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Here's a place to show your Mosin Nagants from any country of origin.

Here is part of my collection of these wonderful rifles.;)



From bottom to top they are;
Polish M44 1953 yr
Hungarian M44 1954 yr
Hungarian M38 scout scoped
Russian 91/30 1943 yr
Russian 91/30 1943 Sniper P/U scope

You are welcome to post the pictures of your Mosin Nagants.
 

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Yea...heard that !!

There's a PA gun show this coming weekend that I plan to attend...maybe it's about time I got one !! ;)
 

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Here's a place to show your Mosin Nagants from any country of origin.

Here is part of my collection of these wonderful rifles.;)



From bottom to top they are;
Polish M44 1953 yr
Hungarian M44 1954 yr
Hungarian M38 scout scoped
Russian 91/30 1943 yr
Russian 91/30 1943 Sniper P/U scope

You are welcome to post the pictures of your Mosin Nagants.
Very, very nice. I have been after the M44 & 38 but alas, there are none to be found in my part of Alabama. Found one back in July and the guy wanted $400 for a rust bucket Tula, I know, it was a Tula but it had a cracked stock, bolt was really pitted bad and it appeared to have been shooting corrosive ammo without cleaning it. No Idea how bad the barrel was as I did not have my bore light that day.

I did find a 91/30 Russian 1942 for $129 the other day, may pick it up this weekend if it's still there and I don't get a Vortex Strike Fire for one of the AR's.
 

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Fine looking collection BT. Here is mine 37 model 91/30 that I am in the process of fitting into a Tapco stock that was on my SKS.
 

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I purchased one for a couple of hundred dollars a few months ago but have not been able to shoot it yet.

I'm really looking forward to it!
 

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Rifles only? Don't have any right now. Already went through a few M44s and a 91/30. I get them mostly for swappng.

But I do have this Nagant, a model 18945 Nagant revolver. It's a 1938 Tula, 7 shot, probably rearsenalized cause it looks really good. Bore is perfect. Locks up tight. Well, most do cause the cylinder jumps forward to make a gas seal with the forcing cone on the end of the barrel. It uses a 7.62X38 IIRC. Bullet is seated below the case end and the case seals any gas escaping between the cylinder and barrel. SA moe is not real bad. DA mode feels like 30 lbs, but probably no worse than some of teh DA only autos. Never have fired the right ammo. I do have a box of it, but I was shooting it with .32 Longs. The cases swell abit but it works well enough.

http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/...hoVilla_2/?action=view&current=Naagant006.jpg
 

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We got a Finnish M91 Mosin Nagant that we originally bought to use as a wall hanger back when K-Mart was still selling guns for about $45. I just recently picked up a rubber recoil pad online for it, but the gun is now so long with the thick recoil pad on, I can barely reach the trigger or get it back through my small gun safe door. I'm not sure I want to cut the stock down, but since everyone seems to own one of these, I don't think it will hurt the value very much if I do.
 

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Yea...don't worry about resale value...do what you got to do !

No, DO worry about it. Finish mosins are generaly superior in quality and build and are far more collectable than your average 91/30. The Fins held their mosins to a higher standar and their minimum standard was equal to russias "sniper" versions (denoted by a stamp on the front sight as well as a few other cartouches).

Many fins were refurbished captures during the Winter War and Continuation War, or were made in Finish factories before they started producing their own (far, far superior) rifles.

If you're going to cut the stock, get a russian 91/30 stock and cut that, leave the gun as close to stock condition as you can.

If you're having trouble with the recoil, remeber that this is a full sized battle rifle, and like all rifles, it should be held FIRMLY in the shoulder pocket, pushed back snuggly with a solid cheek weld. Using a hasty sling, off hand, you wont get that thump and sting from the recoil
 

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I stand corrected...

The OP said he paid $45 for it...what value do you place on it Heimdhal !?
Oh yeah, back in the day when they were all running about the price, no one cared, but that was well before the collector market got big and their history became known. Just like you could get a russian SKS for about $75, now they are $450-500

Its just one of those things, ya know. Yesterdays throw away is todays C&R Gold.

On what its worth, I wouldnt know without more info, and theres more knowledgable people out there than myself on Fin's (not my main forte) but It could be worth anywhere from $200-$500+ as is. Some have gone for significantly more, in rare situations. ;)
 

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I’m a little hesitant to cut the stock because it is one of the oldest firearms I own that seems to be all original, even though they are not very valuable now. However considering it has at least doubled (if not tripled) in value since I purchased it in 1992 tells me I may want to keep it as is. (I’m not sure if that is the value of the dollar going down or the gun going up though) The main reason I got the recoil pad in the first place is just because I found it cheap online and thought it would be neat to add on. I don’t need to shoot the rifle and do not really want to make it into a personal shooter. I have other rifles I prefer to use. I may unscrew the pad and put the metal buttplate back on it and just put it away. One day I might buy another one that I can tinker with and alter to suit me,but the idea of having one in original condition appeals to me; valuable or not.
 

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I find I can get a Mosin rifle around here for $100-120 for a couple places. Been kicking it over, but hearing the bolt makes it hard to put a scope on it, makes me hesitant - glasses seem to make it harder for me with iron sights. Plus a strong rifle like that would make me want to go for distant shots, necessitating tele..

Should I get one? What all should I look for? One source they are coated in cosmoline, if any extensive inspection would require some time cleaning until I found the best one..

What are your views?
 

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Hi, new to forum, saw this thread. I have had an old M/N for about 17 years now. It's one made by Remington for the Tsar's army back in 1917. I have shot it a few times, but it's been several years since I've taken it to the range. Unfortunately, when we moved into this place we live in now back in February, the rifle slid out of the case (zipper was broke), while I was carrying it into the house with a couple of other rifles, and when the butt hit the tile floor, a chunk of wood broke off. I haven't tried to repair it yet. I'll see if I can pull it out and take some pics one of these days.
 
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