Mosin 91/59 SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!


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DeputyVaughn
March 26, 2008, 01:00 PM
Picked up a Pristine 91/59 at my local gun shop yesterday. Got it for $135 out the door!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I had gotten it in time for Easter Egg hunting.

Scott

Here's the pictures!

Composite left/right view...LOOK at that wood!!!!!

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/6875/mosin9159compmr8.jpg

Bore picture. Sharp!

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/205/mosinboreql0.jpg
Bolt face....Clean!!!!

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/2430/boltfacedb1.jpg

CAI Billboard

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7472/caibillboardtw2.jpg

Receiver stamps

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/6171/receiverstampspw9.jpg

Mosin collection to date (Finn M28, Russian M38, Russian 91/59, Scout M44)

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/4808/collectionrightmh1.jpg

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Ash
March 26, 2008, 01:01 PM
Nice find. Oh, but I remember those good old days when I could get them for $50 each from SOG...

But then, I could also get Finnish M91's for $50 each...

Ash

cleardiddion
March 26, 2008, 01:22 PM
Gah! I need to get to a Big 5 or whatnot quick!

But seriously, good find! :D

BigGunsMoreFun
March 26, 2008, 08:33 PM
Nice! I don't care much for that Sporter on the bottom but the rest look like great rifles.

To each his own heh? Hope you enjoy it.

Molon Labe,
Joe
:D

Bazooka Joe71
March 26, 2008, 08:50 PM
Very nice find.

How do you take a picture of a bore? I've been greatly unsuccessful in all of my attemps.:o

mudslinging79
March 26, 2008, 09:17 PM
you suck!!! big 5 here has crap.

SimpleIsGood229
March 26, 2008, 09:32 PM
Nice! That really is some nice wood!

DeputyVaughn
March 26, 2008, 09:48 PM
Bazooka Joe71,
The bore picture is done with a point and shoot sony camera. I turned off the flash and put a muted bore light in the breech. You just have to play with the lighting to get it to work.

BigGunsMoreFun,
The scout rifle you mentioned will shoot a 1.5 inch group at 100yds with 180 gr soft points.....I use it for deer hunting.

Scott

CZ.22
March 26, 2008, 09:55 PM
That sporter is actually pretty sweet.
I still don't own a Mosin. Even I'm not that cheap.

DMK
March 26, 2008, 10:02 PM
Nice find. The 91/59 is my favorite non-Finn Mosin.

Oh, but I remember those good old days when I could get them for $50 each from SOG...I got three of those from AIM. Gave one away to my nephew, but still have two. I'm glad I kept them.

esmith
March 26, 2008, 10:19 PM
I still don't own a Mosin. Even I'm not that cheap.

So everyone who owns a mosin is cheap because they are looking for an inexpensive rifle? I know a guy who has more Mosins than you can shake a stick at, i guess he's cheap for having a low cost rifle. Maybe you didn't mean it that way. Anyway i can shoot my mosin for a fourth the cost you or others can shoot your modern rifles, not including the incredible low price of buying the mosin right off the bat. I probably have more fun too...:D

mudslinging79
March 27, 2008, 12:10 AM
well, my sks is cheaper than my mosin to shoot, but the mosin is sure a lot more fun, sore shoulder and all.

Appaloosa
March 27, 2008, 12:17 AM
I like the sks, and I love the ak, but I never cared for the nagant.

Probably because when I first shot a nagant I already owned many modern bolt rifles.

I probably expected to much out of the nagant. The one I shot was probably a crappy nagant. It shot almost 3 inch groups at 100yards, the trigger pull was crap, and you dang near had to cycle it with a 2x4.

If thats non typical let me know, but if that is the average I don't think I would ever buy one.

tube_ee
March 27, 2008, 01:53 AM
probably expected to much out of the nagant. The one I shot was probably a crappy nagant. It shot almost 3 inch groups at 100yards, the trigger pull was crap, and you dang near had to cycle it with a 2x4.

If thats non typical let me know, but if that is the average I don't think I would ever buy one.

For a good condition Nagant using lacquer-coated surplus ammo.

The sticky bolt is usually a result of lacquer cooking out of hot cases and transferring to the chamber walls. A 20 gauge bronze brush chucked into a cordless drill and some solvent works wonders.

The triggers suck. With careful polishing of their (very few) parts, they can be smoothed quite a bit, and you can lighten the pull with snips and a beer can, but it'll never be a great trigger.

3" at 100 yards with Mosin sights and surplus ammo is actually pretty good. With good ammo and a scope, that's a 1.5 inch rifle... not bad for a 120 year old design that can also double as a fencepost or an oar.

Mosin recoil sucks. The guns kick far harder than anything of their weight and power has any right to. I expect that it's mostly due to the "ergonomics" of the "who in hell did they design this thing for??" stock. I don't know anyone who the Mosin stock actually fits. In a stock designed for humans, rather than lawn gnomes in wool trenchcoats, I expect it'd be much better.

Oh, and did I mention...

I like mine.

--Shannon

DeputyVaughn
March 27, 2008, 10:56 AM
tube_ee called it. The recoil is because of the stock design. It's like it's cut out of a 2X4. With the straight stock all of the recoil goes straight into your shoulder. My scout rifle with the Monte Carlo style stock absorbs a lot more recoil as the curve in the stock diverts the recoil down 2 vectors instead of 1. There will be more muzzle rise, but less straight into your shoulder recoil.
Personally I really enjoy shooting my Mosins, recoil and all. The neighbors usually think I've got a cannon out......

Scott

mudslinging79
March 27, 2008, 02:54 PM
all you have to do to reduce the poundage of the mosin trigger is cut a few shims. i have done this to mine, its fast and easy. you can also do a lil shaping, shaving, etc, but i feel thats a little too much work and too easy to fu*k up a rifle.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/mosinnaganttrigger/index.asp

mudslinging79
March 27, 2008, 02:56 PM
as for recoil, either suck it up or get a slip on buttpad. of all my rifles i think the mosin is the best cause it has functioned through all conditions, many of them more severe than most people have seen, and they still performed with no problems...
simplicity in function.

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