Pricy Mosin-Nagant rifle

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Chainfire, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For those who argue that Mosin-Nagant rifles are not really collectable:

    A banged-up, Finnish Mosin-Nagant with a missing hand-guard sold on Gunbroker for $12,501.01 yesterday.
     
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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    How about a link to the auction? Quick scan thru the GB closed auctions did not show one THAT high.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    When items sell for that its not for intrinsic value but possible historic significance.

    Or someone is laundering money....
     
  4. Mercator

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    Generally not. Pedigreed and one-of-a-kind items are an exception. A genuine partisan or WW2 Resistance obrez would be almost priceless.

    Finnish Mosins are more valuable than most Soviet ones, but not sky high. I own and shoot an M39.
     
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  5. ctshooter

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    For that price it better have been built and used by Stalin !!
     
  6. TheOldMan

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    Yes how about a link ..?
     
  7. Mercator

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    Chain, you're on the spot !

    That could be one of Hayha's rifles, or a super rare sniper M28 of which maybe a dozen were made... :curious:
     
  8. zaitsev44

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    I read a thread over on GunBoards, and a member there bought it. The story behind it is that only 200 were made by Raviiamke (totally butchered the spelling), they were an ammunition factory in Finland. Only around 4 are known to exist in North America. Three are owned by GunBoards members and the other is in a museum IIRC, and only a VERY small handful are known to exist in Finland. People over on GunBoards say that went for reasonably cheap (with that being said, many members there own well over 100 Mosins of all degrees of rarity and oddity). I'm perfectly content with my two sub-$150 Mosins :D
     
  9. Rex in OTZ

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    The link will only work for a short while, so I am posting images for the future.
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  12. Mercator

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    A regular Civil Guard rifle made in the Rihimaki plant. There is too much money in this country "hit by the recession" :D
     
  13. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Rifles like that one is what keeps me looking in the dark, dusty corners of out of the way pawn shops. That rifle was originally purchased from CAI for well under $100.00, maybe as low as $50.00......

    Now, folks, that is inflation.
     
  14. kfox75

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    Makes me wonder if it was a case of smart seller\dumb buyer, or if there is something very special in that rifle's past. Just what is the story, and what did the seller have for proof of it?
     
  15. Mercator

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    It is indeed an M28/30 (as opposed to the M39 that most Finnish Mosins are). There is probably no utility to this one. It is basically a fossil. People collect all kinds of things. I saw a dinosaur turd once in a museum, in a plexiglass case. Who knows how much that one was.
     
  16. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There is not much utility for any collectable rifle. You can bet the owner will not be shooting this one. If I shot it, the thing would blow up and not kill me, after which, my wife would.

    People do collect all kinds of things. One of the oddest I saw for sale in an antique store was someone's condom collection. (NIB of course).
     
  17. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hell Chain, if I brought home a firearm that was not meant to be shot, especially a5t that price, my wife would kill me on general principals. :eek:

    on the condom collection, NIB sure beats the alternative........

    :eek::eek::eek: