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2hot2handle 08-08-2009 03:51 AM

Looking at a Mosin Nagant
 
Hey I am looking at a Mosin as I said. It is going for $99 at Big5. The sale ends this Sunday, it is usually priced at $180. They have 2 left, they only had one on display, and it is a clearance sale. I want to know if I should be jumping out of my pants for this gun. I know that it is a very reliable gun (from what I've heard). Unfortunantly I didn't pay attention to the markings on the rifle, all that I remember was that 1975 was stamped on the rifle and the barrel and reciever seemed to have the same markings on them. I checked prices on other posts on here but they were all pre election and I was wondering if the was a good Post election price. It looked in good condition and if it does require some maintnence I would like it if it was not too difficult to do repairs on it. Sinse this is time sensitive I would appriciate the feed back to be as soon as possible. Also they have two rifles if I do decide to buy one, I would also like some tips on how to decide between the two if it should come to that. I know its a lot of question but I really respect every ones oppinion on here. Thanks.

supergus 08-08-2009 04:09 AM

I bought my 91/30 pre- election for $99, so I'd say that's not bad for a post election price, though mine came with a sling, double ammo pouch, bayonet, and oiler can. I had about a dozen to pick from so first I looked for one that all matching #'s. Then I narrowed it down to the ones that had the smoothest bolt action, and from those I chose the one with most decent wood.

2hot2handle 08-08-2009 04:14 AM

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Originally Posted by supergus (Post 141174)
I bought my 91/30 pre- election for $99, so I'd say that's not bad for a post election price, though mine came with a sling, double ammo pouch, bayonet, and oiler can. I had about a dozen to pick from so first I looked for one that all matching #'s. Then I narrowed it down to the ones that had the smoothest bolt action, and from those I chose the one with most decent wood.

Okay good info. The one they had out was naked and had nothing on it. They have another store near me I probably should check that out before I get one. Thanks for the advice on the selecting method. I appriciate the quick response as well.

2hot

2hot2handle 08-08-2009 05:00 AM

Keep it coming guys any advice is accepted

2hot2handle 08-08-2009 05:08 AM

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I am still on the fence about this gun and am looking for the pros and cons.

c3shooter 08-08-2009 11:52 AM

91/30 is cheap, ugly, crude, and reliable as hell. If you ran over it with a truck, it would still work. Give it to an uneducated peasant, and he can shoot bad guys at 400 meters, and in 50 years, will still work. I have 91/30s and M38s and M44s.

Find a rifle that all SNs match, then check bore for pitting. Then GENTLY insert an unfired cartridge into the muzzle. If there is still about a 1/4 inch of the bullet showing between muzzle and cartridge case, good. If bullet goes in all the way so that the cartridge case is touching muzzle, either worn badly at muzzle, OR has been counterbored due to wear at muzzle.

Suplusrifle.com has a lot of quick info on the Nagants. Find a good one for $100 or less, then get milsurp ammo while you still can.

RL357Mag 08-08-2009 02:21 PM

J&G Sales and R-Guns are selling arsenal refinished M91/30's for $79-99. The round receivered guns sell for $79. I bought one from R-Guns for $99 last January and it was a 1929 Hex receiver and came with a bayonet and double amo pouch - all numbers match and it shoots 2" groups at 100 yds. with surplus ammo. Any gun in good condition is worth $99.

AcidFlashGordon 08-08-2009 02:44 PM

That's not a bad price for a Mosin-Nagant. I have 2 of them:

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/747...xreceivers.jpg

The top one is a 1942 round receiver with the Izhevsk arsenal mark

The bottom one is a 1933 hex receiver with the Tule arsenal mark

I paid $99 for the round receiver and $139 for the hex receiver. On both, all the numbers match and they're in nice condition. Haven't had the chance to fire them but I think I'll be out next Friday with a coworker running rounds through them as well as my AK-47 and AR-15. I bought the ammo for the Mosin-Nagant from the Classic Arms site. 2 440-round spam cans of Bulgarian.

If you haven't seen it yet, there is a hilarious comparison between AK-47, AR-15 and Mosin-Nagant at this site: Humorous Comparison of an AK47, an AR15 and a Mosin

As an example:
AK-47--You can put a .30" hole through 12" of oak, if you can hit it.
AR-15--You can put one hole in a paper target at 100m with 30 rounds.
Mosin-Nagant--You can knock down everyone else's target just from the shock wave of your bullet going downrange.

2hot2handle 08-08-2009 03:39 PM

thanks guys lots of great info :D keep it coming if you have any more, I really apriciate it.

RL357Mag 08-09-2009 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by AcidFlashGordon (Post 141256)
That's not a bad price for a Mosin-Nagant. I have 2 of them:

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/747...xreceivers.jpg

The top one is a 1942 round receiver with the Izhevsk arsenal mark

The bottom one is a 1933 hex receiver with the Tule arsenal mark

I paid $99 for the round receiver and $139 for the hex receiver. On both, all the numbers match and they're in nice condition. Haven't had the chance to fire them but I think I'll be out next Friday with a coworker running rounds through them as well as my AK-47 and AR-15. I bought the ammo for the Mosin-Nagant from the Classic Arms site. 2 440-round spam cans of Bulgarian.

If you haven't seen it yet, there is a hilarious comparison between AK-47, AR-15 and Mosin-Nagant at this site: Humorous Comparison of an AK47, an AR15 and a Mosin

As an example:
AK-47--You can put a .30" hole through 12" of oak, if you can hit it.
AR-15--You can put one hole in a paper target at 100m with 30 rounds.
Mosin-Nagant--You can knock down everyone else's target just from the shock wave of your bullet going downrange.


Please post a range report when after you shoot them, I'd be real interested in the results, particularly of the Hex receiver model. I ordered a 440 rd. tin from AIM Surplus for $79. It was Hungarian surplus 147 gr. steel core, and it was very accurate. I was amazed when it drilled holes through 14" oak trees 100 yds. downrange!


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