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Ex-Sniper Restoration

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I am about to embark on an ex sniper restoration. I have a bolt and an original '44 dated PU scope and accessories. I have read all the pertinent posts here and I thank you all for the contributions.

My question is whether the holes are plugged with pins and screws or just pins. I have a buddy who swears his 91/30 had only pins lightly welded into the receiver. He said he used a punch to tap them out, breaking the tack weld that held them, easily.

I am expecting otherwise. I have full machine shop so I am familiar with the removal process. I am hoping that they weren't too aggressive with their welding!~Andy
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Thanks for the advice. Again, it seems hit or miss. My buddy said he just took a file and gave the outside of the holes a few strokes, then drove out the pins with a punch and mallet. I guess someone got lazy with his.

Good tip about the impact drive! Thanks again, ~Andy
Thanks. I'm really looking forward to completing the project.~Andy
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