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Mosins going up $$$???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Craigman, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. ldlfh7

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    I bought a 91/30 at a gun show last summer with all accessories for $99.
    LMAO at the prices people want these days.:neener:
     
  2. Grunt

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    I got a lot of my Nagants years ago when they were cheaper. I think my 91/30 was $40, my M44 was $80, my Valmet M39 was $175 and my 91/30 PU sniper (a real one) was $500. Now just last year I got lucky and found a sweet deal on an M38 for $125. I guess the dealer didn't keep track of what the prices were doing. I kept them all in original condition and figure that the price on them will only go up over the years.
    As far as modifying them, if you do put a recoil pad on it, I guess that's alright, even though the recoil on these rifles, even the carbines, is way over-rated and not nearly as bad as some folks claim. I tend to think that many of the complaints about recoil come from a lot of folks that are used to 5.56 and 7.62X39 rounds that do have a lot less recoil but really, the 7.62X54R round isn't as bad as many make it out to be. But if you do put a puss-pad...uh, I mean recoil pad on the rifle, make sure it's something you can put back to original condition if you ever want to sell it later on. Like I said, originals kept as a piece of history tend to increase in value over the years when the supply dries up. However, put one piece on that rifle that's not correct and I won't touch it, no matter how much the Bubba job cost you or if I do, the price I will offer you will probably be pretty insulting.
     
  3. targetshooter22

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    "UTG/Leapers 5th Gen. 4-16x40mm Scope, laser aligned." = bore sighted. LOL
     
  4. docsleepy

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    To me, much of the value of a rifle is in how accurate it is. One of my Mosins started out as a 3 inch gun at 100 yards. A lot of work later, And it is now a 3/4 inch to 1" gun at 100 yards. For my deer hunting purposes, that makes it more valuable to me. Other people may value rifles for their collector status. Both ideas make sense.
     
  5. leadcounsel

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    Factor in the dollar has declined about 50% in the last decade...
     
  6. goofyoldfart

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    Mosin prices

    I bought several M-N's many years ago. the 91/30 was 49.95 , the Mod 38 was 69.95 and the Mod 44 was a REALLY STIFF 75.00.:eek: once they were all cleaned up and the triggers gently touched up, they break at 3 pounds and all three will hold to 1" or less at a 100yrds. I like them and they are great to shoot. I will admit to adding slip on rubber butt pads to the Mods 38 and 44. I'm not a Pansie but do have a serious issue with the brothers Arthur and Burr in both of my shoulders.:( shooting cast loads (200 gr boolits at about 1600-1800 FPS) is the cat's meow and will drop deer and pig DIRT if you do your part. God Bless to all and theirs'.:D

    Goofyoldfart

    ETA: corrected mod number due to sloppy fingers :)
     
  7. CnRnut

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    Love my Mosins.
    My best buy was Century Arms "U-fix'ems" ,5 for $75+ a $2 fix'em fee each.
    For $17 each I got 2 guns missing the cleaning rods,2 with small cracked stocks, and one missing a front sight globe.
     
  8. YZ

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    Yes, absolutely. Of the government issued Mosins many saw rough treatment. They received perfunctory cleaning, then got greased and shelved for decades.

    Bring a flashlight in the shop, and look for a mirror shiny bore with sharp rifling. A year stamp newer than 1943 is a welcome sign, unless you collect antiques.
     
  9. mgkdrgn

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    Mosin's are for sure going up. Wholesale prices on them are double or more what they were a year ago ... IF you can find any.

    Get'em while you can!
     
  10. mgkdrgn

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    Yes, they were battle tested/abused rifles.

    However, they were also arsenal rebuilt after the war and brought back up to specs suitable to re-issue to front line troops. They were not simply dipped in cosmoline and crated up.

    The bores may be dark from years of shooting corrosive ammo, but the rifling is still strong and they will be good shooters. The M44's being wholesaled now are -excellent-, with mirror shiny (unshot?) bores and cleaned of most of the cosmoline.
     
  11. hang fire

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    All things are only worth what a customer is willing to pay,
     
  12. YZ

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    Correct on M44. I bought one apparently unfired. The only reason we have this anomaly (50+ year old new old stock) is the Soviet military doctrine. The Mosins were obsolete but kept just in case.
    The dim bore of course doesn't mean it's a bad rifle. Only to Fridays question whether a newer one was worth spending extra, my answer was yes.
     
  13. Arbo

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    I bought my second 30 a few weeks back at cabela's for 120... more than I want to pay, but far better than the 200+ I saw everywhere else.
     
  14. YZ

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    Exactly as described, no surprises?
     
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    Well, they had about 8 of them on the rack, so you could check them out, pick what you wanted, they said some had all the 'extras' in the box, some didn't, they didn't know which was which. So yeah, as you see and examine. All mine was 'missing' was the carry strap, and I didn't care.
     
  17. YZ

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    Way to go. I thought you ordered from cabelas. Around here it means catalog.
     
  18. toivo

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    Yup. If they ever got invaded again, they were going to hand one out to every Ivan and Svetlana. It's what we should be doing with Garands but aren't -- not that it's all that likely that we'd be invaded by anybody these days.

    Now they just want the cash, although I'm willing to bet they still have some stockpiles of AK-47s and SKSs, "just in case."
     
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    Well, if you all had C&R licenses like me, there are PLENTY of Mosins still to be had for $120. And I get them shipped straight to me no transfer fee needed. Since I get them from out of state, no sales taxes either. Sadly no way to avoid a shipping cost. Except one place had free shipping for anything over $99, still think its going on, and the Mosins are $120!:neener:

    But since I have 12, and most were costing me $70-$80 when I bought them, I'm only looking for rarer models now. Like a Finn M27. And they are NEVER cheap!
     
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    Yes there are,,,
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  21. Gun Master

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    Sorry, for not replying sooner. Bolt action rifles are not my favorite, but for a "$100, 30-06", I thought,"why not ?" !!! Handguns are my specialty. About the Mosin Nagant barrel, it is dark, but otherwise appears sound. Still haven't shot it yet, since limited to a safe place to shoot. I probably will clean the bore with a brass brush, and use charcoal lighter, like Nagant Man. He says it works as well as, and is a lot cheaper than Hoppe's #9.
     
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    I paid almost $600 for mine, but it is an original 1943 Mosin Nagant PU sniper rifle with original scope numbered to the rifle and matching numbers. I wouldn't pay that for a sporterized rifle.
     
  23. ol' scratch

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    No what they are doing is selling them to us. I prefer the people to have control over the firearms and not the government. I should also add that you better believe that they are still stock piling rifles, we just can't have access to THEIR rifles because WE are too dangerous :cuss:.:banghead:
     
  24. hang fire

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    I thought the OP was about the price of MN trifles oday, not the constant repeats of what one paid years ago.

    Hell, in 1965 I got a new Mustang covertible out the door for $2495.00. but that was then, this now.
     
  25. toivo

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    Don't get me wrong -- I'm perfectly happy that they're selling them to us. But I think that whatever they don't sell, they should keep, rather than destroying them as I know they're thinking about doing.
     
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