Modifying a Mosin Stock


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therickster
December 30, 2009, 06:52 PM
I'm thinking of shortening the wood that goes out along the barrel on a 91/30. Has anyone done this before? I would love to see pics of everyone's Mosin projects.

I also have an M44 that been in the process of being refinished for a couple of months now. It's mostly stripped of laminate and stain, but when I tried to restain it, certain parts (especially around the grip) would come out darker and blotchy. So I removed that and now I'm just kind of waiting. It's got a sort of pale driftwood look that is actually kind of neat, but I want to get it finished up. Thoughts or suggestions?

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Clipper
December 30, 2009, 07:55 PM
$60.00 ATI stock...

rondog
December 30, 2009, 09:01 PM
I wouldn't hack up a good original Mosin stock. I'd get one from ATI or Boyd's.

therickster
December 31, 2009, 12:53 AM
Thanks guys. I looked into the synthetic, but for 20 bucks more I could just get another Mosin to play with. :D I'm not really looking to totally butcher these, but I kind of enjoy taking a beat up surplus gun and at least making it respectable again.

CMP
December 31, 2009, 01:04 AM
hahaha good point

Erik M
December 31, 2009, 01:05 AM
i plan to sand down the finish on an m44 for restaining but I dont plan on changing the dimsneions of the stock. It would be interesting to see what people have done with those rifles. the 'sawed off' m44 pistol from youtube comes to mind.

seanie!
December 31, 2009, 06:53 AM
I say cut it up. With the insane amount of 91/30s out there, it's not like you're going to get any kind of crazy return on it, and we most likely will not run out of the things in our lifetime. It's a $100 rifle. Hack it up!

Caliper_RWVA
December 31, 2009, 10:33 AM
I've never seen one in person that looked any good, have always preferred the original look. Then again, maybe that was why they were back in the gun shop for sale...

However, if I were to modify a Mosin stock (and not start from scratch to make a thumbhole stock with a lower barrel axis...) I would probably follow what the Czechs did with their model VZ54 sniper. http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/0049.jpg

Brimic
December 31, 2009, 11:34 AM
I say cut it up. With the insane amount of 91/30s out there, it's not like you're going to get any kind of crazy return on it, and we most likely will not run out of the things in our lifetime. It's a $100 rifle. Hack it up!

I agree. There were far more 91/30s made than any other model of bolt action surplus rifle.

GD
December 31, 2009, 12:25 PM
Just make sure it is not a Finnish M91/30 or some other Finnish variant. I have seen too many rare Finnish rifles worth $400 or more turned into $100 Bubba specials. I have nightmares thinking about finding my holy grail Finnish M27 RV mosin worth $6000 or more with a cut barrel and stock for sale for $200 at a pawn shop.

leadcounsel
December 31, 2009, 12:32 PM
If you screw it up you can buy a new stock for $45.

http://www.militarygunsupply.com/shop2/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=54&zenid=f3t1e7jmeu1rcrvohnb1h1vli0

therickster
December 31, 2009, 01:51 PM
Don't worry, GD. Mine is just a cheap Russian with non-matching numbers and a funky bolt. Nobody should be too upset...

Clipper
December 31, 2009, 02:15 PM
Don't get me wrong, Hacking up the original stock doesn't bother me. I have a 91/30 with a 22" barrel job, a m-700 bolt handle and an ATI stock. The reason I recommend the ATI is because it's so much better than a hacked original for shooting in general. I've never seen a reshaped military stock that was anything but an ugly compromise that made the gun less of a shooter than it could be.

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