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$400 Mosin?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by twkremer, Jul 13, 2010.

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  1. twkremer

    twkremer Member

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    Today, I walked into my local shop to pick up ammo. When I walk over to the surplus & military stuff, I see a 1941 tula 91/30. On it hung a price tag with a whopping $399.99 on it. W-What?! It wasn't a finn, and it was actually in rather poor condition. I didn't bother to ask why, so any theories on why this is?:confused:
     
  2. gb0399

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    greed
     
  3. Hatterasguy

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    Maybe you walked 10 years into the future and didn't realize it?:D
     
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    Marty!
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  5. Zack

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    ^ LOL @ post above.


    haha I like that.

    Yeah $399.99 for a mosin is insane! I seen the highest mosin 91/30 for $160 on gb... And even saw a beater one for $130 with rust on it BAD.

    Was it chamberd in x54R? I saw some mosins at a gun show once with nice wood for $250-400 but they wern't x54r some other calibers.
     
  6. Robert

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    Was it a sniper? You pay $400 for the scope and get the rifle for free.
     
  7. CoRoMo

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    Please purchased the rifle and post pics so that we can determine if it is worth it. Thanks.
     
  8. gb0399

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    Was it also a head shop? Maybe the guy with the price tag machine wasn't thinking strait.
     
  9. Cosmoline

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    This is a history quiz. What was happening around Tula in 1941? Hint--it involved a red beard

    Is it worth $400? That seems high. But it's a rare one.
     
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    below is one just for $110 I think the price scanner was off quite a bit

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=179035502
     
  11. gb0399

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    Ah... Pirates!
     
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    I have 2 Mosin 91/30 rifles and I paid $110 and $115 respectively.

    The M38s and M44s are a bit more ($165).

    A 91/30 sniper with turn down bolt and original P/U scope will run you about $425. FAR fewer of those were made.
     
  13. Dirtbag

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    Was it a finned one by chance, could be the reason why its higher ?
     
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    He said it wasn't.
     
  15. Cosmoline

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    No sir, that's an IZHEVSK, not a Tula. Different part of the USSR. It was not on the front line and took over the production slack when Tula was taking the full brunt of the blitzkrieg. So Izhys are common in 1941, Tulas are not.

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    THIS is a 1941 Tula:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=174222546

    SOLD FOR $370

    If the rifle referenced by the OP was indeed battered that might or might not reduce the price. It could be one that was never rearseneled, which would increase the price.
     
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  17. Zack

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    lol! You can buy a crate of 10 cheaper! haha

    @ cosmoline thank you for that info, I had no idea 41 tula was worth so much.
     
  18. twkremer

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    I should probably also include that it was re-serialized, chambered in the standard 54r, and was in what appeared to be a legitimate business! (not a headshop:D)
     
  19. fireman 9731

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    I laugh out loud when I see beat up old Mosins in pawn shops for 3-400 bucks. I guess they know that a sucker is born every day and hope that they can make a buck or three hundred.

    I have often seen them marked as mausers, and chinese ones marked as japs, and the caliber listed as 7.62.

    A little friendly knowledge passed on to the gun counter people has let me take them home for a more reasonable price of a hundred bucks before.
     
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