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Old 03-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #11
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I have been looking at a few military surplus guns before. particularly for the affordability and the fact that I love the history behind them. I saw the Arisaka Model 99 for around $150ish. Does anyone have any opinions on it? I know the 7.7x58 jap is not a very common round and is a bit pricey, but how is the gun itself?

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I have been looking at a few military surplus guns before. particularly for the affordability and the fact that I love the history behind them. I saw the Arisaka Model 99 for around $150ish. Does anyone have any opinions on it? I know the 7.7x58 jap is not a very common round and is a bit pricey, but how is the gun itself?
You should ask Trez about that, he knows a lot about jap guns. You can reload for them, so that brings the price down some.
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I have decided on the Mosin 91/30. I can get one on sale for about $95 (original $160) out the door including the bayonet. It also appears to be in excellent shape. Anything I should look for aside from the outward appearance?

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Just work the action, check the bore to make sure it is nice. Many will have been counterbored to remove a rough patch at the end of the barrel (this is caused by soldiers not using the cleaning rod with the centering cup thingy (IDK what it is called) properly), counterbored rifles work just as well as nonconterbored rifles withou the messed of bore. Then enjoy it. (after a nice night of cleaning cosmiline off of it, and re-oiling it. )

$90 is about the regular price for one. Also, Tula is more collectable then Izhevsk (tula generally has a arrow in a star for the logo) and hex recievers are more collectable then round recievers. Guns made before 1941 tend to have a better finish, but they all function the same. (Also, Finnish is more collectible then Soviet)

Check out this site for more info. http://7.62x54r.net/

Here are some of the markings a Mosin can have. http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks.htm

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Thanks I appreciate it.

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I have decided on the Mosin 91/30. I can get one on sale for about $95 (original $160) out the door including the bayonet. It also appears to be in excellent shape. Anything I should look for aside from the outward appearance?
You can't go wrong with the Mosin. It's built like a tank.
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Walked out of the store last night with a 1943 Tula 91/30 with a hexagonal receiver in great condition with a very smooth action. Also came with all of the accessories. Thanks to all that chimed in.

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Congrats. She'll make a great rifle.

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Mosin for 99

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Congrats. She'll make a great rifle.
She seems like it. I'm hoping to get out sometime this week. I'm proud that the second I walk into the store, the first thing the person asks me is "Another Gun?"
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