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Posted: 9/6/2013 8:09:20 PM EDT
The LGS has a M38 for $300.  The rifle is in good shape cosmetically.  The bore is clean and bright with good rifling.  The cosmoline has been removed, and bolt cycles smoothly (for a mosin). All in all it looks like a fine specimen on an M38.  I have a 91/30 and a Type 53 so an M38 would be a nice addition to the family...

I checked online and Buds is doing M38s for $254 shipped to my C&R...  but then I'd be taking a chance on whatever quality rifle comes out of the chute, and have to remove the cosmoline myself.

I'm leaning towards paying the extra fifty bucks + tax at the LGS, especially as M38s have been drying up of late.  Then again, I also can't believe I'm considering spending $300 on a Mosin.
 
Any thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/6/2013 8:14:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/6/2013 10:00:44 PM EDT
What year and is it in a M38 stock of M44 Stock?
Link Posted: 9/6/2013 10:22:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tacolove:
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This.  If its in an M38 stock, get it, if it isn't, I personally wouldn't pay more than $250 at this point in time.
Link Posted: 9/7/2013 1:30:39 AM EDT
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This.  If its in an M38 stock, get it, if it isn't, I personally wouldn't pay more than $250 at this point in time.
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Originally Posted By tacolove:
What year and is it in a M38 stock of M44 Stock?


This.  If its in an M38 stock, get it, if it isn't, I personally wouldn't pay more than $250 at this point in time.


That sounds about right to me as well.


Link Posted: 9/7/2013 6:38:39 AM EDT
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This.  If its in an M38 stock, get it, if it isn't, I personally wouldn't pay more than $250 at this point in time.
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Originally Posted By tacolove:
What year and is it in a M38 stock of M44 Stock?


This.  If its in an M38 stock, get it, if it isn't, I personally wouldn't pay more than $250 at this point in time.



This.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 10:11:08 AM EDT
Thanks for the advice!

The rifle had an M38 stock in excellent condition (no dings/scratches/cracks) and upon repeat inspection a nice bore.  I FO'd.  

Now to get it out to the range.  I hope POA = POI; the mosins that shoot high are obnoxious.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 12:02:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By armaborealis:
Thanks for the advice!

The rifle had an M38 stock in excellent condition (no dings/scratches/cracks) and upon repeat inspection a nice bore.  I FO'd.  

Now to get it out to the range.  I hope POA = POI; the mosins that shoot high are obnoxious.
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Nice dude!  Pics or it isn't real

In my experience, the carbines all shoot high, but maybe that's just me.  You can buy replacement sights to fix that
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 12:05:21 PM EDT
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I hope POA = POI; the mosins that shoot high are obnoxious.
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The POI issues on 91/30s and M44s typically are related to the barrel harmonics from the bayonet. The M38s never had bayonets, so that is not typically an issue.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 2:19:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By armaborealis:
Thanks for the advice!

The rifle had an M38 stock in excellent condition (no dings/scratches/cracks) and upon repeat inspection a nice bore.  I FO'd.  

Now to get it out to the range.  I hope POA = POI; the mosins that shoot high are obnoxious.
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Strange. I don't see any pics.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 6:00:20 PM EDT
Pics!  The m38 was my favorite bolt-action carbine until I got a Enfield No5
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 7:30:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By armaborealis:
Thanks for the advice!

The rifle had an M38 stock in excellent condition (no dings/scratches/cracks) and upon repeat inspection a nice bore.  I FO'd.  

Now to get it out to the range.  I hope POA = POI; the mosins that shoot high are obnoxious.
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Sounds like you did good. Congratulations!

Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:08:24 PM EDT
You said bore is nice, is it counter-bored?
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