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Posted: 10/27/2013 6:43:43 AM EST
At the LGS yesterday and noticed a Mosin hanging on the wall. I asked about the price and it was $200. It was nothing special, just your everyday Mosin.

Last time I purchased one it was only $100 from Big 5. Got me thinking I should have grabbed more when they were still cheap.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:44:38 AM EST
I have a M44 and have contemplated picking up a few more for good measure
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:47:01 AM EST
Probably has something to do with executive orders from Obozo.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:48:05 AM EST
Paid $129 for one a year of so ago.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:48:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:50:04 AM EST
$139 at LGS here in Texas and they've got two racks of them
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:54:10 AM EST
M44s have been ~200 even before the panic started, in my area at least. 91/30's went from around 80-100 up to 170 or so, but seem to have stabilized down at 125-140. Except for the usual silliness, like a mixmaster Westinghouse with the corroded through bore for $400.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:58:49 AM EST
I was at a few different stores and I only saw them at one place. Sounds like I might need to look around some more.
Maybe cheap Mosins are not a thing of the past after all.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:59:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ropwoo:
I was at a few different stores and I only saw them at one place. Sounds like I might need to look around some more.
Maybe cheap Mosins are not a thing of the past after all.
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Most gun shows have a ton of them.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:16:30 AM EST
Does this mean they are legal to become part of a 401K?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:28:25 AM EST
I sold both of mine and about 800-900 rds of ammo a few months ago .....tripled my money after two years .
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:33:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EffingThirteener:
M44s have been ~200 even before the panic started, in my area at least. 91/30's went from around 80-100 up to 170 or so, but seem to have stabilized down at 125-140. Except for the usual silliness, like a mixmaster Westinghouse with the corroded through bore for $400.
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Back in 2008 M44's could be had from Southern ohio guns for $65 if you bought more than 1..... I should have bought more than the 3 i did.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:52:28 AM EST
Seen em at gun shows as low as $110 and online from $130. I think its time to get a couple more before they go up any higher. Those chinese 53's are still hovering around $100 fwiw I would get a couple of those too.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:54:57 AM EST
OP, if you think these prices are bad, try finding a Chinese SKS with the bayonet that is in very good condition for a decent price. And there was a time that these were as common as .22 rifles.

Sorry, didn't mean to sidetrack the thread, but your post got me to thinking about milsurplus imports and how prices are going up, up, up..........
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:55:29 AM EST
My Chinese guns have been the roughest condition mosin by far . 1 had a sewer pipe bore and keyholed . The other is a little better .

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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:56:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 7:58:26 AM EST by SoloMan]
I've been seeing $169.99 consistently at local gun shops and big name outdoor places like Gander Mountain.

Chinese Type 53 for $199.99.

Saw a beat up Type 53 for $150 at a gun show yesterday.

I did see one 1945 M44 with a slightly beat up stock for $200 at the same gun show. I was going to buy it but the guy claimed to be an out-of-state dealer so it was MY responsibility to find another dealer to transfer it to me. I walked, I told the guy that was his responsibility as the seller. Why would he travel across state lines to a gun show and then tell his customers that he wouldn't transfer to them.

He claimed that it was one of his personal rifles and it wasn't owned by his company. Does that make any sense?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:57:24 AM EST
Here's two for less than 150 a pop. http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/featured/2-pk-russian-mosin-nagant-m1891-30-round-receiver-7-62x54r-with-bayonet-and-complete-cleaning-kit.html
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:59:04 AM EST
LGS here has round for $169, octagonal for $189.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:01:51 AM EST
M44's have gone up pver recent years because there hasn't been a large supply -if any- coming in from outside the US. I paid 109 for mine about 4 years ago and I've sen them going for $250+. Apparently you can still get type 53's relatively cheap though.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:03:14 AM EST
The value of the dollar just went down is all.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:03:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:04:50 AM EST
I bought one almost a year ago for $140. The stock is a bit rough but overall it is pretty clean to most of the T53s I have seen!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:09:20 AM EST
Big5 about 3 years ago $89.

Miss the good old days.

Hell 10 years ago you cold get a AK for 250
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:13:31 AM EST
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Anybody know the deal about the out-of-state dealer who wouldn't sell to me at yesterday's show? I thought that was pure rubbish.

Apparently it wasn't just me. Later in the day I heard another guy walking around begging other dealers to do the transfer.

I wasn't about to be his b*tch though.....I'm the customer, after all!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:14:02 AM EST
LGS is your first clue to finding overpriced C&R guns. I don't think I have ever seen a C&R priced 'correctly' locally.


Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:15:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
LGS is your first clue to finding overpriced C&R guns. I don't think I have ever seen a C&R priced 'correctly' locally.

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I thought they used to be. Not very long ago, 91/30s were selling for $119 and $129 at the LGS and big name stores. That was pretty usual, I thought.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:21:31 AM EST
Are folks really bitching about a truly decent large caliber rifle being around 200 dollars??? I worked at tapco when they were sub 100 for handpicked. But that was 15 years ago.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:24:32 AM EST
They're not worth $100, much less $200.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:55:46 AM EST
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They're not worth $100, much less $200.
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That is what I think about M1 Carbines. They are still $200 guns in my book.

When I had my C&R, I bought piles of Mosins. Century M44 3fers for $100, a 5 M91/30 case for what, $200-250? They are very underrated rifles.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:06:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By combatcanin08:
Big5 about 3 years ago $89.

Miss the good old days.

Hell 10 years ago you cold get a AK for 250
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HELL.. 2006/2007 pos romy WASR-10s were $300. I was a broken ass college student at the time, and that was definitely not in the budget but every time I see the current prices I mentally punch myself in the dick for not sucking it up and buying one at that price.. or five.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:13:41 PM EST
I paid $85 for mine. Same dude had them for sale for $160 this weekend, but they were really, really beat to hell.

When I was a kid I remember going to the Woolworth and they had barrels of SKSs, IIRC $55 each. They were all stuffed in a barrel, muzzle down.

My dad could have made me a millionaire.

Instead I got a Mossberg 22 which was later lost.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:16:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By andrasik:
They're not worth $100, much less $200.
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This.

I had a laminate stock Mosin which I traded for a computer hard drive which caught fire during use and I still consider it to be a good trade. I woudlnt take a free one.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:34:22 PM EST
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Regular mosins with bayonets are $179.99 today at Cabela's.

Guy today bought a VG+ condition Norinco SKS with spike bayonet while I was there for $489.99.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:36:19 PM EST
uhhh, maybe the fact that they haven't been in production for the better part of a century, and people keep buying them up and intentionally destroying them?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:38:17 PM EST
$89 form my M44 5yrs ago.....
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:23:10 PM EST
39$ for a laminated in cosmoline M44 dated 1945, I think it went from the factory to the warehouse, purchasd in 1995.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:41:16 PM EST
They have been $200 at cabelas for a long time now. I always laughed.

My Kitchen table FFL always had them for $100 and did decent prices on everything. he has the FFL for fun, not money. His 91/30 prices recently went up to $165. I'm convincinced its at the import or distributor level filtering to everyone.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:46:41 PM EST
About $170 locally, they come with the kit and bayo.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:02:28 PM EST
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That can change really quickly.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:06:43 PM EST
Or just wait a month and don't buy them..price will crash just like palmetto selling 499$ m4 style kits minus a stripped lower

The bottom drop out because of over stock and inventory is coming soon
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:12:41 PM EST
they are always at aimsurplus for under 150 for some models
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F3MOSIN9130&name=Russian+1891%2f30+7.62x54R+Mosin+Nagant+Rifle&groupid=730&fprdct=1

I sold mine off a few years back. It was nice to own but I only bought it because it was cheap. Never cared for the rifle itself though.
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