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So I've decided that I want to sport my mosin up, and I have an idea of how I want it to look.


However, I don't have the tools to crown the muzzle once I've cut off the 7 inches. Does anyone know of a place in MD or a place I could send it in to and they do it for a reasonable price? Or maybe know a cheaper solution in a DIY situation without having to buy a $70 bit to crown it? Also, when I get the new stock, what is the point of bedding pillars? Thanks.
 

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Ask yourself one thing before you do this. Why?

Do you want a tack driving, modern rifle? Or just because you can?

If your answer is "just because I can", then more power to you.

If you're wanting a modern sporting rifle, you can do it better and cheaper by starting out with a more modern rifle to begin with.

Now. A barrel can be crowned by chucking a bolt in a drill, coating the head with polishing compound, and working that on the muzzle. Recoat as needed, often.
 

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Yep, so "because I can.", right?

In that case, have fun man. I'm a bit of a purist, and I couldn't see doing that to a piece of history, but, to each his own.
 

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If you decide you want to save your mosin's history, you can buy barreled actions for very little money. Classic arms usually has some, or you can find them floating around.
 

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Well down the road, I'll likely just set aside money to buy4 or 5 of them and keep 3 of them in classic configuration.
 
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