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    Converting a Mosin Nagant to .45-70

    Ok, this is not something I would attempt. I know there are some Mosin fanboys out there so I thought I’d share.
    ** If Anyone does build one of these I’d like to be there when you fire it...I’ll bring the fire extinguisher.

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...-to-45-70/amp/
    Converting a Mosin Nagant to .45-70

    Steve Johnson
    7 years ago
    Two home gunsmiths, Chapaev and Voland, have been working on converting two Mosin Nagant rifles to use the .45-70 cartridge. Their almost completed rifles have a 3+1 capacity, 16.25″ barrels and fiber optic sights.

    It was no easy task with a lot of modifications required. The pair extensively documented the process on their blog Pharmory.


    #2
    I'm game.
    A sunny day
    A shotgun and a Chevrolet
    Wouldn't you like that?

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      #3
      I love the history of the 45-70 and would love a commercially produced bolt-action in that caliber.

      Two past custom alternatives were a converted Enfield or a converted Mauser.

      http://www.gibbsrifle.com/sport_speciality_.html
      Attached Files

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        #4
        I would say the best way to convert a Mosin to 45-70 is trade the Mosin for a rifle in 45-70. Done

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          #5
          I'd be hesitant to fire anything in .45-70 government out of a Mosin with a weight greater than 300gr. Certainly not a 500gr projecticle. As IBM used to say in their manuals: Results may be unpredictable.
          "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." -- New York State Surrogate Court Judge Gideon John Tucker, Final Accounting in the Estate of A.B._, 1, Tucker (N.Y. Surrogate Court) 247, 249 (1866)

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            #6
            Is this safe with the "modern" high power 45-70 loads or would it require the lower power loads?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Rrudo74901 View Post
              I would say the best way to convert a Mosin to 45-70 is trade the Mosin for a rifle in 45-70. Done
              I think the point is to have a bolt action in 45-70.
              I don't know of any factory 45-70 bolt actions that have been made since General Custer was showing off his best battle tactics.
              LI Ammo, 2 Larkfield Rd. East Northport, open seven days

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                #8
                Originally posted by LI Ammo View Post

                I think the point is to have a bolt action in 45-70.
                I don't know of any factory 45-70 bolt actions that have been made since General Custer was showing off his best battle tactics.
                Trap-door?
                No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

                - U.S. Marines

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                  #9
                  off topic, but just watched movie Wind River where Jeremy Renner as a tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman and does some serious mayhem to the bad guys with a Marlin 1895SBL 45-70
                  A word to the wise ain't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need advice.

                  What doesn't kill you ... will circle around for a second attempt.

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                    #10
                    I have seen there are some Mosin .500 S&W conversions. Apparently the bolt doesn't need any significant modification.

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