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Who is the best current C&R gun seller?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ArmedOkie, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. ArmedOkie

    ArmedOkie Well-Known Member

    What are your favorite (cheapest and still reliable) C&R firearms dealers/distributors? I'm especially interested in mosin 91/30's and tokarev pistols.

    I don't know many websites to look at, and am just kinda googling around. Anyone know some real goldmines?
  2. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

  3. ArmedOkie

    ArmedOkie Well-Known Member

    They are asking 130 plus shipping for hex receiver mosin's. Are hexagonal rifles worth more? this seems very high to me.

    Cheapest I've located so far is 96 dollars shipped. I just figured I could get guns way cheaper. How can dealers afford to sell at that price? I want in on whomever THEY buy from :)
  4. Hillbillyz

    Hillbillyz Well-Known Member

  5. The Sarge

    The Sarge Well-Known Member

    You have to stay up on them all. Pricing and availability comes and goes, up and down.
    J&G Sales
    AIM Surplus
    Century Arms
    on and on (many others)

    I buy at least one C&R a month minimum. Bought another Yugo 24/47 this morning from SOG @ $145. Very same gun at others is over $200. Mosins right now are $79 @ AIM
    Surplus. You just have to look at them all. Make a bookmark list in your browser. I have over 30 sights right now I check from time to time.
  6. ArmedOkie

    ArmedOkie Well-Known Member

    ^ decent deal on tokarev! May order one from classicarms :)
  7. ArmedOkie

    ArmedOkie Well-Known Member

  8. bigdogpete

    bigdogpete Well-Known Member

    I have had good luck with SOG

  9. writerinmo

    writerinmo Well-Known Member

    I've had good luck with Classic Arms, right now SOG has Chinese Type 53's in goo to very good condition for $149.:what:
  10. HGM22

    HGM22 Well-Known Member

    Have you tried a "big box" sporting goods store? Dick's/Dunham's frequently (as in monthly) has 91/30s on sale for $79.99. Better yet, you don't have to pay shipping or FFL fees, and get to start on that cosmo removal early.
  11. Buck Kramer

    Buck Kramer Well-Known Member

    Rguns.net/JGsales/centerfiresystems are the 3 I use.
  12. jk2008

    jk2008 Well-Known Member

    I've bought from Wideners, SOG, J&G Sales, and Empire Arms and have never had a problem with any of them.
  13. machinecraig

    machinecraig Well-Known Member

    I've had good experiences with Southern Ohio Gun, prices have always been good, and the description has always matched what I've received - their catalog is always nice to get in the mail. Aim Surplus, J&G, and the others mentioned in this thread also enjoy good reputations.

    Personally, once I got my C&R I signed up for an internet fax account for a month (cost about $6) and faxed it to every major surplus dealer I could think of, not to mention Brownells and MidwayUSA (since you get nice discounts there if you have a C&R on file).
  14. The Sarge

    The Sarge Well-Known Member

    You also asked about what is a favorite "cheap and reliable" C&R.
    I am in a unique situation (a good one) inasmuch as people come here to the ranch to shoot hogs. Mainly from Houston but I also get a bunch from Chicago, New York and yes Europe. Years ago some of the visitors saw the Mosins my Grandson was shooting at the time. They wanted to "shoot a pig" with one. Then it turned into them putting the bayonet on and taking pictures. So from there I bought maybe 2 cases of Mosins. Refinished all of them and rent them out. Now I have Steyr M95's (mostly 1917/1918), Mosin Nagants and Yugo 24/47's. I would have to say the Steyrs are far and away the most popular with the visitors. Very accurate. Light and easy to shoot. Privi makes ammo for them now (8X56R) so that is a blessing and we stockpiled over 1000 rounds of it. The Chinese Mosin (Type 53) Carbine is becoming very popular. I find the Chinese Mosin Carbine very nice and am curious why it gets such a bad rap? I dunno. Kills Mr. Pig with no problems :) Many Vietnam Vets like to shoot it.

    When I get them I strip them to bare wood and put a couple coats of MinWax stain (varying colors) and 2 coats of Ployurethane. Of course soak and brush all the metal parts (take the bolts apart) in Mineral Spirits. Get the barrel/bore shiny and put 'em back together. They probably look better than when they were first issued :)

    Anyway....Milsurps can be uber reliable, accurate and of course....mucho fun to shoot. C&R is a great hobby for sure.

    And folks.....stop this "it is corrosive ammo" hysteria. Folks been shooting that stuff for over a hundred years. Just clean the gun afterward. No big deal. /rant bout corrosive ammo :)
  15. The Sarge

    The Sarge Well-Known Member

    Here are a few I am talking about in the overflow ammo closet. I have safes full of these but you'll get the idea.
    Steyr M95's
    Mosins and a 1927 Lee Enfield (Europeans love them Lee's)
    And one my Grandson did because it would be cool.....a 9 year olds version of a Mosin sniper rifle :)
    Dont laugh...it is very accurate and flat out the most popular Mosin I have. Who would have guessed :)
  16. Paris

    Paris Well-Known Member

    I like to browse J&G. :)
  17. Paris

    Paris Well-Known Member

    That website is terrible to navigate...
  18. racenutz

    racenutz Well-Known Member

    The post is about C&R fireamrs. What FFL fees would that be?
  19. The Sarge

    The Sarge Well-Known Member

    You would have to have a FFL (C&R at the least) to transfer a milsurp if bought online. I believe that is what the gentlemen is saying.
    You may be thinking about antiques. Antiques do not require a FFL.
  20. mortablunt

    mortablunt Well-Known Member

    Whoever is the guy at the gun show who sells you a 91/30 of your choice for $90 no questions asked.

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