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Has anyone had a bolt handle turned down for a Mosin Nagant?

I am looking at putting a scope on my M44 and don't want to go the route of a long eye relief scope.
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I did one for my M47 Yugo Mauser.

What I did was cut the bolt handle through at about a 45 deg. angle with a cutoff wheel.
Then I rotated it 180 deg. and welded it back together so that it now comes down at a right angle.

Not pretty, but strong as hell.

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Has anyone had a bolt handle turned down for a Mosin Nagant?

I am looking at putting a scope on my M44 and don't want to go the route of a long eye relief scope.
I got mine from an American guy:

http://mosinnagant.net/boltman/boltman.html

A simple swap out. It's beautiful craftmanship.

There's a Canadian Ebayer that sells a bent bolt that you have to do a bit of work to fit - a lot cheaper but not as good in my opinion. You pays yer money and takes yer pick.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bent-Bolt-...item2eb7e1120e
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Or, you can keep the numbered original bolt, and have a new bolt fabricated by this fellow:

http://www.mosinnagant.net/Boltman/Boltman.html

for $55.
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Or, you can keep the numbered original bolt, and have a new bolt fabricated by this fellow:

http://www.mosinnagant.net/Boltman/Boltman.html

for $55.
I exchanged emails with this guy a couple of months back. At the time, he didn't have any bolts to swap out, but would do mine if I sent it to him. At the time, I think he had about an 8-week backlog, if I recall correctly.

Has anyone used one of the kits where you cut the handle off and use a tap to attach a new, angled down bolt handle?
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I did one for my M47 Yugo Mauser.

What I did was cut the bolt handle through at about a 45 deg. angle with a cutoff wheel.
Then I rotated it 180 deg. and welded it back together so that it now comes down at a right angle.

Not pretty, but strong as hell.

PM me if I'm not clear with the above directions.
I gotcha. Makes sense to me.
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I have a friend that has been a welder/ metal fabricator since his teens. I would trust him with reforming a bolt handle. You might befriend a local craftsman to get the job done.
Good luck with your project! Send us photos.
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I exchanged emails with this guy a couple of months back. At the time, he didn't have any bolts to swap out, but would do mine if I sent it to him. At the time, I think he had about an 8-week backlog, if I recall correctly.

Has anyone used one of the kits where you cut the handle off and use a tap to attach a new, angled down bolt handle?
He always has a backlog ... but worth the wait if you don't want to mutilate the matching numbered bolt. I've got two shooting buddies that cut and welded their bolts ... one of them welded a little skull with crystal eyes on the end instead of the original knob. Kind of neat, in a creepy sort of way.
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Has anyone had a bolt handle turned down for a Mosin Nagant?

I am looking at putting a scope on my M44 and don't want to go the route of a long eye relief scope.

I am Left handed and use Iron Sights on my Moisin I plan on a scout scope sometime in the future.

With a straight bolt I am not at a disadvantage using my left hand to operate it.

For all of the Above reasons I will keep mine straight......on a related note does anybody know where I can get a straight bolt for my SMLE?
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Here's a pic of what "the Boltman" did to mine, to fit my ATI stock. He even reworked the pull handle and made it into a ring. Made it a whole lot easier to use the safety.
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I did one for my M47 Yugo Mauser.

What I did was cut the bolt handle through at about a 45 deg. angle with a cutoff wheel.
Then I rotated it 180 deg. and welded it back together so that it now comes down at a right angle.

Not pretty, but strong as hell.

PM me if I'm not clear with the above directions.
I have a forging die for LR Mauser both handles. Midway used to sell them.
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Here's a pic of what "the Boltman" did to mine, to fit my ATI stock. He even reworked the pull handle and made it into a ring. Made it a whole lot easier to use the safety.
I really like the ring for the pull handle. The dial-type that is standard with the MN can be a bit awkward.
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I bought one from buymillsurp.com. He has a small quantity every Friday. I ordered on a Friday, had it by Wednesday. The quality was excellent, just as advertised. The body had been polished and honed to where there were zero defects. Much better quality than the part it replaced which was worn. Functions much better too. I just noticed in my pic the bolt isn't locked. The handle does comes parallel to the stock.

https://www.buymilsurp.com/bolt-body...ifle-p-75.html
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There are 3 ways you can do this.
1 - Use boltman but last I checked he has a 3 month backlog.
2 - Use the ATI Mosin Nagant bolt kit for $22.00 but it will involve cutting your bolt handle off and tapping and screwing on their curved handle.
3 - Get an offset scope mount and slide the mount back to the furthest position and then get a long scope; I use the 8-32x44 which when mounted is only about 2 to 3 inches away from my eye so relief is not an issue and is just high enough for the existing straight bolt to retract without having to curve it.
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