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Old 11-17-2013, 10:05 PM   #11
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I refinished the stock on my 91/30 with walnut stain followed by at least 10 coats of tru-oil. Turned out real nice.
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Quit messing around... Get a PU or a Finnish one. Trust me.
Know where to get one? And what about the Finns are so good? Have heard that before
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I picked up a Russian 91/30 dated 1940. Haven't shot it yet but everything looks great. It's stamped century arms so I'm assuming maybe it was imported by them? I own many guns but I'm new to the Mosins. Anyone here ever feel the need to check the head space before firing? I havent shot mine yet because I was going to pick up some gauges to check the headspace. Is that like a "must do" thing, or is it only if the gun appears to be in poor condition? Mine is all numbers matching and the rifling and all parts look great on it. The barrel appears it may have been 're crowned...not sure though as im no expert in older rifles.

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I picked up a Russian 91/30 dated 1940. Haven't shot it yet but everything looks great. It's stamped century arms so I'm assuming maybe it was imported by them? I own many guns but I'm new to the Mosins. Anyone here ever feel the need to check the head space before firing? I havent shot mine yet because I was going to pick up some gauges to check the headspace. Is that like a "must do" thing, or is it only if the gun appears to be in poor condition? Mine is all numbers matching and the rifling and all parts look great on it. The barrel appears it may have been 're crowned...not sure though as im no expert in older rifles.
If you have cleaned the bore and the chamber thoroughly and the bolt locks down tight I'd say go for it
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Know where to get one? And what about the Finns are so good? Have heard that before
Gotta shop around or buy one on an auction site. The Finns rebarreled most if the actions that they captured. Their barrels are much better quality, and they were maintained much better. So they usually have the best and most consistent bores. They also fitted the stocks better and used brass shims to help bed the actions into the stocks and the triggers are usually better also. I'm sorry I ever got rid of mine.
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I picked up a Russian 91/30 dated 1940. Haven't shot it yet but everything looks great. It's stamped century arms so I'm assuming maybe it was imported by them? I own many guns but I'm new to the Mosins. Anyone here ever feel the need to check the head space before firing? I havent shot mine yet because I was going to pick up some gauges to check the headspace. Is that like a "must do" thing, or is it only if the gun appears to be in poor condition? Mine is all numbers matching and the rifling and all parts look great on it. The barrel appears it may have been 're crowned...not sure though as im no expert in older rifles.
I recommend always checking headspace, you never know.
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I recommend always checking headspace, you never know.
Yeah I've just been slacking because the gauges are $50 and I wanted to put it towards a new holster lol.
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Yep,
may have to buy another one.
But,
still haven't got all the cosmoline of the first one.
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Yeah I've just been slacking because the gauges are $50 and I wanted to put it towards a new holster lol.
I guess my question is, if you clean the thing properly, why doubt it will work? These rifles were designed to shoot, be used as a club, dig a ditch, hold up a tent, shoot some more....you get the picture. I have never heard of issues with the Mosins in that regard. I am more worried about metal fatigue/hairline cracks etc. with a 70 year old rifle or if the bolt does not lock down properly. That's just me and I am not a gunsmith
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[QUOTE=chloeshooter;1432629]Someone told be these things can get addicting. Just bought a 1938 Izhevsk 91/30 to go along with my 1940 Tula. Both rifles have all serial numbers matching, Tula is a decent open sight shooter looking forward to seeing how his big brother shoots if I get time between deer hunts, bird hunts, kid's hockey games, honey-do list.......

Now the search for: hex receiver, carbine.....where will it stop?

Yep, a friend of mine has over 30 of them stuffed into his basement that he bought with his retirement money. He thinks that they will increase in value like Enfields did, and for his sake I hope he is right, but I'm not sure it will happen. The Soviets just made too many of them.

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