Originally Posted by M1Anut
How good are the Mosins made by Remington?
When first built, the American Mosin-Nagants were probably a bit better than the Russian ones. (fit and finish). After 95(+/-) years of use, and refurbishment, there is generally little difference in quality in the Russian/Soviet rifles and the American made ones; either Remington or New England Westinghouse.
Most American made Mosins have been rebuilt at least once and often, several times, and contain a mixture of parts. Since they are so old, they have usually been shot a lot. These rifles are approaching their 100th birthday and served in WWI, The Russian Revolution, WWII, maybe in Finland, and the Balkins, and who knows where else.
My Remington M91's barrel is worn to the point that it will not group. My Westinhouse is somewhat better, but it would not win any shooting contest.
All of that said, I did, recently, see a Remington sell on an auction site that was in like new condition. All original parts, all matching, great wood and metal. That rifle would probably shoot like a dream. The new owner may not shoot it at all as he paid several thousand dollars for it.
Remington and New England Westinghouse rifles are in high demand for the historical aspects and the novelty of owning an American made Russian rifle that served in WWI, not because they are known as shooters.