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Project by Don W posted 228 days ago 1437 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading Thomas berkey’s “world war 2 rifle stock refinish ” , he did such a nice job that I was motivated to take a few pictures of the one I sporterized.

I made a cherry stock, wenge fore tip, made and welded a new bolt, manufactured a scope mount, fashioned a more hunter friendly safety, sling mounts and shortened the barrel.

The stock was all cut by hand, and checkered by hand as well.

Its a 7.62×54 Russian Mosin Nagant from 1955.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com





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bester

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#1 posted 228 days ago

beautiful!!

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#2 posted 228 days ago

Wow, nice job, especially like the metal work you did. But I’m just wondering… is “sportorized” a word?

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Don W

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#3 posted 228 days ago

is “sportorized” a word

And I did it twice!!

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terryR

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#4 posted 228 days ago

Awesome work, Don! That’s a sweet looking tool.
Love the checkering.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 228 days ago

Holy sh!t Don!! That looks fantastic.

Wow.

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#6 posted 228 days ago

Wow, that’s great, nice work

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#7 posted 228 days ago

Not too shabby for the restore guru!
How does it shoot? Dead on at 150 yds?

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Don W

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#8 posted 228 days ago

It shoots pretty good. I’ve taken a couple deer with it, but I don’t shoot it much anymore. I took the scope off it. It kicks like a mule!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#9 posted 228 days ago

Daaang dude. That some impressive shite.

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 228 days ago

Very, very impressive work! Did did a great job on both the stock and the sportarization of the military rifle.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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KS_Sparky

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#11 posted 228 days ago

That’s some pretty nice work, but please tell me the original furniture was not salvageable. I hate seeing an old vet (even an ugly, dime a dozen vet like a mosin nagant) chopped, scoped, and sporterized in a polished Monte Carlo. Just a pet peave of mine, but you really did a good job, and if its gonna happen at least it looks good.

-- apprentice Electrician, IBEW L.U. 226

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Wally331

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#12 posted 228 days ago

Looks really nice Don, the wenge accent and checkering really makes it. I’d be too afraid of screwing up a nice gun haha.

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KS_Sparky

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#13 posted 228 days ago

From what I can tell, the checkering looks really damn good. Did you use some kind of jig or guide or did you do it by eye?

-- apprentice Electrician, IBEW L.U. 226

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Don W

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#14 posted 228 days ago

Here is the checkering process, http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/30869

Thanks for all the comments!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#15 posted 227 days ago

Awesome I remember read your checking process some time ago. Its on the bucket list.
Good job.

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