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Old 11-18-2013, 03:54 PM   #21
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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.
FernadoTheCommando, check your priorities. Think about your safety before a holster.
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FernadoTheCommando, check your priorities. Think about your safety before a holster.
Trust me man I get it. I'm not firing that thing until I check the head space. I just meant I want the holster before I buy the gauges. I didn't mean I was going to fire it before I check the chamber.
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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
Unfortunately, I HAVE HEARD of issues with there being head space issues causes the reciever to blow up in someone's hands. I was always told to check the head space in older surplus rifles. Yes, they are tough, but there's no way to tell how many rounds have been through it, especially if it's roll marked during world war 2 .
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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.
Who knows? I sure don't buy these with the thought of them appreciating in value. But as UN arms treaties, gun-grabbing legislators and the like all continue to play their games, I don't suspect they will ever go down in value

There used to be a lot of .22LR around too..........
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Unfortunately, I HAVE HEARD of issues with there being head space issues causes the reciever to blow up in someone's hands. I was always told to check the head space in older surplus rifles. Yes, they are tough, but there's no way to tell how many rounds have been through it, especially if it's roll marked during world war 2 .
I have heard that if the serial number on the bolt is not matching the serial number on the receiver, that is a possible red flag. Also, the go/no-go gauge that comes with the MN is key to make sure the firing pin does not over penetrate the primer.

Also, if you are near a decent gunsmith I am sure they can perform that 5 second test for you for less than $50.
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I used to have six of em traded all but one of em for this truck
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I used to have six of em traded all but one of em for this truck
Nice trade!
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I used to have six of em traded all but one of em for this truck
You traded 5 Mosins for that????? Lol u really screwed the guy on the other end I hope he was at least happy
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You traded 5 Mosins for that????? Lol u really screwed the guy on the other end I hope he was at least happy
NO, I had to pay some extra...............
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