Just Got My 13th Mosin Nagant

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by gandog56, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. gandog56

    gandog56 New Member

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    Well, I have been lusting after a Finn M28 for a while, and got serious this week. I won one on Gunbroker, but got in a bidding war at the very end with a fool who drove the price up $65 in the last ten minutes. But she's all mine now. A Finn M28 Civil Guard Mosin Nagant. This makes Mosin Nagant # 13 for me.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=358961631
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Damn dude, 13? That's a bit crazy. Although I do know a guy that has 6. I get the feeling he is trying to get a collection of consecutive years.
    BTW gb page not found.
     

  3. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This is gonna sound like a really crazy question but; Are you in any way partial to that type of rifle?
     
  4. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    13 is bad luck. Hurry up and go buy another. ;)
     
  5. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Or he could give me one. :D
     
  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    If you autobid, it's likely the gun owner screwed you.

    The last time I used autobid, my competition mysteriously bid

    right up to my limit, to the very dollar,and wasted my

    afternoon in the process.
     
  7. gandog56

    gandog56 New Member

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    I know a guy on another board that has about 30.

    Of course, he was picking them up years before I started and was getting them for like $50 back then.
     
  8. gandog56

    gandog56 New Member

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    Nope, it wasn't the autobid function. (That I know of, since 2 minutes after my bid would go in, he would bid it higher.)

    EDIT: Oh, I see what you are saying....the guy selling it had a different user name and HE was bidding on it to drive the price up. Well, you can do that, but then you run the risk of the guy you are driving the price up on saying too much, and he quits. Then YOU would be left with the winning bid. And then the fees for listing it kick in, and you would have to relist it again.
     
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  9. reloader762

    reloader762 New Member

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    I only have 26 Mosin Nagant rifles, I'm feeling left behind and need more.
     
  10. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am slightly over 50 of the things, but I am not very partial to them........:)

    I am a lightweight in the collector community, some folks I know have hundreds. How many hundreds they won't say, and no one asks, but I wouldn't be surprised if some went to four figures.

    There are so many variations of these old Russian murder devices you never run out of the "next on the list."

    Is it nuts? Yep, probably. Crazier than golf? I doubt it. But it is fun and it is a collection a man on a working budget can build. I very much enjoy building and shooting the collection.
     
  11. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Yeah, CRAP. Somehow this guy knew how much I auto-bid to the dollar.

    That's what I'm saying. Getting screwed out of the money sucks,

    but I'd dearly love to get that three hours of my life back.
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Yes, it's a collection even my broke ass could work on. Unfortunately, the prices are going UP!

    I saw you tell another member on another thread that an asking price was too high. I think $170ish? That's about the going rate in most stores these days, the ones I frequent anyway. To go any lower than that, I'd have to order one. Then add shipping and transfer costs. Comes out close enough that I'd just assume buy the one I can lay my hands on and inspect first.
     
  13. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    a few years back, almost everything I tried to buy on ebay I ended up getting out bid in the last few minutes of the actual auction. then almost immediately after it ended, the seller would give me a second chance offer to buy the item for my max bid. it was clear they were trying to run up the price but it usually didn't work with me since my bid would usually only be the starting bid