Converting a Mosin Nagant to .45-70

    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.

    One of the rifles being test fired.

    I think Captain Mosin and Mr Nagant would approve.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!