCatFan Curio & Relic Discussion 19 06-12-2012 11:41 PM
Mosin Nagant Firing Pin Cope's Distributing Sponsor Display 0 07-12-2011 07:50 PM
Rem 700 firing pin protrusion Ockhamsrifle Gunsmithing Forum 3 06-05-2010 03:07 AM
Mosin Nagant rifle question Slickrick214 Curio & Relic Discussion 28 08-13-2008 03:21 PM



Newest Threads