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Show us your bubba gunsmithing beauty queens!

Discussion in 'Photo Album' started by aestus, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. aestus

    aestus Sharpshooter

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    Time for you all to bring out all the fuglies you have hidden in the back of the closet or gun safe and show the world your bubba gunsmithing beauty queens! I'll start with this...


    1943 Tula Mosin Nagant 91/30. Bought this rifle in a group buy for dirt cheap. Bore is very rough (one of the worst I've seen in a 91/30) and has rough tooling marks everywhere. The stiffest and worst trigger of any of my mosins. This is probably the lowest on the totem pole in terms of Mosin "collectibility." The rifling and crown towards the end of the barrel was so bad that it had 1-2 feet groupings at 100 yards.

    I knocked off the rear sight assembly and attached a 2-7x long eye relief pistol scope with medium height 11mm scope rings. I chopped the barrel down to 18 inches with a hacksaw and squared it up with a file. Used a brass screw head to chamfer the bore a bit to smooth out the rough edges on the rifling. No crowning tool necessary

    I cut down the stock and top handguard and reshaped and sanded them down a bit. I also added a spacer washer under the trigger spring to give it more height, which reduced the trigger pull significantly. It still is a little heavy with more creep than I like in a mosin trigger, so I may add another spacer.

    The result is what you get below.

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    I didn't have all of my ammo with me when I took it out to the range, so was only able to sight it in enough to get on paper. When I was finally able to hit paper, the three shot grouping was about 3" at 50 yards. I wasn't trying to get a tight group and was rushing to quickly sight in the scope to get on paper. Next time I'm going to see just how tight the groupings are with this bubba'd mosin after I sight it in at 100 yards. Already, it's far more accurate than how it was stock. I'm surprised, because I totally expected it to not ever hit paper due to the lack of a proper muzzle squaring and crown.
     
  2. been

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    its beautiful in its own way.
     
  3. AKguy1985

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    Tulas usually arent as rough as 43-44 Izhvesks.
     
  4. MrShooter

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    Heres my first stippling job(s), finger groove removal, and more. ( The trigger is stippled as well..which you can barely see, i forgot to take a pic of it)
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  5. Bear88SS

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    Does this make oneself more tactical of an operator on MW3? Nice work on the glock!
     
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    Not bad on that bubba'd mosin. You can fine tune that trigger creep and pull by shimming with small squares of aluminum foil. Just don't go to far where the sear will release by knocking the rifle with your hand or on a drop.
     
  7. arenathlete

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    Aluminum pop can cutouts will hold up far better than foil
     
  8. aestus

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    Here is a Mauser I did for one of my Granddaughters. Started with this:
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    Second time for this one. First time I rebarrelled it to 7.62X39. After taking her first deer with that, she wanted something 'Stronger'.
     
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    So I pulled the barrel from the action:[​IMG]
     

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