Mosin Sniper

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  1. Short Fuse

    Short Fuse Well-Known Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    So a few years ago I saw a deal from Classic arms for Mosins for $99.99 well I knew the end was near so I started buying them as I came across extra cash. They where described as grade B so I wasn't expecting anything but shooters. I did however happen across a couple of hexs and some other dime a dozen rifles. My last order I opened the box to find a 1944 Izhevsk ex sniper . Needles to say I was happy with my find and promptly went to try it out. The dam thing shoots pretty good for a mosin so after much though I decided to bring it back to it's original glory as best I could. After much searching on the internet to find all the correct parts like a original bent bolt handle , that was tough. I set about trying to remove the scope base mount plugs from the receiver. Now I have worked as a ASE master tech for dam near 30 years and in a LGS fixing all the trades and customer installs and never Have I run into such hard steel on a firearm outside of a spring. None of the tools in the arsenal would touch those plugs so I had to order a couple of solid carbide drill bits to do it and it killed one of the $36 buck a piece drill bits in the first hole. Well long story short after a couple of years of start and stop I finally got it done. The scope is a reproduction but I did pick up an original for it also. I just came in from sighting it in and I am all smiles and grins.

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  2. Short Fuse

    Short Fuse Well-Known Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Dang what a day. I just pulled a mosin out of the closet I bought from Majic Mike a few months ago as another project to change out the bubba'd stock on. I never even looked at it good when we made our swap when I took it out to change the stock I just saw this is an ex sniper too. Thanks Mike!:)
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    Majicmike Overweight lover Charter Member Benefactor

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    I,,,,,,,,I,,,,,,I knew that,,,, give me another hunnant.








    Glad it worked out for ya
     
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    East of Here Positively Capital

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    They are great fun. I have not taken mine out for a while, so maybe I will pull it out and haul it to the range tomorrow. The PU is such a basic piece of equipment compared to today's standards, but it really is fun to shoot.

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  5. IUHoosier429

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    Nice rifles, guys. Glad to see a few more floating around on the forum.

    Here's mine ... an original 1944 numbers-matching Izhevsk PU. It doesn't get to see much daylight, but I think I'll add it to the mix next time I hit the range.

    Keep the pics coming!
     
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