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Old 12-16-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default 91-30, Yea or nay?

Have an M-44, far from the most accurate gun in the world, but cheap and fun to shoot. Since the 91-30 is essentially the same gun with a longer barrel, is the accuracy improved enough to justify the purchase, or should I spend the money on ammo?

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Old 12-17-2008, 01:07 AM   #2
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The 91 30 isn't very expensive and it shoots the same ammo, so get another gun while you can....

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About $70 plus shipping from Southern Ohio Gun IF you have a C&R FFL. ANd the top scoring sniper in history was named Simo Hayha- guess what he used? The m/n's are ugly crude- and shoot very well. go over to surplusrifle.com, and read up on improving the triggers.

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Old 12-19-2008, 04:19 AM   #4
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I have the C&R, problem is I'm not sure if I can add a scope, as it would alter the gun, a big no no.

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Add a russian mount and scope, and it has not changed the rifle. For a 91/30.

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Or get the scout scope mount so you can change it back with no alterations visible.

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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Go for it. I bought a M44 (made 1945) first. Then I got a 91/30 round receiver (made 1943). It just felt better - balance wise. Less blast and felt recoil. Just picked up a M91/30 hex receiver (made 1933) I ordered from J&G. One of the issues with these surplus guns - when they are available take advantage of it. Some day the the river will run dry and the cost will go up. Remember when plentiful and cheap Chineese SKS's and Russian Makarovs were everywhere?

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I have a 91/30 also and I find it a very fun rifle to shoot and is a fair accurate rifle if I had to rely on it for sustenance leaving I would not turn my nose up at it. The iron sights are placed just right for me sense I ware Bi-focals

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I wouldn't say it is a big "No-No" to alter any rifle, it is your own personal rifle, do with it what you want. The reason I say this is: "Do you plan on selling it anytime soon?". Most folks buy a firearm to keep it and so they may alter it to some degree or do a total sporterizing job on it at their own "personal" discretion, or keep it like it is. There was a gentleman that said his bifocals interfere with his sight alignment. Some folks need to make changes in order to enjoy shooting a rifle or any other type of firearm for them to enjoy personally. The 91-30 is a great rifle, bore sizes can vary quite a bit depending on the usage of it in the past, or how worn the tooling was too at the time of manufacture. Some bore sizes can range from .308" to .318" {!} in some cases too.

I own a Sako rework M-39 hexagonal receiver and its accuracy is awesome, When I got it, it was fitted with an ATI stock and bolt handle, but I switched out the bolt handle and the aftermarket sights while not the best looking are great for accuracy and it also wears a Rock Mount bi-pod too.

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I would say "Yea"

A nice 91/30 would be a good companion for your M44.

Careful though............Mosins tend to breed other mosins. I know..........

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