not just another Moisin Thread. 1955


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flynlr
September 1, 2009, 10:39 PM
I found this...in an old Pop Science Mag.
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http://www.njrod.com/images/1955moisinad.jpg

in today dollars that is $114.17, AIM sells these for $79.00
so moral of the story , In 54 years things will be cheaper. "maybe"

note the get em while you can bit . in the ad.. :D

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mustang_steve
September 2, 2009, 12:16 AM
But is the ammo any cheaper ;)

mblat
September 2, 2009, 01:43 AM
"Confiscated from Communist revolutionaries"?

I guess that is one way of putting it :-)

cchris
September 2, 2009, 02:34 AM
My favorite line:

"A Once-In-A-Lifetime collector's item"

Should've made it "Once in two lifetimes".

DMK
September 2, 2009, 07:52 AM
But is the ammo any cheaperI don't think surplus 7.62x54r was anywhere near as common in the US back then. So likely you had to reload or buy expensive, low volume commercial production.

VHSBD
September 2, 2009, 07:57 AM
I like how they misspelled Mosin in the article.

DMK
September 2, 2009, 08:02 AM
I wonder where they got these in 1955? Certainly not from the Russians or any other Combloc European country.

If they were actual war trophies from Korea perhaps, then they would be worth at least a slight premium, at least in today's market. Perhaps back then, collectors were different.

gidaeon
September 2, 2009, 08:43 AM
What.. This can't be, they were mailing guns out of California?!? I like how it says the ammo was available everywhere in the us. Maybe it was, but I'd be surprised. It does make me feel better to read the bores were only 'fair' and that the price w/ inflation was not way cheaper.

Mikee Loxxer
September 2, 2009, 09:26 AM
My understanding is these were often found in the hulls of ships that were subject to interdiction during the cold war. The Russians were providing aid to communist revolutionaries world wide. That is likely where these came from.

DMK
September 2, 2009, 09:36 AM
My understanding is these were often found in the hulls of ships that were subject to interdiction during the cold war. Interesting. So they didn't just throw them over the side into the ocean? That's probably what they would do today.

dispatch55126
September 2, 2009, 09:56 AM
Interesting. So they didn't just throw them over the side into the ocean? That's probably what they would do today.

Back in the day, resale through a distributor was the american entrepreneurial spirit. These days, the losing agency/company/gov't would sue us and win in one of our courts. Plus, our gov't use to believe in the constitution and now they only believe in control.

flynlr
September 2, 2009, 05:56 PM
What.. This can't be, they were mailing guns out of California?

times sure have changed.

shaggy430
September 2, 2009, 05:56 PM
I'm not sure if I would pay $14.50 for one now.

gun addict
September 2, 2009, 06:01 PM
uhh..okay? You would'nt pay $14.99 for a Mosin today? :banghead:

theotherwaldo
September 2, 2009, 06:08 PM
I've had several Golden State Arms rifles over the years. All had been "sporterized".

I'm surprised they didn't chop up these Mosins as well.

Paul82
September 2, 2009, 06:27 PM
shipped from CA.

nwilliams
September 2, 2009, 06:40 PM
Too bad they aren't $14.50 anymore:(

Ignition Override
September 2, 2009, 07:51 PM
With no Internet many years ago, how would people find the names of gun stores in far away cities for the ammo search, unless a relative/friend lived there?
Telephone operators in the 70s and later were reluctant or refused to offer a business name from their lists, unless the caller provided the name.

DMK
September 2, 2009, 09:30 PM
With no Internet many years ago, how would people find the names of gun stores in far away cities for the ammo search, unless a relative/friend lived there?Like anything else before the Internet, you subscribed to magazines relating to your hobby. In the back were ads for different companies. You would call them, with a telephone and actually talk to another human being and ask for a catalog. Then, just like now, they would send you catalogs once a month until you were tired of getting them.

The hard part was finding good magazines relating to your hobby. If you were lucky, you'd have a stationary store nearby that had a very large selection. I found some pretty obscure magazines that way.

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