Mosin Nagant options.

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by UrbanNinja, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    After a good bit of research and lurking in the shadows of a few other threads about these rifles.. ive decided im going to purchase one next weekend at a local gun show.

    I know there are some more desirable models (m44, m38, m39 carbine models) but is there anything I should stay away from or be cautious of?
     

  2. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    Care to be more specific?
     
  3. RufusTFirefly

    RufusTFirefly New Member

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    I think he was just being facetious ;)
     
  4. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    he doesnt want you to buy or steal his personal mosins. lol.. a mosin is a great rifle you will have fun with it. i would say just try to find the best deal. and dont pay more than 140, unless its a sniper varient or carbine. most of them should have a small kit. bayonet and pouches.. i paid 126 for my m44 and 100 for my long barrelled mosin. buy a box of 440 rounds for about 90 and you be good to go
     
  5. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    Lol i didnt know if he meant his personal rifles or if he was asking if i had read any of his threads on them.

    Anyway... I have always seen the Mosins on average of $115 for the long barrel. If i were to come across the carbine models.. which price range would I expect to pay for those? Also , are there any modifications to be done to them or would it be better to leave stock?
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    Join in on the Koozie sale/ rifle raffle. 1938 Finn capture. Sweet rifle.
     
  7. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    As far as function, they are all the same rifle. Choose based on the quality of the bore if you want a shooter. (take a bore light). To some folks the hex reciever is a bonus as they are older and usually have better machining. Try not to pay over $120.00 for a model 91/30, and $100.00 is a fair price for both buyer and seller. Without a bit of experience, you might not shop for anything more than the basic 91/30 first time out. Check with the 7.62 x 54r net for details on nicer Mosins.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The carbines (M38, M44) are going to have more recoil, muzzle flash like a dragon. Lighter and handier than the 91/30. Condition of bore is key, especially wear at muzzle. GENTLY insert a loaded cartridge into the muzzle. The cartridge should stop with bullet showing between muzzle and cartridge case. If it goes all the way in, so that case mouth is touching the muzzle, has been worn, or has been counterbored to take out bad rifling at muzzle.
     
  9. dragunovsks

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    I paid 89 for my m44 carbine, i wouldnt pay much more than that cause the ruskys turned out millions of them. If someones wants an arm and a leg for a post war carbine then walk on. Mines a 1946, but the earlier ones, like 1942 are worth more.

    As far as mods you can get a bent bolt conversion kit that allows you to mount a scope and they sell monte carlo stocks as well but ive left mine original as i like the original military look over a commercial look.

    This may be a no brainer but if you're new to firearms you probably dont realize how loud a carbine mosin is, i know i didnt when i got mine. They will deafen you, hearing ptotection is a must with one of these.
     
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  10. trip286

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    I came close (or so I thought) to picking up an M44 for 75 bucks. Was in a pawn shop when a guy walked in looking to sell his, and the shop guy offered him $60. I told the guy I'd give him 75, lemme run to the ATM. He said okay, but when I got back he had left. :(
     
  11. therewolf

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    The M44s carbines got the least wartime wear, generally, and anything postwar

    is easier to find with matching serial#s, if that's important to you.

    The longer barreled 91-30s are going to be more accurate, generally.

    Depends what you want most, there's such a great selection out there.

    A few Combloc countries made M44s postwar, I've got a 1955 Polish M44

    as nice as my Russian, and in much newer condition. M44s make a nice

    truck gun or Boar hunter. Muzzle blast is hilariously huge on the 38s and 44s.

    Yeah, you CAN find them cheaper, if you search longer. I would be willing

    to pay up to 125$ for a really clean 91-30, and up to 200$ for an all matching,

    clean,newer (go home and scour the cosmoline out) M44. As in ALL Milsurps,

    be absolutely sure you clean it carefully, especially around the chamber,

    before you load round 1...
     
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  12. c3shooter

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    Need a reason to get your 03 C&R FFL? Just checked the website for a company I have bought from. 91/30, with all accesories, sling, bayonet, $79.95.
     
  13. trip286

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    Yeah, I gave $120 for mine. Guess I did overpay just a bit, but I got to hand pick from a rack, and I've extremely happy, so it's all relative. Got the full kit included (except the ammo pouch), and gave $150 total for all that plus a can of ammo. So it all evens out anyway. $30 for 440 rounds. Good enough.
     
  14. UrbanNinja

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    Thanks guys.. I appreciate all the input. Im going to see what I can dig up this weekend at the local show and I will keep everyone posted on my purchase.
     
  15. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    If you got the rifle, accessories and that much ammo for that price then i dont think you over paid. The store where i got mine was running a special like that too.

    I went through every single rifle they had (about 200) and worked the bolts, looked through bores, and inspected every aspect of them. I think i got the pic of the litter.
     
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  16. dragunovsks

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    Heres my m44, its a 1946. Made at the Icheck arsenal. All numbers match as well
     
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  18. 303tom

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    Here this should make your choice a little tougher !
     

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