Mag.for M nagant 38

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by smed76, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. smed76

    smed76 New Member

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    Just wondering if anybody here has had a custom mag.built for a nagant.i hear it can't be dont without getting an archangel.
    I have a 38/composite sport stock.Dont like built in mag.but love my rifle.
     
  2. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I saw one on YouTube one time but he didn't give any specs. I guess all that means is that it can be done.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Its possible but you would end up with the same magazine made out of inferior material.
     
  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    double post
     
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  5. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The term "Nagant" is usually used to describe a revolver. The term Mosin-Nagant is far more accurate, and if you need to shorten to one word, Mosin would serve better.

    Learn to use the stripper-clips with your M-38 and you can reload PDQ, and not need to purchase anything else.
     
  6. smed76

    smed76 New Member

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    Ok,I'll pick up a few and try em at the next shoot,thanks for the info.as simple of a design you'd think some kind of mag. Would be on the market.If the kid on the YouTube Video did it,damn.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    If there was a better way with this gun it would have been done at some point in the last 122 years...

    The problem is its a rimmed cartridge. It takes a lot of space to load the magazine without getting rim locked. The soviet svd and romanian psl both use this cartridge but they are limited to ten rounds in a magazine wider than the reciever of the 91-30 and longer than the action can cycle.

    Your not going to find any good solution outside a different stock/mag combo.
     
  8. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Check this out

    [ame]http://youtu.be/ciqMGK0Sl00[/ame]
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Couldn't tell what was going on thanks to the drunk guy holding the camera.

    He only cycled 7 rounds. Claims to be 10 but I have my doubts on a straight magazine