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    Default Chinese Type 53

    I'd like some history on this rifle. My dad has a Mosin, but our bolts are not interchangeable. Why is that?
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    I think it may depend what mosin your dad has. Yours is a really exceptional condition Type 53 Chinese mosin. That one's a keeper.

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    Yes that is one of the nicer ones.
    Laugh hard and often.

    Gary

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    John, can you add specifics? Such as: can you insert bolts part way, will they not close, will not cock, --- ? Do a side by side analysis of each bolt's and action's features and should include outside bolt diameters, inside diameters of the actions, lengths of critical features, relationships, and any other feature you can find. I trust you have a caliper. It is not uncommon to find variations across the MN world and yours may be beyond the norm.

    - D

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    My dad has an M44.

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    Dr. Dirt, matter of fact, I do have calipers, but we didn't do any size comparisons. When I do, I'll let u know. Probably today.

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    Keep your all matching T53 all matching. That is one of the finest looking T53 bolts Ive ever seen...

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    The bolts are interchangeable. I've tested that many times. I haven't headspaced them since I saw no reason to interchange the bolts to actually test firing them. But, there is no reason why they wouldn't shoot safely. Some of the T-53's coming out of Albania had bolts from other EEuro countries, even Russian. I've seen Russian M-44's come out of Romania with Chinese bolts. All function and head space fine. If your bolts don't interchange I would say there is an issue with one of them.

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    They are machined to different tolerances in different armories and decades apart, and probably had some hand fitting involved. That's why. I've tried bolt swapping just for fun and many times, the bolt won't close or has other issues.

    Nice type 53, do the buttplate numbers match the rest of the rifle?

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    NLMosin, matter of fact, I was cleaning the bolt, when I wasn't paying attention, came apart. So now I had a broken down bolt and no way of knowing how I took it apart in the first place. Lol. I finally peiced it back together, still works just fine.

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    Shran, yes, the butt plate matches. I removed the buttplate and added a thicker, rubber buttplate. Lol. My shoulder often thanks me, & so does my son.

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    I'll take another pic or 2 of the bolt for anyone who wants to see how clean this thing is.

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