scope for mosin

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by gunnutdaddy, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    I have a 91-30. I have been keeping it on open sights and it shoots great. I was thinking of trying to put a scope on it. Any suggestions or tips. I've seen the mil spec scope that was made for the rifle, are there any other options?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Welcome to FTF, we have an intro section where you can introduce and tell us a bit about yourself.

    There are many options for mounting scopes on a Mosin, the one I like best and want to do with my own, is to go the issue equipment route. Other than that, there are Mid to long eye relief options that mount from the rear sight base, and a rail that mounts on the rear sight base and places a scope over the receiver via a cantilever design.

    ATI's Mosin Nagant Scope Mount with Bolt Handle

    Mosin Nagant Scope Mount, Shooting Supplies, Brand Not Specified at Sportsman's Guide

    Long Eye Relief Scope Mounts, Gewehr 1898, 1908 Brazilian, 1909 Argentine, 1891 Argentine Mauser, Czech 98/29 Persian, Swedish Mausers 1896, 1895 Chilean Mauser

    MOSIN NAGANT LER SCOUT SCOPE MOUNT 91 91/30 38 44 91/56

    There you go, happy shooting.
     

  3. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    Thank-you! It helped a lot. What's your opinion though. I m still kind of torn. Ill mainly use the weapon as a recreational firearm, but I will be using it once a year possibly to hunt deer. Opinion.
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I just put a scope on mine. There is a 3/8 dovetail under the rear sight. If you drive the pins out of the rear sight base you can tap it forward with a plastic hammer. Then just use 3/8 dovetail scope mounts. I used a pistol scope.
     
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    It is easliy changed back by simply putting the base back on and inserting the pins.
     
  6. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    Sorry I meant to put a? Not a.
     
  7. unclebear

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    There are two ways you could go in my opinion, you could spend the money get a remake turn down bold and a remake PU scope w./ mount and make it look like the old sniper rifle. Or you could sporterize it have a gun smith put a modern turn down bolt and a modern scope mounting system above the receiver which would require drilling and tapping holes. Or if you just want to do a DIY you could always get a cheap scope mount that replaces your back iron sight and you would need to use a scout scope (long eye relief scope). But me Personally I plane on making mine like the old school sniper rifle just because I love the look!
     
  8. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    See that's what I was thinking if I put a scope on mine. That weapon has so much history I would want to preserve the image as well.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Google Jim the bolt man, he can set you up with an authentic styled turn down handle. Me personally, I want an original scope set up, even one of the repros would make me happy (seems that repro mounts get mediocre reviews, and repro glass gets good reviews)

    The problem with OEM scope set ups is that it involves some gunsmithing, and they are EXPENSIVE. An original mount costs anywhere from 200-500 bucks and an original PU scope can go for about the same price, and the scope just isn't as good quality as something more modern (because of the advances in technology we've had in the past 70 years)
     
  10. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    Yeah that's what I'm leaning toward too. Keeping that original image, that history. That still begs the question on even whether to do it or not. It shoots so well with the irons
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Here's the thing... I WANT to do it myself, but I don't NEED it, therefor I'm in no big hurry.

    One day, I will be mounting an original scope on my rifle, or getting a MN sniper. Until that day, mine also shoots excellent with irons.

    It's a question of priorities/want/needs.

    The other mounting options of mounting it from the rear sight base are very reasonable in price for the mounts, leaving money for a quality scope, and as Rick said, it's easily reversible.
     
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  12. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    Man I love this forum LOL. I was gradually making my way to that decision. I know this is off subject for this thread but it just hit me so I have to put it out there. I think the reason I love firearms so much is that because they are a form of lethal art. Now please don't take me wrong, my father always raised me to respect weapons and that the difference between "weapons" and "guns", is the person holding it and ill pass the same principle and respect down to my son and hope he keeps it alive as well. Anyway, how many paintings can you name me that can defend the artists family from a wannabe home invader? How many sculptures can protect a woman in a dark parking lot from a man who thinks she defenseless? We buy guns, and because of our love for our family, our God, and our second we make them our own weapons. My mosin is the same mosin as yours, or his, or hers; but at the same time, its MY mosin because of my love for it and my creativity for it. I just had this Epiphany and I needed to share it
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    This is my rifle...there are many like it, but this one is mine.

    You want to see a real work of genius? Break down an MG, and figure out that one. Engineering beauty for sure.
     
  14. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    Very true. I've seen the guts of a M249 and a ma deuce. It about makes your brain bleed haha
     
  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    M249 is my all time favorite, I'll tell anyone, any day of the week. It's a marvel in it's simplicity.
     
  16. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    This is true. Mg's are still fairly new to me. I'm not an expert but I know what's going with rifles, and I'm familiar with handguns, but mg's are def my next discipline that I would like to pursue. The problem is the only experience I got with the them was my brief six years in the service as a heavy equipment operator. Its hard to find anyone with them that wants to give them up and fairly expensive I might add to get your hands on semi versions let alone mil spec
     
  17. trip286

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    I did a briefer stint of 4 years in USMC infantry, but at least I even got to sleep with mine!

    I had become so familiar with it that is was like taking an amputation every time I came back from overseas. I've still got the callus on my right pinkie (6 years later) from the way I held the pistol grip.

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  18. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    Nice. Yeah I only got that close to my m16. I did qualify on the 249 but I never got to really sit down with it and work with it
     
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    First time I got in trouble was over my SAW. In my unit all the new boots straight out of infantry school were issued SAWs or given crap dutys, and then my company decided to enact a new SOP, wherein all SAW gunners were to be only the senior E-3's. I was a boot private at the time, and only had 4 months in the fleet, but when my Lieutenant tried to tell me that I would not be a SAW gunner anymore I told him to "F*&^ off or promote me".

    I kept the SAW, got an NJP, and wasn't allowed to be promoted to PFC for a year. I got the better end of the deal.
     
  20. gunnutdaddy

    gunnutdaddy New Member

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    Well he should have known better than to come between a marine and his weapon