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got my first mosin.....for free

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by paintballdude902, Nov 22, 2008.

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  1. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Member

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    yep my brother in law said "hey i got two of these want one?" heck yea

    its a 1915 westinghouse in pretty good shape

    not alot of finish but hey its from 1915
     
  2. flyboy1788

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    nice:D, i didnt even know westinghouse made them. Ive got you beat though. my mosin is from 1909:neener: and everything is nice except the bore:( I dont think theres that many people out there who have regular model 1891s and one by an american company nonetheless. that part is pretty cool.
     
  3. VPLthrneck

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    I wish I had a brother-in-law like that (or any relative like that) :D

    Congrats on getting a neat piece of history.
     
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    pics pics pics pics
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen
     
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    Free is always good! Not many of those falling into place around here for me...but, I don't mind waiting! Thats cool for you. Let us know how it shoots.

    Mark.
     
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    Sure would be nice to see the Westinghouse M-N.
     

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    A US-made Mosin Nagant? Those are some of the rarest of the rare. You got yourself a rare gem.
     
  9. paintballdude902

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    its in good shape some dings and such i just checks the bore and it wa pretty bad rusty some pitting but this rifle probably hasnt been used in 10-15 years and has been sitting in his closet i saoked the bore in hoppes and ran my snake thru it probably 10 times then oiled it(god i hate corrosive ammo) it lookes like the entire front end is an arsenal repair but either he stained it or it matches pretty good


    i can throw some pics from my phone up nut they will be bad better pnes in the mornin
     
  10. General Geoff

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    From what I understand, westinghouse didn't manufacture them, just rechambered them for .30-06.


    I could be wrong though.
     
  11. Mike U.

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    So, where's the pics?! :scrutiny:
    Ya come on tellin' 'bout the rarest M-N variant ever made, and ya got no pics?! :what: :D

    General Geoff,
    Now that brings up the question, what's the new M-N chambered in paintballdude902?

    Edited to add:

    OH MY! Looks like three of us were typing almost at the same time. So, where are those pics?
     
  12. paintballdude902

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    theres the first im trying to get the phone to send me the pic of the rifle it reads new england westinghouse company 1915

    mike standard cal 7.62x54r as far as i know they never rechambered them they and remington produced them for a contract

    crappy pics better tomorrow when i know where my camera is

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  13. Mike U.

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    http://7.62x54r.net/

    Don't know if you already know about this place, but, it'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about M-N's.

    You have one of the rarest M-N variants. I hope it works great for you. I'd also not recommend altering it since it is rare and may well escalate in price as years go by. There are a lot of serious Mosin collectors out there and only so many Westinghouse M-N rifles to be had.
    Before you change anything you might want to look into that. Oftentimes even cleaning an antique can kill it's collector value.

    If you plan on using it, please give us a range report. I'd be really interested in hearing how it performs.
    Congratulations on your new Mosin!
    And by jiminy the price was right too! :D
    How cool is that?! :what:
     
  14. paintballdude902

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    yea i like it i thin the only thing im gonna do to it is scrub the bore the best i can to get it clean im gonna shoot it idk when ma take it hunting one day next week

    its sa marked on the left at the woodline doesnt that mean it was in fin possesion at one time?
     
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    Congrats my friend, you have an awesome brother-in-law. Enjoy shooting this gem. :cool:
     
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