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Old November 10th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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Mosin Nagant aftermarket barrels

Does anyone make an aftermarket barrel for a Mosin Nagant rifle?
Does anyone sell "new" old barrels?
I just picked up a M.N. at a gunshow yesterday,and the barrel is a little rougher than I thought.
Any help appreciated.

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Old November 11th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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What model of Mosin-Nagant is it?

Even if the barrel is rough (probably pitting from corrosive ammo) it might just shoot pretty decent. I once owned a M44 with a dark bore that shot great.

If it's still not to your satisfaction, I think that the best course is seriously just to buy another MOsin-Nagant. They're so cheap that trying to buy a new barrel and then install it might actually cost more than simply getting another whole rifle.

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Old November 12th, 2008, 09:56 AM   #3
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I agree with another, they are so stinking cheap there's no point in getting a new barrel. Besides, they might make them, but I have never seen them. Another point is that from a collector's standpoint, changing pretty much anything is a big no no. If you don't care about the rifle's historical significance, then by all means, go for it. But if you have a Tula Hex ex-sniper, I wouldn't worry about changing anything. My sniper shoots about a foot low within 100 yards, so I am going to get a new front sight post, but that's all I'm gonna change. My M44 with a dark bore shoots about 3 inches low and to the left, after a while you learn to self correct and I don't even worry about it not shooting straight.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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straight shooter, of course jeep and basin are correct, you might as well just find another nice barreled rifle, but if you are anything like me, I want to get the most accuracy out of any firearm of mine. I bought a hex 91/30 last summer, and the whole time I have had it, I wanted to make it better and better. I know that altering history is a largely controversial issue with surplus rifles, but I believe that if done right, and making significant improvements, this act is justified. I know that Lothar Walther can make you a barrel for a 7.62x54R, but it will be quite the wallet thief. Also, check other websites for detached mosin barrels. I know they're out there, but changing the barrel is the last thing I would do. It is also the last thing I am doing. Even though the begging or middle of the barrel is pitted, or rusted, that may not be the end of the world. Mine is ok, but the muzzle is spotless, which is what counts. For my Mosin, I bought a Timney trigger, Harris bi-pod, I will bed the receiver, I free floated the barrel, and got the Rock Solid scope mount, and sent in my bolt to "The Boltman." I am certain my mosin will make significant improvements, and I have not touched the barrel.

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Old May 20th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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What you could do is get a good .308 dia. barrel and have a gunsmith mount it to the action and have a set of dies made that will resize the case down to hold a .308 bullet, LEE does not charge much for custom dies. I have seen a couple of aftermarket stocks for sale. I want to have a .44 cal barrel mounted and chambered for .444 marlin, I tried putting a .444 case in my 91/30 and it would not be hard to make it work, or you could do .375 JDJ, that would a thumper.


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Old May 20th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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most nagants have zero collector value.

look up what you have then do whatever you want to it.

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Also to think about is how hard it is to unscrew the barrel from the receiver. Yes, you CAN unscrew them, but there's almost 100 years of grime, hard cosmoline, and war inside of the threads of the receiver/outer-barrel. Many times, mosin owners try to unscrew the barrel, and then end up warping the receiver.

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most nagants have zero collector value.

look up what you have then do whatever you want to it.
Straightshooter, give it a go as is, just might surprise you. M-N's are a lot of rifle for the $. Plenty of cheap surplus ammo, tough as nails reliable. And lot's of history, despite millions made. You could try some Tubb's. I'd spend the dough on ammo, and enjoy it. Mine have zero collector value, can ring the steel gong all day long at 500yds. I got my $99 worth of fun long time ago.

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