How did you strip the stock like that? looks really nice. I'm thinking of getting one and all I will do is to restore the stock and maybe do some rebluing..no other modifications.I just got a '43 Tula 91/30 a few weeks ago. Dern thing shoots straight, I'll probably have to get one or 2 more. I messed with the trigger and stripped the stock down for a natural finish. Mostly I wanted a rifle as a practice-piece and this was the perfect ticket. I might get 'er set up with a scope when I'm done with this semester.
Before and after
If you're interested in the rifle for collecting, check 7.62x54r.net They have all the info you'll need about collecting, but you won't be allowed to talk about modifying (improving) the rifle on their forums.
How did you mount the scope on your Mosin? Could you show me some pictures and explain the process?I have to disagree with kdub. My mosin, after clean up and scoping, has a clean bore and after some experimentation with reloads I can shoot 5 shot groups that will hover around the 1" range from the benchrest at 200 yards. I suppose in all fairness I got lucky on my rifle. But to lump them into use as a garden stake is just to harsh.