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Old 10-29-2013, 04:38 PM   #11
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I share the same opinion of MMs as posted above. They rework Russian Capture K98s, renumber and blue them and pass them off as original to less astute buyers. That said I acquired an M-63 in a trade and have to admit I was impressed with the build quality. The little carbine is close to the G33/40s used by German mountain troops during the war. Mine was in 8mm and though the recoil was stout it was very accurate and would make an excellent woods rifle. The M63s are not reworks but brand new production and one of the few legit products from this company.

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Their ads don't say the rifles are 100% authentic, just to be fair. They are working refurbs in gtg cond unlike many serious collectibles. Btw for better or worse there is no court definition of a collectible. It's like "world's #1" sometimes true but mostly hype
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What bothers most collectors is what MM omits in their advertising. Some new collector may actually believe he's buying a legit all matching K98k. They don't tell you that they scrub all the non matching numbers and renumber them. They carefully parch their wording as not to be completely misleading. I dare say that if they honestly described how they take Russian Capture K98s and completely redo them to look presentable they would be more respected.

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Yeah their marketing and description is all false. Most parts are either reproduced or taken off Mausers of different models. So Mitchell's Mausers will never get my business. I almost bought a M48 from a private seller and I got it in my hands and immediately have it back to the seller. The stock was rough like it was cut with a hacksaw and the metal was pitch black. But I have a question, do they do the same with their M91/30 Mosin snipers? I've seen them advertised and wanted to know of their originality. They also have an option on their website to get a rifle from "a great battle of WWII" they come with a certificate stating it was used in places like Stalingrad or Berlin. BS. That's all I have to say.

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A few times over the years I thought of buying something from mm,
but, something Did Not seem right.
So I put it off to another time.
Well I will still read the ads,
But buy, NO.
and thanks folks, for the information
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a couple hours on my computer and a trip to kinko's and i can have a letter of provenance saying my pink mosin was carried by vasily zaitsev himself...

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a collector grade rifle is original. what they are doing is creating fakes.

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Yeah their marketing and description is all false. Most parts are either reproduced or taken off Mausers of different models. So Mitchell's Mausers will never get my business. I almost bought a M48 from a private seller and I got it in my hands and immediately have it back to the seller. The stock was rough like it was cut with a hacksaw and the metal was pitch black. But I have a question, do they do the same with their M91/30 Mosin snipers? I've seen them advertised and wanted to know of their originality. They also have an option on their website to get a rifle from "a great battle of WWII" they come with a certificate stating it was used in places like Stalingrad or Berlin. BS. That's all I have to say.

the only legit mosin snipers come from r-guns of all places, aim surplus, and century arms. a legit rearsenaled sniper runs between 600-900 depending on condition. parted together mosins run about 450$. mitchel mausers take mosin 91/30 off the rack extend the bolt handle drill the reciever and cut the stock for the mount. total rip off.

at dunhams here two weeks ago they had a mm 91/30 sniper with the letter of provenance saying it was used by the russians in ww2 never re-arsenaled. it had a chromed bolt and a hex reciever...

91/30 only got chromed bolts after the war as part of the rearsenal for storage and no hex receiever sniper was ever made. all snipers are round reciever
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