Mosin straight bolt

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by scott467, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. scott467

    scott467 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    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.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    You could have the bolt turned down. That would kind of make it seem like there is less travel.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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 .
     
  6. scott467

    scott467 New Member

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    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.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    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. http://world.guns.ru/rifle/repeating-rifle/at/steyr-mannlicher-m95-e.html
     
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  8. scott467

    scott467 New Member

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    Awesome I'm looking into these now thanks
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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  10. trip286

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    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.
     
  11. c3shooter

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    No danger in converting a K31- that action is as strong as any you will find- but why? IMHO, the 7.5 Swiss is a better LOOONG range round than the 7.62x54R.
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    The only reason I would even consider it is because of the cheap availability of the x54r.
     
  13. texaswoodworker

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    The M95 Steyr Mannlicher Rifle is a strait pull bolt action. It also uses a cool em block clip (similar to a M1 Garand, but ejects out the bottom). The ammo isn't exactly what you would call cheap though. It not really easy to find either (8x56R). You can find the gun itself for about $110. Classic arms usually has them, but they're out right now. http://www.classicfirearms.com/c-r-eligible

    Your best bet would be going with the K31 though.
     
  14. big_blue79

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    There is also the Schmidt Rubin 1911 rifle that has a Straight Pull Bolt.
     
  15. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    I had a garand that i shot so much cheap ammo one day the gas port plugged. So it became a straight pull bolt gun.