Want to buy Mosin Nagant...

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Jdubb, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. CHW2021

    CHW2021 Member

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    No real other option for receiving your rifle; but, having done all this work then why not just order 2 or 3 and make sure you avoid disappointment? They don't go bad and you can give the extras as Christmas presents (to yourself if you are so inclined).
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    Jdubb New Member

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    I would like more than one in the future, but right now i only need one. And i figure i will just go take a look at the guns at the shop that i assume will be decent condition and i will know exactly what I'm buying.
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    have to ditto gmoody's first post.

    usually easy to find along with lots of milsurp ammo still in spam cans.. etc.

    that said.. anyone seen brass, boxer ammo for these?
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    Be careful of any gun marked as imported by Century Arms. I got an Enfield Jungle carbine (made up by Century, not actually one). I knew when I bought it that it was not the real thing but it was all spruced up to look good everywhere but in the bore. It was a terrible shooter. I returned it to them and they gave me another one with a good barrel but the couple of other Century Arms guns I have bought also had one problem or another. I'll not be buying anymore guns made by or imported by Century Arms (isn't it actually Century International Arms or CIA?). They are likely to push a gun out their doors knowing it has problems.

    Don't buy any surplus gun without inspecting it first. If you do not know how to tell if the bore is good then take a friend along who does know how to checkout a used or surplus gun.

    LDBennett
  5. Double D

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    Just the opposite for me.....
  6. Jdubb

    Jdubb New Member

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    I also just noticed there is a flyer on the wall at work for a gun show in my area this weekend... this could help me out a bit don't ya think?.. you would think there will be a few mosin's there eh?
  7. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

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    You use water...on HIGH CARBON steel? I couple windex-soaked a patches and run it through, then a couple patches soaked in Hoppes #9 then ran a dry patch to clean any residue and then ran a few patches with a lot of boar oil.

    BTW, I have an M38, shoots great.
  8. Jdubb

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    Well the gun show was a bust... not a single mosin to be found... several sks's and m1 garands... few others but nothing i was interested in. I did buy a few empty ammo cans for fun but that was all i was interested in. I guess ill be checking out the gun store.
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    Down hear, in Montgomery, AL, no 2 gun shows are the same, but, ya, check a few gun shops, too.
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    yeah this show wasn't really that good.. it was a smaller one to start with.. alot of the people there were pretty frustrated.. 20 tables were packed into the gym of a middle school with like 3 feet walking space all around. LOTS of nice guns there, but nothing I wanted or that were in my price range. If I had the money to spend i would have had myself a M1 garand, SKS, and choice of several AR-15's.. but i don't have alot to spend at the moment lol.
  11. Jdubb

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    Welp I pulled the trigger and bought a mosin from the gun store, it looks pretty good, needs a good cleaning as expected, they had it on display so they cleaned the outside but its still full of cosmoline in the cracks and down the bore. Pics will be up when i finally get to dis assembly but i will be busy till next year i think.
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