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View Poll Results: Which Mosin-Nagant variant would you choose?
M44 6 30.00%
1891/30 14 70.00%
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:41 PM   #11
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Default AFTER you get your dime a dozen Mosin 91/30

Get a Finn! Accurate as can be, rare, NOT cheap, but a keeper.
The 91/30 was a Soviet weapon. The Finnish during the Winter War (when USSR invaded Finland in November of 1939) captured 28,000 of these rifles. During the Continuation War (June 25, 1941-September 5, 1944), the quantity of rifles grew immensely. Finnish factories assembled 10,000 rifles as late as the 1960’s. These were in Finnish inventory as late as 1988.

Finn 39's are Russo-Finn War captures mostly, are Arsenal rebuilt, re-barreled with Sako or ValMet Barrels, rebuilt stock and fore-end and are a much handier rifle to use and carry. Kept for civil guard use, many appear here to be un-used.

I got mine from Burns Wholesale, Now Pat Burns http://www.gunsnammo.com/



It's the only Mosin I have left in my collection, the 91 would hit a minute of barn

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I've been eyeing the Mosin-Nagant series... they're cheap and built very well so I've heard. I have narrowed my choices down to the M44 and the 91/30. I'm leaning towards the 91/30 with the Russian PU scope. I have heard many mixed arguments between the two rifles, such as the 91/30 is crudely made or the M44 isn't as accurate.

I'd like the bottom line on the cream of the crop as far as the Mosin-Nagant series is concerned. I'll be using the rifle at the range for recreation. Does anyone have a favorite they can suggest?
spend the money and get a finn.
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Even with the much-vaunted Finn, one MUST check the bore! Mine is what I call the "Prom Queen with bad teeth"..... Gorgeous wood, good finish, a beautiful rifle - but the bore is heavily pitted especially near the muzzle end!
Shoots groups, like a shotgun.....
It does do better with the heavy 203 grain SP hunting loads though - my Finn baby likes her bonbons with 'high calories'........

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Top: Sesty M91 dated 1916
Second: Izzy M91/30 Round Receiver
Third: Finn M39 dated 1942
Forth: Izzy M44 Carbine dated 1946
Fifth: Chinese T53 Bubba'd by PO - shoots very good though!

Not shown is my M91/30 Hex Receiver.

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Well, if you get a carbine, I suggest the 91/59. I like it way better than my M38 or M44.

My Finn M39 is still my favorite Mosin of my bunch.

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Well, if you get a carbine, I suggest the 91/59. I like it way better than my M38 or M44.

My Finn M39 is still my favorite Mosin of my bunch.
+1 on the 91/59.excellent shooters.




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Can anyone tell me why the bolt handle is turned down on the 91/30 snipers? If I put a reproduction PU scope on a non-sniper 91/30 will the scope interfere with the bolt-action?

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Can anyone tell me why the bolt handle is turned down on the 91/30 snipers? If I put a reproduction PU scope on a non-sniper 91/30 will the scope interfere with the bolt-action?
It's like you said, the bolt will interfere with the scope.
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actually, with a little research and some great input from everyone, the Finn is really stealing my attention. I think I will look for one after I get my SKS.

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I say get a Finn. Mostly because I'm of Finnish heritage and they are supposted to be more accurate. Plus, they've been made famous by Simo Häyhä. I wish I could pick one up. Haven't been able to find one in person. Only way to buy.

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Well if you buy a Finn your chances of it being a great shooter are much better than buying a Russian version. I do have some excellent shooting Russians but I had to go through a lot of rifles to get them. I don't remember buying a bad shooting Finn and I've bought quite a few. A Finn VKT M39 is about the most reasonable Finn you can buy. They can be had in the $250.00 range. And speaking of Simo Häyhä (White Death). If you haven't read his story it's a must read. It's very interesting.

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