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amansman 05-23-2007 04:38 PM

Shootable M91?
i have an m91 dated 1909 and everything is in pretty good condition, and even though the rifling grooves seem very distinct and intact as well, they seem warn, and it looks as if i have shot it a lot or something,... i wish i could explain what i saw in the barrell a little better, but i just dont want to go to the range and then end up blowing myself up.. any input would be helpful..

RONSERESURPLUS 05-25-2007 11:33 PM

Shootable M91?
Hello all


If you knew the Number of M-44 carbines and M91/30's I've fired over the years you'd crap? I always recommend that if the rifle is new to you, Take it to a gunsmith (A REAL ONE), Not some dude that screws up scope installations for folks? Get the smith to do a headspace assessment, if it passes that!@ Shoot away! I don't always follow my own good advive and I've sandbaged a lot of mausers, as well as M-91/30 and M-44 carbines and did the Pull the string with the trigger tied deal? That works as well! Man, these are tough rifles and 99% of the time your OK! The smith part is always a good idea if you have no idea what the rifle has been doing since 1945? Be smart, get it tested, but try it, The rifling on Russian rifles has always been Funky! Unless it is completely foluded out or plugged, it will shoot fine, I'm betting! Let us know how it works out, as it's always an adventure! LOL


Scriptoe 07-09-2007 09:37 PM

When you say M91 do you mean the Italian 91? If so then you have nothing to worry about. It's one of the strongest actions ever created. Some say even stronger than the 98 mauser but I don't believe them.

If you are speaking of Russian rifles then everything in the last post is true and correctly answers your question.

Worn rifling won't make it unsafe to shoot no matter what it is.

Just inacurate.

Bidah 07-10-2007 03:47 AM

Also remember that these rifles have spent a lot of their life shooting corrosive ammo and may have not gotten the best of cleaning.

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