View Full Version : Got my new Mosin Nagant

05-11-2010, 11:16 PM
Well, I got my Mosin cleaned up and I'm going out tomorrow to try her out. It's a hex made in 26 and man does it look nice for being so old.

Reason for the thread though was the ammo. I got my spam can of ammo and after reading about how hard they can be to open I was dissapointed. With the can opener it was cake, I was hoping to break out some tools.

I have heard of people using various unsafe items to open these bad boys. Even heard people give advice for opening them with a blow torch.

So, if anyone needs a can opener I will send it out to ya.

Blaster 80
05-12-2010, 6:28 AM
Congrats on your new mosin,their truly awsome rifles,rugged ease of breaking it down and cheap to shoot and has a history behind them, I own a Finnish m28 sniper myself and I love it but be warn though it's a real bruser lol how bout sending me that can opener to me :D I could use that soon thanks.

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 6:46 AM
Congrats on the new toy! If you don't already know about this site, it's got tons of info on Mosins:


05-12-2010, 7:01 AM
1926 Tula?
It's probably an Ex-Dragoon
Easiest way to tell is to look where the rear sight attaches and see if it is flush with the barrel or if there is a gap - Gap indicates Ex-Dragoon for sure

05-12-2010, 7:34 AM
Come on now, you cant just brag about a nice pick up like that without photos.... would love to see some markings

05-12-2010, 10:09 AM
Timney Triggers makes a really nice light trigger for your new rifle. I hear it does wonders with accuracy.

05-12-2010, 2:11 PM
Pics or it didnt happen DAMMIT!

05-12-2010, 10:44 PM
Yea, it's an interesting rifle. I am still trying to find out what it's markings mean. One I did find out about was the 00. I guess for a short period the mark for accuracy was two 0's instead of the usual concentric circles. I am not sure though but I would like to know more about it. Also, it seems that the wood had been cut out and replaced where the a scope would be mounted but there are no plugged drill holes.

I'll see if I can get this picture stuff to work, computers are not my thing.

05-13-2010, 7:52 AM
I love Mosin's so I have to say


05-13-2010, 8:45 AM
Even heard people give advice for opening them with a blow torch.

Wow, just wow. Darwin in action right there. If you throw the whole spam can on a bonfire and wait a while, I'm sure that will open it. In lots of places :)

05-13-2010, 10:10 PM






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05-14-2010, 6:20 AM
Nice. I like the shot down the barrel. I got mine a month ago and I'm still waiting for an opportunity to shoot it.

05-14-2010, 11:43 AM
Nice rifle. I own a 1944 made by Izhmash and is some good fun shooting.

Personally though I just shoot Brown Bear out of mine. Yeah its a bit more expensive than mil surp, but I can't shoot the thing fast enough to really burn through the ammo and I like using non-corrosive whenever possible. Just me. Have fun :)

05-14-2010, 12:05 PM
Going to check one out at Big5 now, only $99!

05-14-2010, 12:13 PM
I have an ex dragoon, a 1925. With practice, t will hit a 24 inch steel plate at 400 yards with surplus ammo about half the time, the same as my k31, k98, and M39. In fact, I think the limitation is me........that plate is just a blur these days with my middle aged eyes.

05-14-2010, 3:07 PM
I was out at Sac Valley Shooting Ctr this Monday and I managed a 1.5" groups with milsurp lightball ammo from the concrete benches. My "normal though is about 2- 2.5...so I guess I was having a good day.

I really am tempted to try some match grade ammo but frankly the milsurp works and is soooo cheap.

Shoots great for a 70yo gun. Mine is a 1940 vintage with matching #'s. Big 5 purch. Scoped with a long eye relief el cheepo Bushnell and a bubba'd trigger that breaks about 4lbs with very little creep.

05-14-2010, 9:14 PM
Yea, it's a fun rifle and I really enjoyed shooting it. It really surprised me, it is a very accurate rifle. The most fun is standing, I stood and shot five as fast as I could while trying to be reasonably accurate and I had about a 3 inch group at 50 yards with surplus.

I also got mine from Big 5 for 99$. I had the guy pull out and unpackage all 4 rifles and ended up getting the 1st one I looked at, haha.

However, I need to adjust the front sight ever so slightly. Can anyone give some advice on adjusting the front sight? The hammer is staring at me from the work bench.

05-15-2010, 7:35 AM
Have you shot it yet? If yes; did you get the common sticky bolt issue? Lol.

05-15-2010, 10:02 AM
Beautiful rifle you have there! Now you have to be careful not to catch too bad of a case of mosinitus!

05-15-2010, 1:11 PM
Have you shot it yet? If yes; did you get the common sticky bolt issue? Lol.
I shot around 30 rounds the other day at the San Joaquin Rifle and Pistol Range and not a single issue with sticky bolt. It ran like a champ. I think it is a great, cheap practice rifle to shoot. If you can get good with a stock Nagant, I think you would do very well with a modern rifle.

05-15-2010, 1:58 PM
I love Mosins and I have serious lust issues for a hex M91/30 and the M28/76.

05-15-2010, 2:53 PM
Hey, that's a nice looking gun!! Q: where'd you get the can opener in the first place?