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Mosin Nagant - Opinions, experiences, etc.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Arkarayne, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    Wanted to see the consensus of people, owners etc. I love the 2 I have:

    #1 Tula 1934 Hex M91/30
    --- Good feeding and loading, clean bore, no counter-bore, very accurate.
    #2 Izhevek 1943 Round M38
    --- Bit of a Bi^chin' Betty, seems to like the abuse, but still shoots and has all it's original parts, surprisingly.

    Since I have em, any preferences of pre-war vs. mid-WWI/WWII vs. post war?
     
  2. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    I miss them all very much

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    Should probably find another 91/30 it was my favorite next to the SKS
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    They are entertaining, but always expendable when I have them.
     
  4. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Have a plain ol' laminated stock M44, and....


    damn, I was trying to figure out a way to say this w/o making a pun, but all I can come up with are things like

    "it's a blast" and

    "it's a kick"


    Glad I got into this hobby while there was at least one cheap milsurp rifle left...
     
  5. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    I wanna get an SKS as well (not mosin, but i'm a russian 'fan')

    Did you prefer the longer M91/30 or the carbines?
     
  6. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Mosins are my favorite rifle. I have a Russian ex-sniper, two Finn M39s and one Finn M28/76.

    Keith
     
  7. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    They're tanks and are probably the easiest rifle to dissassemble and reassemble I have ever seen. Straight shooters too. You get a lot of bang for your buck....these rifles are clearly a "diamond in the rough" so to speak for how much they cost and the availability of ammo.
     
  8. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    I agree, they aren't as "feature-rich" as more modern rifles, but when you wanna save ammo, 1 at time is sometimes all you need.

    Any preferences on ammo? Wolf, Prvi, Barnaul, Polish, *insert country ending in*-ian?

    I personally like Wolf and Polish/Bulgarian surplus.
     
  9. zul

    zul PDX Member

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    I have 5 total, and my antique m39 is by far my favorite of the bunch. One of my favorite rifles period in fact. It's beautiful, rugged, built like a tank, shoots great and.. and... ugh i just looove it so much!

    For a rifle that is only 1/100,000 or so, it's fairly cheap too. Get them now for $200-400 depending on condition/rarity
     
  10. HITMAN

    HITMAN Vancouver Member

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    um, i like them to. lol
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    pictures speak for themselves.
     
  11. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Two M39's here and I WILL get more!
     
  12. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Ya know, Hitman, I normally do not like 'bubba'ed' military rifles (especially Mosins), but that one looks to be very well executed...downright impressive :).

    For those that haven't seen one, here is an example (sorry, poor photo) of a Finnish Model 28/76, nominally used as a military competition shooter and sniper training rifle. Interestingly, Finnish Mosins including this rifle and the current Finn Army sniper rifle, the Tkiv 85, are all built with Tsarist-era receivers. I believe that that fact alone attests to the robustness of these rifles.

    Oops, I forgot to mention, I also have a Finn M91.

    Keith
     
  13. RW-Ore

    RW-Ore Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a 91-30 in Rifle Colorado.Came with sling,bayonet and tools oh ? came with four ammo pouches too.Spent all night cleaning it up got to get it back to Oregon before I shoot it.If it's anything like everyone says I'll be a happy camper. 1943 matching numbers for $119.00.
     
  14. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Have an M44 that I really enjoy. For the money, it is basically impossible to find a better rifle. Durable, dependable, and shoots like it was made yesterday.
     
  15. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    I'm glad to see positive feedback on this. reminds me of a few quotes from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (around the era the rifles first came into being. 3 separate centuries of service...)

    Allan Quatermain: If you can't do it with one bullet, don't do it at all.

    Allan Quatermain: Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles?
    Elderly Hunter: Dashed unsporting. Probably Belgian.

    Allan Quatermain: Now, would you like to learn to shoot?
    Tom Sawyer: I can already.
    Allan Quatermain: Oh, I saw. Very American. Fire enough bullets and hope to hit the target.
     
  16. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    I agree! Very nicely done Hitman.
     
  18. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    mudslinging79 oregn Member

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    too much fun!!!! ammo is affordable also, big plus.
     
  20. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Everett, WA Member

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    Hey, Hitman, I love that rifle! Got any more of those triggers, and is it two stage? I've tried to contact Timney and haven't heard back... I'm working on a project...

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