My new(ish) Mosin!


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Hogfan1911
November 7, 2006, 07:17 PM
As I had posted in an earlier thread, I went out & got myself a Mosin this weekend! My "all the major battle rifles/carbines of WWII" collection has begun. Thanks to all those who replied to my question. The 7.62x54.net link was and still is especially helpful. Out of the 7-8 choices at the show, I settled on a 91/30 manufactured in 1942 at Izhevsk for $90 cash. There was a hex-receiver 1916 w/bayonet that I wanted but couldn't quite afford right now. There was also a 1936 model being sold for a widow that I could've gotten for 70, and was externally in good shape, but the bore hadn't been cleaned in who knows how long. I had just about talked myself into taking a chance on it anyway but it sold before I made it back to the table. So I went with the one I have now, which had the best trigger & bore of the bunch. Hope to provide a range report soon. It's cool to think I may own a rifle that was carried into battle at places like Stalingrad or Kursk. Or I suppose it could've been issued to the worst conscript in the Red Army who spent the entire war on latrine duty in Siberia.:confused: Who knows?

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jagdpanzer347
November 7, 2006, 07:37 PM
Hogfan, congrats on your purchase. Make room for more, they tend to multiply!

-jagd

Cosmoline
November 7, 2006, 07:39 PM
Not a step backwards!

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Hoppy590
November 8, 2006, 02:24 AM
is it bad that im laying in bed with mine ? :scrutiny:

Gord
November 8, 2006, 02:45 AM
Only if you put lipstick on it. :D

Charles W Webb
November 8, 2006, 03:27 AM
Or name it Sharleen :neener:

zamboxl
November 8, 2006, 11:16 AM
Well Hoppy i guess u can never be to prepared for the great zombie war:evil:

dispatch55126
November 8, 2006, 10:50 PM
Don't forget the firecrackers

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