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alain209
09-07-2009, 10:43 AM
took the plunge and bought one $99 mosin on big5. trying to put a decent scope, i know this topic is beat up but maybe theres a new input out there. thank you, how are the ebay scopes holding up? is it possible to get a decent scope for less than $100?

uxo2
09-07-2009, 11:06 AM
scout scope or regular scope mount?

alain209
09-07-2009, 11:28 AM
scout scope or regular scope mount?
new on scopes. what do you recommend? thanks.

emcon5
09-07-2009, 12:46 PM
There are 3 basic ways of mounting a scope to that rifle.

The easiest is a "scout" setup, using a long eye relief pistol scope. The base mounts in place of the rear sight, and requires no modifications to the rifle.

There are a couple places selling this setup for under $100.
Google turns up this, which shows how it looks when installed: http://www.shootersxchange.com/detail.cfm?recordID=60603
Here is another:
http://www.m1surplus.com/mosin%20nagant%20combo%203.htm

There is a variation of this using a cantilever back over the action, but a bent bolt handle is needed:
http://cgi.ebay.com/No-gunsmith-scout-regular-mount-4-Russian-Mosin-91-30_W0QQitemZ310119986377QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item48349774c9&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14

The other options both require a bent bolt handle, and drilling and tapping the receiver.

You can mount it the way the Soviets did for their sniper rifles:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Soviet-Russian-Mosin-Nagant-91%2f30-PU-scope-mount-%26-base_W0QQitemZ370248795781QQcmdZViewItem

Or you can drill and tap the top of the receiver and mount it like you would find on a sporting rifle (Rem 700, Win 70, etc).

There are a few places where you can get a bent bolt,
http://www.mosinnagant.net/Boltman/Boltman.html

alain209
09-07-2009, 1:02 PM
thanks for all the info. i think i will go for the scout set up.

alain209
09-10-2009, 9:39 PM
any more suggestion on scope. planning to get one this weekend.

Palimino Stripe
09-12-2009, 11:08 PM
I still say Darrell's scout mount is the way to go:

(Info found here)

http://parallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforums.yuku.com/forum/view/id/116

Example pic:

http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL21/71676/2128482/33721059.jpg

-Palimino

cryoguy
09-14-2009, 2:32 PM
I put the scout scope on mine and it is holding up so far.