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    Default Mosin-Nagant impulse buy

    I'll post some pics as soon as we get the cosmoline off. 1933, hex receiver, all matching numbers, sling, tools and pouch, two sets of clip pouches, bayonet, and the oil/solvent bottle. Right now you can find these things all over, they're running anywere from $80-$150 and up. Usually the cheaper ones are in poor shape. This one is a VERY nice gun, $80.

    These are great rifles. Made in Russia before and during the war, and a lot of other places. Before the Russian Revolution, Russia contracted Remington and Westinghouse to build them, but the orders were never filled due to the revolution. It's the rifle used by their famous sniper featured in 'Enemy at the Gates'.

    This one was made in Russia and has the Soviet Union hammer and sickle emblem on top of the reciever.

    It shoots a (.30 cal) 7.62 x 54R round. You can buy them pretty cheap, around $85 for 440 rounds of original WWII ammo still sealed in Russian cans, you need a can opener to open them. Some is corrosive so you want to keep it clean.

    Can you believe this? We got it at the new MC Sports in Briarwood Mall, in beautiful left-leaning Ann Arbor.


    It's one helluva fine day when you can go to the MALL and buy a gun!


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    Simo Hayha also used a Mosin-Nagant. Mine was $75 and has been an excellent gun!
    You might be like, I'm confused, what's the attraction?
    But some dudes just love to lose traction.

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    Simo Hayha was Finnish, wasn't he?

    Which model do you have? This is a 91/30. They're pretty easy to come by right now. I guess the carbines are getting a little tougher to find.


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    91/30 round receiver

    And yeah, Simo Hayha was a Finn who killed a whole pile of Nazis for the Red Army. Refused to use a scope! Legendary levels of badass.
    You might be like, I'm confused, what's the attraction?
    But some dudes just love to lose traction.

    Like any club that has grown too large, [motorcycling] has become mired in vacuous debates and split into a thousand splinter factions. Older riders hate squids; cruisers hate sport riders; Harley riders hate everyone, including themselves.

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    Cool Man! I want one.
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    Yeah, you do!

    My friend's shop has several hundred in stock, but they're the gun only. We liked this one because it came with all the accessories.

    I'd love to find the 'sniper version', drilled and tapped for a scope and the bolt handle bends down instead of being straight. I might go down there one day and rifle through (get it?) his stock to see if one got put in there by accident! It's worth a 'shot'.

    Also found out 'Mosin-Nagant' is pronounced 'MO-seen Na-GAHN.

    Stupid Russians.....
    Last edited by telecast; 03-29-2011 at 08:45 AM.


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    Yeah, it's not "MERS-in Nuh-GANT" ya fuckin hick :P

    Mine has the 'sniper style' bolt handle. In CO I shot one with a trigger I will envy for years.. so buttery smooth ;_;
    You might be like, I'm confused, what's the attraction?
    But some dudes just love to lose traction.

    Like any club that has grown too large, [motorcycling] has become mired in vacuous debates and split into a thousand splinter factions. Older riders hate squids; cruisers hate sport riders; Harley riders hate everyone, including themselves.

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    Is yours drilled and tapped for a scope? Form what I've been reading the sniper versions are rare but fakes are running rampant. Sounds like it's really tough to tell, they were just a 91/30 with a turned down bolt handle and scope.

    Also, found this about Simo Hayha. He didn't kill Nazi's, ya fuckin' hick, he killed Soviets...with their own gun!

    "It was during the Winter War (1939–1940), between Finland and the Soviet Union, that he began his duty as a sniper and fought for the Finnish Army against the Red Army. In temperatures between −40 and −20 degrees Celsius, dressed completely in white camouflage, Häyhä was credited with 505 confirmed plus 37 unconfirmed kills of Soviet soldiers."


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    Ah, the article I read also exaggerated his kill count quite a lot.

    Mine isn't drilled for a scope, the bolt/handle is one I found in a box of bolt/handles.
    You might be like, I'm confused, what's the attraction?
    But some dudes just love to lose traction.

    Like any club that has grown too large, [motorcycling] has become mired in vacuous debates and split into a thousand splinter factions. Older riders hate squids; cruisers hate sport riders; Harley riders hate everyone, including themselves.

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    Evidently the Finnish credit him with quite a few more, but the above number is 'confirmed'.

    Of course it's from Wikipedia, so it MUST be true....


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