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Old 04-24-2013, 05:40 PM   #11
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J&G has a couple different variations on stock.

http://www.jgsales.com/c-r-guns-c-290.html

Unless you have a C&R license they will need yo ship to a FFL for a transfer usually $25-$35 so factor that and shipping in.

Try Armlist.com for your state as someone local maybe selling one private sale.
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Do a tour of local gun shops and pawn shops. Seek out the 91/30 rifle and avoid the M44 carbine; the carbine kicks so hard that it takes the fun out of things pretty quickly. If I recall, J&G Sales has just raised the prices on 91/30 guns to about $200. Do you have a local site called "backpage"? It is like Craigslist, but does have lots of firearms stuff in the sporting equipment section. Good luck with your search.
I must disagree the m44 and m38 variants are a party and a half. Recoil is not that much different and the flash and bang are worth it!
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Do a tour of local gun shops and pawn shops. Seek out the 91/30 rifle and avoid the M44 carbine; the carbine kicks so hard that it takes the fun out of things pretty quickly. If I recall, J&G Sales has just raised the prices on 91/30 guns to about $200. Do you have a local site called "backpage"? It is like Craigslist, but does have lots of firearms stuff in the sporting equipment section. Good luck with your search.
Yikes! Just Googled Backpage Chicago. I got chicago.backpage, but hit #1 is escorts, #3 onwards are pretty much the same - body rubs, transexual escorts, therapeutic massage... I think my wife would have a problem with me checking out that 'sporting equipment.' I did check out the main site, and the few listed took me back to armslist. The hunt continues, but I might just grab one from Cabella's if they look decent.

Appreciate the M44 carbine tip. Last thing he needs is a busted shoulder.

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So I guess I neglected to ask the more important question: how do I know if it's in decent shape and safe to fire? I'll be reading on the link vincent provided above, but any Cliff Note version? Should it be checked by a gunsmith first? I'm going to presume Cabella's is going to be selling ones that have had some sort of once-over already.
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Bring along a sample of the ammo and check the barrel by inserting the bullet into the muzzle. If it drops in, it means either that the bore is worn a lot or it has been counterbored to salvage the barrel. The counterbored barrel will allow the front of the cartridge to enter the barrel and still be loose. The bullet should stop before the cartridge touches the barrel.
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If the M44 wins out, this guy has an idea that might be of use:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/mosin-nagant-recoil-pad-89492/
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If it's available for sale from a dealer, it's probably good to go. They usually buy them in bulk and they have been re-arsenaled and packed in goop...cosmoline...for long term storage. If you buy from a private seller, then who knows, it might pay to have a gunsmith give it a once over...headspace, firing pin protrusion etc... although that stuff is easy enough to do on your own, it's a really simple firearm to own...

Bring a bore light with you and inspect the bore for rust, pitting and excessive wear on the lands and grooves. Most will usually have some pitting and wear which is fine as long as it's not too bad but once in a while you can get one that is in pristine shape.

If it were me, I'd avoid the counter-bored ones...nothing wrong with them per se, but why bother with it when you don't have to...The bullet trick JWagner talked about is a good one too...

Some are picky about all matching SN's...some (like me) not so much. Yes, a matching set will increase the value and collectability but it's only ever going to be worth so much. Plus if you're just buying it to be a shooter, can't see how the numbers really matter...

Pic of a counter bore...pretty easy to tell...
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Our LGS has three of them for $400 each. Have they gone up that much or is he price gouging?
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Our LGS has three of them for $400 each. Have they gone up that much or is he price gouging?
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91/30's for $400????????? Gotta be freakin' kidding me!!!!!

If they are 91/30's then hells yes he's gouging!!!!!!

Tell him to go jump in the lake!!!
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My opinion nothing to hunt with just a toy i wouldn't spend over 150 on one and it should come with bayonet oil pouch oil and a few other peices i got 1 it was made in 1944 don't shoot steel caseings only brass can't say it enough
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