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Old 05-28-2012, 05:04 PM   #31
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Russia was the most prolific producer of the 91/30. However, they were also made in Finland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, China, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, United States, and Yugoslavia.

The key is not looking for the name of the country, but understanding the marks stamped on the receiver of the rifle. Some reading for ya-

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks.htm

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As for nagants, you cant beat the price on a high powered piece of history, as for quality, it really depends when they were made. Pre world war two, the quality was a lot better, and i have to say that beforethe big rearsenal of 1930, those nagant made before 1930 were the best and have the best accuracy. If you really want something special, try to fin a late war MO marked mosin, MO was put on the rifles that test fired extremely accurate. I have a 1942 tula now that fires 2 moa from the bench. I also have a 1938 izh that if i use the irons, hits the broadside of a barn and not much else.

Same thing goes for all surplus guns those, ive had really great looking Mausers that are superb in every way and ive had mausers that are better used as clubs, enfields are usually okay, have never found one that is exceptional, springfields....... Theyre springfields.

But for the price of the mosins and the ammunition, you cannot beat them. I wouldnt just order a random gun, go to your local gun stores or stalk them on the internet.
I am sure glad someone finally solved the "MO" question, it has been the source of speculation of the Mosin-Nagant experts for years. I guessing it stands for "Mostly On" target........or something like that.
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I am sure glad someone finally solved the "MO" question, it has been the source of speculation of the Mosin-Nagant experts for years. I guessing it stands for "Mostly On" target........or something like that.
The MO ones are the only ones I've tlseen that were drilled for scope mounts. I could still be wrong, but its what i've noticed in my few years of being around these things. But you still inspect the rifles, some have strong rifling, others are smoothbore.
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I broke down and got a $99 Mosin today. It was made in 1943 so I'm sure it saw some action. Not sure about the rest of the markings. Let the cosmoline removal begin!

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I pick mine up on Saturday. I'll be right there with you, removing that gloppy cosmoline. Ammo arrives next week, then I will get to actually take it out to shoot.

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With the gun unloaded, bring the bolt to the rear of the receiver, and

pull the trigger. This releases the bolt into the wild.(why it's stainless)

Then you can clean the chamber,(ESPECIALLY the chamber) and the

barrel from back, as nature intended...

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I think I'm going to grab one, from what I've seen here it can pretty much be altered for any application.

Thanks!

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I just bought one a few days ago. After shooting it today I way rather surprised by the groups it was shooting. + the bayonet makes it look awesome

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Back 30 years ago those Finnsh Sako Heavy Barrel Nagants went for $99 Bucks. They were in Very Good condition. I had no idea?

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I think they are ugly, no fun to shoot and hard to get to like and over priced. Thats why I only have 6 right now but I will probably buy more just to keep the unsuspecting potential future buyers from wasting their money on an unproven, historically benign weapon. They do make good tomato stakes however.

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