Christmas Mosin pics


December 31, 2002, 05:54 PM
I rec'd a Hungarian Mosin M44 from Oleg for Christmas - I've always wanted one ever since I got my hands on my brother's a few years ago. They're incredibly fun to shoot and quite accurate, and it comes equipped with a sharp pointy thing!

Carbines are just so much fun (and runt sized)!

And here's the Mosin with my present from dad, an adorable Martini Cadet in .32-20, and my self-present, a Walther P1.

photos by Oleg Volk

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December 31, 2002, 06:39 PM
Love that profile on pic #1 Runt.....a woman not to be messed with..........:what:

December 31, 2002, 07:14 PM

For shame, the bayonet isn't extended!


Nice Mosin though!

December 31, 2002, 07:25 PM
Of all my Mosins, my Hungarian M44 is my favorite. Shoots under 2 inches at 100yrds, and best yet has some poor foot soldier's initials carved into the stock. Sure wish I had a Martini and a Walther to go with it tho'

December 31, 2002, 09:06 PM
Is the front sight aligned right? The center marks dont line up. It might be the angle of the photo.

December 31, 2002, 09:22 PM

Looks like the front sight has been drifted for windage adjustment. Mine wasn't centered when I got my M44.

December 31, 2002, 10:34 PM
Nice gun, nice pics...

I got a Polish Carbine just before Christmas but Oleg hasn't shown up in Indy to take any stylish pics of mine so this is the best I could muster...

Apple a Day
December 31, 2002, 10:55 PM
Preeeeeeeety! I am achin' to buy one since my brother ran off with dad's old Mauser. :cuss:

January 1, 2003, 12:01 AM
For shame, the bayonet isn't extended!

I didn't want to kebob the photog.


January 1, 2003, 01:59 AM
Don't look now, but I think someone put a gun on the end of your knife.


Good luck with it, they are alot of fun.

Will Beararms
January 1, 2003, 04:35 AM
If it's from Hungary, it's tough. My neighbors survived the Holocaust as children in Hungary, fought to help establish Israel in the late 40's as teenagers and now thrive here after miraculously meeting in NYC and finding out their lives paralleled each other.

This rifle could serve many purposes from plinking, to whitetail, to the preservation of life.

Kentucky Rifle
January 1, 2003, 11:01 AM
A pretty smile. But that serious, gun-handling, through the sights, bring it on look! <shiver> I wonder if Oleg ever gets that look? I'm twice her weight and if she gave ME that "look", I'd run screaming into the night!:uhoh:


January 1, 2003, 01:37 PM
I haven't given Oleg that look, but I've given it to other people. :p In return, I get: "Eep! Small Angry Chihuahua Alert!"

The Mosin M44 is my choice as a truck gun (I can't exactly say "trunk gun" because I don't have a trunk!) It's always nice to have some kind of long arm just in case .

I chose the Mosin because of:
- durability
- dependability
- simplicity
- accuracy
- my overall ability to wield it well (alot of rifles are too long and heavy to fire offhand well without being wobbly)
- the bolt action isn't as likely to fail me coming out from long-term storage (especially in cold winter months)
- penetration & stopping power
- I can't accidentally magically disassemble it like I do with an M1 Carbine & M1A (see Oleg's thread in this forum)
- economy - I'm going to feel bad if it's stolen from my vehicle, but it's not like it cost an arm and a leg, either.
- Hey, it's got a sharp pointy thing.

The Mosin has a few burrs in the chamber, causing cartridges to fail to extract smoothly - I practically need a hammmer to make the bolt work. It's going to be fixed before it's offically my truck gun. Most Mosins I've shot have had this super-stiff bolt problem.

Kentucky Rifle
January 1, 2003, 01:56 PM
Maybe a small angry Chihuahua with a murderous look in it's eyes! A Chihuahua is the only type of dog that ever bit me. Then the damn thing wouldn't let go! I ran around trying to shake it off my hand while everyone else at the party rolled on the floor with laughter!

P.S. Beware of small things with mean looks. You'll remain far less injured that way.

January 1, 2003, 02:22 PM
Moisins are good rifles....have you tried out an Enfield yet?

There are some "Tanker" Enfields that were made out of No.4 Mk.1 Rifles...

Or you could try out a "Tanker" made out of a No.1 MkIII Enfield

They are short stubby little fellows that pack a bit of a punch along with 10 round detachable magazines..

This rifles cock on closing and have a VERY FAST handling Action..
They also have the charging guide milled into the receiver.
You can also get an Ishapore "Jungle carbine or Tanker" these are chambered in .308

Put a red dot or holoscope on the receiver and you are set in terms of a trunk gun..

Oh yes..they are also very cheap..

January 1, 2003, 04:35 PM
LOL, I knew you were getting that for Christmas ROTL. I saw Oleg asking about ammo for it on another forum ;) You should seen the guys over there, all jealous about a girlfriend that's into Mosins! :)

Just gotta love Mosin Carbines! Here's the two I got myself for Christmas:

January 1, 2003, 04:54 PM
I would say Oleg is a very fortunate young man.A woman like that deserves all the firearms she wants.And take that as a compliment Oleg.She needs to be the main focus of your pictures about shooting/women shooting.Small and petite with a handload of guns.It conveys very nicely.
Runt,hope you enjoy shooting the new rifles.Congrats.;)

Joshua M. Smith
December 28, 2014, 01:29 PM

Not seeing a similar thread this year, I thought I should give this one a bump! ;)

Some Mosins are only slightly older than this thread, so it's appropriate I think.


December 28, 2014, 09:00 PM
Picture no workey??? :uhoh:
I know what they look like though.

I collect them and have more than a few along with 1000's of rounds
of milsurp and hand load Gamekings and SST's to hunt with. ;)

They are GOOD tough rifles.

ANYTHING you need to know (except hand loads) may be found here:

Great site with many tabs and tabs within tabs.
Take you a solid week to read that whole site.

December 28, 2014, 09:37 PM

Some excellent Christmas presents there! Especially like the Mosin M44 and the Walther P1. Both are great choices for truck gun duty.

Joshua M. Smith
December 29, 2014, 01:10 AM
Big 7,

I didn't post one. I was looking through old Mosin threads and found this one, and since nobody has made a new one for this year, I bumped it figuring to generate some interest.

I love to see Christmas Mosins for some reason and thought this would generate some eye candy.



December 29, 2014, 12:00 PM
To heck with the Mosin,,,
I want that Martini.



December 29, 2014, 12:13 PM
That first picture is just awesome. The Mosins are rugged and reliable. Well done.

December 29, 2014, 10:37 PM
Can't see pictures? I'm using an Ipad anyone else have this problem?
But nonetheless Mosins are hard to beat they are cheap, fun, and pack a punch.

December 30, 2014, 01:07 AM
Shoot that thing down in a draw and people up top will swear you are lighting off dynamite!

I really need to find another M38 Carbine...

December 30, 2014, 10:03 PM
Anyone realize this thread is over twelve years old!!!:what::eek: Must be a record for a zombie thread returning from the dead.....

December 30, 2014, 10:53 PM
Anyone realize this thread is over twelve years old!!!.
Yes I saw that, but all my Mosin's are much older and still good.
So I figured a Mosin thread had to be as good and worth checking out.

Joshua M. Smith
January 7, 2015, 10:35 PM
Yep, nobody made one this year and so I found an appropriate title and brought it back! :D

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