shortening mosin nagant barrel but dont want to lose iron sights

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by hollywood88, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. hollywood88

    hollywood88 Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    Im wanting to shorten the barrel on one of my 91/30's but still want to have iron sights. What can i do to replace or reuse the original front sight?
  2. Josh Smith

    Josh Smith Member

    Jul 24, 2010

    Please go to Brass Stacker Mosin Nagant 9130 Front Sight Adapter MN-FSAR . Brass Stacker makes adapter mounts. They clamp on, but I suppose you could also hit it with braze or weld if you properly heat sink the barrel in wet sand before doing so! Make sure you use your levels, too, before committing with the welder.

    You may also order sights from Smith-Sights: Adjustable, high-impact sighting systems for your Mosin-Nagant! . Chances are that, with a shorter sighting radius, you may need a new sight post. (Should anyone notice, yes, that's my website and I make the sights. I have plenty of business and have no reason to self-promote. Just trying to help out. May advertise here one day depending on the number of Mosin posts I see, but until then, this type of thing will be rare.)

    I hope this helps, Hollywood.