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A suggestion before proceeding with making any alterations to your Mosin Nagantfirearm is that you can purchase replacement parts to perform the alterations upon, thusleaving your original parts untouched.
Replacement Firing Pin SpringReplacement Sear/Bolt Stop
I recently bought three (3) M-44 Mosin-Nagant “Re-arsenaled”Carbines (Izhevsk Arsenal-Russia); they are stamped either 1944 or 1945. The M-44 is the final wartime version ofthe Mosin illustrious line of bolt-action rifles, and probably the most manufactured boltaction in the world. These may be bought for $55 for a “good”condition, to $70 for an“excellent” condition, by mail if you have a C&R License <www.atf.gov>. Russian shoulderweapons are simple, and very well machined and finished (except for the furniture) for amilitary weapon. However, in my opinion, all three (3) of these weapons really needed at
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