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newbie Qs?

Postby ol-blacky » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:18 am

Recently purchased a mosin, I think its a m44 t53 hungarian but numbers don't match
will try to post pics
Its 40 inches long has a bayonet lug(no bayonet)
has 1953 stamped in top of barrel with a serial number and has 02 stamped there and many other places and the stock is all beat up.
How do I get all the cosmoline off/out of it?
where do I purchase go/no go gauges?
I'm familiar with american hunting rifles but what is the proper sequence for loading, chambering, cocking and firing?
anything else I should know or do?
links, videos, other sources of info?

This site is awesome! I have learned alot and am anxious to learn more. Anyway thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: newbie Qs?

Postby ol-blacky » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:24 am

Pic of barrel top stamps
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Re: newbie Qs?

Postby Grimstod » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:40 pm

Welcome to SOCAMO. Serial number of 02 that does sound unique.

Here are some videos to get you started.

[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOVs3nenJ-w[/BBvideo]

The link below is for a no-go gage on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosin-Nagant-He ... 35c3ec7efd

Removing Cosmoline.
[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quRT1ICBOL4[/BBvideo]
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Re: newbie Qs?

Postby USSR » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:59 pm

Looks like a Hungarian M44 to me! Welcome!
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Re: newbie Qs?

Postby Shepard » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:44 pm

Okie sells a very nice set of head space gauges. There the disc type and there drilled and notched so you don't have to disassemble the bolt.


http://www.okiegauges.com/

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Re: newbie Qs?

Postby DevilDog » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:57 pm

Yep, 02 is the country code for Hungary, and the Hungarian crest stamp is there. Nice one!

They Mosin action is pretty simple, the only tip new owners sometimes do not get is the 'decock' procedure. Since the bolt cocks on opening, it is preferred to relieve the firing pin without slamming it on an empty chamber, by pulling the trigger with the bolt closed.

Instead, move the bolt forward and close the handle to the 1 o'clock position. You will feel it slip into a notch and hold there.

Then pull the trigger (empty chamber) and the bolt should rotate downward crisply and the firing pin will move forward gently.

It is a good way to see how freely the bolt moves as well.
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Re: newbie Qs?

Postby ol-blacky » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:58 pm

Thanks for all the advice links and videos. Been a busy week and gonna be a busier weekend. Maybe I can sneak away to the shop tonite to do a lil gun cleaning and aquainting myself with an old war horse.
Purchased ammo
ordered okie gauges
got a fresh bottle of simple green and some rubbing alcohol to start the cleaning process.
Ready to properly intoduce my lil mosin into the arsonal

Thanks again!

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