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Rather pointless (but still cool) 91/30 modification

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AJAX22, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. AJAX22

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    So I went ahead and did it.

    I had a 91/30 barreled receiver shortened to the point where even with a blind pinned/welded AMD65 aftermarket muzzlebrake attached the barrel is just a nat's **** longer than 16 inches (measured to the breachface)

    The grand scheme is to take one of the light weight aftermarket monte carlo stocks and partially inlet the end of it so that the brake sitts flush and the porting is unobstructed. Then I'll take a bent bolt setup and the misc little parts it needs and throw it togeather, attach some sort of front sight and get the whole thing parkerized.

    It should have the effect of making this 91/30 into the single most irritating firearm that has ever been shot next to you at the range ;)

    This way, when I'm shooting my little .22 target rifles and some jerk sets up next to me, takes a step back from the firing line and opens up with his .500 S&W revolver and then does not respond to polite requests to step forward to the firing line, I can simply put my target rifle away, pull the bite-sized 91/30 out of the rack, and teach them a brief (but effective) lesson in range ettiquite.

    I should start a pool on how far the fireball will shoot out sideways.

    any guesses? :D

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  2. ArmedBear

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    I have a muzzle brake for a Mosin. I'll have to try it.:)
     
  3. Cosmoline

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    What's the year on that receiver? It looks like a low wall.
     
  4. Dionysusigma

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    Be sure you've got a decent recoil pad. :uhoh:
     
  5. ArmedBear

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    The muzzlebrake should take care of recoil, if it's designed well enough.
     
  6. AJAX22

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    It was a 1938 Tula, I had oritinally inteded to use a 43 or 42 izzy (I have a LOT of barreled receivers) but the first attempt didn't work out (barrel bent while puling it off the receiver)

    what wound up working best was to make an arbor that fit inside the receiver and turning it down that way.

    I don't know what the kick will be like... but I look forward to finding out.
     
  7. Cosmoline

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    You did *that* to a prewar Tula?

    Looks like you got yourself a place in the Special Hell!
     
  8. AJAX22

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    It wasn't a complete rifle, just a barreled receiver, It wouldn't have ever been restored (at least not so that all markings match)

    A barreled receiver is (in my opinion) the only guilt free gun you can bubba.
     
  9. Cosmoline

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    Just letting you know. Special Hell ;-)
     
  10. BsChoy

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    hahaha cosmoline....I am so glad I didn't drill and tap that 1941 M38 husky swede...i didn't know of the special hell
     
  11. ceetee

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    I actually like it. Seems like a sound concept. I'd even shoot it, as long as I was allowed to double up on the PAST pads.

    Well done!
     
  12. Jackal

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    Now try to scrounge up some of the Yugo ammo I call "fireball ammo".
     
  13. Brother in Arms

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    You might be disappointed to find out the fireball isn't that bad from a Mosin that has a bare 16" barrel. I have a Hungarian M44 that had the barrel cut down and the fireball and muzzle blast wasn't as bad as a standard M44. However the AMD 65 muzzle break seems almost like muzzle blast enhancer and I have fired one in a test fire booth and it was murderous but I think the worst I ever encounter is the old post-ban muzzle that was on the CETME rifle.

    Brother in Arms
     
  14. VirgilCaine

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    Muzzle blast enhancer, huh! Just like the loudener from the Simpsons.
     
  15. jpwilly

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    You haven't cornered the market on compensated Nagants...here's my neutered M44 and it's loud as hell (have fun pissing everyone off!):

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  16. AJAX22

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    The M44 has a 19.25 inch barrel (not including the aftermarket muzzlebreak), mine is only 16 (including muzzlebreak)

    thats a good looking m44 though, I didn't know ATI made a tan version of their stock.
     
  17. jpwilly

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    The M44 may have a 19.25 inch barrel but not after you cut it off with a hacksaw - Mine comes in at 16.5" in case the ATF has a different ruler. ATI makes a Tan stock...right after you spray it with Krylon! Have fun with your 91/30!
     
  18. MachIVshooter

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    My Century G3 has the 12-hole "brake". Absolutely the most obnoxious rifle I own (other than the AR-50). My .375 Ultra is no where near as loud as the G3.

    AJAX22: cool project!
     
  19. AJAX22

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    Ahhh, IC

    what did your total length wind up being? (measured to the boltface) I'm trying to get an idea of how much I will have to inlet one of those ATI stocks to bed it correctly.
     
  20. PTK

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    Attaching photos doesn't seem to be working right now...

    Edit: Imageshack to the rescue.

    I think I win the bastardized MN contest.

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  21. Hoppy590

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    i think im gunna be sick

    and i agree. a pre- war tula?! why!
     
  22. rugerdude

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    You have got to be kidding me.

    You payed twice what the rifle is worth to SBR it?!?!?!

    Hehe, I'll bet it would make the devil himself drop a deuce in his pants though.

    That is your carry piece right?
     
  23. PTK

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    It's the second loudest firearm I currently own, the first being an American Derringer in .410 and .45-70. I paid $35 for this rifle a time ago, and yes, paid $200 to SBR it.

    For what it's worth, I also own a .50BMG with a muzzlebreak. It's quieter than the MN.
     
  24. asknight

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    PTK, what's the recoil like? :evil:
     
  25. PTK

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    Brisk. Very brisk.
     
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