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    Looking to possibly convert a regular infantry M91/30 to a PU sniper

    How hard would it actually be to accomplish? I can't really afford an authentic PU sniper atm but I have contacts in the former Eastern bloc that can source me the bolt, scope and scope mount for a decent price. So as stated above, is it difficult to convert the rifle? Should I just save up and get a PU? They are getting quite expensive up here in Canadaicon. I should of bought one a few years ago when they were cheap enough...

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    Ten years ago, I would probably encourage you to go for it.
    These things are drying up. Com-bloc stuff in general, really. (I’ve been thing about a Sovieticon SKS for a while and YIKES).

    Buy a really sniper and leave yours alone. I know this isn’t what you asked…but there it is haha.

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    There are so many fakes out there that I bet you can find a good one if you start looking. The trick is to convince the owner that you know that it is a fake and then start the negotiations from there: Rifle = $350-400, replica scope = $250, etc. I did see a fake sell for $1,500 at my local gun store about a year ago. When I went to look at it, the gun shop employment allowed me to examine at it but informed me it had been already sold. When I informed him it was a fake, he couldn't believe it. I think he was pretty happy that he made a good profit on it!

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    I agree with Singer Do not go an ruin a un molested rifle. There are so many converted one out there to buy at a reasonable price. I have so many youing guys coming into shop to have scopes put on military rifles. i now refuse to drill an tap any of them an explain why. the same reason as stated here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    These things are drying up. Com-bloc stuff in general, really.
    Well, perhaps the days of these being sold by the crate or out of the crate are drying up. I see 91/30's everywhere, and every one is overpriced for the last ~2 years. The problem is paying what they are worth right now. Take a look at gunbroker...hundreds of 91/30's for sale, almost all with 0 bids because there is a ridiculous minimum price. I hate to say it, but gunbroker is probably the best bet for finding a fake that sells as a fake. I see one on there now with 25 bids at ~$500 right now.

    Another option is to find one that's been worked on, but if the barrel was shortened it'll be be hard to find another. I have a fake PU that I'd love to find new barrel for. Waiting for the right donor rifle to come along for the swap (but not a pristine unmolested rifle...I have one of those and it will stay as is).

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    I made one up by myself with no problems and I only have a hand drill. Back when I did it, the cost of getting it drilled and tapped was double what I paid for the rifle so I figured, no big deal if I messed it up. I had no problems. Today I kind of wish I had just gotten a real one but I still have it, it looks good, isn't anywear near authentic. It's a fairfield scope and mount. Probably photos of it on here somewhere. This was years ago when I first joined.


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