very nice orignal Mosin sniper find


gun addict
January 12, 2013, 10:19 PM
Been too long since ive found a good deal at the gunshow! Well, to be honest the show was packed, and AR/AK are priced absurdly out of range. However 4 of these beauties were sitting in a corner and the dealer were asking $500 for them. At that price i thought they were repro first but a second look........

Yup, Genuine Mosin M91/30 sniper with Refurbed Progressive Work WWII scope, i picked the nicest one out of the four and went home happy as a clam with a genuine WWII sniper that has a MINT barrel and beautiful trigger pull

Incidently, scout sniper indoc is coming up in 2 weeks, if i dont make it now im never going to forgive myself

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January 13, 2013, 01:29 AM
Very nice! Don't forget a range report, please!

January 13, 2013, 11:40 AM
Nice catch. Does anyone else find these "period" snipers from a real shootin' war a bit eerie?

It really shouldn't be much different from a line rifle of the same period and I like them and buy them when I can but still get just a touch of the heebie-jeebies from them regardless of nation of origin.

Do please let us know how it shoots for your if you choose fire it. I'd like to know how much cheek pad one of these rascals needs.

January 13, 2013, 12:48 PM
Very nice! What condition is the bore in? That can tell you a great deal about the history of the rifle.
All the ammo used was corrosive so some minor to major pitting would indicate that it indeed was used. But to what extent?
That can be determined by how worn the lands and the throat of the barrel and the muzzle wear as a result of cleaning from the muzzle end with very crude cleaning equipment. Muzzle wear is the least of indicaters because sniper models, you would think, were handled and cleaned somewhat differently and carefully then the standard issue, throw it in the mud Mosins. However, barrel pitting and throat errosion are a direct reflection of useage.
It takes a good eye to see and a commonwealth of comparision with fresh Nagant barrels to understand how the rifling and throat was cut to be able to look and say approx. how much it has been used.
If the indicaters show extensive use you could almost bet your bottom dollar that rifle has killed Nazis and possibly Americans in Viet Nam. :eek:

gun addict
January 13, 2013, 01:07 PM
I got to cherry pick the best bore out of the 4, and either the sniper this rifle was issued to REALLY took care of his gun or it just did not see much service during the war (highly doubtful).

Hard to take a pic but lets just say the barrel is shiny, the lands and grooves are well defined and bullet test shows plenty of life left

One slightly sick twist to this rifle's histoyr, ATI, or American tactical imported thsese from Germany by small batches. Apprantly in order for these rifles to get in Germany from Russia these rifles were exported as "hunting rifles", wonder what kind of "animals" these rifles were made to hunt in the first place ;)

January 13, 2013, 01:12 PM
Nice job! $500 for an original is indeed a good deal, about $100 less than I see them for everywhere. Now we just need a range report with more pics :)

January 13, 2013, 01:28 PM
They did put very nice crowns on the barrel.

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