Is this gun safe to shoot?

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by Malfunctional, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Malfunctional

    Malfunctional New Member

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    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?

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  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. TexasCHL

    TexasCHL New Member

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    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.
     
  4. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    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.
     
  5. KIRBY

    KIRBY New Member

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    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:
     
  6. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Kirby....

    You know the OP you quoted made only one post 2 years ago...right?
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    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