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Super Bubba Mosin I built

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Napalm, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    If the OP asked the mods politely I'm sure they'd have no problem helping the OP out in cleaning house.
     
  2. fpgt72

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    In general people that are into military surplus weapons are lovers of history, It does not matter what the specific item is or how many are made. They like the item for what it is and what it stands for and what it has seen. It is pretty much a given that any mosin made before 1943 saw front line action in the war...you know it was used to rid the world of Hitler and his kind.

    They are also by in large practical folk that like taking their surplus rifle on different types of shooting adventures, be it a CMP match or feral hog hunt just walking the woods with the bit of history somehow links us to those that once carried the same item in not so great of times....it connects you to history in a way that can not be explained and some will never understand. They also generally know a little about guns and know that no matter what you do to a 70 year old gun it is what it is, a new gun will be better in every category that you can assign to a gun. So we generally have problems in why spending the time and the money in trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. If it shoots great after the modifications, rest assured it would have shot great before. If you want a tool just buy a new one.

    Sporters or Bubba's that are made after the war in the 50's as well as such things like Bannermans are by most put in a different category. The times have changed and the need for such rifles just do not exist. The only reason for undergoing such modifications is only for a "look at me" type of gratification...at least in the eyes of many collectors.
     
  3. fpgt72

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    And as it goes, some ask very valid questions as to why people see old surplus guns as valuable, and when people don't like the answer they want to censor all those that disagree, or try to support a different view.....sounds like you work for the Obama Administration.

    Many people really don't know why some people put such great value on a $129 70+year old rifle, if some people get their way and all other views and opinions are silenced we are never going to have a chance to open peoples eyes to both sides of the fence....but this is a forum where freedom of speech do not apply.
     
  4. Davek1977

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    I don't think its so much about censorship as it is pointless bickering being addressed. No matter how long its allowed to continue, its not like either camp is going to suddenly compromise and say "you know, you're right". Sometimes, agreeing to disagree beats beating a horse thats long been dead. No one said anyting about only eliminating ONE side of the debate....but as it is, even if the mods WERE to do that, its entirely within their rights. We are guests here, not the zookeepers. Comparing the mods to the Obama administration is just a childish dig that is neither high road nor serves any purpose whatsoever
     
  5. R.W.Dale

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    Quite the contrary. You are more than welcome AND encouraged to start your own thread on the matter. However shouting someone down and hijacking their outlet discussing what they're enthusiastic about does reek of a particular regime
     
  6. baz

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    IBTL?
     
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    In Before The Lock- A reference that a thread is heading for a deathspiral, and is soon to be locked.

    Generally referred to as non-contributory post count increasing showboating, and frowned upon.
     
  8. Black Butte

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    A bold statement. Please specifically indicate the post numbers for which Fpgt72 or myself "shouted down" the original poster.
     
  9. BigBore44

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    Was really hoping to come back to this thread this morning and maybe get to read some more about this rifle. But alas, just more arguing and bickering.....
     
  10. jerkface11

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    Do the magazines feed well? Was the stock an easy swap? Do you think the scope will hold up to the recoil?
     
  11. justice06rr

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    FWIW, you did a great job Napalm. Much better than some of the modified/sporterized Mosins out there. Disregard the haters, its your gun and do with it as you wish.

    I've sporterized one of my 91/30's and its not even close to how good yours is. I would love to buy the Promag stock, but its a bit on the pricey side-- for a rifle that costs half the stock!
     
  12. Napalm

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    Hey thanks alot.

    It looks like promag just posted up a fix for the issue I'm having with my 5 round mag not feeding.

    I was shooting thus guy over the weekend prone... It was like firing a howitzer, awesome.
     
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