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Post Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:23 am 
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Hi Folks,

This is what I currently do for a living. I'm hesitant to post this here as I'm in the company of artisans and this is a working rifle. Nothing about it is pretty.

I apologize in advance for the screw heads; they were taken apart literally hundreds of times. I've since replaced them and found a proper bit for my torque wrench that will not cause damage to the new ones, even over the long-term!

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Front view of the prototype that started my business...

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... and the rear.

The action is shimmed and the barrel corked:

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I also made some cool things like a two-stage Finn M39-style trigger. Instead of pins, it has bearings :D

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Here is a trigger I modified while taking time to record the manufacturing process. Please bear in mind that this is during manufacture and it does not yet have grease or bluing on it.

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I may manufacture these one day if I can find an insurance provider that doesn't ask crack-smoking prices to insure the product.

These cannot be patented as a very similar product, the Finnish M39's trigger, has been around since at least 1939!

Another company makes an arguably inferior trigger utilizing a ball bearing. It is single-stage and feels much like a S&W revolver's trigger pull. I believe but cannot prove that their use of the ball bearing is their way of modifying the design enough to patent it.

Anyway, even if this were patentable – a doubtful prospect as I said – I'm throwing the design into the public domain so that it cannot be patented due to a preexisting specimen.

This is the same reason the Ruger LCP is so similar (the same, even!) to the Kel-Tec design: Kel-Tec never patented those lil' pistols and Ruger picked it up.

I want the best manufacturers to make products I buy, not folks who think up the idea then farm it out to China to be made cheaply. There are too many awesome designs out there that are poorly executed, but nobody else can pick these up for fear of patent infringement.

If I get the time and the insurance to make these, I will. If not, somebody with a drill press and a few other tools along with a bit of skill is more than welcome to make them. My feelings won't be hurt.

As I said, this is a Finnish idea that I just improved on a bit.

This rifle is capable of this (or rather, I'm capable of doing this, with my 20/60 sight; I'm sure the rifle's much better):

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I had to work for that group, but as long as I have a target I can see, I can do about that. I take coyotes at 200 yards. That's about as far as I can see, uncorrected.

I know what these rifles can do and I love to see folks wring them out. Heck, a Finnish M39 had to have at least a 1.3MOA capability to be accepted into service!

Regards,

Josh

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Looks like you really enjoy the work, that's always nice. Thanks for sharing.

I bought one of those rifles a few years ago, just for kicks really (I had never owned a big (to me) rifle). It needs some work, but I can shoot it. Just too lazy/ignorant to try and make it any better I guess, plus I got the 1911 bug and that's kept me occupied for the most part gun-wise.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:56 pm 
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I'm of the opinion that Mosins, Mausers, and the 1911 are the three firearms that can be fiddled with the most.

That's leaving aside the AR platform, of course. And Glocks. I mean real guns! :P I'm a stinker.

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Josh

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:29 am 
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I think you own the very best sleeper mosin sir i see the pic f your gun nice and in good condition it was interesting and very cool.


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:07 pm 
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The inherent accuracy of some military rifles is truly remarkable. The average soldier was no match for his gear. Later, Denny

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:03 pm 
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I don't know enough of Mosin Nagant's but why the cork?

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:59 am 
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Hello,

Long, thin barrels benefit from floating and pressure padding instead of floating alone. While a true pressue pad is made from bedding compound, cork is a decent substitute.

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Josh

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I don't know enough of Mosin Nagant's but why the cork?

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