Took some pics, how do they look? M91/30 PU Sniper


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TurtlePhish
January 31, 2013, 01:04 PM
These are from a while ago, just got around to uploading them on Photobucket.

Taken with an iPhone 4, midday, overcast sky.

Any and all feedback on the photos or rifle appreciated!

1942 M91/30, set it up with a reproduction PU scope from Accumounts. I refinished the stock myself- it was stripped with denatured alcohol and 0000 steel wool, then 10 or 12 thin layers of shellac were applied, rubbed with steel wool between coats.

http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q532/TurtlePhish/AFD95527-E670-4CDD-A0C9-0061DC81A9A3-455-0000002AC4798183.jpg

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http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q532/TurtlePhish/1A4888EC-EEA8-44EC-B7F4-37DA41FDF51F-455-0000002AEB276BE8.jpg

http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q532/TurtlePhish/38847880-AB95-4AF5-995A-49AF709FE230-455-0000002AF95B9FAD.jpg

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I wish I'd focused on the muzzle for this one:

http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q532/TurtlePhish/EF5F0E0F-B97C-4A46-AEDE-29EF120C3FF1-455-0000002B187D3B85.jpg

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This one really shows the deep red-orange color of the shellac:

http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q532/TurtlePhish/FA103E06-6769-4470-AC42-89997254001F-455-0000002B51E890E7.jpg

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TIMC
January 31, 2013, 01:12 PM
Nice pics and good looking rifle. You planning on hand loading for it?

Cosmoline
January 31, 2013, 01:17 PM
Very nice. I like the finish on the wood.

bainter1212
January 31, 2013, 01:37 PM
Very nice. Range report?

ThePenguinKnight
January 31, 2013, 02:02 PM
So this was a non-sniper 91/30, to wjich you added a reproduction scope mount and scope? I have been thinking of adding such a mount to my own 91/30, though I chose a less traditional finish for mine. I do love the Ruskie red on yours.

allaroundhunter
January 31, 2013, 02:04 PM
So this was a non-sniper 91/30, to which you added a reproduction scope mount and scope?

Also you would have to change the bolt.

TurtlePhish
January 31, 2013, 02:05 PM
Nice pics and good looking rifle. You planning on hand loading for it?


I reload 7.62x54r, but I haven't tried reloads in it yet. So far they've all gone to my M39. This particular rifle slugs at .314", so I'm currently waiting on an order of 250 .315" cast bullets from Penn Bullets.

I'm not entirely sure why the bore diameter is that large; the rifling is strong, lands are pretty sharp, and the grooves are moderately shiny. There isn't any undue wear at the muzzle and the "bullet test" shows it's quite good.

Very nice. Range report?


Roughly 3.5MOA@100yds with PPU 182gr FMJ.

So this was a non-sniper 91/30, to wjich you added a reproduction scope mount and scope?


Yup! It was totally worth it, IMO.

Also you would have to change the bolt.


Had a local 'smith lengthen and bend the original handle. The angle is a little wide compared to the real thing; I've been thinking about bending it just a little more with a torch and piece of pipe.

TheGrimReaper
January 31, 2013, 04:43 PM
I like it! Good job.

macomb2013
February 1, 2013, 08:16 PM
Who made the repro? How much u pay for it?

TurtlePhish
February 1, 2013, 10:03 PM
Who made the repro? How much u pay for it?


I had a local gunsmith pin the mount onto the receiver.

Rifle was $89.95 from AIM, scope and mounting hardware were $300.

nissantech
February 2, 2013, 12:50 PM
So did you use any stain on the wood? I am in the middle of doing the same thing and LOVE the color on the wood. That is exactly what I want mine to look like. You have done a great job. Let use know more on the re doing the stock

TurtlePhish
February 2, 2013, 04:20 PM
So did you use any stain on the wood? I am in the middle of doing the same thing and LOVE the color on the wood. That is exactly what I want mine to look like. You have done a great job. Let use know more on the re doing the stock


Nope, no stain directly on the wood. The first five or six coats of shellac were plain garnet, steel wool between coats after allowing them to thoroughly dry. The next few were garnet tinted with a very small amount of mahogany stain, same drying and steel wool rub process. After steel wooling the last coat, I covered the whole thing in a coat of paste wax, let it dry, then buffed it off with a microfiber cloth.

Thanks for the compliments! :)

Hokkmike
February 2, 2013, 07:54 PM
To be honest, that is as nice as I have seen! Great job! Now, when are you taking orders?

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