Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mosin nagant Pics

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Diesel man, Dec 31, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Diesel man

    Diesel man member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Florida
    Post any mosin nagant rifles you have and tell me any stories about them
    [​IMG]
    My Mosin Nagant m38 paid $165 for it
     
  2. TIMC

    TIMC Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    2,807
    Location:
    Texas
    I bought my 91/30 a few years ago but had not put too many rounds through it because I just can't see iron sights too well anymore. I broke down and bought a PU scope and mount for it for $300, it is a reproduction but very nice optics. After mounting the scope I decided it needed a stock refinishing so I stripped it down and went with an ebony stain, it came out nice. I also threadded the barrel and added a Krinkov brake to it. For grins I put the inscription in Russian on the side, it says "Sleep well my friend"
    Nagantsniperrefinished.jpg
    NagantsniperSleepwellmyfriend.jpg
     
  3. dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,228
    Location:
    Minnesota
    This is my MN 91/30. I got it this fall two weeks before deer season, put about 40 rounds through it at the range and on the first day of the season I got a head shot at 110 yds.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. slzy

    slzy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    872
    how is the brake working out?
     
  5. Elkslayer

    Elkslayer Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    163
    Location:
    Wyo
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is the attraction to these old Russian rifles?
     
  6. SniperStraz

    SniperStraz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    853
    They're Cheap!!!

    They run $80-$125. Can't beat that. Plus they're pretty accurate.
     
  7. wooderson

    wooderson member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,085
    Location:
    Tejas
    Some small potential for the rifle having killed a Nazi?
     
  8. ACORN

    ACORN Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    538
    Location:
    "The shining city on a hill"
    Watch "The Enemy at The Gate"
     
  9. Ian Sean

    Ian Sean Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Messages:
    730
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    There is a large surplus influx of them coming in the last few years, some in awesome condition (arsenal new for the most part) like Diesel man has, and some a little beat up. Prices are very affordable as was mentioned. I have seen them at $70.....real nice ones $125 on up.

    Ammo is cheap and plentiful...and it is a BOOMER of a round, 7.62x54mm, especially in the carbine models.

    Very nice looking piece Diesel man.
     
  10. Diesel man

    Diesel man member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Florida
    Ian sean thanks for appreciating my rifle
    Anyways I want to see more mosin nagant pics
     
  11. 270Win

    270Win Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    636
    Location:
    Damascus, MD
    [​IMG]

    M38, re-arseneled, pristine bore (counter-bored), beautiful birch stock recently re-shellacked by me, good but not great blueing.

    Shoots VERY well, especially for a carbine. At 100 yards, from bags, with Hungarian silvertip surplus ammo:

    [​IMG]

    Plus, those Russian rifles have loads of charisma. Mosinitis may be curable, but who would want to be cured?

    I am currently on the hunt for a hex-receiver with a very good to excellent bore. I got the bug from my dad, who has a laminate 91/30.
     
  12. bcray

    bcray Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Ohio
    Heres my M44. Shot it for the first time yesterday and really enjoyed it.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Kymasabe

    Kymasabe Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2006
    Messages:
    833
    Location:
    Northern by birth, Southern by choice.
    1955 Chinese type 53

    I bought this chinese type 53 Mosin carbine from the local pawn shop for $40, was badly Bubba'd. Someone had stripped the varnish off the gun to bare wood and gave it a white stain and polyurethane. Front bayo mount was cut off and cleaning rod was missing. Also, they had poorly added an inch to the buttstock. Luckily the woodglue holding the stock extension was weak, came right off, I put the steel plate back on, stripped the gun and restained, then sealed with a mixture of 1/3rd boiled linseed oil, 1/3rd turpentine, and 1/3rd beeswax, warmed over a flameless heat, mixed, let to cool into a paste, then hand rubbed into the stock. The bore looked like a sewer pipe and continual cleaning did little to clean it until I used foaming bore cleaners over and over and cut a towel into strips, soaked in Shooters Choice cleaner and puled thru the barrel, left in overnight, wet, to soak and loosen years of grime. Now the bore is shiny and she's a pretty good shooter. I've owned over a dozen Mosins and this one has the best trigger I've ever shot (in a Mosin).
    mosin003.jpg
     
  14. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    Some of mine, over the years:

    Well for one thing, they're not all Russian. There are Mosins from a dozen nations, including the United States and France. The Finns are among the most prized and the most accurate. I like Mosins in general because the design is both simple and incredibly strong. The safety is solid enough to allow cocked-and-locked travel on the trails. And they fit me better than other rifles.

    Tikka M-91 with spruce hens:

    GregShedwithGrouse.jpg

    1970 M-39 below M-28/30:

    duo.jpg

    Tikka M-30 w/ classic potbelly stock and characteristic pine tar coating:

    M-30.jpg

    Peter the Great M-91

    M-91.jpg

    1970 M-39:

    1970.jpg

    Tikka M-30 w/ Darrel's mount and 2x Leopold:

    Aquilonia5.jpg

    Aquilonia3.jpg

    M-44 with quick release:

    quickrelease.jpg

    1937 91/30, rearsenaled with nice composite stock:

    1937-1-1.jpg
     
  15. grimjaw

    grimjaw Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    3,358
    Location:
    Arkansas
    I'm going to one-up 270Win. :p

    A somewhat rare 1945 non-counterbored Izhevsk M38 in excellent condition with correct stock, found at one of the local gun shops and OTD for less than $120. The rifling isn't trashed, and it shoots very well. I suspect it's been refurbed, but I don't know what they fixed. Heck, the bluing even looks good (for a Mosin).

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    jm
     
  16. TIMC

    TIMC Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    2,807
    Location:
    Texas
    I didn't expect much out of it when I installed it. I already had everything I needed to thread the barrel so I bought the brake and said what the heck. I was actually supprised because it did tame some of the recoil, not as much as a conventional muzzle brake but it did reduce it some. the most significant improvement was in muzzle rise, that was improved a great deal. I guess that comes from the 2 top ports.
    I can't say if it improved accuracy because I never shot it much until I nstalled everything. I cans say I am getting 1" 3 shot groups at 100 yards with hand loads and 180 grain .308 bullets. I may try some 125 grain .311 bullets to see if I can pull the groups a little tighter.
     
  17. 270Win

    270Win Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    636
    Location:
    Damascus, MD
    Grimjaw, nice!! :D
     
  18. Don't Tread On Me

    Don't Tread On Me Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,213
    Location:
    FLORIDA
    Where do I find an unissued/rearsenaled M38?
     
  19. mrmeval

    mrmeval Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,770
    Location:
    Greenwood, Indiana
    They attraction?

    I bought two M44's from Interordinance for $175 shipped. There was some syncronization issue between the website and my calling so they were 9 dollars more than the website. I caught that after I'd gotten the rifles and read the invoice. I mentioned it to a sales lady and she offered to take the $18 off my order.

    It looks as if they were made recently. The bluing is a deep polished black. There are a few areas where you cannot help but to remove bluing during operation and none is missing. I paid extra for the laminated stock and it's worth it. It fires 7.62x54R which is about matches .30-06. I can get the ammo for what I recall the AK/SKS ammo was going for in the 90s. I wish I could feel this one had killed a Nazi but these were made in 1945 and 1948.

    I will be getting a couple 91/30s from Interordinance. A 30 dollar C&R has saved me it's cost with the first firearm I purchased on it, now I'm up to 4 and the money I've saved can buy another gun or two.

    More guns is good. :evil:
     
  20. DMK

    DMK Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    8,797
    Location:
    Over the hills and far, far away
    Here's two models that haven't been posted yet...

    Although technically, it's not a Mosin-Nagant, the rifle on the bottom is a Polish wz48 22LR training rifle supposedly used to train soldiers marksmanship before giving them M44 carbines. I came across this rifle in a rack among some sporters in a gunshow. At that point, I'd never heard of a wz48, but I was very intrigued by it's similarity to my Mosin carbines. When I asked the seller about it, he had no idea what it was. I moved on a while, then went back and made an offer on "that single shot 22". Needless to say, I got a good deal. It's very solid and heavy for a 22, has sights graduated for 25, 50 and 100 meters, and shoots very well.

    The top rifle is a 91/59 carbine. This is a 91/30 that was cut down to carbine length by the Russians then stored for a WWIII that never came. It's pretty much similar to a 1938 carbine with some minor differences.

    While most Mosins are from WWII history, these two ooze cold war mystique (like the Chinese type 53).

    [​IMG]
    Russian 91/59 carbine on top, Polish wz48 22LR trainer on the bottom
     
  21. slzy

    slzy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    872
    thanks,TIMC,on the brake.worked good i think. The Attraction? full power centerfire,variety of ammo at many price levels,good way to practice yer technique without spending a fortune ,adequate number of accessories,combat proven,good bayonet performance when needed,hex receiver has distinctive archeticture,collectable,etc.
     
  22. 270Win

    270Win Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    636
    Location:
    Damascus, MD
    Don't Tread On Me -

    Get lucky! Seriously, I've never seen unissued M38s specifically offered as such on any website or at any gunshow. You just have to have the luck of the draw.

    They are VERY difficult to find with both good bores AND un-counterbored, from what I've discerned in the last couple months after acquiring my own M38. If you have one, you usually don't have the other. When they re-arsenaled the M38s, they tended to recut the rifling and counterbore them. All the ones I've seen without counterbores have been COMPLETELY shot out - dark, dark pitted bores, crown severely nicked, etc.
     
  23. english kanigit

    english kanigit Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    740
    Location:
    Oklahoma - At the "Bubonic Bed and Breakfast" look
    Heh, I love these threads...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Both are of my buddy Brian. Sadly there are few good pictures of me. I am the better cameraman so if I want any pics at all, I get to take them. Sacrifices must be made...

    ek
     
  24. schrader

    schrader Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Left Coast, California
    My brother shooting his 7.62 x 54R
    I have one just like it but I was busy shooting the picture
    Got them a few years back for about $85 each
    One thing we have problems with (both rifles) is stuck cases with hot loads
    It’s always the painted sliver tipped surplus stuff that gives us trouble
    I have read that it can be caused from a small amount of cosmoline left in the chamber

    I guess I should try cleaning the chamber someday
    P1000800.jpg
     
  25. Davo

    Davo Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,126
    Location:
    Riverside County, **********
    Heres my 43 izzy 91/30 (still need to figure out how to decrease the size of a pic)
    Its a great shooter, and kicks alot. I just need to get that front sight a little taller.
     

    Attached Files:

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page