Mosin or Mauser?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by mattm0812, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. mattm0812

    mattm0812 New Member

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    Which one would you pick? I know the mauser's are a bit more. What's the difference in price of the ammo? Is the 8mm a readily available round? I just see everyone with mosin's and no one with mausers.
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    The 8x57 is pretty available at this point but who knows for how long, just as the .
    54R will eventually dry up. This is the narure of surplus ammo, though I think surplus 7.62x54R will be around a lot longer than 8mm. With that said, the commercial ammo will always be around. 7.62x54R is also cheaper than 8mm, but not a ton.

    The mauser is a better action and more desirable (for most people) the biggest reason the the Mosins are so prevalent is the cost. Given a choice I would pick the Mauser all day long, but I would still get a Mosin Nagant.
     

  3. mattm0812

    mattm0812 New Member

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    Gotcha. So to order a gun offline, I can't have it sent to my house, but it has to be sent to a FFL dealer?
     
  4. sputnik1988

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    If you don't have a C&R license then it has to be sent to an FFL, gun shows are a good place to pick up milsurps, that are usually quite a bit cheaper, plus no shipping, no transfer fee and no paper trail.:D
     
  5. mattm0812

    mattm0812 New Member

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    What if you wanted to buy a non C&R firearm? Like a ruger 10/22.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you get a FFL03 C&R ($30) from BATFE you can have the gun shipped directly to your house. The two in my other post were shipped to me.

    Your FFL will get you "Dealer Pricing" at most gun parts houses like Brownells, MidwayUSA....... I saved the $30 on my first order from Brownells!

    Look into getting one.
     
  7. sputnik1988

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    Then it has to be sent to an FFL regardless of your C&R status. I forget exactly how old that they have to be in order to qualify.
     
  8. mattm0812

    mattm0812 New Member

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    So my best bet would be to hit up my local gun stores or like bass pro.
     
  9. Trez

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    Arisaka! :p Costs more than a Mosin, but less than a Mauser....
     
  10. sputnik1988

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    Unless you get it at a show then yes, listen to Cane, if it is C&R eligible, a license is a great thing to have.
     
  11. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They have to be 50 years old or older Sputnik.

    As to the OP, I wholeheartedly agree with Cane, get both.
     
  12. mattm0812

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    Here is my local gun store

    http://www.ammoattic.com/id70.html

    Do I have to have my C&R to buy them from the store? Or is it online only. And are these prices fair as far as ammo wise?
     
  13. mattm0812

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    Now, they do have them out in the open so you can look at them all. What should I look at to find the best one? I'm sort of worried about getting one because I don't want ammo to not be available. Where .22lr can be found at walmart..
     
  14. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    This is all I got to say...........
     

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  15. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    IMHO, if you're going to get only one, the Mauser is a better

    weapon.

    Consider that for accuracy, you will want to get better ammo

    than milsurp, regardless. So the "cheaper" Mosin ammo is

    not that accurate, anyway.
     
  16. jpattersonnh

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    Accuracy depends on the individual rifle. Both are built like tanks assuming you are talking a 1898 action Mauser. The '93,'94,'95, and '96 Mausers are still very robust rifles, but are not as strong as a '98. They are also cock on close. I love my Swede '94 and '96 actions. Smooth as glass. Each has pro's and cons. As stated above, get both.