my new Mosin-Nagant M91/30, named "Aleksandra" :D


April 12, 2010, 01:36 PM
hello THR, I'm that 15 yr old who has been whining about wanting to get a Mosin Nagant for some time now, finally managed to get one, and thought I would post some pictures. I thouroughly cleaned the bolt (took it apart to its components, didnt take the extractor out though, learned that could mess things up) and boiled the bolt parts in some water. scrubbed the chamber/forcing cone, magazine well, well with kerosene soaked paper towels, did a great job, cosmo came off decently easily. shoots great and straight, although my sights are off a little bit, any suggestions for fixes for this? I was told they are sighted in with the bayonet attached, and that since they bayonet pulls on the right of the barrel a little bit, that is why the sights are off to the left some. http://!/photo.php?pid=65055&id=100000815097993



comments, suggestions, compliments, and all cheers and jeers welcome, :D

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April 12, 2010, 01:38 PM
pics aren't working?

April 12, 2010, 01:41 PM
With USSR Mosins, it's anyone's guess how they were sighted in and it really doesn't mater that much. I'd suggest shooting an array of light and heavy ball plus some commercial stuff out of it to see what groups best. Once you know that, you can adjust windage yourself for that load with a brass punch. If the sight is really frozen on, a small dose of kroil at the seams will loosen it overnight. (Just don't get that stuff on your hands!). To move POI left, adjust the front sight to the right, and visa versa.

April 12, 2010, 01:43 PM
guess not, ok, that sounds good, Russian light ball works very well, will probably try that

April 12, 2010, 05:51 PM
Congrats on the 91/30 - is it a Tula or an Izhevsk? And what year is it?

Hope you have a lot of fun with it!

April 12, 2010, 05:57 PM
Mosin goodness!

Brass punch and hammer = soviet precision

I grouped about an inch on my best 3 shots @ 100 yards with my m44.

Still don't know how, but it was after i sighted it with the soviet precision method.

April 12, 2010, 06:06 PM
Congrats! I recently picked one up myself at a gun show. I got a 1941 Izhevsk with matching numbers on the bolt, receiver, and magazine. The rifling was still pretty good and it wasn't counterbored. I don't know how well it shoots though - I was able to get four inch groups at 50 yards my first time out, but I was shooting cheap 1950's Polish surplus light ball from AIM and I am not a good marksman.

It does suffer from a sticky bolt though, so I might do the chamber polish trick after another cleaning to see if there's any cosmoline still stuck in there.

April 12, 2010, 06:44 PM
In time you can graduate to a Finn ;-)

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