Marauder 1 wrote:I have a question Shep, the Mosin receiver is hardened but from what I've heard that the hardening is not very deep. Do you have to re treat the receiver now?
I've wanted to do that for so long but I never was able to figure out how to actually do the bolt handle. Great job! it looks great.
I spent a little time looking up mosin receiver heat treating and come to the conclusion to your question. No -- all the information about HT come in combination with welding on the receiver -- plugging the holes in an ex-sniper. Removing metal as I did is about the same as drilling holes - I've never heard of any problems from other posters who have done this mod. Heat treating to me being only surface deep only serves to protect from dents and dings, kind of like your skin. Tuff on the outside soft on the inside.
The only problem in a mod like this is you can't do it for someone else without having there gun. It's a completely custom fit.
Now I lay me down to sleep -- under my pillow a Glock I keep. If I should wake and find you inside -- the coroners van will be your next ride.