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Are you a victim of the Mosin Nagant bug? These rifles are a must for anyone who:
a) is into military history
b) wants a budget bolt action 30 caliber
c) interested in restore/ refurb work and practice and
d) loves to shoot!

It's high time we had a separate area here on the forum given the widespread interest in this firearm. Let's hear from the Mosin owners, show us your pics, stories, targets, hunting trophies you name it. Comrades, let your voice be heard!

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After firing a friends last summer i decided to purchase one yesterday in the mayhem that is black Friday at gander for $130. 91/30 1925 hex receiver. Decent shape, numbers matching. Looks to have been recrowned but barrel looks to have decent rifling even before cosmoline removal. No visible pitting, bolt face and lockup are good. Bolt seems smooth enough. I can't wait to get it out to the range. My one picture of her atm. I think I might've contracted that mosin bug.

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After firing a friends last summer i decided to purchase one yesterday in the mayhem that is black Friday at gander for $130. 91/30 1925 hex receiver. Decent shape, numbers matching. Looks to have been recrowned but barrel looks to have decent rifling even before cosmoline removal. No visible pitting, bolt face and lockup are good. Bolt seems smooth enough. I can't wait to get it out to the range. My one picture of her atm. I think I might've contracted that mosin bug.
Very nice. Let us know how she shoots!
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Yesterday I picked up a 1930 mosin nagant hex reciever izvech for 180$ including tax the barrel and crown both look brand new the wood is nice smooth crisp trigger And the rifling is sharp it looks brand new

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I named her izzy





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After firing a friends last summer i decided to purchase one yesterday in the mayhem that is black Friday at gander for $130. 91/30 1925 hex receiver. Decent shape, numbers matching. Looks to have been recrowned but barrel looks to have decent rifling even before cosmoline removal. No visible pitting, bolt face and lockup are good. Bolt seems smooth enough. I can't wait to get it out to the range. My one picture of her atm. I think I might've contracted that mosin bug.
what method did you use to remove the cosmoline?
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HOT water works well but dry and oil the metal soon as you are done cleaning or you will get rust.

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I spent several hours today cleaning it. Fully disassembled, I started with (step one) just dry rags patches and a toothbrush, Remington action cleaner, repeat step one, wd40, repeat step one, remington oil, repeat step one, hoppes#9. Also used some skotch bright soaked in wd40 to lightly go over rough patches of finish on the stock to get rid of those ugly dark patches/lines. Be careful doing this as it'll take any thin spots off. If you do take to much off, you can try mixing some white vinegar with steelwhool and let it sit around overnight and darken up, then mix with a about 1/4 dark stain to use as a simple stain (bandaid). When i get a chance to go shoot her ill run a old bore snake through it dry once everythings warmed up, along with some patches in the receiver. Cosmoline is kinda waxy oil so having it warmed up makes it easier to clean. I probably went overkill on cleaning steps but all well.

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I named her izzy
I like the lighter finish.
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what method did you use to remove the cosmoline?
People love to overthink this one...

It's just grease...

There are many, many methods for the initial cleaning, and if it works, and you like your method, awesome but...

By far, the simplest thing to do is stop by an auto parts store and snag a can of brake cleaner. Spray down all metal parts...down the bbl, on all bolt parts..(DO NOT get it on the wood and wear safety glasses...can't stress that enough )...then clean and lube as you would any other gun. Easy peasy...

All I did for the wood was to give it a firm wipedown with the 'rough' side of a terrycloth towel...done and done.

If you think you are going to get all of the goop off in one sitting, you're kidding yourself. It'll come creeping out of all the nooks and crannies you never thought existed when you shoot it cuz that sucker gets HOT!!!...Hence the hand guard... As long as the bbl/rec/bolt are clean and dry, there usually aren't any problems...IE-'sticky bolt syndrome'...(key word 'usually'...

After shooting corrosive ammo, hot, soapy water is the best way to remove the salts, (turkey baster works GREAT down the bbl) then, just clean as usual. People love to tout the usefulness Of Windex but they don't realize that it's the water in the Windex, and not the ammonia, that is doing the job.

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1944 VKT Finnish M-39

1940 Tula M91/30

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