91/30 Tula 1944 round reciever. 135 and change OTD!
Now go and get yourself a couple sardine cans of mil-surp 7.62x54R and go out and duplicate Vasili Zaitsev's feat at the Battle of Stalingrad... he had three confirmed kills at 800 meters in one day using a standard issue M91/30 with iron sights!91/30 Tula 1944 round reciever. 135 and change OTD!
I thoroughly cleaned each M-N using brake cleaner; I first removed the stock from the receiver/barrel, then removed the bolt assembly. I used traditional tools & cleaners to clean out the bore after getting rid of all the cosmoline. I completely disassembled the bolt assembly, cleaned it in brake cleaner and reassembled. Lubricated everything that needed lubing. I used Old English furniture oil/cleaner and thoroughly cleaned the stock (all three of mine [2-91/30s, 1-M38] looked pretty darn good after some Old English TLC). After reassembling the bolt and replacing it into the receiver, I check head space with head space gauges made especially for the Mosin-Nagant (got a complete set of M-N gauges from Okie Gauges). ETA: Forgot to mention also check firing pin protrusion using the gauge that came with your rifle. ETA2: For deeper scratches in the wood stock, I used some (boiled) linseed oil to re-oil the wood, let that dry for several days, then used the Old English.That sounds like a good idea! You bet im gonna be shooting the crap out of that thing!!! But what I really was wondering was, cleaning the cosmocrap, the barrel, Inspecting parts that should be replaced before I shoot it. Its actually pretty clean. Not much cosmo on it at all compared to the other handfull I was looking at. Like this one is super clean. I didn't even have to wipe my hands after handling this one. The others felt like they were dunked in cosmoline just before they were handed to me. Ill definitely need to clean the barrel before I shoot it. And as far as ammo. I've been looking around and seems like I can find a can of mil surplus bout 400 rounds for ~ 80 bucks fairly easy. Anything I should get for it? Sights? Or the butt pad I hear is pretty much necessary.