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Posted: 10/7/2007 7:27:21 PM EST
So there is a gun show in Canby next weekend and I'm sure I'll swing by after work. Been wanting a rifle to keep in the rig that isn't a high dollar EBR or something. Basically just to have at all times so when wheeling or whatever I have something to plink with.

I've been told by many the Nagant is the best bet since it is cheap and cheap to feed. But I know nothing about them other than that and that I shot the one at the CBR PR match.

Is there anything I should avoid with them? Anything I should look for? Price range I should be in?

I'm not sayin I'm gonna buy one this weekend but if a decent one pops up I want to know what I'm lookin at.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 7:33:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2007 7:36:07 PM EST by PromptCritical]
Three types:

M91/30 Long barrel (very long)
M38 Short carbine (I have this model)
M44 Short carbine with folding bayonet.

Caliber 7.62mm x 54 R (the R stands for either Rimmed or Russian I think)

You should be able to find a decent one for less than $100. For a truck gun I would recommend the M38 or maybe the 44 just because they're shorter.

The power is on par with a 30-06 and they are plenty accurate.

ETA: When inspecting a possible purchase, use a bore scope, or light. Most of these have never seen anything but corrosive ammo. Make sure the bore isn't rotted out. Also, learn to clean the thing after firing corrosive ammo. Basically rinse the bore with windex immediately after use, then clean as usual.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 7:34:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 7:37:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 7:47:33 PM EST
I see Big5 has 91-30's on sale for $89 this week, get to pic your own, beware of war year production, machining was rather hurried.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 8:03:18 PM EST
Many 38's are counter bored, bore drilled oversized the muzzle. I thin this was done to fix damaged crowns.

I would wait for a Big-5 sale and then calll around. That way you can look through a bunch of rifles and select the best yourself.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 8:07:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By mpmax:
I see Big5 has 91-30's on sale for $89 this week, get to pic your own, beware of war year production, machining was rather hurried.


My M38 says 1943 on the receiver. It's a bit rough, but not too bad. Honestly, I think it's cooler having on that may have seen service on the front, whacking Nazis.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 8:18:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By mpmax:
I see Big5 has 91-30's on sale for $89 this week, get to pic your own, beware of war year production, machining was rather hurried.


My M38 says 1943 on the receiver. It's a bit rough, but not too bad. Honestly, I think it's cooler having on that may have seen service on the front, whacking Nazis.


+1
i thought that exact thing about my m38

also, just a heads up, Joes in sherwood has wolf black box 7.62x54r in
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:28:31 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:21:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Caliber 7.62mm x 54 R (the R stands for either Rimmed or Russian I think)



It stands for rimmed.
I wouldn't rule out classicarms.us for a nagant either.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:15:55 AM EST
Does anyone know where to get Mosin parts? I some how lost the lower screw the holds the receiver into the stock
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:30:37 AM EST
Want an accurate one. Want one made for perfection by little Finnish fairies and huge boobies

Go with a m39 version.

Kinda spendy but they are ohh so worth it compared to a 91 44 or 38 anyday.


ANYDAY I tell ya... Ill bet my lumpia on that one.

m39
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:04:34 AM EST
I just love the Thud with the FIRE out of my M44
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:16:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gunkata:
I just love the Thud with the FIRE out of my M44


Fireballs are the best part of it.
youtube.com/watch?v=vOOxER-bAP0
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:19:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1VB-Mustang:
Does anyone know where to get Mosin parts? I some how lost the lower screw the holds the receiver into the stock


which one do you need the long or short one?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:29:28 PM EST
These rifles had a large difference in bore diameter. Some are as large as .313. The boxed Winchester ammo is .311.

My brother, nephew and I each bought an M38 last year and mine seems to have the largest bore. It is also less accurate than the other two as a result.

If you can I would somehow check and get the tightest one. Just a thought.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:55:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By BLM:

Originally Posted By 1VB-Mustang:
Does anyone know where to get Mosin parts? I some how lost the lower screw the holds the receiver into the stock


which one do you need the long or short one?

The short one.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:02:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1VB-Mustang:

Originally Posted By BLM:

Originally Posted By 1VB-Mustang:
Does anyone know where to get Mosin parts? I some how lost the lower screw the holds the receiver into the stock


which one do you need the long or short one?

The short one.


sorry I ony have an extra long one
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:54:36 PM EST
I have the 91/30 and the M44. They are both 1943 and very accurate. If you do get the M44 remember to shoot it with the Bayo out. ( thanks NOX ) they are dead nuts at 250 yrds with it out. With it in they are about 6 in to the left. It is true ask NOX.

I have shto clays at 300 meters with my 91/30 and that is off hand standing. I can't do it everytime, but enough to drop and Elk, deer, or human at that distance.

I love mine and if you want fire check out this pic.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:03:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 5:06:37 PM EST by Ubber_Noob]
Some Humor to add to the topic href=Some Mosin Humor

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:58:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 1VB-Mustang:
Does anyone know where to get Mosin parts? I some how lost the lower screw the holds the receiver into the stock hock.gifNumrich has MN parts: http://www.e-gunparts.com/model.asp?idDept=168
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:29:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ubber_Noob:
Some Humor to add to the topic


Some Mosin Humor



Great, now I have to go buy another one!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:32:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 8:32:26 AM EST by 1VB-Mustang]
Cool, thanks for the link
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:37:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ubber_Noob:
Some Humor to add to the topic


Some Mosin Humor



i love that thing
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