Custom Mosin Barrel


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War Squirrel
January 6, 2012, 03:18 AM
Anyone know of a place to get an inexpensive aftermarket barrel for a Mosin? The UK59's dried up before I had a chance to grab one. Will Green Mountain make a finished barrel?

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LoonWulf
January 6, 2012, 03:26 AM
I hate to say it, but i think were both SOL on a cheap mosy barrel. If you could get enough folks you could probably talk one of the manufactures into a small run. Other wise your going to have to pay for a custom barrel...i think Lothar will make barrels for the nagant, im sure some one else will chime in with better info.

War Squirrel
January 6, 2012, 03:31 AM
Think we're SOL huh? Ah well...
A Lothar would be crazy expensive, wouldn't it? I'm trying to hover around $250 if at all possible, which is nowhere near their prices I'm sure.

LoonWulf
January 6, 2012, 03:48 AM
No idea on the cost, not even 100% sure as to lothar walter. I think I remember reading about the rifle the owner of rocksolidindustries built and uses having a lothar barrel on it.

War Squirrel
January 6, 2012, 03:50 AM
I checked out their chambering list, and they offer 7.62x54r as "Mosin Nagant chambering". You're probably right about that one being a Lothar Walther. I'll call and see what they say. Thanks!

LoonWulf
January 6, 2012, 03:52 AM
cool, id be interested to know what they say.

Shadow 7D
January 6, 2012, 04:35 AM
I thought TN gun had a bunch that were already turned down for a MN

cleardiddion
January 6, 2012, 06:09 PM
http://www.classicarms.us/firearms.htm

CA had some but it looks as they're sold out at the moment. Might want to give them a call or just check up on the website every so often.

War Squirrel
January 7, 2012, 05:07 AM
I called CA and they said they were sold out for good... I was just too darn late for them I guess. Anyone have a UK59 Mosin barrel they would be willing to let go of?

EDIT: Scratch that, I found out a lovely tidbit of info. Model 70 barrels will fit a Mosin action if you turn off .0018 off the height of the threads. And a Rem700 barrel has enough meat on the tenon to turn off the threads, then turn new ones on the fresh metal. Also, a .308 chamber is dimensionally small enough for a 7.62x54r reamer to make a fresh chamber, as well as having a perfect 1/10 twist rate.
Off to the drawing board! >:D

GooseGestapo
January 7, 2012, 10:35 AM
Give E.R.Shaw a call. I know they will turn a barrel for most commercial actions to match the factory contour. I don't know if they will chamber for the 7.62x54, but a decent gunsmith can install the barrel and ream the chamber. However, I don't know what their current turn-around time is. On their "custom rifles" it's running about 9mos!

Jim Watson
January 7, 2012, 05:08 PM
Model 70 barrels will fit a Mosin action if YOU turn off .0018 off the height of the threads.

Fixed that for you.
I see a lot of Internet Projects that sound superficially interesting IF you have the tools and knowhow to do it yourself. But paying a gunsmith to do heavy work on a surplus rifle these days is going to run the cost up out of all proportion.

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