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I gotta a mosin!! i got a Mosin!!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Antihero, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. Antihero

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    I picked up a nice looking Mosin today. Its got matching numbers on the bolt reciever and mag baseplate and has been marked "M91/30 Russian 7.62x54R C.A.I Georgia VT" plus a new serial number. Is C.A.I Century Arms?

    Its also marked 1942r so im guessing thats the year? The stock is in pretty nice shape, although there is 2 patches, one on the butt and one right by the muzzle. Its got about 98% of its blueing and looks pretty freakin cool! i dont have a digital camers but ill try to find a way to get a pic up here.

    I got to fire it in dusk while it was snowing heavily and was getting about 3 inche groups so its a bit better than "Minute-of-nazi". Im sure actually being able to see the sights will tighten the groups up a bit. I admit i felt close to my Russian(well ukranian) roots as i fired it in the heavily falling snow. Also recoil isnt bad at all.

    So i payed slighly more than i wanted $119 to be exact, but i think its a nice Mosin. I d love to know if anyone could tell me more about this mosin also!
     
  2. bartsimpson123844

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    Cool, I am sure you will have tons of fun with yours. I know I do with mine!
    Wow, I thought I payed too much for mine at $100...where did you buy yours?
     
  3. Mr White

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    Where was it made? somewhere on the receiver there is either a mark of a hammer or an arrow inside of a triangle.
    Hammer = Tula Arsenal
    Arrow in triangle = Izhvesk Arsenal

    Check out these sites for everything you ever wanted to know about Mosin Nagants.

    www.7.62x54r.com
    www.russian-mosin-nagant.com
    www.mosinnagant.net
     
  4. Antihero

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    I bought it at a place called Black Sheep Sporting goods. It was more than i wanted to pay but other than this Mosin i saw:

    2 at Big 5 $89.99 they were um....crap, bad bores,bad stocks etc. we shall never speak of these again..

    2 at a pawn shop for $79.99 that were bubbed including one that had the front sight rewelded on.

    1 at another pawn shop for $74.99 that looked very nice.....of course the rifling was chewed up and was very warn.

    and 3 various models,m44 and 91/30s that started at $189:scrutiny: that looked as if they were attacked by a marauding band of monkeys armed with potato peelers..

    Out of those wouldnt you agree that the extra 20 or 30 bucks for one that looks nice and has a good bore?

    BTW im having fun with it already!!
     
  5. JonB

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    Very cool. I just ordered one today from Interordnance.com. Paid the few bucks extra for hand selection of bore and (hopefully) matching numbers. I should have it next week!
     
  6. Antihero

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    According to 7.62x54r.com Izhvesk Arsenal
     
  7. Mr White

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    Izhvesks seem to be the most common. the Tulas seem to e more desirable by collectors but for shooters I don't think htere's much difference. 3 of my 4 are Izhvesks. My roughest and oldest is a Finn M28 with a 1912 Tula receiver but it still shoots 2 MOA groups from the bench.

    They wanted $190 for an M44 and a 91/30? They're nuts! $120 for a very good condition 91/30 is a little bit high but not at all unreasonable. As long as its a good shooter and you're happy with it it, was a good buy.

    If you really get bit by the MN bug, you'll want to get a Finn. Better triggers and better barrels make for a more accurate rifle.
     
  8. sctman800

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    Check out www.surplusrifle.com great site for any mil-surp weapon, the only bad thing is it will close down in March. All three of my Mosins had really lousy triggers when I got them, but after surplus rifle they are great. Jim.
     
  9. The Deer Hunter

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    I still can beleive that such a decent rifle can be bought for that cheap. A new remington goes for 400, and thats a second hand model and its accuracy in comparable to a mosin.
     
  10. TX_Shooter

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    Cool, but man!!!


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  11. Antihero

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    Not only are they nuts they were also surly. I asked if they were willing to work with me on the price and all i got was silence and a :cuss: look. They were in terrible shape too:( All in all i wish i coulda payed about $30 bucks less, but in the long run $30 bucks isnt much.

    Its offical i have Mosinitis:eek: im already imagining having a M44 and a Finn. Unfortunatly i also have Milsurpitis(i wanna k-31!!), Im-a-starving-musician-itis and I-hope-concrete-work-picks-up-soon-cause-i-want-more-Mosins-itis! It may be a fatal case of all 4 itis-es:(

    I dont have a digital camera at the moment. I guess i could scan my Mosin and post it here. It would probably take a lot of scanning though:scrutiny: :D


    The trigger isnt half bad on this Mosin, sure it isnt 3lbs and breaking like a glass rod, but it isnt "i hope i dont have to mount a winch on this to pull so i can pull the trigger". Ill still check out the site though. Thank you!
     
  12. dstorm1911

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    Antihero, the Milsurpitis never gets any better its been 34 years since I was aflicted and we just moved onto 16 acres out in the desert outsida Tucson just so we could build an subteranian home for my collection that consists of 4 65'x12 rooms with a 40'x12' ammo room to house almost 1500 rifles just under a thousand handguns 4 registered class 3s and just under 300 subguns..... the cement guys finished covering the underground stuff 5 weeks ago (its 12' down) and have just started pouring the foundation for the house... my wife is still hysterical bout the fact that we have more $$ tied up in the gun collections house than we will have in the house we'll live in :evil: I ain't told her yet that I'll be mostly livin downstairs hehehe
     
  13. Hoppy590

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    i paid 110 for mine, same rifle, izhevsk, 1942, CAI. saw one today for 95$, buit looked like it was beaten with a german. :p

    alot of good MN are going fast, and the crudy ones are gettine more expensive
     
  14. Antihero

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    :what:

    So can i come over and shoot some??? Before you make a decision let me mention that i read every post you make as if it was scripture, and i admire you deeply......... ok so im lying but you cant blame me for trying can you?:D

    I gotta say that i hope to one day get a collection like that!
     
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    I recently paid $59 for mine from SOG during their Christmas sale.....shes a beauty. Flawless bluing and perfect bore....

    91/30

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    44

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  16. Antihero

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    Mine looks like this except it doesnt have a cleaning rod, and the wood is much darker.

    Did it come like that or is that after you cleaned it up?

    Nice Mosins man!
     
  17. Antihero

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    Also is it wrong to want to put on lights and stuff on my mosin like the AR's and such??

    Im thinking of putting on, to reflect how old it is and how little im payed for it, a gas lantern and 2 candles on it. Does anyone know of a company that sells mounts for this??:D






    Ok so im not really jealous, but i thought of that as i was woken up after 4 hours of sleep by my mom who had car problems. So my morning was:

    Wake up, drive over to parents house, jump her car, watch her drive in to berm, watch her let car die, take battery out to charge it as i cant get to the front of the car which is now plowed into snow berm, get car started, push car out, watch as car gets stuck again, become exasperated with life,wonder why she hasnt replaced her Fairmont, come up with Mosin idea, push car out again, watch car get stuck again, push car out of way, start dads Bronco II drive to where car is stuck, tell mom take this car, get back in my car,drive home, get assaulted by my 6 month old English Mastiff & Anatolian Shepherd mix puppy, take puppy out, fondle Mosin, feed puppy, fondle Mosin more,attempt to sleep, curse world and all snow, get up, get on computer.


    So hows everyone's else morning going??
     
  18. ArchAngelCD

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    I got very lucky when I bought my 91/30. The stock has a deep rich color to it without any marks or dents. The barrel was so clean that I got nothing out of it when I ran a patch through it. I got all that for only $96.

    Here is a photo of the stock:
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    Here is a photo of the front:
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    Here is the 91/30 with the M44 (The M44 cost me only $85)
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  19. CNYCacher

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    Got one for Christmas from my wife. Here's some pics:

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    Hands up, snowman!
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    By the way, I am fully prepared to destroy the snowman. . . and the teacups.

    All the wood is still coated in cosmoline. I would like to fully remove the cosmo and then refinish the stock. Will post more pics when that is done.
     
  20. bartsimpson123844

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    CNYCacher- Please, please, do not mess with the stock. That finish is the original finish and you would be ruining that awesome piece of history that is the M44 Mosin Nagant. Please leave it be...
     
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    :uhoh:

    Can I melt the rest of the cosmo off it?
     
  22. packnpundit

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    Me too. I got a very similar condition m39 yesterday in Phoenix. I paid $89. Big 5 store. Pretty sure this has been armory refurbished - great bluing, barrel re-crowned, polished bolt face, (maybe bolt rebuilt, but now way to tell, is there?) not a scratch on magazine inside or out and it came with strap, pouches and cleaning kit. Tomorrow I'm off to Prescott to visit J&G Sales, buy a couple cases of ammo. Also they have some nice looking milsurp guns on their website. I could go nuts there! Maybe buy a Nagant pistol too, for $89. Their "excellent" grade m44's are on sale now for $59. Maybe be unable to resist the temptation of picking up one of those babies too! Somebody stop me!
     
  23. Antihero

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    So i finally got a chance to shoot the mosin whil it was light and let me tell you groups certainly tighten up when you can see the sights!:D

    Hopefully you shall see a scan of it below if not the group was 1.97" at 50 yds with open sights while using a kneeling hold. If you throw out the flyer it was 1.25" pretty good i think.

    Brown Bear 203gr SP
     

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  24. CNYCacher

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    Are you shooting modern ammo out of that baby? Good if you're going hunting, but you can get old surplus ammo for less than $0.10 a round. Example: 300 rounds for $29.95, 880 for $69.95, etc.

    I actually just found a guy who hates his old shot-out mosin which makes 4-foot groups at 100-yards. He is selling me 600 rounds for $20! :neener:
     
  25. dstorm1911

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    CNYCatcher, mineral spirits will clean out the cosmo just fine, as to the original finish, actually its not its the finish the Bulgarians used when they re-arsenaled these rifles, ya do not want to "refinish" away any of the rifles history ie; the cartuch stampings etc... what few weren't sanded away dureing rearsenal the 91/30s I've gotten which escaped the bulgarian refurbishment are all a darker brown with a linseed oil finish, once we get more stuff un-packed I can post some pictures right now we are running a skeleton existance ;-) most of our stuff is still sitting in container units while we live in a Manufactured house we had installed a half acre from where are home is being built, the Manufactured house is a loaner that will be taken back to my friends dealership after were done so we are trying to not drag to much stuff into it. At least I've gotten to finally start moving the guns into their new home, ours is a couple months from being done ;-(

    Anyhow the original finish is very easy to replicate, as is the amber shelac finish ya can find instructions on gunboards.com in the collector forum. if ya just wanna smooth it out ie; all the runs etc... a lil denatured alchohol on a soft rag will remoisten the shelac and allow ya to better blend it.
     
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