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Flyin Brian
01-29-2012, 6:36 PM
This guy had no clue what he had:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=270741547

mosinnagantm9130
01-29-2012, 6:41 PM
Ah, the updated M28. Saw that a couple of days ago, I think it was at $350 then.

Crunch130
01-29-2012, 7:17 PM
Please educate me. Is this a rare 28-30, or are they all that expensive?

Thanks,
Crunch

Flyin Brian
01-29-2012, 7:45 PM
Please educate me. Is this a rare 28-30, or are they all that expensive?

Thanks,
Crunch

The average price on a 28-30 is $400 to $600 usually. This one is rare because it was an M-28 that was sent back to the SAKO factory in 1934 or 1935 and reconfigured with the latest sights (including windage adjustment on the front), jamb-free magazine, 2 stage trigger and flexible cleaning rod retainer nut.

The Finnish people in a community sometimes got together and raised the money to have a local soldier's rifle rebuilt, so the called them "private fund" rifles.

Here is an advertisement from 1935 showing what service upgrades they would do:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/Flyin_Brian/MosinNagant/2830adtranslatedtogether.jpg

Crunch130
01-29-2012, 8:01 PM
Wow! Thanks. Sounds like they incorporated many of those features into the M39. (My only Mosin is a 1943 SAKO M39.)

Crunch

mosinnagantm9130
01-29-2012, 8:15 PM
Wow! Thanks. Sounds like they incorporated many of those features into the M39. (My only Mosin is a 1943 SAKO M39.)

Crunch

Yep. The M28/30 is the stepping stone from the M27 and M28 pattern rifle to the M39.

cruddymutt
01-29-2012, 8:52 PM
Boy somebody got screwed. Who would pay that for a rifle they made either 33 or 48 million of?

I kid, I know what it is! Would love to find one. That sucker got a little rich for my blood at the moment. Maybe next time.