I fully admit that I’ve been sitting on some gear from Rock Solid Industries for damn near a year, which is way longer than intended. I’ve got most of it mounted, but my wartime production Mosin Nagant makes fitting semi-standardized parts a bit of an issue. While I’ve been fighting my rifle, TC Tumlinson of Country Steele has been developing some new gear for the old platform which is now available. First on the block is a left handed bolt that doesn’t require any destructive modifications to the rifle . . .
The bolt handle is slightly massive, but it works. The only detail is that instead of slapping the bolt up, you slap this one down and pull back to cycle the action. The guys say that the impetus for the design was that the owner of the shop is left handed, and working a right handed Mosin bolt is a pain in the ass.
Also a pain in the ass: stripper clips. I’ve had the pleasure of shredding my thumb trying to use these in a hurry before, and it isn’t pretty. RSI’s solution is a computer machined stripper clip with a polymer follower that takes loading a rifle from about 30 seconds of cursing to one two-second grunt. I’m not 100% sure on how many of these they will sell, but it’s definitely an improvement over the old design.