Originally Posted by chase012798
How rare are hex receiver? It was my first mosin I got. I know that they are actually octagonal but how rare?
1. I think only three flats show on top, the reason they are called hex receivers. Not sure though.
2. They aren't very rare, and many people believe (maybe rightfully, I don't know) that the hex receiver is a stronger built gun.
They only switched to round receivers for manufacturing costs and speed. Much cheaper and quicker to mill a round receiver.