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Nagant... updating...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Arbo, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Arbo

    Arbo Well-Known Member

    Bought one of the ATI stocks for one of my Nagant's, fit like a glove... also a bipod.

    But when I took the rifle apart, I notice there are some small areas of surface rust on the bottom of the barrel. What is the best method to 'fix' this up? With the new stock some of it shows on the barrel underside, so I want the 'fix' to look uniform or to match the rest of the barrel.
  2. highbrow

    highbrow Well-Known Member

    Nagants are pistols.
    Rifles are Mosins or Mosin Nagant.
  3. Arbo

    Arbo Well-Known Member

    It's a 'Mosin Nagant'...
  4. tahunua001

    tahunua001 Well-Known Member

    what highbrow said, Nagant had very little do do with the overall design of the 1891, Mosin did most of the work so just calling it a nagant is kindof insulting to dead russian dude.

    also surface rust is easily dealt with, steel wool to clean the rust off, cold bluing solution to make the spot blend in and gun oil to seal it in and prevent further rust.
  5. stubbicatt

    stubbicatt Well-Known Member


    Ok. A little penetrating oil like Kroil and 4 ought steel wool will clean that up. Then you will wish to properly preserve it with CLP or the like, and periodically removing the barreled action from the stock and reapply preservative.

    Sergei Mosin developed the magazine with interrupter that prevented rimlock, if I remember correctly, Emil Nagant developed the remainder of the bolt and receiver.

    Maybe it was the other way around. I don't know.
  6. TurtlePhish

    TurtlePhish Well-Known Member

    Actually, the only thing Nagant designed on the rifle was the way the magazine spring/baseplate assembly attached to the magazine body.

    Kroil/PB Blaster etc. and 0000 steel wool is a good idea. It works well.

    Paste wax is a great metal protectant.
  7. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    Put some gun oil on the rust then scrape it off with a nickle or a penny. It won't remove the blueing that way....Steel wool will remove the bluing.....chris3
  8. akv3g4n

    akv3g4n Well-Known Member


    Learned the hard way using 0000 steel wood. It will remove the bluing along with the rust. Use a pre 1982 penny or copper wool purchased at a hardware store. Treat with gun oil when finished.
  9. Arbo

    Arbo Well-Known Member

    thanks for the advice
  10. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    I just upgraded my M44 with some blood red shellac! These rifles are damn fun

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