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Saving a Mil-Surp.....Or how I found peace with the gun Gods...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by .45Guy, May 16, 2006.

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  1. .45Guy

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    In the ongoing saga of my Bubbaed MC, I have recently aquired a somewhat proper stock. (Yes, that is an 8mm TS stock on a 91....It's the best I could do.) I still need to locate all the proper furniture and handguard, but it has gone from this:
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    To this:
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    And now here:
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    And eventually it will look like this:
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  2. Cosmoline

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    May the rifle gods smile upon you!
     
  3. freedom and guns

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    Thank you

    For doing this wonderful act of kindness. I believe that God punishes those that neglect their guns, cars, or houses. You, sir have gone against the grain, for which you will be rewarded handsomely. You and your rifle deserve it. You have done the exact opposite of neglect, you have triumphed against evil.Continue doing a good job. We cannot let the antis say we are uncaring. We must continue to keep our rifles in shape. We owe it to freedom, we owe it to our continuing existance and that of freedom as well. I even do that with my bb gun. Stay ready!
     
  4. CZguy

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  5. .45Guy

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    I just checked Numrich. Nothing.:eek:
     
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  6. CZguy

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    .45Guy,

    Which model were you refering to. :confused:


    http://www.e-gunparts.com/model.asp?idDept=168
     
  7. .45Guy

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    The 91TS. It's odd that they have parts for the Type 1, but not the TS.
     
  8. CZguy

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    Check back every month or so. Their inventory changes daily.

    Also if you have a C&R license, you get a discount.
     
  9. .45Guy

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    And the search continues. I'm kind of kicking myself in the arse right now. I had a chance to buy the complete package a few months ago and passed on it.:banghead:
     
  10. ball3006

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    Nice job......

    it makes you feel good restoring an old rifle to it's original configuration. I have done a Springfield 03, Mosin Nagant M91 and a 91/30, and two Chinese SKSs......chris3
     
  11. .45Guy

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    Almost original.....It's still in 7.62x39;)
     
  12. .45Guy

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    Here's a question, I found someone selling double set triggers. This really violates what I'm trying to do with the rifle, but it would be kind of neat to throw on now and again. Should I snag them?
     
  13. DMK

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    I missed that the first time this thread came around.

    OK, now I'm curious. How was it converted to 7.62x39? Was it rebarreled? It had an 8mm bore orginially right? Does the magazine still feed?

    Details, we need details man! ;)
     
  14. .45Guy

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    Here is the limited information I have on the gent that did the conversion. I had it slugged, and it's all kosher.(Feeds fine BTW):

     
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  15. .45Guy

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    Here's a shot of the chamber, showing my crappy ABS spacer to facilitate feeding of the shorter rounds.
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  16. DMK

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    Pretty cool! That's a neat carbine you have there. Although technically a bubba job, it looks like he did his homework on it.

    How many rounds can you get in the mag? Do the standard strippers actually work too?
     
  17. .45Guy

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    Six in the standard Carc clips work just fine. Due to the more pronounced case taper they're a little wobbly, but once in the mag they do allright.
     
  18. .45Guy

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    It is done!!!

    The parts arrived today courtesy of Reich's Outfitting & Trading Co. I have to say, he's a great guy with a large supply of mil-surp parts. Anyway, here's the pic:D

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    Nice job! That looks a lot better! :)
     
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    Good job!
    I have a springfield A3-03 that went thru what appears to be a comercial buba job back years ago. I am temped to dump a boatload of $ into it to bring it back but I have a nice springfield and truth be told the buba version is a handy fun gun. I would never encorage anyone to chop up one of these old guns but it is fairly cool as it is. I have considered takeing the buba patched poly covered chopped stock and getting a beter recoil pad and giveing the stock a krackel black finish.
    Rear sight was trash so I had a Lyman micrometer peep installed,I had a Timey trigger laying around so I threw that on it also. Most mid powered bolt guns get scopes slapped on them but a super smooth bolt,great peep,nice trigger,all make for a gun that is super easy to hit with . I get a kick of showing at the range when my buddys are blasting away at the gongs or whatever with their high dollar scoped wonder guns and showing them how easy it is to hit stuff with Iron sights!
     
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    Another pic:D
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    And one with my wife's Universal carbine.... She also has claimed the Destroyer carbine my mom gave me for my birthday:cuss: Though I suppose that beats being married to an anti.

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  23. Kymasabe

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    I too have rescued an old Mil-Surp. Took a beat up Chinese Mosin T53 carbine, someone had added 1" to the buttstock, stripped off all the blue and varnish and polyurethaned the whole gun.

    I stripped off the poly and refinished the stock myself, sanded with fine paper, then 0000 steel wool, stained, tung-oiled, then hand rubbed in my gunrub paste of 1/3rd beeswax, 1/3rd boiled linseed oil, and 1/3rd turpentine. Has a nice non-shiny military finish now, more American looking finish than communist...but I like it. Here is a before and after pic.
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  24. .45Guy

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    That's a damn fine looking rifle ya got there!:D
     
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    Thank you..it's one of my favorites.
     
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