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Old 07-14-2008, 10:10 PM   #21
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thats rediculous i cant see paying more than 200 for one. i will sell you mine (a russian m-44 marked 1945, all matching numbers) for 150. i fired 30 rounds threw it still have the box, original paper work, original sling, original pouch with cleaning kit inside and 40 rounds of S&B and 10 more rounds of wolf gold. if you would like pics of the rifle plz let me know but just so you know the pics aren't the best because the only camera i have is on my cell phone
That would be great send those pictures along. Whats the condition of the stock and bore?
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Not having read all the previous comments, did anybody mention that the Finnish Mosins are considered to be better quality and appraise for much higher prices than most other Mosins?

I bought a standard Russian 91/30 and 44 last December from a well-known Internet distributor.
Prefering carbines, then sold the 91/30. Wish I had bought two 44s instead.

You might want to look at 'Mosin Nagant.com' and '"7.62x54R", not to mention how the brave, vastly out-numbered Finnish Army beat the Soviets in the almost unknown Winter War in 1939, with the Finns using various Soviet rifles.
The Finns are known to have improved the Mosins, along with refurbishing/improving some other rifles.
One of the last two issues (June?) of the NRA magazine describes how even US companies built a number of them during WW1, before the Bolshevik Revolution screwed everything up.

Some regular gun stores list the bent-bolt 'sniper version' of the 91/30 for about $400.
$600 appears to be a trap waiting for a very naive buyer.
Even the "Army Navy" pawn shop in Starkville, MS had a few Mosins listed last spring for about $120 each. All these stores know that a distributor's $80-100 rifle plus shipping will equal about $120-130 or so per rifle. But a pawn might only pay you about $40-60 if you are willing to sell it for that and look desperate.
You can also check at what prices experienced gun owners list these for at "Thefiringline.com" and "THR.com" etc. The Finns always list much higher, maybe $400 or more for the better ones. Don't know aboput Hungarian or others. Good luck.

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I have less that $100 in this M44:



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I have a 91/30 UPS should have it at my door tomorrow, for $69 I figgured might as well get one to go with my M44

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I've had one MN since last December.

In case I get another as a possible Christmas gift, which ones are the most popular right now and through the fall?
Does anybody have a good personal contact who works for one of the businesses which buys these in bulk?

Other than the price of some 8 mm ammo, a lower-priced Yugo Mauser also appears to be a good value.

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i got my m91/30 at big 5 for 89 bucks its Russian with matching numbers, it shoots awesome it loud and heavy but one of my favorite guns. as far as i know Remington also made a model of the mosin nagant for a short time and those guns sell for a pretty good price also

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I got my M-44 at Kiesler's in Jeffersonville, IN for $89 about a year ago. I love the incredible noise it makes when you fire it.

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Dragunovsks:
The Gander Mt. here near my brother in Evansville, IN just inflated their MN 44 prices from $99 to $150 last week or so!
My brother tried to get the Manager to go below $130, but no luck.
I told my brother "Nope".

Not too far from my home (further down south) another Gander also wants $150, but they only have three, at least which are visible. This has me wondering whether all large stores often hide some of their guns to make customers conclude that only four are available and might be gone soon and thereby help to artificially support these over-inflated prices.

The reason? Up here in Evansville I also learned from my brother, who had looked yesterday (only in an "advisory capacity", as with some pilots who only 'instructed' the Laotians in tandem-seat, AT-28s in the 60s...) , that the four which you see on 'the Rack' are accompanied by three more in 'the Back'.
What is the reason for these stores' pompous attitudes, unless they have sold one for such a ridiculous price? It must be because the guns appear to have been fresh from a distributor, with a thin layer of cosmoline here and there. They hope that some guy has not checked the Internet, does not read websites? My brother prefers his LE and two K-31s...of course he wanted to buy a Mosin and keep it.

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Just in case anyone is interested I shot an Antilope at about 125 yards and it went down with one shot. That was with what is beleaved to be the one once used by Israel with the star on the crest. If any one knows more than me about Israel using a Mosen-Nagant let me know

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