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Old 01-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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How do I slide the bolt out to look down the bore?

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Old 01-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #12
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Pull the trigger back, slide the bolt out

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The hex receiver is characteristic of EARLY war production. During this period the Russians paid more attention to detail and tolerances and they were just "better" rifles all around.

Late war they were just focused on churning out as many rifles as they could and some even have the dovetail two piece buttstocks that the Japanese ended up doing witht their arisakas.

My rifle is a 1938 Tula Round receiver. great rifle, cheap and fun to shoot. I strongly suggest that everyone get one...can't go wrong.

Just make sure to clean the ever-loving sh!t out of it after you shoot. Most surplus ammo is very corrosive.

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Pull the trigger back, slide the bolt out
to be a little more specific, open the bolt like you were reloading. Once the bolt is in the full backwards position, pull and hold back the trigger and then side the bolt out of the back of the rifle.
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The hex receiver is characteristic of EARLY war production. During this period the Russians paid more attention to detail and tolerances and they were just "better" rifles all around.

Late war they were just focused on churning out as many rifles as they could and some even have the dovetail two piece buttstocks that the Japanese ended up doing witht their arisakas.

My rifle is a 1938 Tula Round receiver. great rifle, cheap and fun to shoot. I strongly suggest that everyone get one...can't go wrong.

Just make sure to clean the ever-loving sh!t out of it after you shoot. Most surplus ammo is very corrosive.
The only fudging the Soviets did on the wartime rifles was skipping the final polishing on the parts. Machining marks are usual on the wartime guns. The older ones, or post war ones are prettier, but not any better, from a function or reliability point of view.

$120.00 for a arsenal refurbished .30 caliber rifle with more muzzle energy than a 30.06 is a bargain. Keep it original and it will gain in value rapidly.

The supply of these rifles is thinning out. Those who don't get one will be whining about the prices in the good old days before long.
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The only fudging the Soviets did on the wartime rifles was skipping the final polishing on the parts. Machining marks are usual on the wartime guns. The older ones, or post war ones are prettier, but not any better, from a function or reliability point of view.

$120.00 for a arsenal refurbished .30 caliber rifle with more muzzle energy than a 30.06 is a bargain. Keep it original and it will gain in value rapidly.

The supply of these rifles is thinning out. Those who don't get one will be whining about the prices in the good old days before long.
Im with chainfire on this one. I got my 91/30 about 2 years ago when they where 88bucks. Never looked back and its never failed me once. I just found cases of 762x54r at cabelas in ct. $200 for 880rounds not bad. Blugarian yellow tip.
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I really appreciate the help guys. Glad this forum is helpful and guys don't flame people just starting out I'm the go to guy for jeeps, but come here for gun info lol

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Here is a pic of a pre war and height of war action side by side. The pre war action is a hex receiver. Metal was polished, teh side wall of the reciever was thinned to save weight. Additional machining is done in the area of the stripper clip guide as well. Also, as you look at the war time receiver you can see that they did not change out milling bits very often, as the receiver looks very roughly ground.

They work just as well, and during the high point of the war with teh Germans closing in on their factories it is not surprising to see that they went with function over form.

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I like looking for repaired stock damage. (aside from the obligatory crown, barrel, serial numbers).

I like Mosins with stock damage... Did a grenade hit it? Was it shot? Did it bash the hell out of a German soldier?...who knows.... but it's cool to imagine what kind of history my Mosin went through...

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