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Lex
11-22-2010, 9:41 PM
Which model you like the best and why.

rojocorsa
11-22-2010, 9:46 PM
91/30

That's what I own.

cruddymutt
11-22-2010, 10:06 PM
91/30 PEM side mount sniper. It took me months to restore mine and you just dont see that many of them. Plus it is way too cool to shoot.

savasyn
11-22-2010, 10:06 PM
M39, superior to the Russian units and the arctic birch stocks are often beautifully figured.

http://stuff2see.net/images4/M39_1.JPG

http://stuff2see.net/images4/M39_2.JPG

Flyin Brian
11-22-2010, 10:37 PM
It's hard to pick a favorite, but since this one is so much fun to shoot, I'll have to say it's on the short list :)

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/Flyin_Brian/MosinNagant/M27_TIKKA_1940/mosin006.jpg

The three corners of the large triangle are 1.5" and the small group of three is 1/2".

Vlad 11
11-23-2010, 12:14 AM
Im going to go with my 1941 Izhevsk M-38. Its an early '41 low wall and the metal has a soft rounding to it like its been shouldered and handled a lot. Of all my Mosins, I think this one would have the best stories to tell. It is a refurb, however it is a really strange one. The bore has definitely seen some rounds but it has a mirror shine and I'm always amazed how accurate it shoots.



http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss338/K2VLAD/Romanian%20M44/SAM_0635-1-1.jpg

rojocorsa
11-23-2010, 12:58 AM
I'll expand on my earlier post...

My '43 Izzy round 91/30 is so rough on the outside that they didn't even stamp the numbers clearly. But I like it that, I think that extra metal left on it acts like a special heatsink, because it will not heat up like other Mosins do, even with the moderate ROF I use.

This was also my very first gun that I bought with my money. Sure, I like my Enfield No.4 a lot, but the Mosin is part of the Great Patriotic War. It can be said that I am somewhat of a Russophile, and my vintovka is my connection to that--even if I personally have nothing to do with Russia.

Соловьи
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That video gets extra points for being Russian because there's even a Lada Volga in it...

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/4244/vintovka002.jpg

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5097/rifles002.jpg

7.62x54R
11-23-2010, 1:50 AM
M39 hands down.

SeanCasey
11-23-2010, 5:27 AM
All of them of course!

I love my 91/59, but will need to get at least a 91/30 and M44. Probably a few more while I'm at it.

pullnshoot25
11-23-2010, 5:45 AM
Right now, my P-series Mosins and my 1968 Finnish M39 top the list.

Milsurps
11-23-2010, 5:46 AM
Which model you like the best and why.

Currently shoot 91/30's and M44's. Love them all.
Want 38's and 39's. I'm a total sucker for Hex receivers. :D

Howie44
11-23-2010, 7:46 AM
M39 hands down.

^^^ THIS!!

mauser98k
11-23-2010, 8:46 AM
91/30...no, wait. the M38...no the M39. hell i can't choose!

Timbob55
11-23-2010, 9:25 AM
M44 with laminated stock. Very accurate. Breathes fire.

Noonanda
11-23-2010, 10:41 AM
All time Favorite is my M-38, this is what got me into collecting Milsurps
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs234.snc1/8119_1222047758753_1455744538_615310_622351_n.jpg

My most accurate would be both of my of my M-28/76's
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg266/noonanda/M-28-76.jpg

flying2275
11-23-2010, 11:25 AM
My most accurate would be both of my of my M-28/76's


I would have to agree. My 28/76 is the most accurate gun I have ever shot. It also has alot of history being its on a 1895 Chatellerault receiver. The stories it could tell.

My favorite "regular" Mosin would be my 1941 Sako M39.

Cowboy T
11-23-2010, 1:27 PM
The 91/30, made on the older "hex" receiver, is my favorite, due to its long barrel length, metric sights, pre-war detail finishing, and low price tag. A good Russian 91/30 can be sub-MOA. But I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at any other variant in good condition.

tobkis
11-23-2010, 1:39 PM
My favorite:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww178/tobkis/4th/Mosfam3.jpg?t=1290548254

mosinnagantm9130
11-23-2010, 3:09 PM
M28/30. It's like a winter war version of an m39:D

Haggar85
11-23-2010, 4:23 PM
91/30. it will do what ever you need it to! i like the rough ones my self.

finloq
11-23-2010, 5:50 PM
Probably my 91/38. How cool is a 1907 Izhevsk M1891, cut down by the Czech military to the stats of an M38 carbine? All the history and twice the fun.

Lucky Scott
11-23-2010, 5:58 PM
91/30, 1925 ex dragoon hex.
My first one ever, and so cool. I love the old hex receivers from the 1920's and older.

Rem222
11-23-2010, 6:57 PM
Mosin M38.

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/radarman1968/Mosin1.jpg

trautert
11-23-2010, 7:17 PM
I would love to say all of them, but my 91/59 has the sweetest trigger of any milsurp I own. Gotta go with that one.

Fate
11-23-2010, 7:31 PM
I prefer M27s. Especially VKTs ;)

tobkis
11-23-2010, 7:49 PM
Mosin M38.

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/radarman1968/Mosin1.jpg

Nice looking M38

TRAP55
11-24-2010, 1:02 AM
So many choices! :confused:
Probably my M39 parts gun with Finn anti tank gun PU scope.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/crittergitter/FinnSniper.jpg

C.W.M.V.
11-24-2010, 2:13 AM
My M91, because itll be 100 years old in 5 years, has a rear sight measured in a long dead system of measure, and because it served the Czar in The Great War. Amazing history behind it.

MongooseV8
11-24-2010, 8:27 AM
+1 Sako M39

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q47/turborscapri1984/Gunz/DSCN2722.jpg

foesgth
11-24-2010, 9:20 AM
M38, M44 any of the shorter barrel ones when shooting after sundown!:43:

TNP'R
11-24-2010, 9:42 AM
probably my favorite is my newest mosin, my 1943 laminated stock 91/30. but i like both of my mosins but like my newest one the best i suppose.

Flyin Brian
11-24-2010, 9:50 AM
So many choices! :confused:
Probably my M39 parts gun with Finn anti tank gun PU scope.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/crittergitter/FinnSniper.jpg

What kind of Finn anti tank gun did that scope come from? I've never heard of that before and would be interested in learning about it.

Dr.Mauser
11-24-2010, 1:38 PM
M91/59, loud, very very carbine-esk, love the recoil, and of course you ALWAYS get a sweet fireball ;)

rp55
11-25-2010, 12:23 PM
Hey Rojo,

You should get a bunch of Calgunners with their Mosins and remake this motivational poster.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j302/rpwhite55/guns/motivator2040884mu2.jpg

Howie44
11-25-2010, 12:24 PM
Hey Rojo,

You should get a bunch of Calgunners with their Mosins and remake this motivational poster.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j302/rpwhite55/guns/motivator2040884mu2.jpg

I'm in. Got enough for everybody too!

Beetle Bailey
11-25-2010, 1:09 PM
Of the models I've shot, I like the Finnish M39 the best. Nice trigger, beefy stock, semi-pistol grip, great sights that are simple to adjust, and they look great, too! :tt1:

TRAP55
11-25-2010, 1:22 PM
What kind of Finn anti tank gun did that scope come from? I've never heard of that before and would be interested in learning about it.
Brian, check out that high tech mount. I don't know if you can see it in either pic, but there's also a recoil ring on the scope to keep it from sliding in the rings under recoil. The turret is also graduated out to 2000 meters, wish I could see that far!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/TRAP55/kpv_02.jpg

rojocorsa
11-25-2010, 4:04 PM
Rp55, did you have any other Calgunners in mind [that live in the general area] specifically?



I know that Pull n' Shoot wanted to do a Mosin volley, but he lives all the way down in San Diego.

Noonanda
11-25-2010, 4:43 PM
Brian, check out that high tech mount. I don't know if you can see it in either pic, but there's also a recoil ring on the scope to keep it from sliding in the rings under recoil. The turret is also graduated out to 2000 meters, wish I could see that far!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/TRAP55/kpv_02.jpg

Thats a KPV 14.5mm Heavy Machine gun. Mostly used in an antipersonnel or Antiair role, mounted as either a ZPU or in/on armored vehicles such as a BTR or T series russian tank.

here is one me and a few buddys "found" back in 06. The former owner was shooting it recklessly in our direction so we went out and "confiscated it" he didnt need it anymore where he was going anyway.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs757.snc4/65775_1626564271413_1455744538_1591357_7739192_n.j pg

8200rpm
11-25-2010, 4:46 PM
91/59

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1681/m9159.jpg

Bukowski
11-25-2010, 8:29 PM
1947 M44

Looks good, shoots great, nasty bayonet, what else is there?

Anchors
11-25-2010, 9:22 PM
'44 Tula RGuns Sniper.

All matching numbers.

I miss it. I sold it to a calgunner so I could finance some off-roster handguns in AZ.

I got it after they said they were out of Tulas too. It had a sweet bore, also.

CDFingers
11-26-2010, 4:37 AM
I read this thread every day and went by it each time, thinking how or whether I should reply.

I have Czarist, Russian, Hungarian, Soviet Mosins; I have Finned, Finn captured, and Finnish Mosins. There are of course great similarities.

The longest are the m91's; the shortest are the carbines.

How to pick?

Finally, I weeded it down to 2, both with Finnish barrels. One is an m91 B barrel, and the other is an m39, also a B barrel.

The m91 has that barleycorn sight and its long, long sight radius, while the m39 has the m39 sight and is about six inches shorter.

Both stocks are really beefy, and both balance very nicely in one hand with the hand just under the grasping grooves.

I settle on the 1942 m39 B barrel.

Now, these allegedly were put together after WWII. The one I have has the post war stock with the square joints. It's in excellent shape with its slightly plum colored barrel and rear sight slider. It is not unissued, as there are marks in the right hand grasping groove of the firing pin from reassembling the bolt after take down. Authentic.

If I do my part, it easily will put five rounds of my handloads into an inch group at 100 meters. I have a nice Finn leather sling on it. And just last night I slipped my repro bayonet on--I mean, if I'm forced to have only one rifle, it also must have a bayonet.

Hard decision. I have some juicy carbines, which are lighter. That m39 weighs just under ten pounds. But that extra weight reduces felt recoil. Those carbines can be brutal. I have one carbine that's a project rifle I really love when I feel like brutalizing my shoulder. Difficult choice.

CDFingers

Dolk
11-26-2010, 7:59 AM
My Favorite.........

For Looks Either my Finn M39 or Finn M27
http://www.thedolk.com/Finn5/pick_of_the_litter_800.jpg

http://www.thedolk.com/Finn_M27_2/IMG_1428.JPG


For rarity my 1939 M38 Finn Capture (Not all that rare, but one of the hardest I had to find)
http://www.thedolk.com/Finn_M38/IMG_1559.jpg

For accuracy my 1943 M31/30 PU Sniper (rguns all matching including the scope numbers). It keeps right up with my M39's and for my poor old eyes the scope really helps.
http://www.thedolk.com/sniper/overall_left_01.jpg

jms
11-26-2010, 8:31 AM
My favorite 1940 M28/30

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/jms999/Mosin%20Nagant/MNM28-3040Post1.jpg

1942 M39 Tikka

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/jms999/Mosin%20Nagant/MNM3942TikkaPost.jpg

Noonanda
11-26-2010, 6:08 PM
Dolk and JMs Both of you have beautiful guns

Anchors
11-27-2010, 1:56 AM
The tiger striping on those is awesomeeeeeeee

pullnshoot25
11-27-2010, 2:07 AM
That M28/30 is making me feel frisky.

Dolk
11-27-2010, 7:29 AM
jms,
That M28/30 stock has real character. I really like it a lot!

dolk