Finished restoring my mosin nagant m44

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by patrickjr, May 15, 2013.

  1. patrickjr

    patrickjr New Member

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    So about a year ago i got it and it was butchered someone cut the stock and spray painted the stock camo and removed the bayonet but I only paid $60 for it.

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    I stated by getting a new stock a laminate one for $50 then I used an extra sling I had and I used an extra cleaning rod I had and cut it down and machined it down and threaded it. But I had a super hard time finding the correct bayonet but last week I orders one for $25 and it is now fully restored. The down side is none of the numbers match but for $135 total I think I did alright.


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    Let me know what you think.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    It looks beautiful. Very nice rifle and you did a great job.
     

  3. bamashooter68

    bamashooter68 Member

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    You did a fine job. Very nice.
     
  4. gunsmoke11

    gunsmoke11 New Member

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    It's lovely. Be proud of the job you did. You made a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
     
  5. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    One of the best looking Mosins I've seen I a good while.
     
  6. patrickjr

    patrickjr New Member

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    Thanks everyone. It's been a challenge at times but the end result was very rewarding. I went out and shot it today and I defiantly think the bayonet improved accuracy it was all over the place before I put it on and now I'm hitting an 8" steel plate at 150 yards every shot.
     
  7. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    That makes a lot of sense, they were sighted in with bayonets attached. Most 91/30s have to be sighted in for the same reason.