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Capybara
02-20-2013, 4:27 PM
Okay Mosin experts, want your take on this one.
http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=115333.0

Gutz
02-20-2013, 4:46 PM
No expert, but awesome!

mosinnagantm9130
02-20-2013, 4:46 PM
Very, very very rare. I don't think I've ever seen an all matching M91 (outside of a museum) that wasn't American made.

The only thing "missing" from this M91 (nitpicking, I know) is the original sling, which would've been attached to a swivel on the front barrel band. Even then, it's not known when that feature was dropped, outside of it was somewhere between 1896 and 1908. So it is likely this M91 is completely original.

To help put some of it's value in perspective, a sling swivel magazine by itself goes for ~$150. This is a prime example of an M/N that would fetch multiple thousands of dollars at auction.

Edited to add: You may notice the inside of the receiver is still "in the white". That's an excellent indicator the metal finish is original.

Grendl
02-20-2013, 4:56 PM
That would look sweet in one of those new Arch Angel stocks! Cut the barrel down and add a super sweet muzzle brake. Man oh man.

No_0ne
02-20-2013, 9:40 PM
That would look sweet in one of those new Arch Angel stocks! Cut the barrel down and add a super sweet muzzle brake. Man oh man.

No, too expensive. Just cut the stock, hacksaw the barrel, TIG weld an updated sight, and sand/blue the h*ll out of it. Bubba-cool.

sfm12
02-20-2013, 9:47 PM
No, too expensive. Just cut the stock, hacksaw the barrel, TIG weld an updated sight, and sand/blue the h*ll out of it. Bubba-cool.

Good idea. Can we adapt a Slide-Fire stock to it too?

hambam105
02-20-2013, 9:47 PM
Yea, I had one just like it. I traded it for more practical 10/22 with green & red blinking tactical lazers.

SKSer45
02-20-2013, 9:55 PM
Still an $89 rifle ;)

C&Rtrader
02-20-2013, 10:22 PM
Epic rifle. Take a moment to look at a real piece of history and enjoy it.

Marcus von W.
02-20-2013, 11:10 PM
Still an $89 rifle ;)

Yeah, $89 face value in uncirculated U.S. silver dollars. ;)

safewaysecurity
02-20-2013, 11:18 PM
I wonder if he's shot it. You know that rifle had to have gotten some major action back in the day.

Emdawg
02-20-2013, 11:19 PM
Wow that is neat. I hope it isn't a Japanese capture. They turned a bunch into trainers along with many of their Carcanos. That would have been really sad. But it appears to be in original shape.

SKSer45
02-21-2013, 10:13 AM
Yeah, $89 face value in uncirculated U.S. silver dollars. ;)

lol. Well I must admit that is pretty cool looking. You really don't see a lot of stuff from the Boxer Rebellion or Russian-Japanese war. Nice to see a Big 5 Rifle show up and stand out from the rest :p


I know at the Museum in Parriss Island they have some USMC artifacts and uniforms that took part in the Boxer Rebellion. Pretty cool stuff.

NOTABIKER
02-21-2013, 12:13 PM
if you look close it is not in very nice condition. but collectors seem to not care. i do. i had a 05 tula M 91 and after a couple of months i sold it. i would rather have a less rare Mosin in great shape.

yellowsled
02-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Whats the story, how did you come across it?

Capybara
02-21-2013, 1:20 PM
Not my gun, I just saw this posted over at the SKS Boards. I thought it was cool.

McNally M.
02-21-2013, 3:30 PM
I wish that guy went into how he picked up that rifle. I don't think I've seen an M91 anywhere except maybe once at a gunshow and it was nothing to brag about.

Cowboy T
02-21-2013, 6:22 PM
if you look close it is not in very nice condition. but collectors seem to not care. i do. i had a 05 tula M 91 and after a couple of months i sold it. i would rather have a less rare Mosin in great shape.

There's one other major appeal to this rifle, though. It has to do with the date of manufacture. If it's 1898 or earlier, inclusive, it's legally classified as an "antique" and does not need to go through Form 4473 or anything else. It can cross state lines with private sales at will. It's treated just like a muzzleloader--ships right to your door, old-school style.

Basically, he's got one of the few full-power .30-cal long-distance centrefire rifles left in this country that is exempt from all those rules.

McNally M.
02-21-2013, 9:56 PM
This is the beauty of Mosin Nagant rifles, their reach history. Their military and non-military use has spanned over a hundred years and has seen more action than perhaps any style of rifle in existence. With minor modifications, most being aesthetic, Mosins have remained unaltered in mechanical design and have proved and continue to prove the test of time. These rifles have laid witness to the greatest conflicts and historical events of the 19th and 20th centuries. Just think if this particular M91 could tell you its journey, who used it, who died by it, and how it got to where it is today.

CDFingers
02-22-2013, 7:04 AM
Very nice. Every time I see that I drool.

CDFingers

NOTABIKER
02-22-2013, 12:58 PM
i do agree to all of the above. the 1905 i had prolly was in the revolution, WW1 & 11.