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Type 53 Mosin problem..

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by xxjumbojimboxx, Aug 28, 2013.

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  1. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Member

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    Ok guys.. so I refinished a type53 norinco mosin carbine, and I took too much wood off so there is slack in the rings... Anyone know how to fix this? I could shim them... This gun came without a cleaning rod so that gap presents a perfect place to shim... what do y'all think? by the way... heres how it looks now... (yes this is one of those god aweful nasty ones from buds gun shop)...



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    Shim not working... I think ill just wrap some electrical tape around the inside... that should do it..
     
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    Electrical tape working well... if anyone else has any better ideas let me know...
     
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    If you are pretty handy and the rings are like what is on my M44, I bet you could open them up and grind the ends down a little bit to make them fit tighter.
     
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    They're steel so just bend them a bit in a padded vice.
     
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    Cosmoline... Simply bending wont work... as there would still be the up and down slack to deal with.... The grinding method could work... but would require reshaping as well. The slack is much more dramatic then it maybe appears... like if I shoot the rifle it might just slide off... Hah :) the ring closest to the trigger is tight enough... its the one on the end that's giving me trouble...
     
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    Some slack shouldn't be a problem. They're just there to keep the hand guard from flopping around. If they do that, they really don't need to be gripping anything tight. If it's still bugging you just stick a rubber band under them.
     
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    Corking the barrel is a trick to help with accuracy. You could wrap some cork gasket material around the barrel under the wood in the areas where the rings are. I have a hard time getting my rings on and off.
     
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