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Well, I finally got the Mosin project finished. The barrel and receiver was delivered today from the finisher. So here are the promised photos.



I started with a 1931 hex receiver I picked up from Gunbroker and I cut 4 inches from the barrel and had a target crown made.




I added a Timney trigger,




I removed the rear sight and sight base and filled in the sight base grooves with silver solder. I should have smoothed this out better but I did not realize the molycoat was as thin as it is.



After molycoat



I added a Rock Solid Industries scope mount and bent bolt body with a Pentax 3-9x50 Gameseeker II scope




I put all this into a Boyd's Gunstocks Prairie Hunter Gray laminated gunstock. I dremeled out the stock to fit the trigger and added aluminum pillars and hardened bolts from Rock Solid Industries.



I sent the magazine and barrel/receiver to John Norell, Inc to have the parts molycoated. It is a proprietary finish that the army uses to recondition rifles coming back from the sandboxes. It is very close to a parkerized finish. I had the parts done in flat gray and the turn around time with shipping was 13 days. He did an excellent job and was very reasonable.



So, here is the finished rifle. I had it to the range and I and my Marine son shot 1" groups at 100 yards siting in the scope. I hope I can shrink the groups using better ammo. I was using cheap Brown Bear ammo. I plan on reloading for this gun and develop a load for it.





I hope you enjoyed the gun porn.
 

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Thanks for sharing your excellent pictoral transformation of your Mosin Nagant rifle.

The finished product looks spectacular!:rating10:
 

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Very nice transformation, I enjoyed seeing that. It makes me want to pick up an extra Mosin and make it a project gun.
 

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I had a lot of fun doing it.
 
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Was just chatting on the phone with a buddy named Mike today; he is a mil surp junky and he sporterized a 90/31 using a plastic Monte Carlo stock... he said the rifle was quite a bit heavier with the aftermarket stock. How much does your rifle weigh after the conversion? The 90/31 will make a great hunting rifle if you can lug it through the brush as it may be a tad heavy.
 

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That looks terrific. Did they free-float the barrel, or does the new stock do that in any way? Do you know what accuracy was at 100 yards before you did the conversion?

Congrats, and nice job.
 

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Amazing. That $100 peasant rifle looks like a $5000 Remington 700. What kind of budget did you have for it?
I really didn't have a budget for the project the costs are:

Mosin Nagant: $100.00
Timney Trigger: $95.00
Boyd's Gunstock: $95.00
Rock Solid Mount and Bolt (Christmas Gift): $160.00
Gunsmith work to cut and crown barrel: $25.00
Molycoat barrel/receiver and magazine: $110.00

Total: $585.00

Smile on my face: Priceless

I already had the scope but I paid $125.00 for it.
 
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That looks terrific. Did they free-float the barrel, or does the new stock do that in any way? Do you know what accuracy was at 100 yards before you did the conversion?

Congrats, and nice job.
The stock free floats the barrel out to the last inch. That is the only place the barrel touches the stock. I did not shoot the rifle before I started the sporterazation.
 

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Was just chatting on the phone with a buddy named Mike today; he is a mil surp junky and he sporterized a 90/31 using a plastic Monte Carlo stock... he said the rifle was quite a bit heavier with the aftermarket stock. How much does your rifle weigh after the conversion? The 90/31 will make a great hunting rifle if you can lug it through the brush as it may be a tad heavy.
The Boyd's stock is not very heavy. I haven't weighed the rifle yet but it does not seem very heavy and much lighter than a standard mosin that weighs around 10lbs.
 

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Nice work and pics...Thanks.
 

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Now that is one beautiful looking mosin!!!! :D
 

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Great job. Makes me want to buy something old, tear it apart, and make it new.
 

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Great job. Makes me want to buy something old, tear it apart, and make it new.
As Rodney Dangerfield would say: "Take my wife!"


Sorry dear!
 

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now that's funny
 

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Looks good. I don't usually believe in sporterizing guns but I think run of the mill 91/30's don't matter much. I have wanted to do something similar to a K31 Swiss.
 

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i have 2 mosins , just ordered a stock just like yours, project under way, thank u for the inspiration, now the ar is going to have to wait
 
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