Price Competition...who paid the least for a Mosin??


July 13, 2010, 08:32 PM
Please be truthful...:D:evil:

I 3 Mosins (1 Izhevsk 1938, 1 Izhevsk 1939 and 1 Tula 1939) were all purchased for $79 each at the now defunct GI Joe's sporting goods. (different periods not all 3 of them together).

Please mention model, price, year and arsenal (If you know), Round or Hex receiver.

People that got volume discounts are welcome (bought them by the crate)...but it is not a very fair competiton

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July 13, 2010, 09:08 PM
1941 round receiver 91/30 (tula or the izhevsk plant i think. it has a triangle under the sights if that helps :) ) $50 from local pawn shop that couldnt sell it a couple of years ago because people thought it was old and ugly. great bore and shoots pretty well with bulgarian yellow tip heavy ball.

Jeff H
July 13, 2010, 09:23 PM
1939 91/30. Just recently bought from SOG. $77.00+ taxes

Very nice condition.

Sebastian the Ibis
July 13, 2010, 09:58 PM
$50.00, 1945, Round receiver, Cosmoline cleaned off but otherwise LNIB. From the trading post here about a year ago.

July 13, 2010, 10:01 PM
A neighbor offered me one for free, but I declined because I didn't want to waste the gas to pick it up. :p

The Deer Hunter
July 13, 2010, 10:04 PM
I would guess a lot of guys are about to say $35.

I paid $150.

July 13, 2010, 10:19 PM
$75 from one of the club members who picked up a crate of them from SOG last year. Round receiver, to tired to check the arsenal...bore looks like crap even after extensive cleaning and 2 passes with an electrolytic set-up - still shoots pretty well. Gets hauled out once a year for the MultipleMilSurps match.

July 13, 2010, 10:29 PM
They were $49.99 when I bought them in 2002.

July 13, 2010, 10:29 PM
Back in the early to mid 1990's Mosins were stupid cheap. Despite the stupid Brady law the early 90's was a pretty good time for gun buying. I use to spend a good portion of my (LCPL and later CPL's) monthly pay check at the monthly Gun Show's around Camp Lejeune, NC....

Mosins were a really good deal back then. They were sold by JG Sales and Hunters Lodge in Shot Gun News for $39.00 (I wish I'd bought more of them). Usually about $45.00 retail at the shows.

Around 1996 or so I remember the price went up to $49.00 (gasp!).

When I finally decided to get my C&R (2008) the were at current price of $79.95.... :banghead:

I only bought 1 Mosin (round rec) back in the good old days because... Well, you could buy brand new Chicom SKS's retail for $79.00 each. :what: SKS' were just so much funner to shoot and that Norinco yellow box 7.62X39 came in 1440rnd cases for like $59.00....

July 14, 2010, 12:52 AM
I won a 91/30 several years ago from a firearms auction site that was just starting up (can't remember the name of the place, now). Ended up paying about $40 for shipping + transfer in CA. Still not bad!

July 14, 2010, 01:32 AM
I think if we post the year the rifle was bought it would be a more accurate price comparison.

I bought mine for $99 at Fleet Farm in May 2010.

July 14, 2010, 02:53 AM
I would guess a lot of guys are about to say $35.

Nope, 25 bucks, two years ago.

July 14, 2010, 03:27 AM
I've given a couple away.. They make great birthday presents.

July 14, 2010, 07:13 AM
You guys all have me beat.
I paid $112 for a 91/59 and $ 150 each for a 91/30 and a M44:banghead:
I'd do it again though.:D

July 14, 2010, 07:20 AM
I got one in 1969 for the cost of three .223 bullets. Should have kept it but traded when I got a SKS.

Taurus 617 CCW
July 14, 2010, 07:41 AM
$49 in 2003 for my M-44.

July 14, 2010, 09:10 AM
My own best is $55 for a Type 53. A friend of mine, though, picked up 4 dozen M44s at $15 each about 2 years ago.

July 14, 2010, 09:14 AM
there is a laminate stock 91/30 on gunbroker =right now= that is looking for a buyer at $59 + $20 shipping.

Quickdraw Limpsalot
July 14, 2010, 06:22 PM
I bought a pretty good lookin' one in 1998 for $40 if I remember correctly, along with a $30 ammo can full of the crappy steel-core surplus ammo.

July 14, 2010, 06:47 PM
$79 about 4 years ago for a very nice 1937 Tula. I got it from Big 5 during one of their specials.

July 14, 2010, 06:50 PM
I paid $59.99 for my Izvehsk(sp?) made in 1940 in 2009.

July 14, 2010, 07:23 PM
I bought a bunch of M-44's from Century @ 7 years ago.
They were "U-Fixems" for $15 each,+ $2 fee.
Worst was a cracked stock,one missing front sight globe,most were missing rods.
Then I got a "5-fer" deal of "in the wraps" for $200.
Then IO had a special on M-44's for $40 shipped.

You can never have enough MN's.

July 14, 2010, 07:42 PM
Well the best price I ever got on a MN was 75 dollars.

It was actually a mismarked Lee Enfield No 4 Mk 1. I would never have bought a MN.

It was one heck of a deal on a Lee Enfield though.

Then they turned me down for a job. Some people.....

July 14, 2010, 08:47 PM
I would guess a lot of guys are about to say $35.

Well, as a matter of fact I bought 2 Chinese T53's for $35 each about 3 years ago. They weren't pretty, but fully functional. I used them to practice my (ahem :() gunsmithing. If I ever need a MN parts gun, BINGO.

July 14, 2010, 10:02 PM
82.97 bones out the door with 30 round of surplus ammo and a hard locking case "gift for fathers day from the wife"

July 14, 2010, 10:52 PM
$110.00 including tax at local gun shop that had a few.

July 14, 2010, 11:08 PM
T53 for that afore mentioned $35.00. 91/59 Tula for $70.00.

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