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Posted: 3/28/2006 11:15:50 AM EDT
I was wasting some time in a gun shop today, and they had a NICE condition (I assume refinished) 91/30 with a hexagonal receiver for $89. Is that a good deal, or is there more specific information I need to look for? I am so used to seeing the crap that usually shows up at my local Dunhams that I was shocked to see a pretty nice Mosin.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:31:02 AM EDT
If it comes with the accessories- sling, oiler, etc then that price is not too bad for a store.
The hex receiver is more rare than the rounds.
Arsenal refinsihed ones go at Wholesalers for about that price.
Check the bore.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:33:36 AM EDT
It had a regular stock, not a laminated one... I may have to study up on them tonight and check it out tomorrow after work. I didn't know enough to look at the arsenal mark, either.

Never really wanted one until I saw a nice one.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 12:56:22 PM EDT
OK, I got a little more info on it... it is Izhevsk (triangle with the arrow) and has a 1928 date on it. It also has an eagle with spread wings stamped on it.

Is this a somewhat sought after variation or pretty common?
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:29:48 PM EDT
Hex receivers are less common as they are earlier design. For $89 I would jump on it. Last show I was at they were selling hex receivered 91/30's for $125 each. These two sites should tell you all you need to know:


7.62x54r.net/

www.mosinnagant.net/

Tons of information on all variations of these rifles.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:30:28 PM EDT
the 91/30's dated before 1930 are dragoon guns converted to 91/30 configuration. they are a little tougher to find than post 1930 guns, id say go for it....
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:02:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 5:05:22 PM EDT by DDiggler]
Well, I did it... hopefully will have pics tomorrow night. Bore looked pretty good, didn't swallow a bullet, came with sling, oiler, pouches, bayonet.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:19:40 PM EDT
If it has an eagle stamped on the top receiver flat, that means that receiver is from a pre-1918 rifle and was re-used when this one was made as a dragoon in 1928. Check the underside of the tang for the year the receiver was made.

The eagle is the Imperial Romanov Eagle of the Tsar Nicholas II. Anything post-revolution won't have an eagle.

Some late dragoons (this one now an ex-dragoon) were made on older receivers, usually 1914-1915 or so. It's a neat feature to have, but not necessarily worth a lot more money.

But anyway $89 for that is a good deal. How's the bore?
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