Got a Mosin 91/30


February 25, 2009, 02:31 PM
1942, the rifling, bore, and crown look to be in great-perfect shape. $75 at my local pawn shop. There's barely any scratches at all on the wood. I already have a couple M44's, but this 91/30 is in better shape, and I like the longer sight radius.
Yeah, the pictures suck. The thing is so long it's hard to fit it in a picture ;) ( ( ( (

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February 25, 2009, 03:51 PM
nice rifle ,how the bore on it?Mosins are fine rifles ,i see yours has the old style stock btw is very cool .

February 25, 2009, 04:08 PM
Bore looks like it's brand new. I truly was surprised before I bought it. RIght when I picked it off the shelf, another guy wanted to buy it. Also, when I had to go get my other form of ID at my house, the pawnshop kept it for me behind the counter. A worker said 5 other people wanted to buy it while they were holding it for me, and this was within 10 minutes.

February 25, 2009, 04:17 PM
My, my, that thing's a beauty. Looks like you scored bigtime! Congrats! Enjoy getting the **** kicked out of you by a 67 year old rifle. :)

February 25, 2009, 04:26 PM
I have quite a bit of 147 gr silver tip 7.62x54R. I want to shoot ASAP!
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February 25, 2009, 10:27 PM
Congrats! Nice looking rifle. I picked up an M38 in great condition some time back and finally plan on taking it to the range this Sat. I also picked up a rubber butt-pad and some original Finnish (Tikka) stripper clips on Ebay and a 9 round elastic cartridge carrier/stock sleeve at Bass Pro. I cant wait to hit the range and see just how accurate my re-crowned 1943 carbine does at 100 yds

Make sure you post a range report because I sure will. Enjoy!

February 27, 2009, 12:23 PM
I need to get a membership at a nearby range, and i'll give it a try and range report.

March 1, 2009, 11:57 PM
Finally took the Mosin M38 out yesterday and there's a bruise on my shoulder to prove it. No, the recoil isn't as brutal as some might have you believe, but it also depends on how you shoot it. I learned two things yesterday in my first ever extended rifle shooting session - 1. the stock is a bit short for me, and 2. a low rest can be bad for your shoulder.

I started shooting sitting down with my elbows on the table. Not bad on the shoulder but a bit unsteady. A short while later I was informed by a range employee that I could rent a rest for a dollar. Ok, great, I thought, and I went and got one. Sadly, it was a cheap wooden rest that was a little too low for me, causing me to have to angle the rifle up some to get on target, which in turn caused me to have to lower the stock and have the butt badly positioned on my shoulder. After a while of getting my bones mashed by the mal-positioned steel butt-pad I just gave up and started shooting standing up.

All in all, for a first time out, I managed to get about a third of my shots in the black at 50 yds - not too shabby. With practice and my new recoil pad (plus a better rest) I'm sure my groups will improve in no time. Funny thing is that while I was at the range I received a call telling me that my rubber recoil pad had arrived in the mail. D'oh! Once I got home I put it on and the difference is night and day as far as how much more comfortable it is to hold and get a proper cheek-weld with the stock lengthened a inch and change.

Anyways, I got no sticky bolt issues and once I was done I just sprayed some Windex down the barrel and on the bolt, let it sit a couple of minutes then ran a clean patch through, followed by two patches with Break Free CLP on them and then wiped down the bolt with another CLP soaked patch. Whoever said shooting corrosive ammo is too much trouble is a lazy SOB

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