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Best Scope Mount for A Mosin Nagant 91/30

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fissionproducts, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. fissionproducts

    fissionproducts Active Member

    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?
  2. ocabj

    ocabj Well-Known Member

  3. fissionproducts

    fissionproducts Active Member

    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?
  4. ocabj

    ocabj Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. fissionproducts

    fissionproducts Active Member

    Thanks for the input!
  6. Sam Adams

    Sam Adams Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. fissionproducts

    fissionproducts Active Member

    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.
  8. pbhome71

    pbhome71 Well-Known Member

    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.


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