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not just another Moisin Thread. 1955

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by flynlr, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. flynlr

    flynlr Member

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    I found this...in an old Pop Science Mag.
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    in today dollars that is $114.17, AIM sells these for $79.00
    so moral of the story , In 54 years things will be cheaper. "maybe"

    note the get em while you can bit . in the ad.. :D
     
  2. mustang_steve

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    But is the ammo any cheaper ;)
     
  3. mblat

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    I guess that is one way of putting it :)
     
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    My favorite line:

    "A Once-In-A-Lifetime collector's item"

    Should've made it "Once in two lifetimes".
     
  5. DMK

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    I don't think surplus 7.62x54r was anywhere near as common in the US back then. So likely you had to reload or buy expensive, low volume commercial production.
     
  6. VHSBD

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    I like how they misspelled Mosin in the article.
     
  7. DMK

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    I wonder where they got these in 1955? Certainly not from the Russians or any other Combloc European country.

    If they were actual war trophies from Korea perhaps, then they would be worth at least a slight premium, at least in today's market. Perhaps back then, collectors were different.
     
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    What.. This can't be, they were mailing guns out of California?!? I like how it says the ammo was available everywhere in the us. Maybe it was, but I'd be surprised. It does make me feel better to read the bores were only 'fair' and that the price w/ inflation was not way cheaper.
     
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    My understanding is these were often found in the hulls of ships that were subject to interdiction during the cold war. The Russians were providing aid to communist revolutionaries world wide. That is likely where these came from.
     
  10. DMK

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    Interesting. So they didn't just throw them over the side into the ocean? That's probably what they would do today.
     
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    Back in the day, resale through a distributor was the american entrepreneurial spirit. These days, the losing agency/company/gov't would sue us and win in one of our courts. Plus, our gov't use to believe in the constitution and now they only believe in control.
     
  12. flynlr

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    times sure have changed.
     
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    I'm not sure if I would pay $14.50 for one now.
     
  14. gun addict

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    uhh..okay? You would'nt pay $14.99 for a Mosin today? :banghead:
     
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    I've had several Golden State Arms rifles over the years. All had been "sporterized".

    I'm surprised they didn't chop up these Mosins as well.
     
  16. Paul82

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    shipped from CA.
     
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    Too bad they aren't $14.50 anymore:(
     
  18. Ignition Override

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    With no Internet many years ago, how would people find the names of gun stores in far away cities for the ammo search, unless a relative/friend lived there?
    Telephone operators in the 70s and later were reluctant or refused to offer a business name from their lists, unless the caller provided the name.
     
  19. DMK

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    Like anything else before the Internet, you subscribed to magazines relating to your hobby. In the back were ads for different companies. You would call them, with a telephone and actually talk to another human being and ask for a catalog. Then, just like now, they would send you catalogs once a month until you were tired of getting them.

    The hard part was finding good magazines relating to your hobby. If you were lucky, you'd have a stationary store nearby that had a very large selection. I found some pretty obscure magazines that way.
     
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