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Mosin Nagant

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by martini, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. martini

    martini seattle New Member

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    After seeing how cheap the surplus ammo is, I was thinking about picking up a mosin for plinking to tide me over until things return to normal. Can anyone recommend a shop within 50 miles of Seattle? Anything to look out for, reasonable price? Etc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    rur862 Seattle Active Member

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  4. Qaolin

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

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    mud brush prairie, wa Member

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    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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  7. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...with all of the aftermarket 'improvements' I've seen to Mosins over the years, that 10 round detachable mag has got to be the most practical and innovative yet. It doesn't even look like a Mosin any more. The mag pretty much puts the rifle in the same league as the Enfield as far as volumes of sustained firepower is considered. And the fact that you don't have to bubba the rifle to install it is excellent too.

    Keith
     
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  8. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you get one you should look into a Mojo peep sight for it. They allow you to make adjustments for both windage and elevation, way easier than trying to move the front sight.

    Nagants | Mojo Sights

    I got one off of Gungroker.com a few years ago. Still in the cosmoline, had all the accessories, and the bore looked like it had never been fired. Really cool gun. Made the mistake of shooting up hill and had the butt of the stock a little high once. That metal butt plate doesn't feel good when it hits your collar bone!

    Also keep in mind that most of the ammo is corrosive so be sure to clean it after shooting.
     
  9. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Do any of you guys know of a conversion you can do that would allow the removable magazine to be used with the original stock? I like the idea of increasing the firepower, but want to keep the look of the original rifle.
     
  10. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about picking one up to build a project, and that stock will be my inspiration. The last one I did was an old 6.5x55 Swede, when they were so cheap. Bent the bolt, good optics, stock. Was a tack driver.

    Guess I need to start shopping.
     
  11. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    As new as they are Philly I doubt anyone has figured it out yet. I know I am for sure getting that stock as soon as I get the cash!!!

    Martini, check pawn shops in the area and Cabelas north of ya.
     
  12. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Speedy, you mucked up a Swede? Argh! The humanity....

    Seriously, though, of all the Mausers, the Swedes are the best, and that 6.5 is sweet...
     
  13. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I had a pile of them back then, and they were $99 all day. I put a Timney trigger, a $50 fiber stock, and Nikon 3-9x40. All in I was into the project around $300. Sold it to somebody back in '05 for $500. Built it in the mid 90's. Made a great hunting rifle.
     
  14. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh no. You made money on a gun? You must be a horrible person.

    Just kidding.

    I think it is funny that some of the members seem to be proud of the fact that they have lost money on every gun they ever sold. Don't mean to change the subject of the thread.
     
  15. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Well, as a gunsmith, I had time invested there as well, and my time has never been free. I'm not big on the profiteering stuff I see going on at the moment, but people are people and greed is king.

    Any way, how much are the Mosins running these days. I had one of the old short barreled ones at one point, but think a long barrel would be better suited to my purposes.
     
  16. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I see them on Gunbroker for between $110-$140 with all the toys.
     
  17. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Yeah? Cool, I'll have to find one in a more local market though...Dont feel like buying anything else "on the books" right now, you know?
     
  18. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    You need to get what I got. This has been so nice.
    Amazon.com: Aim Sports Mosin Nagant 1-Inch Extended Recoil Buttpad: Sports & Outdoors

    And just for those who might not know, it is the primers which create corrosive salts upon firing. So, cleaning includes FIRST washing (with water at the minimum) the bore (I pour hot water down it and wet patches afterwards) and THEN clean it normally using your solvent.

    Me, I had a 91/30 but it was too big for me. So I bought an M38 Carbine and I love it. Recently bought 440 rounds for $85 from Sportsman's Guide website.