mosin nagant custom barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by radiohead123, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. radiohead123

    radiohead123 New Member

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    I have a mosin nagant m-44 and have sporterized it a bit and want to do something about that stock barrel. How easy is it to swap the barrel out for a heavier one? does it Amy gunsmithing?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    you are going to need to find a barrel with the correct threading and .311 bore size or stick to handloading and use .308 bullets and go with a 308 bore. you will also need a barrel vice, receiver wrench, a go and a no-go gage for 7.62x54r. the barrel is likely to be seized to the receiver and might require heating to break it loose.
     

  3. radiohead123

    radiohead123 New Member

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    Could any gunsmith do this if i bought a heavy barrel online?
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Most likely. But it will probably far out cost the value of the gun.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    not just any barrel will work. it has to have the correct diameter at the chamber end to fit in the receiver and the correct type of threads with the correct thread pitch to match the receiver
     
  6. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You would be far better off just to buy the type of rifle you are trying to build.

    If you completed your proposed project you would have a $600.00+, obsolete bolt action rifle worth about $100.00, maybe less after the alterations.

    Someone was recently selling surplus machinegun heavy barrels for just such projects. It may have been Sarco or Numerich. If I remember right, they were threaded and chambered right for the Mosin-Nagant. Even with the barrel you need a lot of skilled labor to make it into a workable firearm.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i agree but i dont think you would be able to sell it for 100$ :)

    if your looking for a diy project you can build to suit your needs for relatively cheap, i would look at buying a savage long or short action and choosing a caliber and building it up yourself.

    the cool thing about savage bolt guns in the model 110/10 series you dont need to ream the chamber which makes it very doable for just about anyone.
     
  8. radiohead123

    radiohead123 New Member

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    Yea those are good points. I have it pretty much done to how i like it minus the stock barrel. I might take it to a gunsmith and have him cut off the part where the bayonet was to make it look clean.
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Have you shot the gun yet? Nagants sometimes have barrel harmonics issues and basically will not group without the bayonet. I would hate to have you finish all this work and make it impossible to mount the bayonet and then find that the gun won't shoot inside an 8" circle at 75 yards.
     
  10. radiohead123

    radiohead123 New Member

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    If the picture worked that's what i have on it so far. I will take a better one when im home but it still shoots great just have to get it sited in

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  11. THEAKDUDE

    THEAKDUDE New Member

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    wait is that the carbine model or full size barrel?
     
  12. THEAKDUDE

    THEAKDUDE New Member

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    crap I have the full size and want that stock but its Gonna look retarded
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    personally if it shoots good, just leave it be. i think trying to put a different barrel on it will lessen it's value and be more a PITA than it's worth. there are way better guns for building than the Mosin. like JonM suggested, the Savage can be done at home without needing a bunch of specialized tools or a lathe to change barrels. most critical tool needed are a set of no-go and go gauges in the caliber of your choice. plus the Savages have lots of parts and accessories available for them. and they are wickedly accurate!
     
  14. radiohead123

    radiohead123 New Member

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    Yea there are online modeling the stock i have with the regular size barrel and it doesn't look to bad. I did all this for around three hundred and the bolt my uncle did for me.

    Yea i agree i also don't have much time to be working with a new barrel so i will look into the savage. That's for the help!
     
  15. mrtunk

    mrtunk New Member

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    You could always spend 100 dollars on a longer barrel model Mosin Nagant,(M91/30) and drop that in the stock. The 91/30 barrel is around 52 inches long, so some length might balance the overall look of the rifle.