My First Mossin

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by cointoss2, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. cointoss2

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    Indysks
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    (11/20/01 10:49:16 pm)
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    I just purchased my first Mossin. it is an M44 1946 and was mummy wrapped, and flawless. It is supposed to be unissued and looks it. Now that I have it I am questioning if I should shoot it or just put it up, and buy a cheap beater to shoot. I already like this three line rifle, but I am still an sks man.

    Freedom is worth any cost!!!

    polishshooter
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    (11/20/01 11:11:26 pm)
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    Still in the wraps go retail for around $100 at shows, I've seen them priced higher....up to $150, but not selling...

    BUT, I probably wouldn't shoot it, just because it will appreciate more in that condition, obviously.

    There are TONS of non-matching 44s in good or better condition with great bores for $40-$75 that won't be hurt in value shooting them hard, and I have yet to shoot one that is not as accurate as the perfect ones...

    SOooo...I'd put that one on the wall, and pick up a "beater" and blast away...
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    Tac401
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    (11/20/01 11:14:43 pm)
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    Welcome Aboard Indysks!

    Speaking for myself, I have always put firearms
    in that condition up and got a shooter to use
    for fun.
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    gpostal
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    (11/21/01 1:24:20 am)
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    i used to belive i wouldn't own a gun and not ever shoot it ,its kind of like owning a car and never driving it even on sundays

    there is only a few i will hold this to now days

    try this link
    www.mosin-nagant.net/

    Bob In St Louis
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    (11/21/01 7:48:18 am)
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    Yup - Put it in the collection and find a beater to shoot.
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