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ANOTHER MOSIN, I'M AN ADDICT----- Update

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by ditchtiger, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    So I have another 91/59 but there are no original markings on it. No stamp on the tang either. A little depressing not knowing the background. Doing research last night and I find there were a batch of 59's that were "sanitized". So I stumbled onto a Mosin I did not even know existed. I don't gamble or play lotteries as I have no luck but this time good luck came through. But now knowing what it is I will not sell it as I told my Wife I had planned to originally.
     
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  2. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    I like the 91/59 over the M44. Mine has no tang markings but is built on a 1943 Izhevsk with barrel/bolt matching numbers and the floorplate with a strike out and new serial stamped. I bought it from @geezer a few years back and it's a great shooter.
     
  3. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    My first "59" is a 1938 Tula in beautiful condition. All matching and strong stampings.
     
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  4. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I like the fire-ball of the carbines over the rifle.
    But other than that My mosin carbine to rifle ratio is 3/1.
     
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  5. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Yep, those fireballs are fun. I'm on the lookout for an M38 to add to my Mosin collection.
     
  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I still only have one, I'm a poor excuse for an addict. Those carbines do sound like fun.
     
  7. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Finally got my m44 back home, now the 91/30 has something to compete with.
     
  8. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    O.P. I feel your pain I have a SKS habit, we have meetings once a week here at the library.
    SKS Anonymous. You have made the first step by admitting you have a problem.

    Its rough , ya know how....

    You start off buying Soviet M91/30 then sneaking out at night to buy a Soviet M38,
    then your friends come over and tell you there is a gun show. You go there
    and you see a Russian M91, you know what it will lead to but you make the buy.
    You start dreaming about Tula's and Izhevsk's then your out all weekend looking for Finnish M24's. Before you know it you sell your car, and Ak-47 to buy more.
    You have to admit you have a problem and that is the first step.
     
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  9. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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  10. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I have 4 SKS's, is that bad?
    I think the only problem is none of them are Russian.
    May have to go to the Albany show.
     
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  11. CLT65

    CLT65 Yamhill County Active Member

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    I remember you shooting one of your Fin Mosins some years back, out Poodle Creek IIRC? I was impressed with the long range accuracy.

    I sold my Russian SKS when I moved a few years ago and rather regret it now. I'm headed to the Albany show Saturday, but just to look. Can't afford to buy another. :(
     
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  12. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    That M39 is one heck of a shooter, everybody should try them at least once. Have not shot there since the police ran everyone off 4-5 years ago. I'm in Benton county now and shoot 5 miles away at a place west of Monroe. A down the road neighbor has a 100 yard range and he hung a gong out at 425 yards for me. Don't go there often as I don't want to abuse the privilege.
     
  13. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    For the non-purist...............;)
     
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