Well im part of the mosin club now.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Jstrong, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    At the gun show today this guy had a full crate of 91/30's,I walked up and start opening up the bolts looking for the tale tale signs of an ex-sniper,something I've told myself I would find before I actually bought my mosin. I found one,but the crown was horrible and it had been re-barreled,this ones not the one for me. I look around and there's about 5 guys standing around talking about the soviet relics that apparently I had attracted by looking through and handling every gun in the crate,I join in there conversation and give them some background on the guns and one of them asked me which one I would pick just to shoot,I Then point him to the only hex reciever in the box,tell him it looks good and that the hex guns are earlier and tend to be worth a bit more. He picks it up and tells the seller to hold it for him. I talk to the seller and he says nobody had shown any interest in the mosins until i started thumbing through all of them and talking about them,I ask if he has more I could look at and he says no but that he does have another hex boxed by itself,I take it out and look at it,1933... Dark red stock,it's pretty,no cracks,engraving is nice and readable,nice gun I think to myself... I start to set it back down,he says he'll pay the tax and knock 20 dollars off the price since I made a sale for him.

    I now have a 1933 hex reciever 91/30.
     
  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Congrats!!! Got some gun pr0n for us???
     

  3. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    What's a Mosin? Some kind of rifle?
     
  4. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    I'll post pics soon as I'm done getting the cosmoline out of it,if anybody has any tricks to share please chime in.


    Mosin... No comment lol
     
  5. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    There's the pics,it has the triangle and arrow stamp on the back of bolt and on the barrel. Which IIRC means it was built in the izsmach (sp) factory?,also there's the soviet hammer and sickle stamped on barrel,numbers on bolt and barrel match,don't know where to look on the other parts to see what else matches.

    Can any tell me how I did,or anything I should know about it?
     
  6. Babyfacenelson

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    In lue of the recent photos i think it is safe to classify the firearm in question as a rifle :p
     
  7. vincent

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    There is a s/n on the bolt, reciever, mag floorplate and on the steel buttplate, (That's Trip's favorite part of his Mosin!! :D)

    Sometimes they will all match, sometimes they are "lined out" or "forced matches". Of course all original matching numbers are more desirable but it shouldn't effect the performance...

    Yep, the triangle/arrow symbol is Isvehtest..isvehhish...izvaaaa screw it, I can't spell it either!!

    It looks real nice, I like the color of the finish. You know what you're doing, as long as the bore is good, yer good to go...:cool:

    Have you seen this site yet?

    http://7.62x54r.net/
     
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  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Yeah. A Mosin is a rifle, and a Nagant is a revolver. I thought that was common knowledge. :D :p

    Congrats on the Mosin Jstrong. You have just gone down the path of no return. Once you buy one Mosin, you WILL eventually buy another, and another. It's impossible to resist the urge. :D
     
  9. vincent

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    Did you get the goodies along with it...mag pouches, sling, oil/grease cans, cleaning kit? (I see you got the bayo...)

    Check the firing pin protrusion too, there are notches on the multi-tool for that.

    Tons of good youtube vids if you need them, it's a really simple platform to learn.
     
  10. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    Yea I got everything,sling,cleaning kit,two sets of pouches,bayonet,and oil can.
     
  11. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    I checked the mag floor plate and butt plate,and they all match,where exactly would I look on the reciever to see if I have all matching? Or am I mistaking the number behind the rear sight to be the number for the reciever instead of the barrel?

    And yes that site is awesome
     
  12. vincent

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    It should be right there on the top of the receiver near the armory mark...I don't think the bbl has a stamp...

    They all had to be re-stamped when they were imported, that stamp should be found on the side of the reciever, right near the wood.
     
  13. Jstrong

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    That's the one I thought was on the bbl then,well in that case everything matches. All I see are the same four numbers in all those places,nothing lined through.
     
  14. vincent

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    Nice!! I figure it's about a 50/50 chance to find an all original matching #'s model...

    Was just looking at one of mine, it's a forced match but they messed up in 2 places...all the #s are the same except they put a 6 instead of an 8 in those 2 places...

    Looks like it was stamped by a blind woodsman too. :D

    Guess they don't care much for aesthetics...

    You might need these too...https://www.buymilsurp.com/stripper-clips-qty-5-mosin-nagant-rifle-p-774.html

    And of course some ammo to go with it...http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/7.62x54mm

    The mil-surp is corrosive but hot soapy water will make quick work of it...have fun with it and congrats again!!!
     
  15. therewolf

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    I've been very lucky with Mosins, and got into them more by accident,

    than on purpose.

    The tone got set by the mint Polish M44 I started out with.

    All matching serials, of course, and never fired, to boot.

    The Russian M44 was also nice, but the 1925 Izzy was another

    stroke of pure luck.

    It started with the usual "search through the pile", where I turned

    up a completely matching '34 hex Tula, and asked my FFL to hold it for

    me. He wound up selling it to a mutual friend, and I got first dibs on the

    next shipment. The first rifle out of the box was the 1925. Apparently

    re-arsenaled in 1930, it's got the hooded sight, and the new stock

    and barrel bands. Still a nice gun, with solid rifling. Also very accurate.
     
  16. beaglesam

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    Nice, I love the three foot screwdriver that comes with them.