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Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Globemaster » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:41 pm

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Can an old surplus military rifle be transformed into a useful sporting gun with good ammo and aftermarket parts?

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I added an AIM® 'long eye relief' scope to my 1945 Izhevsk M44 carbine over the weekend; and then I took it to the range, and pushed 100-rounds of Russian Mil-Surp through it.

this is my first ‘LER’ optic, and I kinda stayed away from them, as I wasn’t really sure if I’d like them, or not; and at the end of the range outing; I really like the optic and what it has to offer the end user.

it’s affordable, and doesn’t require the user to permanently modify his/her vintage War relic.

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Re: Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Tim Z » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:36 am

GM how was the accuracy with the LER? Was there any issues? And do you still like the 90/31 better than the M44/38 variant?


It does look really nice. :thumbs up:
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Re: Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Globemaster » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:39 am

Tim Z wrote: GM how was the accuracy with the LER?

accuracy is decent ... this target is 5in Wide & 9.5in. Tall, and I was shooting at 50-yards

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Tim Z wrote: Was there any issues?

there was, I tried using a set of Weaver Quad-Lock rings on the aftermarket rail section; the rings worked them selves loose after 20-30 rounds, as they were tight, but just wouldn't lock-down, as the rail and rings were not compatible; I change the rings out, and opted to use a UTG brand offset mount, and now this base locked up properly; I attribute the conflict to a tolerance issue between brands

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Tim Z wrote: And do you still like the 90/31 better than the M44/38 variant?

I like all of the Mosin variants equally, and the carbines are fun to shoot; as they produce a nice fireball; so I actually made 100-fireballs; and everyone at the range had to come by and see what rifle was making all that noise; as it was the loudest rifle.




Tim Z wrote: It does look really nice. :thumbs up:

thanks :D
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Re: Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Globemaster » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:02 pm

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Re: Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Charlie-2-6 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:36 am



Hey GM, care to give me some details on that cheekpad/ammo holder + do they have one with .22LR ammo strips?
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Re: Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Globemaster » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:53 am

Charlie-2-6 wrote:Hey GM, care to give me some details on that cheekpad/ammo holder + do they have one with .22LR ammo strips?

hi C-2-6, I got the cheek-pad through Amazon dot com, and it's a FDE/Tan/Coyote 'left handed' model; the ammo-holders are velcro'd onto the cheek-pad and in the pocket, that way you can remove them if you want to; and use the zippered storage area for something else? as for a .22LR ammo strip? I guess a guy could always make/fashion something like that?

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Re: Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Thom » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:48 pm

I like the looks of this one!
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Re: Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Globemaster » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:56 pm

I did too when I first saw one posted up on the Mosin Nagant FB Room, and for the price, style, and modular features of it … I thought it’d be a nice addition to the simple M44 project.

plus I was glad to see that they offered a LH style too! :thumbs up:
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Re: Sporterizing the Mosin-Nagant M44

Postby Charlie-2-6 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:35 am

Hey GM, thanks for that link.
Will have to look into it.
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