Awesome Russian M91-30

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by M1Garand_Tanner, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. M1Garand_Tanner

    M1Garand_Tanner New Member

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    Today my friend and I were browsing the Firearms section at Joe's.

    For $99 there was this Russian M91-30 with a bayonet.

    The greatest sight Ive seen in a while. For that price, who wouldnt buy it? Im going to start saving up for it, not to be fired though (its 70 years old). It would be the greatest rifle to mount up in my bedroom or something.

    Do any of you know about the M91-30's? The bayonet on it looks awesome. Im excited to get it, hopefully there wont be anyone to grab it first.
     
  2. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    That's the going sale price for them at Big 5. Any particular reason you'd buy it just to hang on a wall? Rifles want to be shot! Plenty of ammo available.

    It's probably been refurbished anyway, so see if it's the original barrel. It may not be, then shooting it wouldn't really damage it or lessen its value.

    I've considered getting one, but just haven't cared enough to do it. It's a great price though to get into battle rifles. You never know when you'll need the firepower. Of course if you do have a Garand like your nic seems to imply, you already have the best one.... :D
     

  3. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Shoot the rifle.

    All you gotta do is clean out the bore really well. Use a good bore scrubber to get out the deposits, and use some good solvents to clean out the action (get all the cosmoline off the weapon). Once you do that, the rifle should shoot nice and straight for you.
     
  4. M1Garand_Tanner

    M1Garand_Tanner New Member

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    I'm just worried I will mess something up, or break the bayonet (I guess I could always take it off). Would anyone know where I could get ammo for it?

    And, unfortunately, I dont have an M1 Garand. Its my favorite semi-auto rifle of them all. Where could I get one?

    Also, are there any other rifles I could get around the same price? Gewehr 43? M1 GARAND!?
     
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  5. flyingbrickracing

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    Go ahead and get it! I have a M44 (last version produced) and I browse the shops for a 91-30,the ones I've found around here are pretty beat and they want 149.99 each w/o sling or bayonet.
    Don't worry about breaking anything,there are parts available from several sites on the internet(search "mosin nagant")and being cheap you can buy a spare.
     
  6. cpttango30

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    GUN NUT Rule #2 If you own a rifle you must shoot it at least 10 times. After 10 times being shot you can then clean and make it a safe queen. (Not that I would want a god awful ugly commie safe queen). By 10 times being shot doesn't mean shoot 10 rounds then put up it means 10 separate trips to the range with at least 10 rounds each time.
     
  7. Dcomf

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    Do yourself a favor right now before you shoot it. Take a 20 gauge bore brush and chuck it in a drill. Use solvent/cleaner on it and run into the chamber and clean it thoroughly. By doing this you minimize your chances of the bolt hanging up as cases stick. Non-brass surplus ammo has a tendency to do this if the chamber is not clean. Believe me its not fun pounding on that stubby bolt handle to get it open.
     
  8. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    WalMart carries it. Many online dealers or visit your local gun shop/show.

    Right here!

    For the price of a 91/30??? :eek: It would take you seven to ten 91/30s to get a Garand. It could take you over forty 91/30s to get a G43....
     
  9. M1Garand_Tanner

    M1Garand_Tanner New Member

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    Great, well the Mosin is the only rifle Im going to be able to get... Oh well. I could get some .22's also.
     
  10. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    M1, there's no reason why you couldn't shoot it, it's not like it'll ever be worth enough for you to keep it off the range. I bought a Mosin-Nagant M44 for $90 a couple of years ago and then bought 300 rounds for around $40. They are great target/plinker guns because you can buy bulk ammo for them and not smoke your wallet. Plus, it you live in a state that allows you to hunt deer with a rifle, you can take a deer with it. I sometimes use mine to punch holes in old transmisssions and engine blocks just for fun. You can buy the ammo just about anywhere, last time I checked Bass Pro Shops even had it.
     
  11. Laufer

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    M1Garand Tanner:
    Some guys at "Gunandgame" on the MN forum sleep with their 91/30s, 44s and 38s. One or two have even named their rifles.

    The regulars there are quite knowledgeable about all MNs and I have never read about buying one in order to put it in a museum exhibit.

    If the headspace etc is correct, there are reportedly one of the most rugged rifles ever built. Even many who prefer Mauser/LEs buy some to shoot, even hunt.
    It should be the 'AK' of the bolt-action category, and the shorter 44 is much harder to find on the Internet compared to about two months ago. They have almost disappeared on the 'Gunbroker' auction site.
     
  12. janikphoto

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    I don't care if you hang it on a shelf or shoot it, but you SHOULD buy it! They are nice rifles for the money and are genuine WWII pieces of history...
     
  13. dteed4094

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    My mosin 91/30

    In early May of 09 I took a trip to my favorite gun shop. Not being financially able to make a purchase at that time, I left my check book and visa at home, (Lack of self control). While BSing and browsing I stumbled acrossed a substancial inventory of 91/30s in various range of condition. They were $89. Hmm? Pocket money. I picked out what seemed to be the one in best condition, Should have opted for the Tula, I know now. I left the shop with the 91/30 and 120 rounds of milsurp ammo for $119. I went home and cleaned it then immediately went to the range. I laid the first round in the mag. and had to beat the bolt closed. First fire was shockingly intense. Then opening the bolt was even harder than closing it. I managed to pound 5 more rounds through it before my hand couldn't take any more. Returning home disappointed I did some research. The milsurp ammo has a varnish coating which melts to the inside of the chamber. I put the 20ga bore brush on my drill and went at the chamber big time. Back to the range with more acceptable results, although after about 20 rounds it started tightening up again. I bought 200 rounds of brass cased ammo. Bingo, problem solved.
    To my dismay the bore looks like a sewer pipe so the best group I could come up with was 5 moa with the open sights and the bayonet in place. Without the bayonet I couldnt get a group less than 8 moa.
    I am considering another Mosin in da different model but will be more selective when it comes to bore and manufacture. All in all it was worth what I have invested and I am confident I can improve on the accuracy.
     

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