Best Scope Mount for A Mosin Nagant 91/30


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fissionproducts
August 25, 2004, 12:01 PM
I am interested in putting a scope on my 1942 Izhevsk 91/30 Mosin Nagant. Before I get accused of blasphemy let me point out that I already have a 91/30 that I plan on keeping original. The one I am considering putting a scope on already has a canted front sight. I want to get the most stable scope mount I can. I have a gunsmith who can drill and tap the receiver. Do any of you folks have a suggestion?

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ocabj
August 25, 2004, 12:11 PM
All the scope mounts I've seen for the 91/30 are scout mounts which are no drill/tap bases which replace the rear sight leaf.

Darrell's Scout Mount: http://p077.ezboard.com/fparallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforumsfrm85
S&K: http://www.scopemounts.com
B-Square: http://www.b-square.com

I have a Darrell mount on my M38. Very solid.

Are you going modify the bolt handle since you're going to drill/tap for a conventional scope mount position?

fissionproducts
August 25, 2004, 12:17 PM
I was really hoping to find a way to get a good solid scope mount without modifying the bolt handle. This will probably require installing the mount further up the length of the rifle. Is there any way to mount a scope in the conventional position with bending the bolt handle?

ocabj
August 25, 2004, 12:29 PM
I was really hoping to find a way to get a good solid scope mount without modifying the bolt handle. This will probably require installing the mount further up the length of the rifle. Is there any way to mount a scope in the conventional position with bending the bolt handle?

Well, if you are going to move the scope mount forward to avoid modifying the bolt, you're going to have to move it such that the rear of the scope is in front of the bolt handle. At that point you might as well use a no drill/tap scout scope mount and use a scout scope, because if you're that far forward with the scope, the eye relief is going to be a lot longer than 4".

If you plan on using a regular scope (3-4" eye relief) you're going to have to modify the bolt.

J&G has a Mosin Nagant mount kit which is a drill and tap mount along with a new bolt handle. Not sure if there's any cutting and welding involved, but there probably is. You can probably find a bent bolt that was used on 91/30 sniper rifles at one of the many milsurp parts dealers online.

fissionproducts
August 25, 2004, 12:37 PM
Thanks for the input!

Sam Adams
August 25, 2004, 12:53 PM
Before taking the leap and going for a scope, why don't you look at the peepsites on the Mojo website http://www.mojosights.com/

These will give you good accuracy improvement while not spoiling the look of the rifle, and the sights will be cheaper than the cost of the scope mount, rings and scope (even if you go cheap on all of them). Oh, and no modifications to the bolt are needed.

fissionproducts
August 25, 2004, 01:06 PM
The reason I was set on using a scope is so that I could participate at a 600 yard center fire clinic. A scope would be a necessity at such a distance.

Maybe I should just borrow my uncle's Remington 700 in 30'06. I would however feel better using my own rifle.

pbhome71
August 25, 2004, 01:08 PM
Darrell's Scout Mount: http://p077.ezboard.com/fparallaxsc...armsforumsfrm85


Darrell's scout mount is very sturdy. You need to use a long eye relief scope i.e. pistol scope. I had one installed on my 91/59 and I was very happy with it. I took it because I like to use iron-sight better than a scope.


-Pat

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