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Old 01-04-2010, 05:58 AM   #1
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well, today i was looking around online for deals on spotting scopes cause i kinda wanted one for my trips to the range when i saw that the Big 5 (sporting goods store) in my area had some on sale for like half price or less so i went up there.

after i found the one i wanted i was waiting for the guy to come over so i could check it out when i glanced over at the rifles and right in the front in the center was a russian mosin nagant 91/30 for 99 bucks.

99 dollar rifle, i had to check it out. plus i've been reading in this forum about how these are supposed to be great rifles for the money.

the one on display was in horrible shape. it literally had holes rotting through the stock and i was about to say screw it and just get what i came for, but the guy told me he had another one in the back that was in better shape but it was still covered in the cosmoline stuff so it wasn't on the shelf.

after a look at it and a peek down the bore of the second one i thought it was in good enough shape for the 99 dollar price tag so i went ahead and got it. after i got it home i broke it all the way down and got all the cosmoline off and gave it a good thorough cleaning and oiling and it looks a lot better. here's some pics of what i got:






a friend of mine has the m44 and i've shot it a couple times and it was decently accurate and the 7.62x54r ammo is dirt cheap so i think i'll be happy with mine.

thanks for the suggestion FTF. i'm sure this 99 dollar purchase will give me many years of enjoyment. maybe i'll do a range report on this one when i go try it out tomorrow (weather permitting).

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Old 01-04-2010, 06:07 AM   #2
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For just $99 I would have been all over that too. I've got no idea of their actual value but it sure is a good looking rifle at a sweet price.

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Hey congrats man. My father and I got both of ours from Big five too at the same price. It's hard to find anything these days for $99 that will last as long or provide as much entertainment as one of these rifles. At the moment ammo is cheap so it is a hoot to shoot kinda nice after a .22lr or 5.56 to shoot something that lets you know it's there when you pull the trigger . uh oh I might be turning into a recoil junkie (I know it's not that big of a recoil but its up there in my book from the limited firearms I have shot). lol


Any way congrats enjoy the cheap ammo and fun.

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Great find! Do they have any more?

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Mosins are starting to try up a bit as well as the ammo. Of course it is because of the recent scare of gun bans. I bought mine a few months ago and love it. Fun to shoot but after 60 rounds, the recoil hurts. Have fun and as far as value, it will increase BECAUSE of the scarcity, but not by much. So I would keep it. Great rifle and powerful round!

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Mosins are starting to try up a bit as well as the ammo. Of course it is because of the recent scare of gun bans. I bought mine a few months ago and love it. Fun to shoot but after 60 rounds, the recoil hurts. Have fun and as far as value, it will increase BECAUSE of the scarcity, but not by much. So I would keep it. Great rifle and powerful round!
The 91/30 has recoil?? Come on now. It is pretty timid. Why do people keep saying it has bruising recoil??
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The 91/30 has recoil?? Come on now. It is pretty timid. Why do people keep saying it has bruising recoil??
They do make a handy firestarter from the muzzle flash LOL!
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They do make a handy firestarter from the muzzle flash LOL!
In a carbine such as the M38 or M44, sure. Not w/ the 91/30. It is a real ***** cat.
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The 91/30 has recoil?? Come on now. It is pretty timid. Why do people keep saying it has bruising recoil??
After a few boxes of ammo, it starts to get buggy!!!
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Man I remember when those things were everywhere, some places as low as $79. They have all now "disappeared" in the hysteria.

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