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.405 Winchester Mosin Nagant

January 6, 2012

(Disclaimer: My photos could be better, I’m no photographer, heck, I’m barely a “writer”)

Do you every wish that some one would make something that was different? Well, look no farther than this, because I found different. A custom Mosin Nagant chambered in the venerable .405 Winchester Center Fire. The cartridge was introduced by Winchester in 1904. The pairing of  the rifle and cartridge are period correct and makes for a very interesting piece. I know the gunsmith personally, and thought it would be cool to show off some of his projects (and get my blog more traffic).


This project started as a 1898 Russian Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R.

The action, bolt and trigger are all that remain of the original rifle. It’s now a single shot. The magazine was removed to enhance the lines of the “European” style stock and schnabel forend. The stock is American black walnut and the barrel is 26 inches long. The ugly original bolt handle has been replaced by an elegant butter knife bolt handle.




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And it shoots! 

50 Yard Target

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2012 2:54 pm

    Really nice bolt action!

  2. Jim Mitchell permalink
    January 9, 2012 9:13 pm

    Shoots great, I got to take a couple shots with it.

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