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TeckLancer
10-31-2009, 12:10 AM
im new to rifles. have shot my dad sks thats about it,but they have a few mosin negant at my local gun shop. the have some ranging from 1924 to 1948

the one i was looking at is a russian 1942 model, it is the round reciver not the hex, do u guys think i should stick with this, or get and older or newer one,they are all in very good condition

bballwizard05
10-31-2009, 12:13 AM
in my opinion (i own a 1941 round reciever) if your not a strict collector. And you just want one to shoot (they kinda hurt :) ) just get the best condition one. Or the cheapest, whichever is more important.

someR1
10-31-2009, 1:10 PM
read up on http://7.62x54r.net/ . Tons of great info!

I just bought one for $99 at Big 5 which is a steal!

Generally, the older ones are more valuable and wanted. If you find one with a hex receiver and older date (19XX-1930) buy it! Look for barrel pitting/condition. Also look at the top handguard (if it goes underneath the rear sight all the way back it's a rare gun)