About Owning a Mosin Nagant Rifle.... (Anyones advice)
|March 28th, 2005||#1|
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Owning a Mosin Nagant Rifle.... (Anyones advice) info
Brief overview of the rifle
This topic is about the most mass produced bolt action rifle in WW2. It fires 7.62x54mm bullets and is made mostly in Tula and izhvesk factories. Some say it is a bit of an ugly rifle but i like its shape and it drips with history
AIM: To own a mosin nagant which is moderatly accurate in shooting, but also not too expensive.
Ok, here is the situation... I just sent in my firearm licence application form and damn it took a while to sign because i needed to get some high ranking members of society writing statutory comments and such. Im torn between two mosin nagants, one that is from another state (New South Wales, Sydney) and there is a more expensive and more better in aspects of quality finnish mosin. Lawrence Ordnance which is the store in Sydney, sells loads of Russian Mosin Nagants (Izhvesk) that have been refurbished after WW2 for $360. Whats even more surprising is that it comes with a bayonet, sling and a cleaning kit. Im a bit suspicious about this rifle because its rather cheap. Likely to be an inaccurate rifle when shooting. Here is the link to the rifle(s) in sydney.
As for the better finnish one. It is a Mosin M1921. I believe its a possible finnish capture during the revolution and has a shorter barrel, so its possibly made for cavalry troops. The Dealer is charging this rifle for over $450 and informs me that if i wish to hit targets accurately, i should get this mosin. It looks very nice and a close friend of mine dealed with this guy before, getting an accurate Lee-enifled/Longbranch.
Im confused with which one i should go for and if i had a job now, it would be the finnish one. However i wish for a russian mosin nagant, but the problem is that if the russian mosin is faulty, it would be hard to return it because i got this from another state. I also like to ask whether if this rifle (Mosin Nagants in general) is a good rifle anyway. Is it reliable and accurate in general?
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|March 28th, 2005||#2|
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As for which one to go for well if you are a fan of the red army then I would get the Russian version over the Finnish one.
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|March 28th, 2005||#3|
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I am looking at my Mosin Nagant Rifle right now 8)
Last year my brother and I bought 2 of them last year for about $115 each. I believe they were both refurbished. Mine was built in 1932. We bought them from the gun pages here in the US. I have the hex reciever so I can add a scope at a later time. The round recievers cannot have a scope. Keep that in mind.
As for accuracy they are both dead on. At 100 meters with Iron sights, I had one hell of a shot group. I cannot wait to add a scope. When you fire, make sure you hold it right. Firing a 7.62x54 will let your shoulder know when you are holding it wrong.
The only problem we had was one of the rifles had a hard trigger pull. We took both weapons apart, cleaned them, and filed down a piece on the trigger and there was no more hard trigger pull. Good luck on taking apart the bolt. It still takes me a few minutes to get the thing back together.
Got anyother questions?
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|March 28th, 2005||#4|
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Dragoon is still much like the original WW2 mosin, only just a bit shorter. I have heard stories about how the shorter ones really pack a punch for the shoulder though.
Im actually going to sydney in 2 weeks time. I'll go to the store and do a bit of inspecting and ask them the template number of the rifle i like best. So when ready, i can send it down to my local firearm store.
Thats great to hear Doody. I have been a little reluctant to own one since i had several people telling me how crappy they are at accuracy. My friends told me that a gun store owner had a mosin and said they are for people who watch too much enemy at the gates. He also said it is unreliable, inaccurate and the woof chips easily. Who knows really... it could even be one of those very old versions, built in the late 1800's or built in china. (Sorry chinese)
I saw how hard it is, when disassembling the bolt from surplusrifle.com. I think the bolt can even fly out of ones hands when pressed against a piece of wood. Well thanks for letting me know how good they are. Like i said, i always get mixed opinions on the rifle.
|March 28th, 2005||#6|
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Mosin Nagant's are cheap, I go to Big Five Sporting Goods store and buy one for less than $100, explain this too me. because there's so damn many of them probably, although an M1 Garand or My M1903 Springfield cost a hell of a lot more.
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|April 2nd, 2005||#8|
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Good news! I went to a militaria show on saturday and i found a decent Mosin Nagant 1938, built by izhevsk. Though the 1938 model is shorter than the traditional ones made for the infantry, the 1938 is still a decent rifle used by artillary, armor and truck troops in WW2. The stock has a few dings and the barrel needs some cleaning, but for $200 dollars, im very wrapped.
It looks much like this. The only problem though is that when i fire this, its going to kick like a horse. Oh my shoulder will regret this.
|April 25th, 2005||#10|
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