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Mosin Type 53 project

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by fubarjohnnyr, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. fubarjohnnyr

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    I know there are more than a few who despise 'bubbafied' milsurps, and while I agree with many of the examples which have been shown in these very forums; I have lent my creative process into making this particular example into something a bit more attractive and functional so slam away if you must. A few weeks ago Buds Gunshop had Type 53 Chinese Mosins for $119.00 and I ended up ordering 3 of them. Initial reports were that most examples were in extremely rough condition, mine of which were no exception. 2 of the 3 are what are best described as beaters, the stocks are absolutely wrecked, actions full of sand, but the metal is surprisingly in relative good condition. The best of the 3 I will leave intact, rework the given stock and keep in original condition.

    This poor beast was the worst of the lot prior to the work.

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    The stock is from Boyd's, which was a tossup between Forest Camo or the Nutmeg laminate; ended up with the camo. Metal parts are DuraCoated with Aug Green. My eyes are to the point where aperture sights are much preferred, so I cut off the back of the rear leaf sight, drilled/tapped for an aperture stem and a setscrew for vertical adjustment. Bayonet lug was filed down flat.

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  2. deli_llama

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    that is quite tasteful. Nice work.
     
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    Thats awesome!
     
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    Im am normally against bubaing weapons but you did you a dam good job. The Boyds stock is nice. Did you have to do some fitting or glass beding for it? How does it shoot?
     
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    I like it. Hope that's high temp paint!

    Ah, DuraCoated with Aug Green. Nice!
     
  6. fubarjohnnyr

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    I had to do some in-letting around the ejector/ejector spring/feed interrupter, base of the barrel, and around the rear sight band. I informally shot a bit prior to the duracoating, grouping was typical at around 2-2 1/2 inch groups but I wasn't on a bench. After I get a good cure on the paint, I'll get a good solid shooting session in and see what kind of accuracy I get. If it's wondering around the paper very bad, I'll glass bed the action.
     
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    i like it. might end up being a decent shooter.
     
  8. HiredHand

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    I'm curious. Why didn't you use a Mojo rear sight? I've never used the Mojo sights but they appear to be a good idea.
     
  9. fubarjohnnyr

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    I did give the Mojo sights a look at, and it appears to be an awesome solution for using an aperture. It just came down to $$$, I already had that stem in my parts drawer so an additional $69.00 just wasn't in the cards *this time*. I would like to know if anyone else has used them before?
     
  10. John Moses Browning

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    That really is nice. I've been thinking about getting a t-53 alot lately and plan on doing some work to it
     

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