anyone local modify mosin-nagant bolts?

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  1. blacksunshine

    blacksunshine New Member

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    anyone local modify mosin-nagant bolts?

    I know, there are peeps on ebay and whatnot that sell the conversion service for $50 or so, but no one I have found actually has the bolt for sale, modified, in stock....

    I have found several places that sell the original bolts to swap outs are not a problem....

    I am looking firstly for someone local that either has a sniper style bolt or can make/modify one or, if I make it to this weekend with none of the above alternatives, I will just modify mine myself....just need to go get some stainless rods for my welder and a new wire bush and maybe a wheel or two for my rotary tool...

    I have never welded stainless so I am not sure what to expect.......
     


  2. nalioth

    nalioth Active Member

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    Did you see this?
     
  3. blacksunshine

    blacksunshine New Member

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    yeah....looks like poop....plus it's way too short...looking for a typical 'nowadays' bolt configuration....

    going to practice on a couple pieces of stainless rod or maybe just some stainless bolts, see how that comes out first and then start the butchering...

    I have found several pictorals on this exact scenario and they all seem pretty straightforward....nothing odd...it is what it is...
     
  4. gunbubba

    gunbubba Member Lifetime Member

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    I'm not sure what "local" means to you, but if you're in Austin I'm sure Hank Fleming could handle it.
     
  5. nalioth

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    In defense, I believe is the angle the picture was taken that makes it look "short".

    I don't believe they'd make sniper bolts with handles that were only an inch long (or however long you think it is).
     
  6. blacksunshine

    blacksunshine New Member

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    description info taken directly from the page you posted:

    MOSIN NAGANT 1891 Item No. 291700 Bolt Body w/ Military Bent Handle (Not Original Sniper Bolt), NI
     
  7. nalioth

    nalioth Active Member

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    That can mean it wasn't ever used on an original Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle.

    However, do as you wish. The fact that dozens of countries made the Mosin-Nagant brings us many wonderful things that folks don't recognize for what they are.
     
  8. blacksunshine

    blacksunshine New Member

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    damn, yes I found that before I ever posted, no I don't want it as stated earlier because it looks like poop, it does not look stainless, it's too expensive for what it is considering a stainless setup, when available is $50-60 which I would wait for over this seeing as how I have one in my gun already and lastly, the stainless originals with normal bolt can be found cheaply on gunbroker and flebay...sorry, again, it doesn't look stainless and it looks like poop...

    question is, do you, you recognize what that is or whence/where it came?
     
  9. nalioth

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    No freakin' clue.

    I know it's somebody's milsurp part, though.
     
  10. drj3828

    drj3828 Active Member

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    You don't need to use stainless to weld it! One reason is because they are not stainless. I have done two for myself and used a MIG welder with regular mild steel wire.

    DRJ
     

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