Mosin Sniper

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by JonM, May 14, 2011.

  1. JonM

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    well i picked up a mosin nagant sniper model today. rguns over in carpenertville il. had a few left and i went down picked through the lot looking for one that lined up decently with the sights and the scope over the bore. unfortunately the crappiest stock was the best functional that i could determine without shooting. the shiny bit on the scope is not metal its some sort of packing material that is pretty gummy and cleaned off easily.

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    numbers on the rifle all match including the turned down bolt which is not a reweld or melted one lending credence to its authenticity. it has the extra "C" style stamp next to the arsenal stamp.

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    the scope shows that this particular rifle was re-arsenaled at some point which is common for these rifles.

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  2. JonM

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    here is the scope pre-cleaning:

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    Post cleaning:

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    also bought 880 rounds of 7.62x54r silvertip in the crate

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    i had no idea how hard these tins are to open fortunately the crate had a can opener inside. never bought this much ammo in a crate before cost was 140$ for 880 rounds.

    tomorrow if i can get it clean enough im gonna go out for some range time.

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  3. jayguy

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  4. Shihan

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    Very nice indeed. Now, I want one.
     
  5. wmille01

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    lucky, I was just gonna get another one and sporterize it. It's a good lookin gun, can't wait for the range report
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    Heavy ball will shoot best. Good luck w/ her. Scope was rebuilt in 64.
     
  7. JonM

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    thats what i figured it meant. re-arsenaled in 64 and some point after that or at the time mated to the rifle. the bore and sights line up with a laser as does the scope. everything seems centered.
     
  8. JonM

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    this isnt me, but it shows what these old rifles are capable of with handloads:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKO3IJ4cdqI]YouTube - 850 yards WWII 1942 91/30 Russian Mosin-Nagant (P/U) sniper rifle[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2M1hC4c0tc[/ame]
     
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  9. Bigdog57

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    That young man did some fine shooting! 850 yards in a twenty MPH wind..... his 'wind doping skills' are pretty good. The Mosin Nagant rifle can really strut her stuff with good loads and a good rifleman! :cool:
     
  10. orangello

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    Nice! I have lusted after one, but can't justify it yet. Paint me jealous.
     
  11. JonM

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    Just think about the hurt you can put on some bears at 1000yds....
     
  12. dnthmn2004

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    I'll be picking one up on Tuesday. :D
     
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  14. VitSports6

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    Looks like a decent deal
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    I don't think they ship to Ma.
    Thank the AG for that.
    If you need a friend in NH, ship it to me, you can pick it up.
     
  16. JonM

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    Took it out today using the 147grn milsurp should be a solid moa shooter with heavier grain bullets. was hitting haging tennis balls at 200yds 3 out 5 or so.

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    im gonna have to do some handloading for this one!!
     
  17. Boyerracing343

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    Great looking gun and good deal on ammo.
     
  18. dnthmn2004

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    Thanks for the offer. I might have to take you up on it. I was going to use my brother in law in VT, but if your closer that will work. :)

    I emailed aimsurplus about shipping it to a FFL, doubt I will receive an answer anytime soon.
     
  19. NitroxAZ

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    Very nice indeed!!!
     
  20. orangello

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    MMMMMMm, surprise Yogi, LOL! :D