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Old 10-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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Here's a cool site for ya if you're interested in the history factor...

http://7.62x54r.net/

Lots of other info as well...

Love the avatar BTW!!

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Love the avatar BTW!! :

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If the $499 Mosin is a authentic sniper I would get it.. Those prices are not gonna last long..

A couple of years ago a $500 "sniper" was more than likely a fake, but over the last couple of years a lot of Mosin snipers have been imported; from what Ive read on some of the collector forums, the supply is already starting to dry up...

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Get a mosin, they are a good bang for your buck, and a lot of fun. I would definitely get a .22 though, they are a better bang for your buck. You can hone your skills with a .22, shooting all day for a few dollars.

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Make sure all the serial numbers match. If the serial numbers don't match the gun is just pieces someone just threw together. Some people will accept a forced match which is a gun the serial numbers have been struck thru and a new serial number has been stamped on it. I will have nothing to do with a forced match rifle.

Take a bore light with you. When you look down the barrel it should look like a new rifle. Avoid rifles that have been counter bored. When you look at the area were the bolt handle locks in the firing position you want to be able to see the machine marks from machining the receiver. That means the gun was likely never put into service.
I don't know but my counter bored, forced match Mosin shoots just fine.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:37 AM   #16
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The reason say no to forced match and counter bored is I want a riffle with little or no use. If the OP is happy to accept a gun with heavy use that is on him. I have only purchased 3 Mosin Nagants. I went around town digging through crate after crate until I found a rifle that had very little use. Yes, I paid more than $120 but I got a rifle that was in very good shape and had very little use. Millions of Mosin Nagants were never issued. If you are happy with less that is your business.

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I think it was the M44's that were counter bored as part of the re-arsenal process.

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Mosins filled a niche or me, I couldn't go to a gun shop without buying a gun and usually a gun I couldn't really afford. When I was introduced to them I had never heard of or seen a Mosin Nagant so I knew zero about them. I would likely have not bought the specific rile I got that day because it was counter bored. As it turns out it my best shoouting Mosin even though less desireable because of that reason. I based my selection on overall appearance, It was the worst lot of 91/30s I have yet to see. If it wasn't for the counter bore I would say none were rearsenaled. $99 out the door, how could I go wrong? Knowing what many hours in forums and playing with the 9 rifles I have acquired since I would not give that shops selection a second look. Aim surplus is a very good site to deal with as is R&R guns, I have been very pleased with dealing with them and all aspects of buying from them.

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It's a lot of work to get a 91/30 shooting well enough to satisfy me. When I am done with a 91/30 it is just as accurate as a marlin model 60 with open sights at 100 yards shooting Brown Bear 203 gr SP ammo. Other than bedding the barrel with cork I have found very little info online that was actually helpful. Most of the tricks I use are from 30 years ago when you could buy a an SKS for $10 wholesale by the case. I had a FFL then and had no problem reselling my rifles. The only people that had accuracy issues were those people who insisted on shooting Russian hollow point ammo.

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