Aim surplus

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by dteed4094, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    Has any one bought the $69.95 91/30s and how do they look? I'm thinking of ordering 3 and would like some opinions.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Not from AIM, but got mine from Southern Ohio Gun. There is a boatload of the re-arsenaled 91/30s and M44s that the Soviet Union had run through a factory rebuild, and put away in their war stocks. Most are VERY good- did get one that muzzle had been counterbored to take out worn rifling at muzzle. Would respectfully observe that you cannot buy a rusty .22 rifle or a single shot 12 g for $69 any more. Get at least one, and stock up on milsurp ammo while it is still cheap. 20 years ago there was an ocean of milsurp M1 carbine and .303 Enfield ammo that was cheaper than dirt. It ain't there no more.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I've been considering one from classicarms.us, but their webpage is down this week.
     
  4. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    I have 2 - 91/30's, 1 - M44 and 1 - M38 and all are damn good shooters and in good shape. They are ablast to shoot.

    I echo what C3 said in that you can't get a crappy gun for that price. These are built to outlast you and future generations. The surplus ammo is cheap for now so grab some of that while you can. The surplus stuff is corrosive so you have to run really hot water down or windex the barrel after you shoot it to neutralize the salt from the primer. There will also be some cleaning of Cosmoline that you will have to do but well worth the time.

    Pretty soon you will be talking about the days when you could get one of these rifles this cheap. Just sayin'.
     
  5. woodsong

    woodsong New Member

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    I got one a couple of months ago from AIM. Didn't get hand-pick -- but it looked just as good as the one they have in the photo on the website.
     
  6. NYPD13

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    Grabbed my Hexagonal receiver Mosin Nagant from Aim last year. Looked like it just came from the Tula Arms Plant when I got it.
     
  7. I have 1 91/30 russian and 1 m44 polish. The are great guns. I agree, get one it wont let you down milsurp ammo is every where right now for cheap and other then it being corrosive its pretty good ammo. I say go for it brother.
     
  8. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    I ordered last night on line. I think I got the last 3, Their SOLD OUT now. I have one now but have had 2 others, Still haven't got a good shooter. Hopefully I'll get one out of these three. I know most of you aren't gonna like this but I'm thinking of modernizing one of them for a winter project. Will probably have to make most of the components.
     
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  9. Be sure to clean the cosmoline out real good before shooting or a result in sticky bolt will occur. And please give us a range report and tell us how you like it. Good shooting
     
  10. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    It may be awhile for the range report, win ter isn't my best season for getting to the range and Ill have 3 to test shoot and clean. I'll be cleaning in an unheated garage.
    I went through all the first time Mosin thing three times already so they will be as clean as a whistle when I do get to shoot them. Thanks for the info anyway. Can't wait to get started. Probably next Tuesday before I can pick them up.
     
  11. xring3

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    I have bought from AIM in the past and had pretty good luck
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Get them before they're gone!

    I did pay the $10 Hand Pick up charge.
     
  13. dteed4094

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    Three should arrive Tuesday. Right after I bought them a SOLD OUT sign went up on the Aim sight, the next day the sign was gone.

    Thanks for the nudge I needed to buy them.
     
  14. That stock on the 91/30 is superb. The hand pick is well worth the 10 bucks.
     
  15. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    Got my Mosins today, I'm not disappointed. They all have shiney bores with strong rifling and minimal dings on one, two small gouges on one and the third one looks unissued. I've got some cleaning to do, the goo is dripping off them. My FFL dealer only charges $10 a rifle to take delivery and do the 4473. I think it might be a special rate for rifle club members. Beats the he11 out of the $80 Goose Mountain for 1 rifle.
     
  16. IXLR8

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    It reminds me of when SKS's were $88.00 in the early 90's, and no one was buying them...

    I bought one, and it is still one of my favorites even today.
     
  17. glitch

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    I've dealt with AIM quite a bit. My last Mosin came from them and I couldn't have been more satisfied. Bore was a bit dark, but I did the electro-clean on it and it looks strong. Rifling was sharp, with a bit of rough at the chamber, but heck, it was a battle rifle that shot corrosive primers. Go for it.
    Glitch
     
  18. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I seriously remember passing over a SKS when i picked out my Marlin model 60 .22. :rolleyes:
     
  19. hcso617

    hcso617 New Member

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    I have 2 Hex and 1 Nagant from Aim, they look like they came new in the box. I've purchased a bunch of stuff from AIM and their customer service is outstanding. I will always check with them first when looking for anything.
     
  20. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    So this may be a dumb question but me and my father are trying to buy two 91/30 mosins from aim surplus. We are both have foid cards but do we need anything else to make a purchase from them?