Mosin-Nagant

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by KFD129, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. KFD129

    KFD129 New Member

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    Dear Forum Members,

    I am looking to start purchasing firearms but I'm not interested in AR-15's and all the tactical weapons, as a history buff I'm interested in weapons such as the Mosin-Nagant and M1's. Does anyone have a recommendation on the best place to purchase a Mosin? I've looked at several websites but was unsure which one is the best to deal with thanks and have a great day. Justin
     
  2. kytowboater

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    Can't really go wrong anywhere. They range from $100-$130 for round and hex receiver 91/30s. The m44 will fetch more but not much. Then you may get into the Finnish rifles, those are more expensive.

    I would start with a 91/30, try and get a hex receiver though. Please don't cut it up either.
     

  3. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    Seems like the Mosins are drying up
     
  4. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    If you can get one between $90 and $120 buy it on the spot. Mosins are good rifles, and an interesting piece of history to own.

    If you do not own any firearms or haven't owned any, get yourself a Henry Golden Boy in .22lr. That way you can shoot more, and learn to shoot better without killing your wallet.

    Drop by the intro section, tell us a little about yourself.
     
  5. NitroxAZ

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    I have always had good dealings with J&G sales. If you have the extra cash I would suggest having them hand select one with a shiny bore. Right now they have the Russian 91/30 which is the long rifle and the Chinese Type 53 (same as the M44) which is the carbine with the attached bayonet. Here is the link:

    http://www.jgsales.com/rifles-c-209_261.html

    The surplus ammo is a still a good bargain. Just make sure you clean the rifle properly after each time you shoot with the surplus ammo because it is corrosive. It will pitt the bore if you don't clean it after each time you shoot it. Here is the link:

    http://www.jgsales.com/7.62x54r-comm-bloc-on-stripper-clips,-light-ball-fmj-ammo,-300rd-tin.-p-17804.html

    Here is a link to a website with more info than you need to know about these rifles.

    http://7.62x54r.net/

    They are great rifles IMHO and a piece of history to boot. Enjoy.
     
  6. Jpyle

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    I have purchased 2 from Buds Guns with ratings of excellent and good. The one rated good was a pre-war 1939 Izhevsk in almost pristine condition, the excellent was a '41 that was beat to hell, go figure. Long story short, for the $120 or so I paid I am happy...
     
  7. HOSSFLY

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    Buds has always did me good if they have any-
     
  8. rocshaman

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    I just bought one from Buds for $119 bucks, it's in great shape and the wood was beautiful. Real nice rifle for that money.
     
  9. Wiseman3

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    AIMsurplus.com has some good deals like some one mentioned J&G Sales always has a good stock pile. I don't know if you have a C&R license, if you don't get one, its the best 30 bucks you'll spend. Makes getting those old WW2 relics easier and cheaper when you don't have to pay FFL fees or DROS.
     
  10. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Does anyone know a place online where I can get another Mosin and ask them to special select the most beat to heck rifle?
     
  11. xring3

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    Aim,J&G are a few.....my thought on "hand select" is this..some 18 year old kid with his pants about to fall off goes out to the warehouse and "hand selects" the rifle that is easiest for him to pick up......MHO
     
  12. Jpyle

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    Probably not far from the truth although you have. A better chance at a matching bayonet.
     
  13. zaitsev44

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    True but I want a battle ravaged, worn Mosin to add to my issued rifles. The stock on my M1 Carbine has the man it was issued to initials on the stock and my Enfield has combat wear
     
  14. xring3

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    Reminds me of the K98 I used to have.....looked like it was run over by some Russian T34 tank.
     
  15. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    These Mosin-Nagants are all arsenal refurbished so are in pretty good shape.
     
  16. GunLover1969

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    Mosins are addicting! I've got 7 now including a sniper, m44 and m38.

    Fun to shoot. The carbines are usually the loudest rifles on the range.

    I recommend wearing a thick jacket to help with the recoil.

    www.MyGunDiary.com
     
  17. dteed4094

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    I bought 4 from Aim surplus, They were all nice.
     
  18. zaitsev44

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    I just saw a 1938 Tula Mosin for $140, beautiful wood and smothered in cosmoline. It was a refurbished rifle but all the parts matched. Great stock, beautiful blonde color, but unfortunately I had to turn it down because I'm looking for a SKS.
     
  19. Chainfire

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    Shop for price, they all came from the same place. Luck of the draw can get you a rifle in nearly new condition, but the worst of the refurbs are still good rifles. The Mosin-Nagant is a great way to start to build your historic collection. The prices are rising steadily, so you will be happy tomorrow for what you buy today.
     
  20. zaitsev44

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    It was hard to turn it down. The wood was probably the prettiest stock I've seen on a Mosin. But like I said, I've been wanting a SKS and I already have a 1941 Izhevsk but you can never have enough Mosins.