mosins drying up?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by surplusaddict, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. surplusaddict

    surplusaddict New Member

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    I remember a long time ago i hit all my local fleet farms and within a few years i have 6 mosins, a prewar hex, a tula made, and izzy rifles, 38 carbine, m44, and 91/59 short rifle. I paid $99 for all except the 91/59 was $129. Now when i go to gun shows all i see are leftovers. I wish i would have bought them by the crate. I definately love shooting my mosins. Does anyone any cool stories they'd like to share about there favorite mosin?
     
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    Apparently this must be a dull subject. Any pics?
     

  3. Chainfire

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    I have been collecting these rifles for about 5 years and have "several". Yes, the commercial stocks seem to be dwindling, and the prices have skyrocketed. The money I have spent on these rifles would triple today if I were in a selling mood. I don't think that this is the end of the imports, but the end of the beginning.

    The world supply of importable military surplus rifles is drying up. WWII was the last war where bolt action rifles were dominant. Since then, semi-autos and full autos have become all the rage. I don't see the government condoning the collection of unmodified weapons of this types, unless you are wealthy.

    The day of the $89.00 hex receiver Mosin-Nagant has passed.
     
  4. vincent

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    "Several"...heh heh...I'd like to see how many you call "a lot"...;)

    Not sure about the supply drying up, one of my LGS's always has several in stock...(the real several, not Chain's definition...:D)

    I think with the current panic buying, people are snagging anything they can get their hands on. Supply and demand will always dictate price.

    Pics??? Okay...;)

    Edit- Stole the pic from someone here on FTF, can't remember who posted it first...:eek:
     

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  5. Chainfire

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    Here are some that won't fit in the safe.
     

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  6. zaitsev44

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    I think my eyes just exploded....... Goodness I'm envious of whoever owns that warehouse!
     
  7. towboater

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    That's a bunch!!!!
     
  8. Chainfire

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    That is actually a private collection......One of the world's largest.

    Ain't mine, but it is private. When I lifted the photo off of the web, I couldn't get the detail of the original. There is one hell of a lot of rifles in that room.
     
  9. sputnik1988

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    I'd actually feel bad if my collection was that large, i dare say... too many:eek:

    What good is a rifle if it can't be fondled every now and then, it would be a 24 hour job:p
     
  10. clr8ter

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    Jeez....God knows I like guns, but there must be 500+ in that room. What would you really do with that many guns? Seriously? I'd (assuming I had the money), rather collect just a few examples of a specific type or brand or something, and only collect primo ones.....but that's just me...

    I wouldn't mind getting my hands on that, uhhhhh, gun that girl has.....;)
     
  11. Chainfire

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    I agree with you on that. But, if you had unlimited resources, it may be hard to decide when enough is enough. I suspect that, to this person, it is a matter of keeping ahead of the competition. Mine is bigger than yours kind of a thing.
     
  12. clr8ter

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    You know, honestly, some of those rifles don't even look that nice.....
     
  13. sputnik1988

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    Makes sense, the more likely scenario in my case would be a warehouse full of ammo though;)
     
  14. MisterMcCool

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    I didn't even know he had a drinking problem.

    One day at a time, Mosin.
     
  15. robertusa123

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    i have maney rifes but no doubles dont see any point in have maney of the same rifle
     
  16. therewolf

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    I was fortunate, inasmuch as my first Mosin was a near-mint Polish

    M44. It set the tone for the others I've acquired, such as the

    1925 Izzy Hex with all matching serials. Unfortunately, it was re-arsenaled,

    more than likely in 1931, from the scant clues available.
     
  17. nitestalker

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    The Mosins should only have a few "Drop" marks. The Russians only fired them once to get a Mdl. 98 German Mauser.:D
     
  18. -06

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    Have developed a fondness for them also. Like another a few yrs back I did not have any---but now. Also been looking at some Mausers. Picked up some 8X57 dies in the process. Nothing like being able to feed hungry kids--lol.
     
  19. kfox75

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    I have 7 mosins in all. 2 44s, 2 91\30 hexes, and 3 91\30s, one with brass end caps on the handguard. The only reason I have that many is due to having some non C&R fan friends, with a loved one who passed away. One of my 44s, and both of my hexes were gifts from friends who didn't want what dad or grampa had. My 1942 Tula with the brass trim was picked up by my wife for $50 from a co-worker that just wanted that "THING" out of her house. Came with about 150 rounds as well. Sometimes I can almost love the liberals! :D

    As to the supply drying up, I think it's a temporary thing. Panic buying and selling out of cheap guns and ammo go hand in hand. With AKs and ARs going for upwards of 2 grand for cheap junk, and on the potential ban lists Mosins at $125 to $200 are going to fly off the shelf during said state of panic. Give it about a year, and the prices will go down again. Probably right about the time that Uncle Ivan decides to look in that warehouse right next door to the Chernobyl power plant. Think of that rophy, a glow in the dark 91\30! :eek::eek::D