Thanks for all the replies. To clarify my question, it's not something I am planning on building. I was fondling some of my weapons, and got to thinking about 20th century Commie weapon evolution. It occured to me that the SKS is in many ways an offspring of the M-N rifle, so maybe there were some bolt action rifles made somewhere to use the new ammo in the old guns. I have read of 7.62x54r protos that were built along the path that lead to the SKS. So why not some Mosin carbines in the new whiz-bang carbine cartrige? May have happened. It would be quite a find if there were any out there as a collectable. In all practicality, if one wanted a gun similar to that today as a shooter, it would be cheaper to shell out the $600 or so for a CZ then to start with a $75 host and throw 100 hours into the project. IMHO.
I wouldn't expect to find any 7.62x39 bolt action rifles that were used in military service - since this round was specifically developed for controllable
full auto fire with assault rifles, it's hard to imagine any (military) neccessity for a bolt gun in this caliber.
On the other hand, it does make a LOT of sense to rechamber a rifle that fires obsolete rounds like 7.5 and 7.7 - and the good news is that inserts are available for $25. There's an article about them here: http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews/tigerloudhousecat/index.asp
Here's an excerpt from it:
I should point out that MCA also makes a lot of other nifty little items other than the tested 7.62x39 insert. They also have adapters that will allow you to use the 7.62x39 in the following:
The cost for these adapters are $25. They do have a stock of semi-custom adapters for conversions of some mil-surp rifles and they can do custom adapters for your rifle from fired casings or chamber castings. They even have inserts for shotguns.
MCA Sports/Ace Bullet Contact Information
Phone: (907) 248-4913
Address: MCA Sports/Ace Bullet Company
2800 West 33rd Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99517-2201
Web Site: http://www.mcace.com/
Complete kit: only $25.00