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Recently, I purchased a Mosin-Nagant M44, hoping that I might be able to find a suitable scope for it in my area. I have, however, run into a collector who insists that one can only add a suitable scope to a model 1891/30, and that the M44's bolt restricts it from such an addition.

However, in my own research, the only noticable difference between the 1891/30 and the M44 is a slight difference in barrel length. The bolts, as far as I can tell, are identical Should I be able to add the PU scope or is my collector friend correct in stating that I need to find an 1891/30?

Much Obliged.
 

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only the special sniper model which had the turned down bold handle could mount the scope. however u might be able to find a "scout" style scope that has somewhat of a long eye relief... just my $.02
 

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This is a rather common problem with mausers as well. You should be able to find a turned down bolt handel in the aftermarket somewhere for a relatively decent price.
 

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I was looking into a Nagant project myself with the cheap arsenal refurbs in great condition. If you're not a collector, worrying about serial numbers, its a great deal.

If you find a PU scope and a mount they could be mounted, but like everyone said, you do need a turned down bolt. Usually runs for 50 bucks US.

Is Caban still around the board lurking in the shadows?
 

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Ah, the Mosin Nagant 1893, good rifle.

The sniper rifle variations were hand-selected Nagants with the following alterations made:
- Side-rail mount and PU optic installed
- Bolt replaced with similar bolt however, handle was turned down.

Depending on how high the PU is mounted, you may be able to clear under it with the bolt. Not recommended, since then you'd be incapable of shooting "normally." It was one of the complaints with the marksman's version of the SVT-40, that the optic was mounted too high.
 

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Either way, you're gonna have a "chin weld" and not really a cheek weld, but AK is right...its gonna be odd to look though a scope mounted high enough to use the straight bolt...that would be some serious height.
 

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I'll look into the new bolt assembly, I suppose. I certainly don't want to screw with the height of the scope in any way just to fix it to an existing one. Thanks for the advice, all.
 

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What about just getting one of those Advanced Technologies bolt conversion kits? I have to say, even though I've never had any of their stuff, I don't trust AT for great quality but it should be sufficient.
 

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Go to NUMERICH GUNPARTS,(WWW. E-GUNPARTS.COM) you can get the complete bolt or if you want to keep the guts from yours you can get just the bolt sleave and over one million other parts
 
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