Post by Josh Smith on Sept 27, 2014 11:13:06 GMT -5
I'm Josh Smith from Smith-Sights.
Very few boards are dedicated solely to the Mosin-Nagant, and fewer still are dedicated to the upkeep, repair, and modifications of this rifle.
Though generally thought of as a substandard rifle when compared to its contemporaries, a closer examination reveals a rifle that's not quite finished to Western standards.
The Finns knew this, and they set about correcting it. The wonderful M39 general-issue rifle resulted, and was one of the very few of that era to have a precision requirement of around one minute-of-angle. The M39 Mosin, to be issued, was required to shoot a maximum of 1.3 MOA to be issued. Most did much better.
Special-purpose Mosins such as the M28-76 and TKIV 85 followed.
Sign on up if you'd like! This forum is just starting and I welcome suggestions.
Having a board for all things Mosin is invaluable, and I hope it grows.
The Finns did an amazing thing with their Mosin's knowing they did not have the funds to go out and buy new rifles. They were recycling what they had to meet a very Intimidating neighbor and former master to their East. The fact the Finns did so well speaks volumes to their resolute. I have been reading some of the History of that era, and am Amazed the Soviets were dumb enough to attack in the winter during the worst of conditions. Had they attacked in the Spring they would of most likely rolled through the Finns, but they didn't learned from their mistakes and used it against the Germans.
Josh Smith: @ the shop. On intermittently.
Jun 1, 2017 23:09:12 GMT -5
Josh Smith: Just a thought: It seems that a properly-fitted Mosin magazine acts as an awesome lock washer for the action screws.
Jun 1, 2017 23:13:32 GMT -5
dan: Anyone have information for a good riflesmith? One that is Mosin capable.
Jun 2, 2017 7:58:56 GMT -5
mcpapa: I need some advice on stock repair. Mine has the stock cracked on the top side opposite the bolt. It's very thin there. Will epoxy work or do I need to drill a small hole and put a brass pin in it? Couldn't figure out how to make a new thread.
Jun 2, 2017 8:42:30 GMT -5
Josh Smith: mcpapa, I answered your post. I'm hoping others chime in as well.
Jun 2, 2017 17:13:59 GMT -5
reed: How long is the crack in your stock and does it go all the way through the stock?
Jun 5, 2017 17:55:32 GMT -5
reed: Oh, if your stock is oil soaked even epoxy will not help for long. I have seen in the last 20 years many of the 91/30 stocks from the Ukraine storage sites soaked with oil/cosmo., that could no longer be used. The stocks were just too soft.
Jun 5, 2017 18:10:06 GMT -5
reed: Even after full epoxy bedding the wood would compress and crack. I had one customer that really wanted his stocks "saved". I ended up doing a five step epoxy bedding job on his three stocks. So that he could shoot his 2 PU 91/30's and M-27.
Jun 5, 2017 18:20:18 GMT -5
reed: Unless I have to re-barrel a 91/30; I like the JMECK scope mounts for the 91/30's. These mounts to not need holes drilled into the metal. I really like that.
Jun 5, 2017 18:28:59 GMT -5
squidder: Is there a way to post pictures? I am doing an experiment on staining some scrap pieces of wood with a couple of known common stains (Pine Tar, Boiled Linseed Oil, Flaming the grain and Boiled Linseed Oil, and Casey's Walnut Stain.
Nov 26, 2018 12:45:19 GMT -5
squidder: I use them over a period of three days, with a an initial coat for piece one, 2 coats over 2 days (24 hours between coats), and a third day (same process 24 hours between coats). The pine tar coats get warmed up to aid in absorption.
Nov 26, 2018 12:47:39 GMT -5
squidder: The Flamed pieces get flamed on day one and liberal coat of BLO post flaming, and subsequent coats every 24 hours there after. The purpose is to see how well a stain works, what results can be expected in how much time.
Nov 26, 2018 12:49:25 GMT -5
squidder: Wood used was scrap pieces of untreated scraps of Poplar, and Pine (as this is what I had laying around. As time permits I hope to expand to some other woods.
Nov 26, 2018 12:50:27 GMT -5