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finaly got a Mosin-Nagant

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Carbon_15, Aug 9, 2004.

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  1. Carbon_15

    Carbon_15 Member

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    I have been wanting one for quite a while and finaly broke down and picked up a M44 at the last gun show. I wanted a M38 but there were none to be found. Actually I'm glad now I couldn't find the 38...the bayonete is really growing on me.
    Anyway, I finished the last coat of BLO today and got everything put back together. I touched up the blue, fitted an old recoil pad from a Ruger 77 and headed to the range. I was please with how the 60 year old rifle shot. Accurate with lots of power..and lots of bruising potential. I'm looking forward to getting a "No Gunsmith" mount and handgun scope to complete the scout concept that I had in mind for this rifle.
    BTW, I know Linseed Oil isn't the best finish availible, but I have always liked the look. I have always used Tung Oil for my refinished stocks and wanted something different.
    It makes a good mate for my AK, guess I'll call them Boris and Natasha NOw I just need a Druganov or RomakIII and my comblock colection will be complete.
     

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    Very nice rifle there. :) I see yours even came with the elusive cleaning rod. Nice catch.
     
  3. ninjalawyer

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    Complete? Not without an SKS :)

    Nice rifle!
     
  4. Sawdust

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    What's wrong with the BLO? It won't yellow like the tung oil will.

    Sawdust
     
  5. BryanP

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    That's a sweet looking rifle you've got there. I finally bought my first milsurp bolt rifle myself (Czech vz.24 Mauser 98K) at this past weekend's show but looked long and hard at an M38.
     
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    Congrats!

    Just got back from the range today with my M44 and my rem 700 30-06. The hungarian M44 has Darrel's scope mount....awesome, if you want the link I can try to find it...with a 2.5x extended relief scope. This is a great "scout rifle" setup. The steel core hungarian ammo (146gr) is not too bad on the shoulder (try the 200grn stuff, ouch). I took the bayo off to assist balance (plus it is hunting compliant) and it has a new polish surplus sling on it. Great gun to complement my SAR-1. Get nice groups at 50 and 100yds. Have fun!!
     
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    According to 7.62x54r.net:

     
  8. Carbon_15

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    Like this?
    Actualy I traded it for the AK.


    If you could find the link for the Darrel's scope mount I would appreciate it.
     

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    Carbon_15

    Nice wood grain on the M44. Is it a natural or laminated stock?
     
  10. GigaBuist

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    Darrel's order are just done by email IIRC. m39scout@bellsouth.net

    I've got one on my m44 too. Better snug it in with some blue loctite -- I didn't at first and couldn't figure out why my zero was bouncing all around. Groups looked like a shotgun pattern. Still need to take it back out and get it zeroed in.
     
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    I've noticed that Ruger buttpads/plates are similar in shape and attachment to the Nagants. How difficult was it to fit the thing in place?

    I love shooting the M44, but I could do without the bruising.
     
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    It wasn't to bad. I had several old pads, but the Ruger would require less grinding. I had to bend it a little to get the contour to match, then I just ground it with a Dremel tool sanding drum. A belt sander would have probly made it even easier.
    Laminated
     
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