mosin nagant

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by g17frantz, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm in the process of trying to find the right mosin. Knowing that a lot of you are mosin owners, what a I looking for and what's the right price for one?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    there are short barrel versions standard version sniper versions.

    cheapest ones are the standard versions. aim surplus has all varieties. as does rguns and a few other importers.
     

  3. UrbanNinja

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    I was at the local gun show yesterday with the intention of buying a mosin myself... I managed to walk out with an SKS instead. But the mosins ranged from $90-120 out the door including a sling,toolkit and bayonet
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    If there is a Dunhams near ya, they usually have several 91-30s in stock.
     
  5. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    A common Mosin Nagant 91/30 can cost between $80-$150 or so depending on the Armory mark, Tula vs Izhevsk, bore and stock condition and receiver type, round vs hexagonal.

    The Sniper variant will cost a bit more as will the 2 popular Carbine models, M38 or M44.

    In all cases matching serial numbers will add some dollars to the price.

    Be prepared to work a bit to get your Mosin in range-worthy shape, these rifles have been stored in Cosmoline for decades and a thorough stripping down of all metal parts is needed to get the goo off.

    7.62x54r.net

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    Mosin-Nagant M91/30 7.62X54R HEX RECEIVER Very Good Condition $139.00 SHIPS FREE

    Mosin-Nagant M91/30 7.62X54R Very Good Condition $109.00 SHIPS FREE
     
  6. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It appears no one has mentioned the Finn Mosin-Nagants, e.g., the M39. These are widely considered to be the peak of Mosin development, at least as far as service rifle versions are concerned.

    The Finn M-Ns are built up by the Finns on Imperial hex receivers, as a rule, with new barrels, stocks, sights, and in some cases, a tuned trigger.

    The M39 is well worth seeking out.

    Regards,

    Walt
     
  7. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Thanks Walt...see there is a reason that some make a living authoring articles and books on guns...:D
     
  8. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You're welcome! It ain't all that much of a living, but it does give me the excuse to have a lot of guns!

    Back on topic; I've been skinnying down on my Mosins; the Finns (three M39s & an M27) will be the last to go...though that's not likely.

    Regards,

    Walt
     
  9. therewolf

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    And you are looking to collect? A shooter?

    Simple 91/30, as shooters, can be had for @ $90 over the net.

    Now, if you're looking to collect, you want to try to find a hex

    receiver(more accurate and older) and matching SNs.

    If you're looking for a carbine, the M44 is the cleanest, cheapest

    and easiest you'll find, with nice punch, and insane muzzle blast.

    A great truck or Boar gun.


    The Finn M39 is arguably better,rarer, and more costly.

    There are some very respectable collectibles out there. I

    recently found a 1933 Tula Hex with all matching serials.
     
  10. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I've seen them for as low as $89.00 at Dunhams but they aren't in the best condition from what I seen at my local Dunhams
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Mine is a 1938 Tula, all matching numbers, severely pitted bore, still hits beer cans at 100 yards, and cost me 120 before ammo.

    If you find non matching rifles and they're markedly cheaper, the only numbers I would worry about are the bolt and receiver. I'm pretty sure my butt plate is some type of force match, as it has a double struck digit and the number style is different from the rest of the stampings.
     
  12. dteed4094

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    The Izhevsk round reciever is the most common and shoots as well as any except the Finns. Try to find one with a crisp bore. For a little more $$$ you can get a laminated stock which is less prone to warpage. If they have been rearsenaled, matching numbers only adds to value for resale. The 91/30 tends to be more accurate than the carbines. Hex recievers are generally a little more $$ only because there are fewer of them. If they were made before 1945 there is a good chance they were used in battle. Dunhams south of me has very nice Mosins for $89.95. Dunhams west of me has Junk for the same price. Dunhams occasionaly has a sale for $10 less. Gander Mtn wants $179.95 for average at best 91/30s. They are all over the web for $90 but add shipping and FFL fees. I bought 3 from Aim Surplus for $69.95 that were as nice as any I've seen but they are $79.9? now. It really doesn't matter which one you choose now because it will more than likely only be the first of more.
     
  13. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A nice starter would be an $89.00 hex receiver from J&G or Aim. The hexes are older and machined nicer. For about $10.00 less you can buy a wartime 91/30 usually a 42 or 43 as they were the most prolific.

    Depending on where you live, gun shows can usually produce one for under $100.00 OTD.

    The M-1944s (carbines with the on-board bayonetts) have gotten fairly pricey, in the $150.00 to $200.00 range, but they are a hoot to shoot.

    Until you see whether you are going to like them (some do/some don't) I wouldn't spend a lot of money on the rifle.
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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    There are other Finn rifles. Finned 91/30's, M27, M28, Target models. You can't go wrong w/ any model. There is a Koozie purchase/ Finn 91/30 raffle in the clubhouse. There is a sticky.
     
  15. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    I'm really looking just for a shooter. Got to shoot my first one a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it. If its something I shoot a lot ill end up getting one as a collection piece.
     
  16. trip286

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    I would just go to a gun show, or a local store where they sell them, inspect each one in turn, pay the best price you can meaning $120 or less (anything more for a basic Tula or Ischevesk 91/30 is a bit steep). Make sure you get the full kit, especially the wrench/firing pin gauge.
     
  17. dteed4094

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    If you go to the Club house in this forum you can buy an FTF koozie and you get a free chance on one of the best Mosins ever built plus, more importantly, you help a fellow forum through some hard times.
     
  18. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Well boys, bought one today. 1939, tula arsenal, never been fired, laminate stock, ammo pouch, sling and bayonet. $85
     
  19. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe not fired since the refurb, but there is almost certain chance that a Soviet rifle made in '39, was not only fired, but fired at some German. The Russians were always short of rifles, none sat in storage during the war.
     
  20. trip286

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    Have you seen "Enemy at the gates"? In the earlier scenes when they were giving ammo to soldiers and telling them to find their rifle on the battlefield? Yeah, that was actually pretty accurate.

    Give us some pics brother. And check out the sticky on cleaning the Mosin, it's quite useful.

    Did you get the firing pin wrench/screwdriver combo tool? That's pretty much a must have.