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scott467 06-28-2012 10:41 AM

Mosin straight bolt
Ok first I'm not a rifle guy. I'm just starting to get into them really so not to sure if this will work. I have an old mosin that's a great scout rifle. What I would like to see is if it's possible to modify it so you can pull the bolt straight back instead of having to twist it and if so is it legal? Sorry I'm not sure if it's called a straight bolt. Basically what I want to do is make it so I can pull the bolt straight back to rechamber instead of having to do the twisting motion.

tCan 06-28-2012 11:02 AM

I doubt it. Its possible I'm sure. But just get a swiss K31. It'll cost you a lot less money. You'd need to basically build a whole new gun to do what you want.

c3shooter 06-28-2012 11:08 AM

Agree with what he said. It is POSSIBLE to make a lever action fully automatic. Not easy, not cheap, not realistic. That turning action is what keeps the bolt from passing all the way thru your head when you fire.

For a relatively inexpensive straight pull action, get a K-31- and yes, they ARE fast to cycle.

mountainman13 06-28-2012 12:52 PM

You could have the bolt turned down. That would kind of make it seem like there is less travel.

robocop10mm 06-28-2012 01:44 PM

The rotating bolt allows for the action to lock up and keep you alive. Study the design characteristics of bolt action firearms and see what I am referring to .

scott467 06-28-2012 08:27 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I understand the mechanics of the bolt and why you have to do the twist motion. I have seen a rifle (I believe it was a savage axis that a friend heavily modified) that he could pull the bolt straight back and chamber a round so it was still bolt action you just didn't have to do the twist.

c3shooter 06-28-2012 09:17 PM

Scott- there ARE straight pull bolt action rifles. They work in a variety of different ways- but they were DESIGNED that way from the start.

The 6mm Remington Lee Navy rifle, the Swiss K-31 are both straight pull, but totally different actions. One that is out there on the market fairly cheap right now is the Steyr Mannlicher 1895. Please note that is NOT 8mm Mauser.

scott467 06-28-2012 09:31 PM

Awesome I'm looking into these now thanks

jpattersonnh 06-29-2012 01:54 AM

The Blaser R93 is a strait pull modern rifle, as in new design.

trip286 06-29-2012 01:59 AM

What wouldn't be a bad idea I think, would be to take a Swiss, rebarrel it to 7.62x54r, and modify the bolt head. Dangerous? Maybe. But cool as hell.

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