I have an old surplus mosin nagant rifle that was made in the United States which was sent over to Russia somewhere before or during world war one and somewhere down the line it got in the hands of a Finland soldier and has a Finland stamp mark on it and as well been used during world war two and the winter war and somehow made it back over here which I got it for just $100 dollars.
I have a large stack of spam cans with surplus ammo and I'm planning on getting the rifle hard chrimed so that way I wouldn't have to worry about corrosion from surplus ammo.
How much would it cost to get the barrel completely hard chromed and as well the inside chamber, inner box mag and the bolt?
Sounds like a good idea to me really.
I plam on having a gunsmith to do it so that's covered
No because I got them when they where on sale and I already have four crates of them
Why would you say that?
Because commercial loads are starting to get expensive in timr and I don't feel like paying $20 dollars just to get a box of 20 rounds for it and spam cans holds alot more for a cheaper price but I don't have the time to properly clean out all the corrosion or any of that stuff so I'm just gonna go get it chromed so I don't have to worry about corrosion from surplus ammo
>I don't have the time to properly clean out all the corrosion or any of that stuff
Is simple. Quit job. Move innawoods.
But seriously I find it unlikely that is really that hard to clean a nugget of corrosive residue.
I'm not saying I'm lazy or anything when it comes cleaning a gun but when it is to the point you have to deep clean the rifle and make sure not to miss a single spot anywhere that have been exposed to the corrosive ammo every single time you get done with the range.
That is why I am just going to get it chromed so that way I can just go to the range and fire off a few spam cans and go home and put it up and go to bed eithout having to deep clean everything
Or how about this
>get rifle chromed
>go to range
>run a patch of hoppe's 9 in the barrel
>put rifle away
>go to bed
Way quicker and less time consuming and less risk on missing a spot and end up having corrosion
You never bring a spam can with you and just open it up and use up all the rounds out of it and go home with an empty spam can?
And here I thought some of you guys actually open a spam can.
Because I enjoy shooting and I like the recoil.
It feels nice on my shoulder and also I like to just enjoy a good time in the range away from all the drama and time that I have to deal with.
>I'm not saying I'm lazy or anything when it comes cleaning a gun
Yes, you are.
>but when it is to the point you have to deep clean the rifle
Are you saying you don't disassemble and clean after every range trip? If so, you're a dunce.
>and make sure not to miss a single spot anywhere that have been exposed to the corrosive ammo every single time you get done with the range.
That's a load of bull shit and not even the good kind of fertilizer.
>Because I enjoy shooting and I like the recoil.
>I enjoy the recoil
>enjoys the recoil from a Mosin
The recoil won't hurt if you hold the buttstock of the rifle firmly pressed against your shoulder tight
You gotta make sure there isn't space between the rifle and your shoulder that way when you fire it feels quite calm and nice
If you fire it and it isn't against your shoulder then it is going to hurt alot
Well your shoulder doesn't get hurt as bad as alot of people make the story out to be
It only hurts really bad when you don't have it tight against your shoulder because when the recoil comes it's wise to have it against your shoulder so that way the recoil can be absorbed better by your shoulder
Like I said before it only hurts bad when you have space between the shoulder and the rifle just enough to slip your hand between it
Makes sense, but you're still lazy.
I'm pretty sure left handed 28-76s would be in that price range now. Considering that empire arms sold one at around 1200-1300 about 3 years ago
Not to mention there are a lot of mosin most people don't ever see becuase they're only sold at auctions
Here's one american nugget
Ok, so first of all pic related.
But 2nd, your question doesn't even make sense in this context. Asking someone to hard chrome a couple of things for you is going to cost a lot of money. It's not exactly a cheap process, so you wouldn't save a dime. It'd probably cost $800, and that's for a shit job.
But again, pic related.
Few more that probably would go beyond 1,500 USD, some of the easily:
- Russian carbine m/07.
- Finnish-made WW2-era sniper rifles (at least with scope mounts and scopes, possibly also without if in excellent shape).
- Finnish Ulaani-carbine.
- Finnish m/91rv cavalry rifle.
- Finnish m/28-30 belonging to batch chosen for World Shooting Championships of year 1937.
Actually there are cases of american made mosin nagants that was sent to russia was a matter of fact been used by Finland soldiers during the einter war
There are Remington brand mosin nagants before world war one builds that has the finland stamp marks on them.
The only reason you want to do it is so its easier to clean, and thus your laziness is enough for you to waste money defacing a historical weapon.
Again it's your property, but I find your desires to be deplorable.
last post because this is reeking of bait but fuck it ill bite
any alteration (not done by the original armory) to a historical firearm decreases value, how is this hard to understand?
A well done (and I mean REALLY well done) reblue or stock refinish is ok I guess but that still will take value away from the gun. Doing some completely bubba shit like chroming it makes it practically worthless. Why don't you go full nutnfancy and duracoat it too?
I juet want to chrome the inside of the barrel rifling so there ain't corrosion.
I ain't gonna destroy the stock or chop up the rifle no way I would do that to a rifle like that all I just want to do is just have the rifling chromed and I'm going to have a real professional to do this anyway.
No. Even well done restoration reduces collectors value by a lot. So don't sand your stock and don't reblue it. A collector is interested in original historical objects. Not tarted up modern reworks.
Also, chroming is not leveling, and therefore amplifies defects. Which I'm sure a surplus bore is full of. So if you do so it will probably never shoot right again.
It doesn't work that way, chromed barrel rifling is cut a different way than non chrome and can't just be plated and done with. You will need to literally purchase a commercial lathe and spend hours re cutting for the profile to match right.
You would literally be better off just selling the gun you supposedly have buying a crate of Type 53s that actually have chromed bores from the start and not be absolutely retarded.
This would be a good point if surplus wasn't getting more expensive compared to commercial ammo from Russia. And you're retarded if you think a chrome lining is immune to corrosive salts. You still have to clean that shit out unless you feel comfortable with moisture accumulating in it.
Its great... when applied when the bore and rifling was freshly cut and as close to perfection as it will ever be (and even then there is a slight distortion that can result from the chrome not being perfectly even degrading accuracy a slight bit). It wont fill in pits. Or more accurately. It adds the same amount of material everywhere so the pits are actually accentuated.
>So the ammonia in it doesnt help?
The amount of ammonia in Windex is not much, or none at all as only some kinds have ammonia. And more importantly, the amount of ammonia needed to "naturalize" the salts would do more damage to the barrel than leaving the hygroscopic salts in there!
I'm not even kidding, you stupid anime posting fuckboy.
Pain is to be slightly expected on new shooter's soft, tender tissue- but with use your muscle in the shoulder 'toughens up' to the pounding of recoil.
It's not possible. Chrome requires you to have the barrel be oversized significantly before deposition. It can only be done when the barrel is made.
Your only realistic option is to take a thermos of hot soapy water with you to the range and pour it down the barrel and on the bolt before leaving and cleaning when you get home.