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Posted: 1/29/2011 7:23:25 PM EDT
Local store has them for $89
I don't have one...yet.
Any words of wisdom on these?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:24:32 PM EDT
don't buy one so that leaves more for me

there, i talked you out of it
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:25:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By surplusnut:
don't buy one so that leaves more for me

there, i talked you out of it


First post and all that.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:26:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gearjammer351:
Originally Posted By surplusnut:
don't buy one so that leaves more for me

there, i talked you out of it


First post and all that.


Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:27:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
Local store has them for $89
I don't have one...yet.
Any words of wisdom on these?

Fo like you've never fent before.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:27:37 PM EDT
They are sweet rifles for the money. Sorry, I am not going to talk you out of one.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:28:57 PM EDT
Cheap guns, cheap ammo, lots of fun, What's not to like?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:30:34 PM EDT
$89

Another $89 for a spam can of surplus ammo.

BOOM= 4ft fireball.


What the Hell is THAT thing?

(All I got.)
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:30:57 PM EDT
Buy one.



That's mine right when I got it. I know the bayonet isn't fixed correctly.

It's cool either way.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:31:09 PM EDT
They're not as big a blast as an M44 carbine but they're still a blast to shoot. And cheaply too.

Nothing quite like shooting a rifle 4 foot long. Or a 6' long spear when the bayonet is attached.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:32:03 PM EDT
It will make you cry when you shoot it
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:32:09 PM EDT
Check out this site for info. It will cover anything you need. http://7.62x54r.net/
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:33:32 PM EDT
A mosin is a mistake. Buy 2 they're cheap.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:34:33 PM EDT
Don't do it!!!

Once you buy one you will be overcome with the urge to buy more. It's worse than BRD.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:34:55 PM EDT
I can't believe there's somebody that doesn't have one yet.

Get two.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:35:42 PM EDT
I've kinda wanted to make a tanker Mosin one of these days by cutting one down to 16", but trying to keep it proportional looking. A 20" M44 is bad, so I'd think a 16" would just be obscene.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:36:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 7:37:04 PM EDT by PAEBR332]
Originally Posted By C_Sly:
I can't believe there's somebody that doesn't have one yet.

Get two.


I don't have one and have no desire to ever have one. <shrug>



Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:37:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Originally Posted By C_Sly:
I can't believe there's somebody that doesn't have one yet.

Get two.


I don't have one and have no desire to ever have one. <shrug>




This might not end well for you.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:37:56 PM EDT
If you get the 91-30 then you have to get the M38 and the M44, just saying. Then you will need a K98 to compliment the "other" side, and then an M1, which will lead to the Enfields......



Love my 91-30. Mine is the hex receiver which I guess doens't mean as much as I thought it did, but what ever, total tack driver for the money and hold Minute of Man at 300 all day long open sites.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:38:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Originally Posted By C_Sly:
I can't believe there's somebody that doesn't have one yet.

Get two.


I don't have one and have no desire to ever have one. <shrug>





Shun the unbeliever!

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:39:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cableguy221:
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Originally Posted By C_Sly:
I can't believe there's somebody that doesn't have one yet.

Get two.


I don't have one and have no desire to ever have one. <shrug>




This might not end well for you.


Meh. I find them crude and uninteresting. Just not my thing.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:39:41 PM EDT
They're super cheap.....

I'd rather have 1 k31 than a few mn's though. Cheap isn't enough to keep my interest these days.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:40:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:42:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:42:49 PM EDT
Cheap to shoot. Breathes fire. Kicks hard. Looks cool.

Fucking buy one.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:46:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Originally Posted By C_Sly:
I can't believe there's somebody that doesn't have one yet.

Get two.


I don't have one and have no desire to ever have one. <shrug>





More for me.

A FUNCTIONAL piece of history for under $100?
An effective "pass me" rifle, roughly equivalent to .30-06, for arming the "troops" if need be?

Whats not to love?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:48:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SurvivingAZ:
If you get the 91-30 then you have to get the M38 and the M44, just saying. Then you will need a K98 to compliment the "other" side, and then an M1, which will lead to the Enfields......



Love my 91-30. Mine is the hex receiver which I guess doens't mean as much as I thought it did, but what ever, total tack driver for the money and hold Minute of Man at 300 all day long open sites.



The K98 I have was a bring back from WWII courtesy of my grandfather who took it off the German who unsucessfully tried to bayonet him. I got an M1 a couple few years ago when the Greek returns first showed up at CMP.
I have an Arisaka from the other theater as well. Figured it might be time to jump on the Soviet band wagon.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:48:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 7:49:06 PM EDT by ElectricSheep556]
There's just something about my Mosin that makes it much more fun than shooting anything else I've got. I can't really explain it.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:02:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
There's just something about my Mosin that makes it much more fun than shooting anything else I've got. I can't really explain it.


That. It's just plain fun,
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:10:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 8:10:13 PM EDT by GreatDane]
Shot my "new" M44 for the first time today. The range was crowded when I got there, and I got the last bench on the rifle side. Five rounds later, I had a empty spot on my left and two on my right.

Also just got 880 rounds of the aforementioned Russian surplus on Thursday from AIM.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:14:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Soybomb:
They're super cheap.....

I'd rather have 1 k31 than a few mn's though. Cheap isn't enough to keep my interest these days.


No need to choose. I have one of each.

Now I need a K98...


and a SMLE...


and a '03 ...


and...


Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:22:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gearjammer351:
Originally Posted By Soybomb:
They're super cheap.....

I'd rather have 1 k31 than a few mn's though. Cheap isn't enough to keep my interest these days.


No need to choose. I have one of each.

Now I need a K98...


and a SMLE...


and a '03 ...


and...




This is the problem.

I only have a K31 and a 91/30 so far for surplus rifles (have a few pistols, though).

My CMP paperwork is all filled out, though, so I think I might go to the bank and get it notarized sometime this week.

I do "need" an M38 and M44, though. And a SKS, and an 03A3, and a SMLE, and a K98, and an M1 carbine, and...
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:35:53 PM EDT
Don't forget to buy some Windex Original to clean it with.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:45:45 PM EDT
Just for the history I bought a mosin redone by the finns.

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:52:37 PM EDT
How many surplus rifles can be had for a hundred bucks now a days?
Buy one!
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:53:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By biere:
Just for the history I bought a mosin redone by the finns.



Yep, just got one of those myself. Just holding it you can feel the history.

Mine was made by New England Westinghouse in the United States. Date stamped 1915, Hex receiver.

Sent to the Russians, probably carried into Combat in WW1. Captured by the Finnish in the continuation war, re-arsenaled and issued to Finnish troops to fight the Russians.

When I took the butt plate off a flattened piece of wheat fell out. I held it in my hand and wondered what battlefield that came off of and what happened to the Soldier who was carrying it that day.

Maybe I'm just a history geek, but shit like that gets my blood pumping.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:11:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 9:11:41 PM EDT by MillerSHO]
Almost all have frosty bores.

The action is prone to being "sticky", some claim it's just cosmo in the chamber but I've seen different reasons and no amount of attaching something to your drill and running it in the chamber will fix it. Of course not all are like this but it is common.

If the gun was more expensive, you prob wouldn't want one. Why buy a gun just cause it's cheap, I don't like to keep guns outside of the safe unless they are part of my "bump in the night plan" and safe space is at a premium.

One of the inaccurate milsurp guns, still minute of man of course but still on the lower end of the cheap guns, cry all you want it's true. No your MN doesn't shoot 1 MOA so shut up. (Please don't bring up the finnish nagant's, just don't do it cause we're talking about regular MN's).

The gun is just mediocre quality, you just want one cause it's cheap and the ammo is cheap. Go for it if you even think you want one though, out of all the cheap guns there are one of the best. Even if you didn't like it you wouldn't be into it much.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:14:41 PM EDT
It's about the cheapest gun you can buy. Go for it. I've got an M38 and and M44 and I haven't shot them as years as they beat the shit out of my shoulder. But they are lke 80 bucks.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:23:48 PM EDT
Do it.
God hates a coward.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:24:10 PM EDT
Get them while they are reasonable
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:30:50 PM EDT
Mine is easily one of my favorite rifles, it's pleasant to shoot, cheap to feed and accurate enough for casual plinking
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:35:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Eazy_E:
I've kinda wanted to make a tanker Mosin one of these days by cutting one down to 16", but trying to keep it proportional looking. A 20" M44 is bad, so I'd think a 16" would just be obscene.


Buy one that someone's already molested then.



OP, C&R is an addiction. It starts with a cheap mosin. It ends with you posting on arfcom about how to pay off your credit card bills.

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:36:56 PM EDT
cheap and neat piece of history, built like a damn tank, some what accurate, cheap ammo

just a warning though, Mosins tend to breed like rabbits. You can't have just one

here's most of mine

rifles


carbines
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:44:31 PM EDT
DON'T BUY ONE!!!



Buy 3!
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:46:32 PM EDT
Just buy one, Tard.


I ain't gonna talk you outa shit.

But 3 of them.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 10:08:59 PM EDT
You want downsides?

If you're lucky, it'll come in a thick sticky mess of cosmoline. Whee.

The mechanism is antiquated and lacking in refinement. The "safety" sucks. The trigger sometimes sucks too. The bolt is un-ergonimic, and manipulation of it is an ugly affair.

My M44 has absolutely untouched raw machine marks all over the bolt. It looks awful. It kicks a bit, and the sights are pretty poor. The attached bayonet is unwieldy and a fair amount of weight on the end of such a small rifle. Wish I'da got an M38. The import marks are ugly and prominent.

But they're $90, fairly damn solid, and they can shoot straight enough.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 10:55:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gearjammer351:
Originally Posted By surplusnut:
don't buy one so that leaves more for me

there, i talked you out of it


First post and all that.


What he said, I like that
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 11:16:49 PM EDT
Just one? Shit. Buy a whole crate.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:16:54 PM EDT
Okay....I will not buy one.
Thanks to a few responses, I will more than likely buy 2.

Thanks Arfcom....you guys are my enablers.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:41:05 PM EDT
That's the ticket!

You won't be disappointed. It's a gun you can fire until your shoulder says "no more." Seriously, I think the only caliber of ammo that is cheaper than 7.62x54r is .22lr. The Mosins just have a certain charm...
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:12:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:
That's the ticket!

You won't be disappointed. It's a gun you can fire until your shoulder says "no more." Seriously, I think the only caliber of ammo that is cheaper than 7.62x54r is .22lr. The Mosins just have a certain charm...


Don't forget 5.45x39mm.
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