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Mosins: Do You Like Them?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Geno, May 24, 2008.

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  1. Geno

    Geno Member

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    Confession time: I have 6 Mosins. Wow, what awesome rifles! At $79.00, I cannot envision a better deal. Well, my first 5 Mosins cost $79.00 each. This past week, the going price in my area was $179.00 each. I was fortunate to locate a single remaining Mosin on which the price tag had not been changed to reflect the price increase, and it had the octagonal receiver. This rifle is a Russian, and built in 1929! The serial numbers all match, and the rifling looks amazing. The cost on this Mosin was $119.00, and I feel I got a good deal. I don't want to make this thread a full-blow survey, but I am wondering:

    How Many Mosins do you Own?

    Which Models Do You Have?

    How Much Did You Pay for Your Mosins?

    Do You Want More Mosins?

    Do You Hunt with Your Mosins?

    Go post some pictures...please.

    Thanks folks,

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  2. Shade00

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    I just got a '39 Izvhesk M91 yesterday. Matching numbers, in great shape. Ordered 300 rounds of Bulgarian surplus too - don't know when I'll get to take it out and shoot. Paid $100 + tax. I'm thinking about ordering a couple online... I want to get an M38 and an M44. We'll see. The wife would go ballistic if she knew I was thinking about getting more. :( I'll try to post a pic (still can't find my camera charger.
     
  3. saturno_v

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    I had 3 beautiful pre-WWII Izhevsk 91/30, light wood color, like-new bores very accurate, simply perfect...got them at $79 each.
    I did have a very very good offer for one of them so I sold the one I considered the "worst"...I have the 2 best left.
    As far as I'm concerned, if I cand find it I may get one or two Tula 91/30 either pre or post WWII with dark wood to add some variance to my collection..and they must be in excellent conditions like my Izhevsk. I noticed the quality went downhill fast recently and the price increased. I'm not interested in the M44, I may only remotely consider an M-38 in very good shape at the right price.

    Do I like my Mosins....definitely yes, I love the ruggedness, their aesthetic they are dead accurate and very powerful...I love the 7,62 X 54R
     
  4. Doug S

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    I just got a 1942 Izzy 91-30, last week. I never really wanted a 91-30, but last week I decidedto put together something of a WWII-milsurp display in my basement (Man Cave), and I thought since they were cheap, I'd pick one up. Now that I have it, I have to admit, I like it very much. Seems like a solid rifle, and an interesting piece of history. Paid $150 which seems high compared to the $79 that I keep reading about, but after reading this post, I feel a little better about the price. No doubt it is worth $150, anyway. The same shop had a Remington make Mosin Nagant, and I'm tempted to go back. They had a pretty high price tag on it (I think upper 3's).
     
  5. grimjaw

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    You know there's a Mosin Nagant owner's thread, don't you Doc?

    I liked them much better when the ammunition was less than $0.10/round.

    I owned a M91/30 sniper replica and liked it very much. Both of my Swiss K31s would print tighter groups (and with open sights vs the PU scope), but I never had the opportunity to shoot anything like match ammo through the M91/30. Maybe that would have made all the difference.

    I've owned ten different Mosin Nagants but only have one left, and that one only because I can't find anyone to take it off my hands. M91/30s, M44s, and M38s plus a PU replica. Prices paid were anywhere from $90-350. The only other surplus rifle I'd be interested in owning now besides my K31 is a FR8, or an 8mm Mauser type if ammo could be had cheaper. I never hunted with my Mosin Nagants. The only one I would have considered was just too heavy to lug around.

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  6. Hoppy590

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    How Many Mosins do you Own?

    uh, 5 or more. iv began to loose count

    Which Models Do You Have?

    m91/30. M44 T53

    How Much Did You Pay for Your Mosins?

    35$-110$

    Do You Want More Mosins?

    yes, i need a finn

    Do You Hunt with Your Mosins?

    no. i dont hunt at all.
     
  7. Eric F

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    I would like to see a scout version with the forward optic and all. But yeah they are cool guns
     
  8. Wheeler

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    I have a M44 1946 Ishevsk and a Finn M39 that will keep a 2 MOA group with Albanian surplus ammo.

    One of these days I'm going to get the necessary reloading items and try and work up a good match grade load for the M39.

    Wheeler
     
  9. RNB65

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    I have a '44 Ishevsk 91/30 and I like it a lot. Not an easy gun to shoot due to the recoil and the muscle power needed to cycle the bolt, but a fun gun nonetheless. About 30 rnds of heavy ball is the most I can shoot before my shoulder tells me it's time to switch to .223. I can shoot baseball sized groups at 50 yards and can hit milk jugs at 100yds all day long. Considering how poor my eyesight is beyond 50 yards, that's plenty accurate enough for me.
     
  10. Geno

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    Actually, just did a new search 6,374 Mosin threads. :)
     
  11. jd46561

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    I do like mosins, I collect Swiss rifles mostly. I have had several m38.s, m44,s, 91/30,s. All but 3 (out of 14 total) were not accurate, but I still like them. For the price there worth it. The m39 is a nice improvment. I prefer them over the average Russian mosin.
    I also have an SVT-40 I have yet to shoot.
    Here is an interesting 91/30. (it has a Beech stock).

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  12. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    How Many Mosins do you Own?
    1, but more soon.

    Which Models Do You Have?
    M44. Going to get an M91/30, M38

    How Much Did You Pay for Your Mosins?
    165... mine is soooo pretty.

    Do You Want More Mosins?
    hell yes, who doesn't? Doesn't my name give it away?

    Do You Hunt with Your Mosins?
    No, but going to. Rear sight base wiggled loose in my 250 rounds straight in one day!

    Go post some pictures...please.
    That;s what will be below.
     

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  13. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Grimjaw, send me pics of that one you say you couldn't get off your hands. I may just make out a deal with you. What model?

    You can reach me at my email: ljbuck_daft@hotmail.com

    Thanks mate.
     
  14. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    How can you NOT like something that shoots bullets, and is built like a tank, rich with history, and used by Vasily Zeitsev to whack hundreds of Nazis, as portrayed in "Enemy at The Gates"? :)

    One 91/30.
     
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  15. SimpleIsGood229

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    One, sadly.

    A 1946 Izhevsk M44.

    $135 out-the-door at a gunshow. I know that seems high, but this is easily the nicest Mosin I've seen.

    I would like to get a nice laminated '91/30 and/or an M39.

    I haven't had a chance to, since I just bought it in February. I do intend on taking it hunting, though.



    I really, really like my Mosin! It's one of my very favorite firearms. I can do a lot of plinking with it, yet it fits me so well that it doesn't make me sore. Oh, and the booom is quite satisfying!
     
  16. GarandOwner

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    One

    91/30 Sniper

    $75 (not including the scope and mount)

    No M1 garands are the only things i have/want multipules of ;)

    I dont hunt.

    Here is the old range report of my mosin (by the way it was done off of a bench rest, the picture of me with my rifle was old and I didnt take one at the range that day :) )
    http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=258433&highlight=mosin
     
  17. SimpleIsGood229

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    Wow! That's quite a gem you have there, GarandOwner! What's its name?
     
  18. GarandOwner

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    Her name is Anna, named after a famous Russian tennis star that was better looking than she was at tennis ;) Im sure you know who Im talking about
     
  19. Geno

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    I think I'll name my newest Mosin "Vera". That's a good Russian name. It was my Grandmother's name too.
     
  20. tkendrick

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    I have one that is in pretty good shape. It was given to me by my son for Christmas a few years back, just before he left for Iraq, so it has some sentimental value.

    Otherwise, I would give it away.

    I don't want to start a flame war here, but personally I find them to be some of the worst POS rifles I have ever handled.
     
  21. Ash

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    Interesting that the Soviets managed to defeat the Germans, eh? You have evidently never held the epoch of Mosins, the Finnish Mosin. Even ignoring that branch, the Polish Mosin can be quite a nice carbine. The Remington and Westinghouse made Mosins are quite nice, too. When you consider that Remington, Stevens, SAKO, Tikka, and even SIG and FN contributed to Mosin production, you realize there are some very fine quality Mosin rifles out there.

    Here is quite a nice VKT made M27 with a trigger that is far better than any K98k or Enfield hoped to have (I have a GEW 98 and K98k, German export not RC).

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    sorry. opinion granted. my response indeed was too harsh.

    mosins just don't fit some people, some people have a taste for the intricate and high maintenance.
     
  23. Ash

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    Probably too harsh. The guy gets to have his opinion. They aren't POS's, but he doesn't have to like them.

    Ash
     
  24. tkendrick

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    I have a friend that owns a Remington Mosin. I have shot it and several others over the years..

    Wouldn't have any of them. A crappy design, no matter what quality of material or workmanship, is still a crappy design.

    I know there's a lot of guys that like 'em. Thats cool, buy all you want.

    The OP wanted opinions, I gave him mine. I don't like them.
     
  25. Ash

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    Ah, well quite simply, you are wrong.

    Ash
     
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