Type 53 Nagant

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Thatmoonshiner, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Thatmoonshiner

    Thatmoonshiner New Member

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    Just bought a chinese type 53, ditching the wood stock for ATI black synthetic, my question is do i need the barrel bands and if so how do i get them off, if i don't need them i'll to cut them. Can i put a scope on somehow if I remove the leaf sights?
     
  2. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Hopefully this video will answer some of your questions. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqmWcLKQXgI&sns=em[/ame]
    But for the barrel band, on my M91/30 I can take off the rear one but the front one is too small to fit over the front sight, I'm not sure how that is for the T53's, but I've seen scope tapped and put behind the rear sight and sometimes on the chamber wall

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  3. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Hopefully this video will answer your questions
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqmWcLKQXgI&sns=em[/ame]
    You should be able to drill and tap where the sights were, but I would ask a gunsmith just to be safe.
     
  4. Thatmoonshiner

    Thatmoonshiner New Member

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    im putting on a synthetic stock though so do i even need the barrel bands
     
  5. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    No you don't, sorry I misread the original post, my bad
     
  6. Thatmoonshiner

    Thatmoonshiner New Member

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    thanks though just makin sure i can cut them off, and i'm nickel platin it so should i remove the originial bluing