Mosin Nagant

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Old 12-30-05, 06:26 PM
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I am in ownership of a Mosin Nagant 7.62 rifle It was obtained by my father during the Korean War. It has inscribed 1942 with the russian Hammer and sickle. Can anyone tell me if there is value to this weapon? Its been used to hunt deer several times and is in very good condition. Thanks
 
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alot will depend on the condition. has it been sprorterized ? ( stock cut to look like modern hunting rifle) . barrel cut ? rust... etc. these are popular rifles for building custom units. check out www.thefirearmsforum.com there is a sub forum that will help you with the value. one tip... don't sell or modify it untill you know exactly what you have.
 
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Thanks flopshot. The stock hasnt been modified , in real nice cond.
 
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My guess is that it has more sentimental value than actual dollar value. Does it have a built in bayonet? If so it's a m44. If not, possibly a m38 or m91, or m91/30. All of them are really quite accurate rifles & pack quite a punch.

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Its a 91/30 1943 battlefield pickup
 
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Hmmm, I've owned several 91/30's & without exception they all shot very well. The cheapest place to buy ammo for it would be at a gunshow. Milsurp ammo is about 1/2 the price of modern commercial ammo...

What's it worth? Based on my experiences, and what the market would bare for your rifle (I used have a FFL license) I'd say your rifle is worth $100, max. I say this because recently you could buy a refurbished m91/30 for something like $69 plus S&H, and that included the bayonet & some other accessories...

1942 = pretty common year (I've seen beaucoup of them). Sorry to hurt your feelings w/the low-ball price quote w/o seeing your rifle. You say your father brought it back from Korea? Then it has sentimental value to you, & to your family. Hold on to it, & use it to honor your father!

[If you decide to shoot milsurp (military surplus) ammunition through it, be sure & squirt some Windex (yes, WINDEX) down the barrel when your done (Windex has ammonia in it, the ammonia neutralizes the acid base from the primer - which will rust out a barrel). Then run your bore brush up & down the tube a few times. Then use your patches to remove the residue. Then apply some gun oil to a patch & be sure to lubricate the inside of the barrel very well.]

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actually make sure you get the windox with ammonia, I just got one of those katchup and mustard squeeze containers like in a restaurant and fill with ammonia and squirt down the barrel after shooting
 
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