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Posted: 1/14/2006 2:13:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 2:15:14 PM EDT by Macumazahn]
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Just looking at these rifles. says the reciever is from 1898.
Would these be safe to shoot? Kinda old, but I guess people are still shooting WW1 Springfields.

Also, this seems a steep price for a Mosin, even if it is Finnish.

Does anyone have one? Run though surplus 7.62x54 fine?

Any comments welcome

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:05:13 PM EDT
Just looking at these rifles. says the reciever is from 1898.
Would these be safe to shoot? Kinda old, but I guess people are still shooting WW1 Springfields.

It is always best to have it checked out, but they are safe to shoot. Many of the early recvrs rifles were rebarreled by the Finns.

Also, this seems a steep price for a Mosin, even if it is Finnish.

Anything Finn marked (SA) will bring a premium these days. There were less of them then the Soviet rifles and represent an interesting note in history.

Does anyone have one? Run though surplus 7.62x54 fine?

Yes they run 7.62x54r just fine. If you are just looking for a Mosin then get one of the refurb ones that sell between $70 and $100. I think the whole SA marked deal has gotten a bit out of hand. Even though I own a few myself.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:08:49 PM EDT
An Finnish M39 is a much, much better rifle than a $75 91/30.

I have two M39s, both on antique (pre-1898) receivers. They shoot surplus 54R just fine.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:50:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sigurd:
An Finnish M39 is a much, much better rifle than a $75 91/30.

I have two M39s, both on antique (pre-1898) receivers. They shoot surplus 54R just fine.



+1, and its even better when its "D" marked.....
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:09:09 AM EDT
No problem with the old receivers. Quality of the metal is good, and when the Finns rebuilt their rifles, they did it right. In order to pass muster, they had to shoot below 2 MOA. Even the M16 is only required to shoot 4 MOA to pass quality standards.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:51:30 AM EDT
Thanks guys for the replies. I'm seriously considering pickuping up one or two of these rifles.

Thanks again.
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