First off I want to say I don't want to start a fight and stir up a hornet's nest. I have held, but never fired, several Mosin Nagants. I've worked the bolts and examined them, but don't see why people love them so much. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure they are good solid rifles, but what makes people so crazy about them and makes them as good as modern rifles? I love the history behind rifles and their uses when they were in action, but why the Nagant? Is it the price? Or maybe its historical significance?