View Full Version : mosin stock bands-where are they?

03-08-2010, 5:05 PM
the bands on mine have to be crimped closed. I'd lilke to get screw ones or something similar.

Milsurp Collector
03-08-2010, 5:15 PM
If you are talking about a Soviet Mosin the bands don't have to be open or closed, they just slide off http://www.surplusrifle.com/russianmosin189130/rifledisassembly/index.asp


03-20-2010, 10:35 AM
as you can see, he doesn't take it past the front sight. That is where mine had to be bent open to come off (synthetic stock). I want to return mine to the original stock, but I need new bands. I have seen some original material referring to the different types of bands (screw, etc.) but I haven't seen where to get replacement ones.

03-20-2010, 10:46 AM
It would appear that you will need to disassemble the front sight to
install the replacements. You could play with your old ones to see if
you could make them into what you envision.

03-20-2010, 12:37 PM
Ebay all the time just type in Mosin nagant...it's usually not that difficult to tap out the sight from one side or the other

03-20-2010, 3:20 PM
Sarco has 'em

03-20-2010, 5:43 PM
Apexgunparts has rear bands for $5.

03-20-2010, 5:50 PM
$8 per set.

03-30-2010, 9:11 PM
All of those are the original type. Later ones used screws to open and close. I,m still looking for them so I don't have to remove my front sight.

03-30-2010, 10:26 PM
All of those are the original type. Later ones used screws to open and close. I,m still looking for them so I don't have to remove my front sight.

You're a bit off. The ones with screws to tighten them are from M91s (earlier design) and aren't really compatible. The handguard is completely different and doesn't slide underneath the band. They don't open that far either. Certainly not enough to slide off the barrel in a perpendicular direction. Furthermore, the crossbolt holding them closed is peened at one end and won't completely unscrew from the band. (And for those that ever need to strip a M91, the screws turn BACKWARDS from normal. Righty Loosy, Lefty Tighty!)

Drifting out the front sight is really not a big deal. There should be an existing witness mark across the sight base and front sight to aid in realigning it.

03-31-2010, 5:06 AM
You can also spread the 91/30 stock bands--they're springy.

Now, I happen to have some jeweler's bow-opening and -closing pliers, and I use them on these bands.

Here is a link:


Best of luck on your project.


03-31-2010, 10:34 AM
I think they split up


04-15-2010, 12:27 AM
thanks for all the great info. calgun rocks!

04-15-2010, 7:52 AM
If you get them far enough open to slip over the sight they'll stretch and not go back to closed. I just replaced a front sight and it was very easy. Just tap it off with a drift. Drift it back on and line up the witness marks.