Mosin Nagant Gun Show Prices


March 19, 2008, 12:41 PM
My local dealer has some Mosin Nagant rifles for a higher price than what I see online. I keep hearing people on various forums saying how they see Mosin Nagant rifles for under $100. I figure these prices can be found at gun shows. For those of you who have purchased a Mosin Nagat from a gun show (if you don't mind doing so), please state how much you paid and the condition of the rifle. There is a local gun show in my area next weekend and I'm hoping to find a deal instead of paying top dollar.

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March 19, 2008, 12:44 PM
I bought my 91/30 at a gun show. I paid more than most people because I wanted one with a pristine bore, it was $120, it has had some bluing touched up, but it is in good shape and not full of cosmo. I didnt have to pay this much, but really didnt mind.

March 19, 2008, 01:09 PM
I bought my 91/30 last year for $85. It was cleaned up, and in excellent shape.

March 19, 2008, 01:18 PM
You have to watch it at gun shows, the last one I went to had a few M44's, nothing special for $200

March 19, 2008, 01:19 PM
Paid $100 for a Mosin from my favorite gunshop. Nice, sharp bore, very little cosmo, great finish on metal and wood. Being able to pick out the rifle means a lot to me, as opposed to ordering one blindly over the internet or special order.

March 19, 2008, 01:26 PM
I snagged a Finn M91 for $150 a few years ago, but good Mosins are getting hard to find at gun shows. I know one fellow who found a Lotta rifle for a "C" note because the seller didn't know what he had. I've found my best Mosin deals at pawn shops, actually.

March 19, 2008, 01:33 PM
Paid $110 over a month ago for a Soviet 91/30 at a gun show.

I expected to pay in the $75 - $90 range, but happily paid what I did because I got to hand inspect it, saw that it had a great bore, had all of the cosmo cleaned off, came with all of the accessories, and I walked out the door with it that day with no S&H or transfer fees.

March 19, 2008, 09:07 PM
never seen any steals. M44's for about 100. 91/30's for like 120.

"Snipers" for 800 :rolleyes:

best iv seen is a Polish M44, perfect condition, for 60$... the guy would only sell it to a C&R. wouldnt even FFL it.

March 19, 2008, 09:40 PM
Gun show price around here is $119.99 + sales tax for M44s. I haven't seen them $100 or less in over a year.

Best way to go:

$30 - C&R FFL license
$69.95 - M44 from Aim Surplus
$11.19 - shipping
$111.14 - Total

That's about $9 cheaper than the gun show price (and that doesn't include tax), plus you now have a C&R and can buy some more stuff.

March 19, 2008, 09:47 PM
I bought my 91/30 and M44 at Big5 for $75 and $89 + transfer free.
I just also got the new J&G Sales flier and they have 91/30's for $59.99 and M44's for $69.99.

March 19, 2008, 10:13 PM
I picked up an excellent condition 1932 hex 91/30 for $115 in Jan 07. I havent seen sub $100 M/N's of any flavor recently.

March 19, 2008, 10:16 PM
I bought my 91/30 and M44 at Big5 for $75 and $89 + transfer free.

I just did this yesterday except the 91/30 was $90 and the M44 $79,real reason for the purchase was the excellent condition both were in,as minimal flaws in the metal or stocks.Gun show prices have escalated,as Big5 was much more inexpensive.

March 19, 2008, 11:23 PM
The prices you see online are Wholesale/Dealer prices.
Add shipping to your dealer and his overhead and $100 -$125 is not out of line.
If those prices bother you, get a C&R license and have them shipped to your door.
$69.95 + $15 shipping

March 20, 2008, 12:15 AM
I got a m38 from a gunshow, all matching numbers, non fired, never issued, for 100 bucks, but it also was from a dealer I knew, who I had bought stuff from before, so he may have cut a few bucks off for me...

March 20, 2008, 03:27 AM
Centerfire has a a special on M44's 5 for 200.00 or 49.00 ea
I bought 2 for 98.00 free shipping.
I have a C&R

big five is selling these this week for 89.00

March 20, 2008, 04:10 AM
I bought my 91/30 at a Springfield, Mo area gun store for 80 bucks. Tag said 90, but he knocked off 10 when I presented my Army ID for the background call.

Don't Tread On Me
March 20, 2008, 05:28 AM
The carny-like gun show dealers down here charge $165 for M44's that are ready to be scrapped. We're talking destroyed wood, Over 60% of blueing gone, almost no rifling and a completely dark bore. Pitted inside and out.

I imagine if they had one in good shape they'd want $300. Given the ones they sell for $165 should be $40 at the very most. I don't know why these guys even bother lugging them to a show. Good for working out the hands and forearms I guess. Are they really praying for a gun show newbie/sucker to buy that?

March 20, 2008, 05:33 AM
Locally there is a chain called Dunhams that carries milsurp rifles. They have sales with good prices. I think they have 91/30 rifles for $79.99 this week. That being said, J&G advertises 91/30s for $59.99, making the cost of your basic C&R very worthwhile.

March 20, 2008, 07:40 AM
Last DC area gunshow, they were going for 70-120 bucks on one table, and you got to paw over the batch and make your pick. All were average in condition, with no real stand-outs. They were long gone.

March 20, 2008, 09:14 AM
Paid $100 for an 1895 M91 Tula a month ago. At the same show, $90-$100 M44s and M91/30s were common. A few walkins had $75 M44s.
Occasionally you would see a rediculous $200 mosin laying on a table. Of course they didn't move.

March 20, 2008, 10:44 AM
Last week at the show in New Bern NC there was a guy that has a table full of M44's and 91/30's. Arsenal rebuilds, un-issued condition. Priced at $99.00-$120.00.

Also quite a few of 91/30 "Snipers" Classic Arms had made up - going for about $350.00 I think.

March 20, 2008, 08:22 PM
Bought a M38 for $89.95 last week.

The Wiry Irishman
March 21, 2008, 01:03 AM
A guy at the Indy 1500 a week back had a whole rack of M44s at 85 a piece. I didn't look a them, so I don't know how good they were.

March 21, 2008, 01:14 AM
You can buy 'em for under $100 all over the web (JG Sales, AIM Surplus, et al) or, if you're on the West Coast, Big 5 Sporting Goods puts 'em on sale every other week or so, rotating through the models.

Pawn shops seem to think they're worth $160, and (as usual) they're subject to 300% gun-show markup. Because there are still maybe three people out there who haven't seen a Mosin-Nagant who might consider dropping $250 on one.

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