I doubt if I do anything more than shoot it and clean it. BUT, when I get tired of all the takedown rigamarole, I will probably emery off the barrel and reblue it, and put on a synthetic stock like one I saw on you tube. Made it look almost respectable.Nice! Are you going to refinish it or leave it as-is?
Looks like he has a talent for gun work. I am not that creative and really don't want to make my 80+ year old gun look like something new. I like the way this crusty old beast looks. Maybe next one I get I will modernize a it. Thanks for the pics. I am hoping to keep at least a few shots on the paper. Now that you mention it, I need to pick up some 30" freezer paper.Congrats on the new acquisition.
Depending on your ability, (and ducking the assaults of the purest) the options are almost limitless.
My son has preserved a couple original Mosins including a sniper model. On the other hand, he has modified 4 that were less collectable.
Lord willing, he'll make one for me (soon). Here are a couple pictures. Keep in mind, he is more talented than myself so don't ask me for any details.
Leftover rolls of wrapping paper that is white on the back side works just as well. You might have some laying around already.I need to pick up some 30" freezer paper.
I don't use Christmas wrap. Come to think of it, I don't have anyone to buy for, which basically means, I have to use freezer paper or buy targets. I like the dirty birds. But, initially I need to see if the first few shots stay in the same county, hopefully within about 12" of the center of the white paper with a Big black dot Sharpied on it.Leftover rolls of wrapping paper that is white on the back side works just as well. You might have some laying around already.
As for the rifle, it's a de-horned 90/31 with a flash hider and a slightly modified M44 stock (note the adjustable cheek rest). This one has a modified SKS scope base but mine will have the Scout Mount Base that replaces the original rear sight. I'll mount a holographic reflex on it. I don't need another rifle but the fact that it is his handy work adds an element of desire for me.
I have been arguing with GE Capital about why they do not do business with Bud's, but they do business with other gun sellers. Originally I thought it was GE that dumped gun sellers. I contacted Bud's and no answer. So, because I couldn't use my GE card at Buds, I paid a lot more for the gun and ammo at Gander Mountain.very cool. Im tossing around getting one myself. I need to learn a little more about them though so I can pick a good one, not a worn out piece of scrap.
I am thinking of getting at least one more, but like you, I am going to be a bit more picky next time. Might as well get one that is in as good a shape as I/we can find, right? Why buy an ugly ducklink that is going to stay an ugly ducklink, right?Springk is komingk Komrade!
Congrats on the Mosin. Don't have one yet but have been looking for a good Finn or a Westinghouse.
I wouldnt know where to look for the nice ones. Cant check them out when purchasing them online, and no one around here has much to choose from. But if I happen onto a nice lookin one sometime when I accidentally have some cash on hand I will probably pick up another one. I like having something that has some nostalgic or historical significance.Life is to short to live with only the ugly ducklings. I've looked at quite a few really nice Russian arsenal refurbs in the $120-180 range but a buddy of mine had a Westinghouse that had a factory fit and finish that would put most civvie hunting rifles to shame.