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C&R while I still can: Mosin

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by chwilliams, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. chwilliams

    chwilliams Oregon New Member

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    Less than two months to go of being able to use my C&R, sigh.

    The one C&R item I don't have (in the affordable range) and would like to acquire is a Mosin. If you were to buy one, which model would it be and why? Follow up question: what would be the second Mosin you'd buy? :)

    I'm looking for a shooter (or shooters), but history geek value is definitely appreciated. Not looking to get into modifications and such, I prefer to shoot C&R pieces as their creators intended.
     
  2. Qaolin

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

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    obviously the most numerous and easily available is the Mosin Nagant 91/30. Still out there in great numbers and available for less than $200. The M44 also are still readily available around $250, give or take. shorter length and kick bubblegum fireballs.

    https://www.classicfirearms.com/lng-m91-30-nagant
    http://www.southernohiogun.com/longguns/c-r-longguns/russian-mn91-30-762x54.html
    http://www.southernohiogun.com/longguns/c-r-longguns/russian-m1944-carbines-7-62x54-cal.html

    You really need at least one of each.
     
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  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Seriously, get an M44, a Chicom 53 and a nice 91/30 while you can.

    Those rifles should be in everyones collection. I had an M38.. I regret selling it.
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This just reminds me that I'm losing my C&R ability without ever having used it (damn Prozanski SOB MF).

    I'm with ZA, one of each would be nice - I would get them in this order: M44, M91/30, M38, just my personal preference. One thing about the 38's, every single one I've seen have been beat to hell - they seem to be the most heavily used of the models.

    Last week, I saw a guy here on the forum with 5 for sale - 3 91/30's and 2 83's - not sure if the listing is still there, but it's worth a look.
     
  5. Qaolin

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

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    I need a 38 to complete the Russian collection. I still need all the Finns as well.
     
  6. Qaolin

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

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    Seriously, don't wait. I remember just less than 10 years ago Big 5 had them for less than $80 and I didn't move then. Now they supply is drying up . The best quality refurbs have already been in circulation for years and Classic has upped the price on crates $1000. Sure, 20 million were made but thanks to the trade sanctions what is left have to go out by a circuitous route and ISIS militia are still using them as well. The time is now because the price is only going up and fake Finn captures are now in the system. The President has sold more Mosin Nagants in the last 8 years than have been sold in the previous 50.
     
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  7. Bravo4

    Bravo4 Polk County, OR Member

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    Yeap, get a 91/30, I got mine 4 years ago at Big 5 for $99 on sale, now they have doubled in price, I should have bought 3 or 4.
    Also the Chineste Type 53 , is a mean looking carbine with it's foldable bayonet (m44 clone).

    Some T53s available At Gunbroker

    http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=chinese+type+53
     
  8. theguncrank

    theguncrank Columbia County Active Member

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    M38! Mine was beat to hell, battle-scarred, counter-bored, mismatched... but of the dozen or so Mosins of several variety I've had personal experience with, only my nephew's hex receiver 91/30 sniper is smoother and more accurate...
     
  9. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    An M39 all the way! Better sights, shimmed for accuracy, and a better stock in my opinion.