Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Craigman, Apr 3, 2013.
but this one takes the cake
Are people going insane????
Mosin prices are necessarily going to go up at this point simply because of the lousy exchange rate of the $ versus everything else.
What do you know. There has been a sporterized Mosin at the LGS for a while now. It started at $800 and keeps coming down, now $500 or so, still there. People just don't realize, you don't put lipstick on a soviet rifle and expect others to fall in love. Custom means personal, in this case. Any Mosin is a pedigreed rifle, love it or hate, but you turn it into a mutt and try to sell... Ok done rambling.
Prices on real Mosins may fluctuate in different parts of the country, and any day depending on the gun control initiative du joir. For $225 in this neck of the woods you could have an unissued M44 last week.
get used to it.
There's an absolutely butchered New England Westinghouse M91 at a local pawn shop that has been there for at least 10 years. They're asking $595 for it and aren't willing to negotiate at all. They're convinced that it's a collectors item. I was kicked out when I showed them that even decent-condition NEW M91's were only going for $300-350.
There are still good deals to be had if you're willing to look.
MN's are up in price, like everything else. Around $200 is the norm. $250 for something nice. $300-$350 for a M44...
I think the market is adjusting to the ammo availability issue. The x54r cartridge is readily available in these times, when other cartridges, even 22 lr., are not. I would be willing to pay a premium for a rifle for which ammunition is readily available, and I think that is what the market is trying to accomplish here.
It seems reasonable especially when you consider that the premium is maybe $100. Sure, the price is 2x what I paid, but it is still not a lot of money.
In todays market, the seller can "ask" for what ever they may want but getting it is something else.
Mosin Nagant Madness
Got mine two months ago, for $99.95, just before they went up (or disappeared).
Like It ?
I guess ? Haven't shot it yet, but I've aleady gotten a rubber butt stock, preparing for that Mule Kicker. I like that I think I got my money's worth, for sure.
I've been researching these after my co-worker told me he had one. He liked it but sold it for some other reason. How do you check the barrel to make sure it's good?
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