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mosin nagent for fun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ratfood, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Ratfood

    Ratfood Well-Known Member

    Hi I see two mosin nagents on AIM one is a M44 for $70 and one is a 1938 for $90. They both look the same from the picture. Is any one prone to being a better shooter than the other? I am just looking for a rifle to take out to the farm and shoot targets/cans/whatever for fun. Thanks for any advice.
  2. collateral

    collateral Well-Known Member

    Their "condition" might be listed. Check that out. I would suggest the one for 90, its probably in slightly better condition, and with only being 20 dollars more expensive, its not that big of a price difference. Just my opinion though.
  3. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member


    a M38 is a carbine that does not accept a bayonet
    a M44 is a carbine with a folding bayonet.

    both will be fun shooters. many of the m38's out there are refurbs while there are still plenty of untouched m44's. refurb is not a bad thing if your just interested in a range rifle. id suggest the M38 simply because they're are plenty of M44's out there to be had. M38's are getting tougher and tougher to find
  4. Ratfood

    Ratfood Well-Known Member

    They both say "Refinished to Excellent Condition." I don't care about the price because they both pretty cheap. I guess they are pretty much the same rifle then?
  5. Ratfood

    Ratfood Well-Known Member

    OK folks thanks for the info, ill go with the 38 then!
  6. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

    unless you Really want the bayonet you can get the M44.

    Or just do what I did.

    I got both!!! LOL.
  7. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    Now that sounds like a plan.

    I'll tell you. These Mil-Surps do tend to add up, don't they?
  8. collateral

    collateral Well-Known Member

    cheers to that.

    tomorrow im picking up a yugo k98 (i dont recall the model name) for 150
  9. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    I have the M-44 model. Fun part is shooting with the bayo extended. One of the first times I took it out, kid from next lane came over (I say "kid", probably around 14-15)

    "Hey, Mister...Why does your gun have that screwdriver on the end?"

    "Not really a screwdriver", I said, while quickly jabbing one of the gallon water jugs several times...

    Another time, guy in the next lane was shooting a .300WinMag. He left after I popped a few, mumbling something about MY gun being "Too *&*& LOUD!"
  10. sharkhunter2018

    sharkhunter2018 Well-Known Member

    Get one, and you better watch out. They multiply! :D
  11. flynlr

    flynlr Well-Known Member

    the M44 is my first Purchase using MY C&R FFL it should be here next monday from AIM. I cant wait. :D
  12. Gustav

    Gustav Well-Known Member

    Either one makes a great farm or ranch rifle.
    IMHO the balance is better on the 1938 and it weighs noticably less on the front end.
    Less 1938s were made than 1944s as other countries bought or were given the tooling for the 1944s they were made long after WW II ended you can find the 1944s allot easier and usually cheaper sometimes in unissued condition or slightly used.
    Most 1938s have been rebuilt at some point so many may not be as accurate.
    On either one check the bore carefully and the crown or muzzle.
    A few web sites to check out are www.Gunboards.com www.mosinnagant.net and www.7.62x54r.net www.surplusrifles.com
    They do kick more than a 91/30 and are a bit more illuminating to fire at night
    Its a good solid design with affordable ammunition easy to find parts for and easy to repair.:D
    As a collector piece once supplies dry up they will only go up in value.:)
    Best of luck

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