found an M38 Mosin for sale

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  1. ma96782

    ma96782
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    Well of course.......
    "Collectibles" are not the same thing and worth more, to the right people.

    Speaking of Dragoons (and even ex-Dragoons). My first MN 91/30 was a hex receiver, 1930* marked barrel, Izhevsk. It was thrown in with the rest of the 91/30s. BTW, all of the 91/30s in that lot were selling for the same price. I picked that one because of the hex receiver. It was only later that I found out about the ex-Dragoon.

    Aloha, Mark

    PS.....Yes, a certain web sight says prior to 1930. Though mine does have the gap between the barrel and rear sight block. Maybe, I have to look closer at the date under the receiver tang?

    For those wondering.....
     
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  2. rjmt

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    PS.....Yes, a certain web sight says prior to 1930. Though mine does have the gap between the barrel and rear sight block. Maybe, I have to look closer at the date under the receiver tang?


    we also have a '30 with the sight gap and brass handguard tips - Izhevsk produced both in 30

    glad to meet another Mosin enthusiust

    I have a '36 Hex ex-sniper I paid premium price for - has the PE scope mount screws fill in

    and check out this rare "Russian splice" on a pre-War stock - I actually talked the guy down 'cause I said the stock was repaired

    rjmt

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  3. Aero Denezol

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    Please do.
     
  4. SIG34

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    M38 are cool but I’m not paying more then $150 for a Mosin.. got lucky years back and bought Ten M91/30’s at $89 each :D

    Prices of Mosins are stupid.. $300+ for counter bored , mixed serial numbers :rolleyes:

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  5. Aero Denezol

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    It's crazy.. your Mosins are probably doing better than your 401K. I bought my first M44 for $50. Bought several 91/30's for $89-$100 over the years. Never thought they'd run out. There was so many it was almost obnoxious. Now they are approaching Yugo Mauser prices.

    $250 for a matching M38 I would do. For a 91/30 $200 is my max - maybe $240 for a pre-war Tula. I always check those mil-surp racks at Cabela's (that the OP mentioned) but never have any luck. I've found Swiss K-31 and Arisaka, sometimes a Chi-Com SKS.
     
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  6. SIG34

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    I’ve got a 1930 hex Mosin... people have offered stupid prices at the gun range...

    I wouldn’t mind getting a Good yugo collector grade $300-400, K31 are over priced in my area.. $700+ I remember them going for $325 all day long
     
  7. rjmt

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    The price of Finn Mosins has also gone up - I got several back in the Day
    you wont find one of those at Cabella's
    I'll take a Finn Mosin over a K31 anyday

    rjmt
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    I just joined, but I see that a lot of powderheads like these ugly but lovable Russkies. For some really odd reason, I wanted one since I was about 10 years old. I think it was the forbidden fruit effect - anything Russian back then was like sneaking contraband into the country - or something.
    I hate how popular they have become. The price has skyrocketed. And what I really want, an SVT40, is now far out of reach.

    Anyway, I ended up with a Finnish M28/30 (.308 bore) and one Romanian and one Russian M44. I could still be tempted by a Finnish M39 with the pistol grip stock. Most I have paid is something like 79.95 for the M28/30, but that was about 1990 when the floodgates were just opening. The M44s I got at Big5 when they were $55-$69.

    Speaking of the M28/30, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that super-sniper Simo "White death" Häyhä used an M28/30 to eliminate 505 Russian troops in the Winter war. Also wanted to check my serial number against his. But, I'll have to dig the safe out to do that.
     
  9. SIG34

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    Found a Finn m91/30 at Cabelas for $400... it was rust bucket for second I thought I hit gold.

    I love the sights on Finn 91/30!
     
  10. ma96782

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    Another member here, offered me his M38 at a great price. It had a M44 stock and a barrel that was counter bored. But, I figured that I should buy it anyway. Afterall, who knows when I'll have another opportunity? So YES, I bought it. And, I'm glad that I did.

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    Aloha, Mark
     
  11. Aero Denezol

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    @ma96782 very nice group. The smaller Mosin Nagants are a lot of fun. Try shooting it at dusk - the fireballs are aweseome. M38's were rare even when 91/30's were plentiful. You won't lose money on that investment.

    I'm going to look for a Mosin Nagant in September at the ARPC show. This is the kind of gun that I want to examine in person before buying. I just don't have time to check in at every gun shop on a regular basis. They never sit on the rack long.
     

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