Mosin Nagant question????

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by big steve, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    At my local Cabelas they have a bunch of Mosin Nagant 91/30 and I really want to purchase one. My question is they are all in pretty good condition except they are $150 doesn't that seem to be a bit much even though they are in pretty good condition I mean online I see places where you can pick them up for $100. So I am just inquiring about this.

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    Steve
  2. jack404

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    Ok

    yes it seems a bit much that normal , about $129 for a good one seems to be a average

    but were was it made ?

    Only two arsenals built M91/30s in the Soviet Union, Tula and Izhevsk.

    Tula is prefered , dunno why , but have always brought a slightly higher price i've noticed

    this is the Tula mark (left with the star )

    and to it's right ( i hope ) is the Izhevsk

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  3. big steve

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    I didnt get a real good look as to exactly where they were made. I just saw years most them were 1944. I am going to have to take a look for that next time I go as to where it was made.
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    Also Cabelas have a bigger over head, so you pay more, but all will be inspected and warranted to some degree, you gotta decide if that worth anything to you , or to save your dollars , buy private and suss out yourself if its a good rifle ..

    i sold part of my collection through cabelas, I shipped a lot of rifles and others to the US when they where banned here,

    they did refuse to sell a couple so know they wont sell "iffy" rifles, but they did broker them for me as collector item only and arranged one to be repaired , you do get what you pay for with them, but its always at the upper level

    cheers
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  5. big steve

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    Thank you very much for the input
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    Also consider that if you purchase online, you will be paying an additional $15 for shipping and $25-$30 for the FFL transfer. You should check out the gun shows. I was able to buy a Tula M44 Mosin Nagant for $100 in very good shape at the Fort Worth Gun Show. Good luck.
  7. big steve

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    Yes I will. Thank you for your input.
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    Buy one ... or two; the Mosin is a excellent buy @ $100.00. Cabellas has run these at 100.00 in my area and the rifles have been just fine quality, you will have a chance to handle the rifle while the paperwork is being processed; if you are unhappy with the one the clerk brings ask for another. The collector value is there but these guns are better as a shooter.To heck with the shows or on line, at the price give it a whirl..... you can not loose.
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    Thanks a lot for the input.
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    Unless you spring for that C&R license. Heck I have saved over 200 bucks in transfer fees alone the year and a half I had it. :D
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    Yeah that does sound like a good idea.
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    I think today I am going to take a run up to Cabelas to see if I can find any of the Mosins that were made in the Tula armory.
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    And a hex receiver!
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    I didnt get a chance to go today gandog. And FYI i just responded to your PM
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    I went to my local Cabela's a few weeks ago and they had about a dozen 91/30's, marked $99 each. I had a friend who was looking for one, so I called him to let him know. He didn't answer, but called me back in about 15 minutes. I was still at Cabela's so I thought I would go see how many were left. They still had a rack full, but the prices had been changed to $129. I thought I had been seeing things, so I asked the guy there, and he said that the sale was only for a few hours. I asked when they would go on sale again, and he just grinned and said, "your guess is as good as mine!"
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    Thats interesting I have never seen them for $129 or $99.
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    Bought one last year for 79.99. Shoots great Tula arsenal.
    Friend of mine picked up four of them wit matching numbers.
    Came with bayonet, cleaning kit and mag pouch.
    Not sure of the name, but it was a mail order company.
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    Last 91/30 I got was at Big 5 Sports for $129 & it was a nice arsenal refurbish. Looks like new & shoots great. It came with a bunch stuff. Oiler, sling, bayo, & cleaning kit.
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    if i recall correctly, some mosin nagants were made by remington here in the states under contract. i would like to find one of them.
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    ...Unless.........you have a C&R license like I do. Then no transfer fees, and I can still get a 91/30 for less than $100 total with shipping, and sent straight to my front door.
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