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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Fung_13 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:22 pm

Grimstod wrote:An M39 usually goes for about 450$ plus. I just bought a Mosin in the configuration your thinking of making for 220$ why would you decrease the value of your gun?

Get a highwall they are much better for modding cause they have a stronger receiver.

I bought the M39 15 years ago for $125 in Alaska. May have to reconsider using the M39 for the mod. Did find a Mosin for $149 today that looked like it was in good shape.
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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Grimstod » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:41 am

Make sure you check the barrel carefully. Do you have any way to check the light erosion? It's a really good way to measure the life of a barrel.

I built a really nice sporter from a 91/30 and 22in is the magic number for them. The Finnish M39 will shoot best with an uncut barrel.

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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Shepard » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:47 pm

Fung_13 wrote:This is the scope I am looking at using on the rifle once complete. Haven't purchased it yet. Millett Tactical TRS-1 30mm 4-16x 50mm Rifle Scope.

Any thoughts on this scope? Good, bad, indifferent? Thanks



I have 4 SWFA scopes on my target rifles -- my opinion is there the best you can get for the money. 300.00 dollars isn't much compared to what you get. Fixed powered scopes -- what you see is what you see -- if you use your reticle for range finding on a variable powder scope you have to tune it to max power to range your target then back to whatever power you shoot from. Here's a video that may help you decide what scope is for you.

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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Fung_13 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:27 am

Found this while researching about light erosion. Thought it was good reading (from a newbie stand point)...

http://gunsmagazine.com/rifle-barrel-burn-out/
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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Fung_13 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:36 am

So ever wonder what the inside of a barrel looks like that has shot untold number of corrosive ammo. Wel I finally got my barrel scoped and first off it wasn't as bad as I imagined but it is still pretty bad. So here is what it looks like.
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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Fung_13 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:43 am

Here are some of the end of the barrel and it was worse than in the middle or beginning. Just so all know I went straight home and cleaned the crap out of it. This weekend I am going to clean it again and run some never dull thru the barreland put a coat of oil on it. I think every other week I will put a light coat of oil on it. Any ideas other than don't shoot surplus ammo and keeping it oiled on keeping it from getting worse? Also, I have 31 total images from one end to the other of the barrel if anyone wants to see them all and give me some advice on exactly what I need to do. Thanks
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Postby Gamecock24 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:15 am

That's pretty darn cool. Interesting to see how the condition changes through out the length of the barrel.
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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Shepard » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:47 am

I would slug your bore to see if you can get a dimensional number. Is it worth all the work. If it slugs out with a good number -- polish the daylights out of it.
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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Alan LA » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:39 pm

Is it just me, or does it looks like the rifling is gone towards the muzzle end?
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Re: My 1st gun mod

Postby Grimstod » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:46 pm

Its not you. fungi is this the barrel you will cut down. Removing the worn out muzzle will get you better results when you cut it.

A lot of that looks like copper fowling. Not necessarily a bad thing. Copper in the barrel tightens it up and will make it shrink by a .001th or so. Many record setting long range shooter never remove copper. Only the carbon.

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