Re: LOOKING TO BUY A MOSIN NAGANT.
Mosins are like a corvette, just because it's a vette doesn't mean it's a good one. I'd personally look for a M28/30, but I'm a bit partial to Finnish made goods. The reference to armory reconditioned, just means that it has been refurbished and brought up to spec by an armorer ( probably military armorer). If done properly this is ok, but this also may mean that serial numbers may not match, wood may differ, etc. this does usually mean that you'll have a decent shooter. a little step down in price can get you a M44, which are also pretty good quality MN's. If the gun has papers with it, that could mean it's been recond also. You'd have to find out just what "papers" the shop has; ask to look at them. Find out what model and country of origin they both are, then do some checking and see if it is worth what they're asking. Me personally, I look for bore finish and wear first, if all s/n's match, then I'd take a serious look into buying the firearm if the price was right.
There are a zillion differnt versions on the MN; there will be several guys online later today that are MN fanatics, you'll get some great info from them I'm sure.
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