Thanks to Mosin & Enfield nuts!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 25-5, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a nice one, now we need a range report...................
     
  2. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Will do. Got to clean all the gunk out of the barrel. I am running out of patches.
    Is there a website that is good to research this rifle. I have been looking and found info, some of which is contradictory. There are stamps and nummbers all over, even on the bolt handle. It's like a storybook.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There is a .303 forum somewhere. google for vit.
     
  4. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    I've joined the club as well, got my first Mosin last week and it looks to be in great shape! Still at the ffl though, my waiting period was even worse than yours, can't get it until Thursday. Your Enfield looks great by the way.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ya need to get a curio and relic FFL license.

    Easy to get, and the gun is delivered to your door.
     
  6. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    To keep you motivated.... ;)
     

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  7. Bearsdad40cc

    Bearsdad40cc New Member

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    That's funny. My wide feels the same way. When I start talking guns she starts in with how broke we are LoL
     
  8. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Very nice! I like them. Now I have ordered a "pig sticker", clips, and a pamphlet on break down. What in the hell do I need a bayonet for???????????? Next thing is a straw dummy hanging in the back yard for pig sticker sticking practice. Well, Christmas is coming!
    What kind of accuracy should I be looking for, say at 200 yds? And don't say it's up to the shooter. Not my first rodeo!:)
    And thanks to all for the responses. What a ball !!!!
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    At worst, 6 inches. At best 4.

    I don't remember the exact MilSpec, but I think it was something like 80 percent on a pie plate (9 inches?) at 300 yards.
    (Maybe 303 Tom can weigh in.)
     
  10. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Those are some nice old Eastern European murder devices!

    Those two may have shot at each other.
     
  11. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And there lies the rub. I looked all over the net for ammo, and except for what you can buy with the purchase of the rifle, I found none, either surplus or new made. I just can't buy a wall hanger.
     
  12. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I hope so...
    They better not start breeding... :mad: :p

    The Finn is a '41 & Ruskie PU is a '42
     
  13. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Look through some of these.............

    http://home.earthlink.net/~smithkaia8/index.html
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/philqgbr/enfield.html
    http://www.dave-cushman.net/shot/303headstamps.html
    http://www.enfield-stuff.com/codes_&_marks/government_marks.htm
     
  14. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Thanks 303. I have been on two of those sites and another forum.
    I saved them all to my favorites. The head stamping page looks very interesting.
    Best I can tell the rifle was one of the first 100,000 made at Fazakerly in '49. Has a repair date (FTR) of '53. I doubt it was in any battles. Means less stories, but better shape.
    Ammo was hard to get, but got 300 Privi Partisan 174gr from Midwest.
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I haven't bought factory for a few years, but the last I bought was Remington/UMC 174 grain FMJ (ball). Mark Vll ball equivalent. good stuff!:)
     
  16. 25-5

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    Thanks. After I get a few hundred, I'll reload em!
     
  17. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you've reloaded .303 before you already know this.

    If not, NECK SIZE ONLY!:):)
     
  18. JWagner

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    For the Steyr, ammo can be hard to get. According to Wikipedia, both Hornady and Prvi Partizan make it. Here is the listing for Cheaper Than Dirt, but note the remarks about availability. I checked Hornady's site and found no mention of it. I hope that it is not a permanent situation.


    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/3-0310053
     
  19. towboater

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    Great looking enfield!!!
     
  20. 25-5

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    Have not reloaded .303, but I neck size for my other bolt guns. Is there some special reason, other than accuracy, for neck size only?