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Gentlemen,

My not so local gun shop where I bought my 556 sends me flyers on occassion w/ specials they are currently offering.

One of the items listed is a "Mosin Nagant 91/30" for $99.00.

I'm not familiar w/ this rifle, but for some reason, it looks cool as hell and like it would be a blast to shoot.

I've had my eye on an STG 58 as my next rifle (DROOL!), but for a hundred bucks and some good insight, I just might pick one up.

Thoughts?
 

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Mosin Nagant-7.62x54R WWII Simo Häyhä-Finland 505 kills, Lyudmila Pavlichenko 309 kills all with this rifle. I think it's a pretty good shooter :wink:
 

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Just joined a MN forum sight to get some additional info. But I always appreciate info given from my fellow 556'ers.
Thanks for the encouragement.

If I can find one that checks out at my dealer, I think I'll go for it next week.
 

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Do you have vaulted ceilings? A Mosin 91/30 has been known to poke holes through a ceiling, especially with a bayonet attached.

They're cheap, fun rifles that are a valuable piece of military history. Quality can be hit-or-miss, they were wartime productions churned out in the tens of millions. The hexagonal receivers are typically better condition, they were early models before the Russians started cutting costs. Sometimes you might have issues with a bolt or a trigger. The rounds are still fairly cheap and it is a fun rifle to shoot. Maybe not the most accurate, but there are things you can do to improve it if you like getting hands-on. Recoil is modest to strong, depending on the ammunition. On the low end you can find 147g, on the high end I think 203g.

If you're really looking for a lot of bang, try to seek out a Mosin M39 or M44. They're the carbine versions, almost the same except the 44 has a permanently fixed bayonet. They kick like a mule, are loud as hell, and produce a pretty nice fireball.
 

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I actually do have vaulted ceilings :wink: , and I sure gonna need them w/ the bayonet attached!

Yea, I got it, and love it! What a cool rifle!

Stripped it down and cleaned it twice to get to know it. (Cosmoline is a [email protected]!) Checked firing pin (GTG) protusion and gonna cross my fingers on head space and give it a whirl this weekend at the range.
Think I'll mix in some safety glasses just in case :lol:
 

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if theres 2 things russians know its guns and vodka... wouldnt trust there cars though :lol:
 

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Put forty rounds through him (this is definitely a "him", not a "her") Saturday.

All I can say is "WOW" and "OW!!".

I really like ths rifle. Still working on "sticky bolt syndrome", but I'm sure I can fix that. Impressed w/ accuracy. Need to get a little more used to it before I post some results. But was hitting some good paper on my last string.

Kick's like a freakin' mule! But if some Soviet peasant can put up w/ it, so can I :lol:
 

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Put forty rounds through him (this is definitely a "him", not a "her") Saturday.

All I can say is "WOW" and "OW!!".

I really like ths rifle. Still working on "sticky bolt syndrome", but I'm sure I can fix that. Impressed w/ accuracy. Need to get a little more used to it before I post some results. But was hitting some good paper on my last string.

Kick's like a freakin' mule! But if some Soviet peasant can put up w/ it, so can I :lol:
If recoil is really bad, there's a few companies that sell rubber recoil pads specifically for the rifle. No lies, I had to buy one for my M44. That little carbine is just too much for my old shoulders.

Also, a bunch of videos out there that help with sticking bolts: http://video.aol.com/video-detail/stick ... 1457218999

Welcome to the Mosin club! IMO, best bang for the buck available.
 

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Thanks Rob,

I have adopted the folded "as much as I can make it look not too girlie" towel over my right shoulder to absorb that monster 7.62x54R. Works fine and nobody snickers (as far as I know :) ).

Now all I have to do is try out my new 1928 Izzy I picked up yesterday at the range this weekend!

Ya, I got the fever. I just wish FAL's were this cheap! :lol:

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Try a limb saver recoil pad if it can tame my 12 gage and I've had shoulder surgery Then its got to help your gun.

By the way a forum I mod on has a big following on them and many like them and refinish them as well.
 
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