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mosin nagant bolt question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Stauble, Aug 10, 2007.

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  1. Stauble

    Stauble Member

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    just a quik question here

    i just bought a m-38 mosin nagant and i would like to get a turned down bolt for it and make it into a hunting rifle...anyways will the turnd down bolt from a 91/30 sniper fit into the m-38

    id appreciate and info
     
  2. Harry Paget Flashman

    Harry Paget Flashman Member

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    Yes. All Nagant bolts interchange.
     
  3. Harry Paget Flashman

    Harry Paget Flashman Member

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    Numrich has the turned down bolt bodies for $29.95. Part # 291700.

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  4. stevetford

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    Sorry but I have to ask a stupid question. What is the benefit of a turned down bolt?
     
  5. Chipperman

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    Clearance for a scope.
     
  6. redman900

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    If you get a new bolt CHECK THE HEADSPACE. ya don't want a problem.
    my .2 cents.:rolleyes:
     
  7. akolleth

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    I used the Boltman for mine. Great work, and cheap using my own bolt ($47 shipped)

    It's definately better to use your own bolt, as you will have no issues with checking head space, and the numbers still match.

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  8. cracked butt

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    Just switch the bolt body and use the same bolt head- headspace doesn't change.
     
  9. nalioth

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    not only for scope clearance, but it doesn't hit you so badly in the kidneys/back when you have it slung
     
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    It's also marginally quicker to chamber a new round, as your hand doesn't have to move as far while working the action.
     
  11. The Deer Hunter

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    Are the Numrich bent bolt handles just the sniper style? Because they look like they are just regular bolt handles that were heated up and bent, which just handicap the user.

    Btw the site for Numrich is www.e-gunparts.com. To find stuff just search "bolt" . When it asks you to select the manufacturer select Mosin Nagant.
     
  12. ojh

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    But beware that the trigger pull may change. I tried to switch the bolt body for my M39, and the trigger became much too light, definitely unsafe.
     
  13. KaiserBen

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    ojh, if you swap the rear part of the bolt (cocking piece, I think it's called), from the old bolt onto the new one, you should have (roughly) the same trigger weight.
     
  14. 6mmintl

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    check out buymilsurps dot com for their sporter bolts
     
  15. ojh

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    I did just that, but still got a hair-trigger. Yes, it is strange. Here's my guess. This is a Finnish M39, and the bolt and the receiver probably have been put together from parts of mixed origin. The original bolt body and receiver are stamped with matching numbers, so probably they are selected to fit together well. Installing another bolt body alters the clearances, and trigger feel too.
     
  16. dstorm1911

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    ojh, order a new sear/spring from Omega, your original was most likally honed down to match the bolt body.

    http://www.omega-weapons-systems.com/

    start with a new sear/trigger spring and ya should be fine then ya can tune it yourself to best release
     
  17. ojh

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    Thank you for the advice, dstorm1911. However, changing the bolt body was just an experiment. When I bought the rifle, the bolt was somewhat difficult to close, and I found that the cam lug in the original bolt body seemed somewhat oversized. I bought an extra bolt body from a Finnish Army surplus shop (I live in Finland), had an intention to experiment with it, maybe polish the lug etc. But the hair-trigger phenomena quicky stopped my experiments. At the moment I'm happy with the original bolt assembly, shooting the piece has honed the action much smoother.

    Hmm, this is getting quite off topic. I just wanted to warn, what may happen if one changes the bolt body.
     
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