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Chris89002
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:

http://7.62x54r.net/

IronCobra
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

joeyriv
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

Cobrafreak
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.

swerv512
05-12-2010, 2:11 PM
Pics or it didnt happen DAMMIT!

Chris89002
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.

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

:useless:

reidnez
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 :)

Chris89002
05-13-2010, 10:10 PM
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Chris89002
05-13-2010, 10:18 PM
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goathead
05-14-2010, 2:18 AM
cool

Norm222
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.

stix213
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 :)

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

paul0660
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.

dratner
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.

Chris89002
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.

Yellowneck86
05-15-2010, 7:35 AM
Have you shot it yet? If yes; did you get the common sticky bolt issue? Lol.

Howie44
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!

Chris89002
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.

pullnshoot25
05-15-2010, 1:58 PM
I love Mosins and I have serious lust issues for a hex M91/30 and the M28/76.

rimfire78
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?