Most desireable Mosin?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by azleite, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. azleite

    azleite Member

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    Sep 8, 2009
    N. Texas
    Hi Folks, I'm interested in a Mosin Nagant. I want a good looking & maybe slightly collectable shooter. Wouldn't mind a sniper but don't want to pay that much. Two Wright Arms in Springtown has an assortment at different (kinda high!) prices. I have no idea what to look for. Thank's for any advice-Dave
     
  2. Charon

    Charon New Member

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    Dec 25, 2011
    I shoot a lot so I like the M-39 Finnish Mosins. $230 to $450 generally. Collectable - yes. Shoot great. Better sights - by far.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012

  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    The Finn's are the best of the Nagants IMO also. While I don't think any Nagant will have great value as a collectible, they're fantastic firearms. I'd look for a 28/30 Finn if you can find one.
     
  4. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    The more collectable Mosins are, like the last few said, Finns, like the M39. Also are the pre 91/30s and M38, noncounterbored. M44s are pretty common, but, if you find one with a very good bore and stock looks unissued, don't hesitate to get that one, too.
     
  5. Detroit-1

    Detroit-1 Member

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    Jan 24, 2012
    Wisconsin
    IMO the Remingtons and Westinghouses are the most hard and costly.
     
  6. SfcMac

    SfcMac New Member

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    Aug 12, 2007
    Long Island
    Absolutely I have both the 91/30 Tula round and izshvek hex. Both are great shooters I would not say as accurate as other C&Rs but definitely great shooters Yet the Finnish Mosin is indeed better all the way around
     
  7. warriflefan

    warriflefan Member

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    Sep 4, 2011
    Meadow Vista, CA
    classicarms.us has type 53 chinese mosins (M44). These were made on the same machines that the russians used after they sent them to china (russia didn't trust china enough to let them make their own sks's at that time). They are supposed to be as good as the russian ones.
     
  8. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Finnish ones are more desirable because the stocks tend to be more robust, but the Chinese ones are rarer and as good as the Russian ones, but because of the much more humid temperatures, tend to be more miss then hit as far as finish and rust goes.
     
  9. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    For collectors - the French made Ch√Ętellerault rifles. 1891 to circa 1893, approx. 300K pieces made before the Czar's armories began producing in quantity.
     
  10. MJ1

    MJ1 New Member

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    Aug 6, 2008
  11. skeet1

    skeet1 New Member

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    Jan 30, 2012
    Helena, Oklahoma
    MJ1,
    A very nice 28/30. What barrel does it have?

    Ken
     
  12. 7.62x54R

    7.62x54R New Member

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    Feb 19, 2012
    Polish WZ91/98/25 8mm Mosin Conversion

    And my wet dream Finnish Tak85
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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  13. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    MJ1 - OUT STANDING. Heard of, never saw - how about history?????
     
  14. Smoke

    Smoke Active Member

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    Oct 27, 2009
    S.W. Indiana
    I have been told my Polish M44 would be valuable if someone hadn't swapped the stock to an 02 stamped Hungarian stock. That's ok it is a great shooter and I like it.
     
  15. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Ah, so that's the make of my M38's stock. Mine also has 02 on it.
     
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