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How many AK guys love Mosins' too?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Heir Kommt Die Sonne, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Heir Kommt Die Sonne

    Heir Kommt Die Sonne Member

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    I'm a AK guy but I don't own a AK yet. But I've been thinking, Russian weapons make good company with other Russian weapons and an AK and Mosin-Nagant in your weapons rack just go so well together. Anyone else here think a Mosin is a must have if you're getting into Serbian/Russian weapons?
     
  2. Alaskan Ironworker

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    I dunno, but Ive always wanted one of those nagant revolvers.
     
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  3. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Meh, Ive had Mosins come and go. IMO, the only reason to get one was the cheap ammo, which appears to be drying up.

    My Dad has a nice Finn, which Ill hang onto, otherwise I have no use for 'em.

    On the other hand, I love my AKs and I already have a lifetime supply of ammo squirrelled away for them, so they are staying put.
     
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    My soviet bloc journey started with an M44, then on to an SKS, then an AK47 in pistol format, then an M91/30. Still have all, find them fascinating, and enjoy shooting them. I picked up more ammo than I will shoot in my remaining years when it was $40 for a 440 round spam can.
     
  5. Mosin Bubba

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    I'm a Mosin guy and don't really care for AKs. The higher quality ones like the MAK-90s are fun, but the Centurys? :barf: . I like the SKSes a lot more than the AKs, and they feel very Mosin-ey as well. Put one side by side with an M44 and you'll see what I'm saying.

    As far as a Mosin being a must have? Ehhhh.... for the high 3 bills they're currently going for, there's a lot of good Mausers I'd rather have instead. Being cheap's half the fun with a Mosin - when you shoot a pie plate sized group at 100 yards with a $100 rifle and a $3 box of ammo, it's like "haha, commie rifle go BOOOOM!" But when the rifle and the ammo prices both go up fourfold, there starts to be expectations.
     
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  6. Heir Kommt Die Sonne

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    My favorite is the M/44, the one with the bayonet attached to it.
     
  7. MikeInOr

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    I have a Mosin-Nagant that I paid $79 for back in the day... but I never felt a need to buy a second.

    I much prefer an SVT-40, SKS, Rasheed, or even a modern AK to the Mosin-Nagant bolt action. For an old bolt action rifle I will take a Swede 96, 94, or 38 over a Mosin-Nagant any day!
     
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  8. brunowbe

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    I’m an AK guy, love the Mosins, love the SKSs, have a few of each. I don’t know if I love the SVT-40 as I don’t have one nor have I shot one, I’m sure I would though. Commie hand guns (unless CZ75s count) are another story, I am not a fan. I’ll stick with 1911s and wheel guns.

    That being said, 5.45x39 is the master race of AKs.
     
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  9. caribou

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    You just cant beat an M-39.

    Finns , in general, are finer tuned Mosin's than most.
     
  10. Coyote3855

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    I have a Russian SKS and Mosin. My AK is a Romanian WASR. The three seem to get along fine together.
     
  11. Jeff H

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    Love my SKS. Sold both my Mosins. Even cheap ammo isn't enough of a reason to keep a so-so accurate rifle.
     
  12. Hooda Thunkit

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    Somehow I acquired 3 Finn M-39 rifles. They are wonderfully accurate, especially with handloaded cast.

    I also have (remaining) a 1926 Tula 91/30 that is a very well made rifle, and accurate. It's not a run of the mill refurb, and I'm keeping it.

    No SKS or AKs, just can't seem to get in to them.
     
  13. briansmithwins

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    I like AKs but never warmed up to the MNs. They were ok rifles for the 1890s but just barely.

    BSW
     
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  14. entropy

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    I'd say it's more the other way around. I have only ever owned one AK, the one I built, but have owned many Mosins, I'm looking at another one now, a 1944 Sako M39.
     
  15. mshootnit

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    love the AK, like Enemy at the Gates, lukewarm on the mosin
     
  16. teddybear1848

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    You dont know what you are talking about. Mak-90s are not bad, but they are not great either. Also theres two types of century AKs. Those that have been built out of parts kits for century here in the states, and those they have imported. There are a lot of really good imported AKs, its the domestic builds you have to look out for.
     
  17. daniel craig

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    This guy. And SKS too. And I love commie handguns too!
     
  18. Mosin Bubba

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    Screenshot_20200630-193013_Gallery.jpg

    That's my Century GP-1975 AK. Romy parts kit with a US barrel.

    When I first bought it brand-new and took it out to shoot, it wouldn't cycle a single round. Turns out the gas piston was binding, so defects in worksmanship straight out of the box, and there's no way it was ever test-fired. I turned it in for warranty work. To their credit, Century fixed it, and 2 months later I had a dependable 6 MOA shooter. At least it's got good-looking furniture.

    So yeah, I'm not just going off internet hearsay, I've been through the Century drunk-monkey experience. And that was with an import parts-kit rifle. If you're not even defending the US produced AKs... yeesh.
     
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  19. Ignition Override

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    Count me in. Especially a 'carbine' MN 44, 38 which has no trashing of the muzzle, and can group ok at 50 yards.

    As for AKs, I learned reading AKfiles --among lots of other advice-- to buy only imported AKs: i.e. my Maadi A.R.M., Hungarian AMD-65 by TGI (SA 2000 M under the receiver) and stamped MAK 90.
     
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  20. sarduy

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    Mosin, AK and SKS
     
  21. entropy

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    The only way to get a better-made AK than Marc Krebs' is to be a member of whatever they call the Spetsnaz now....Arsenal's are not bad also.
     
  22. .455_Hunter

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    I got my first MN in the mid-90s, a nice 91/30, and picked-up a couple more while the getting was still good (pre-2002)- an unissued M44 and a scary accurate Finnish Valmet M39.

    It took a couple false starts before getting my AK, but I now own a Zastava 1982 M70B1 parts kit on a NDS 1.5mm RPK receiver- no need to keep looking anymore, and the stock has cool Serbian trench art for the win!
     
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  23. teddybear1848

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    Once again, Domestic build/Import. Not all Century guns are the same, hell century arms even used multiple contractors to make the same run of guns. US barrels for AKs are kinda garbage as well, gotta get a CHF barrel like on pretty much all the imports aside from yugos.
     
  24. brunowbe

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    Tone it down with telling others they don’t know what their talking about, c’mon, you’re the new guy!

    While imports are generally the safer bet, they can also have issues. The new 1.5 mm Zpaps have loose rivets on some, Arsenal has become substandard with fit, finish (bubbling paint anyone?), and canted sights, lastly I present to you the recent thread on the new production Wasr imported by Century with the rear sight block canted (didn’t see you singing it’s praises in this thread):
    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/new-wasr-ak.870508/

    We get it, you like AKs, as do a lot of us (myself included), but everyone makes a dud or has QC issues, no point arguing over it. Com bloc and imports are generally better, but sometimes they can suck as well.

    Lastly, 5.45 AKs are supreme!
     
  25. teddybear1848

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    Just because im new here on this forum doesnt mean im not going to point out blanket statements that are not entirely accurate. Didn't know that was being rude here.
     
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