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Posted: 3/9/2006 6:45:40 AM EDT
anybody know if they make replacement barrels not surplus crap?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:08:31 AM EDT
Its 1 peice, barrel and receiver

You can buy them together look at www.desert2u.com Not sure where you are in OH but they are off I90 on right on the PA/OH border. Like $20 I think

I've never heard of anyone replacing just the barrel, you'd have to cut it from the receiver and weld it back to another receiver, I don't know how well that would work...
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:22:22 AM EDT
YOU CAN HAVE A BBL MADE FOR THEM BUT I DON'T THINK ANYBODY 'STOCKS' NEW BBLS FOR THEM.......

I THINK THE FINNS MIGHT TAKE EXCEPTION TO THE POST SAYING THAT THEY ARE A 'ONE PIECE' DESIGN....SAKO AND VALMET PRETTY MUCH GOT THEIR 'START' REBARRELING MOSINS.....THERE IS A VARIENT OF THE M39'S CALLED 'B' BBLS WHERE THE FINNS BOUGHT A BUNCH OF BBLS FROM BELGIUM...VERY DESIREABLE PIECES....

IN FACT, THE FINNS ALSO CURRENTLY REBARREL THEIR MOSINS WITH 'WILDCAT' CARTRIDGES, SUCH AS 8X54 AND 9.3X54 FOR MOOSE GUNS.....

I KNOW OF A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD THEM REBARRELED IN 45-70...THEY ARE FOR ALL INTENTS & PURPOSES SINGLE SHOTS, AS THE MAGAZINES WON'T FEED THE 45-70 WITHOUT LOTS OF (READ 'EXPENSIVE') WORK....BUT THERE IS NO REASON TO NOT REBARREL THEM.....
--CARLOS
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:43:27 AM EDT
You can rebarrel a Mosin as the barrel and receiver ARE NOT one piece. But if you wanted to rebarrel it in .30-06 or .308, or any other more "conventional" caliber you are going to have to do something about the bolt. The Bannerman company converted a lot of Mosins to .30-06 and modified the bolts to work. I am not sure exactly how they did the bolt conversion, but I can take a picture of my Bannerman Mosin bolt if you want to see how they made it fit a .30-06 case.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:11:09 PM EDT
+1, I changed a barrel on my 'junker' m44, not hard at all once you get it to break loose.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 3:42:07 PM EDT
I would like to assemble a .45LC carbine starting with a junker Mosin.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:42:07 PM EDT
I would not even think of converting one of these to any high pressure modern cartridge like .30-06 or .308. Be mighty dangerous conversion if you ask me. If you do rebarrel make it 7.62x54R.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:49:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glazer1972:
I would not even think of converting one of these to any high pressure modern cartridge like .30-06 or .308. Be mighty dangerous conversion if you ask me. If you do rebarrel make it 7.62x54R.



The Bannerman .30-06 conversion is just a collector's item. Nobody will recommend that you shoot it.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:50:33 AM EDT
The 7.62 x 54 is a high pressure round. The Mosin receiver is very strong. Bannerman's conversions are dangerous because they took an existing Mosin barrel, shortened it, and then rechambered it. A new-made barrel mated to any Mosin receiver would be more than enough to handle a .30-06 class of round. The great difficulty in changing the calibers on the Mosin is the nature of the 7.62 x 54 round...rimmed and long.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 3:25:38 AM EDT
A local shop to me had a 91/30 converted to .45-70


Can you say HEAVY!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 3:45:11 AM EDT
Some friends and I were toying with the concept of a .338 x 54r wildcat. It would still fit in the magazine and feed. Maybe "Ackley" the cartridge a little as well. within the confines of what the magazine would allow. I'll have to look into the Finn cartridges mentioned as well.

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:49:02 AM EDT
i want to put a good barrel on it in 7.62x54. not change the cal.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:33:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By howster:
i want to put a good barrel on it in 7.62x54. not change the cal.



If the rifle is a shooter, it will be more trouble and expense than it is worth. If the rifle is collectible, it will kill all collector value.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 8:54:51 PM EDT
it's hard to come by the .310 bore you need for the 54r. i have heard of kreiger making them, and top notch barrels to.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 9:01:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 9:05:23 PM EDT by Langenator]
Tennessee Gunparts and Numrich sell Mosin barrels, although both seem to be out of stock at the moment.

Also, theirs are surplus, although TN Gunparts has in the past offered Finnish barrels, which are generall a good bit better than the Russian ones.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 5:51:11 AM EDT
i just want a nag that shoot tighter witha profile barrel is all.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:48:38 AM EDT
You can rebarrel anything, If you're so inclined. A couple of years ago I just missed a 95 Styer with a new Douglas barrel at Bob White's Accuracy Corner. The price 179.00. I've regreted it since...............Essex
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 9:14:53 AM EDT
Finding a Mosin that'll shoot better than a good Finn (of any type) isn't easy.

Now, the Finns tend to be pretty heavy, especially the M39s, because they use a heavier barrel as well as heavier stock wood.
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