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Mosins going up $$$???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Craigman, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Joe Friday

    Joe Friday Member

    Do you like it Gun?
  2. Gun Master

    Gun Master Well-Known Member

    Like It ?

    I guess ?:scrutiny: Haven't shot it yet, but I've aleady gotten a rubber butt stock, preparing for that Mule Kicker. I like that I think I got my money's worth, for sure.:D
  3. usurp31

    usurp31 Active Member

    They are great guns and the ammo still isn't too costly - and you can find it which is a bonus.
  4. Joe Friday

    Joe Friday Member

    I've been researching these after my co-worker told me he had one. He liked it but sold it for some other reason. How do you check the barrel to make sure it's good?
  5. 9w1911

    9w1911 Well-Known Member

    There was a plain Jane 9130 in the gun library at cabelas here in Reno 595.0
  6. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Well-Known Member

    I bought a 91/30 at a gun show last summer with all accessories for $99.
    LMAO at the prices people want these days.:neener:
  7. Grunt

    Grunt Well-Known Member

    I got a lot of my Nagants years ago when they were cheaper. I think my 91/30 was $40, my M44 was $80, my Valmet M39 was $175 and my 91/30 PU sniper (a real one) was $500. Now just last year I got lucky and found a sweet deal on an M38 for $125. I guess the dealer didn't keep track of what the prices were doing. I kept them all in original condition and figure that the price on them will only go up over the years.
    As far as modifying them, if you do put a recoil pad on it, I guess that's alright, even though the recoil on these rifles, even the carbines, is way over-rated and not nearly as bad as some folks claim. I tend to think that many of the complaints about recoil come from a lot of folks that are used to 5.56 and 7.62X39 rounds that do have a lot less recoil but really, the 7.62X54R round isn't as bad as many make it out to be. But if you do put a puss-pad...uh, I mean recoil pad on the rifle, make sure it's something you can put back to original condition if you ever want to sell it later on. Like I said, originals kept as a piece of history tend to increase in value over the years when the supply dries up. However, put one piece on that rifle that's not correct and I won't touch it, no matter how much the Bubba job cost you or if I do, the price I will offer you will probably be pretty insulting.
  8. targetshooter22

    targetshooter22 Well-Known Member

    "UTG/Leapers 5th Gen. 4-16x40mm Scope, laser aligned." = bore sighted. LOL
  9. docsleepy

    docsleepy Well-Known Member

    To me, much of the value of a rifle is in how accurate it is. One of my Mosins started out as a 3 inch gun at 100 yards. A lot of work later, And it is now a 3/4 inch to 1" gun at 100 yards. For my deer hunting purposes, that makes it more valuable to me. Other people may value rifles for their collector status. Both ideas make sense.
  10. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    Factor in the dollar has declined about 50% in the last decade...
  11. goofyoldfart

    goofyoldfart Member

    Mosin prices

    I bought several M-N's many years ago. the 91/30 was 49.95 , the Mod 38 was 69.95 and the Mod 44 was a REALLY STIFF 75.00.:eek: once they were all cleaned up and the triggers gently touched up, they break at 3 pounds and all three will hold to 1" or less at a 100yrds. I like them and they are great to shoot. I will admit to adding slip on rubber butt pads to the Mods 38 and 44. I'm not a Pansie but do have a serious issue with the brothers Arthur and Burr in both of my shoulders.:( shooting cast loads (200 gr boolits at about 1600-1800 FPS) is the cat's meow and will drop deer and pig DIRT if you do your part. God Bless to all and theirs'.:D


    ETA: corrected mod number due to sloppy fingers :)
  12. CnRnut

    CnRnut Well-Known Member

    Love my Mosins.
    My best buy was Century Arms "U-fix'ems" ,5 for $75+ a $2 fix'em fee each.
    For $17 each I got 2 guns missing the cleaning rods,2 with small cracked stocks, and one missing a front sight globe.
  13. YZ

    YZ member

    Joe Friday:

    Yes, absolutely. Of the government issued Mosins many saw rough treatment. They received perfunctory cleaning, then got greased and shelved for decades.

    Bring a flashlight in the shop, and look for a mirror shiny bore with sharp rifling. A year stamp newer than 1943 is a welcome sign, unless you collect antiques.
  14. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    Mosin's are for sure going up. Wholesale prices on them are double or more what they were a year ago ... IF you can find any.

    Get'em while you can!
  15. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    Yes, they were battle tested/abused rifles.

    However, they were also arsenal rebuilt after the war and brought back up to specs suitable to re-issue to front line troops. They were not simply dipped in cosmoline and crated up.

    The bores may be dark from years of shooting corrosive ammo, but the rifling is still strong and they will be good shooters. The M44's being wholesaled now are -excellent-, with mirror shiny (unshot?) bores and cleaned of most of the cosmoline.
  16. hang fire

    hang fire Well-Known Member

    All things are only worth what a customer is willing to pay,
  17. YZ

    YZ member

    Correct on M44. I bought one apparently unfired. The only reason we have this anomaly (50+ year old new old stock) is the Soviet military doctrine. The Mosins were obsolete but kept just in case.
    The dim bore of course doesn't mean it's a bad rifle. Only to Fridays question whether a newer one was worth spending extra, my answer was yes.
  18. Arbo

    Arbo Well-Known Member

    I bought my second 30 a few weeks back at cabela's for 120... more than I want to pay, but far better than the 200+ I saw everywhere else.
  19. YZ

    YZ member

    Exactly as described, no surprises?
  20. JHansenAK47

    JHansenAK47 Well-Known Member

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