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Malfunctional 04-19-2009 03:59 PM

Is this gun safe to shoot?
 
I found a Mosin Nagant m44 in my grandparents old apartment, I spoke with my mom and she doubts it has been fired since the 1960's so we took it to the gun shop and they fired 3 rounds through it. Do you think that is enough testing to guarantee it is safe to target shoot with? The end of the stock has rusted a bit and there is a small crack in the wood. Are there any other signs of damage I should look for?

Thanks

cpttango30 04-19-2009 05:09 PM

I would have a gunsmith look it over.

I can say I would not be shooting a gun with a cracked stock. that is a good way to have it implanted into your body and create an orifice that is not supposed to be there.

TexasCHL 06-11-2009 03:59 AM

A agree...
 
I tend to agree, I would not shoot the gun with the cracked stock. The gun, even if a little rusty is more than likely operational. I have a couple of the M44's, and though they are very crude in their construction, they are a solid military weapon.

Although in all reality, I really don't care to shoot the gun much since it tends to kick like a mule.

WDB 06-12-2009 06:16 AM

I would hope the gun shop you took it to had a gunsmith check it before they put three rounds through it, otherwise they are beyound crazy.

A gunsmith can be the only one to tell you if it is in condition to shoot. It's a nice firearm so spend a little and have a good smith tell you the condition.

KIRBY 11-07-2011 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malfunctional (Post 96493)
I found a Mosin Nagant m44 in my grandparents old apartment, I spoke with my mom and she doubts it has been fired since the 1960's so we took it to the gun shop and they fired 3 rounds through it. Do you think that is enough testing to guarantee it is safe to target shoot with? The end of the stock has rusted a bit and there is a small crack in the wood. Are there any other signs of damage I should look for?

Thanks

if you want spend a little money on your old m44 they do sell after market stocks for those you can get a black monta carlo or cammo:cool:

dunerunner 11-07-2011 04:17 AM

Kirby....

You know the OP you quoted made only one post 2 years ago...right?

c3shooter 11-07-2011 11:33 AM

In accorance with well established rules of the forum, you are now morally obligated to buy this thread a birthday cake.

I like red velvet. :p

texaswoodworker 11-07-2011 02:19 PM

I don't think that guy with the m44 is ever coming back. I hope the gun didnt' blow up or accidently create a new orifice.:eek:

c3, it's been two years so he owes this thread two birthday cakes.:p


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