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brian5271
10-03-2013, 1:46 PM
I was at Turners in Torrance yesterday buying two AR receivers that were on sale and I saw a sign Mosin Nagant $130. I asked about it and I turned out that the $130 Mosins were “fair” quality and he had none in stock, but he did have a “very good” quality in stock for $150.

I looked at it and it looked to be in good shape. The stock was nice, the chamber was shiny, the bolt worked very smoothly, so I bought it. I figured I was already doing a DROS on the receivers, so, why not? Now I am questioning whether it was a decent deal or not and what it is that I bought. It kind of made me chuckle to think that I bought two AR’s and a Mosin on the same DROS. That can’t be too common.

It is a Russian model M9130 with a SN: RMN050xxx. Any idea on what year it is or if it was a decent buy?

Also, where can I go to find more info on Mosins in general?

thenodnarb
10-03-2013, 5:39 PM
Thats about the best deal you're gonna see on those right now. I bought mine for $99 on sale a couple years ago. I didn't care for mine and I sold it to guy who had 5 of them. If you shopped around you might have picked one up for $100. But whatever, you saved on the DROS fee so you're almost even.

To answer your last question: Google. :D
Or surplusrifleforum.com :)

mosinnagantm9130
10-03-2013, 5:44 PM
7.62x54r.net
gunboards forum
and the C&R section here

Sounds like a decent buy, but there is no way to tell year or the arsenal based of the serial number. Post a pic of the barrel shank once you get it, and it'll be deciphered here.

rm1911
10-03-2013, 9:38 PM
Rifles are made and bought to be shot. Even if one is "rare" it's still just a rifle and it's rarity doesn't affect it's singular purpose: putting rounds on target.

You're not going to walk into a LGS and buy some rare uber expensive collectible rifle for $150.

There were millions of mosins made. None is any more special than any other. They are good shooting fun rifles. And probably the best bang for the buck going. It's a good deal as far as it's purpose. Have fun with it. Tell yourself it killed a few Wehrmacht or waffen ss or maybe suppressed some Czechs or Hungarians. Or maybe it made its way into Berlin by way of some Ivan or dmitri. It was pointed at some fräulein whilst they had they way with her then refreshed themselves drinking out of German toilets.

Grab a spam can and do with it what it's supposed to do. Make loud noises, bruise shoulders, and kill fascist pigs :):):) or at least punch some holes in paper and clang some steel.

Jet Setter
10-03-2013, 9:41 PM
Great price. Very hard to beat that without a FFL03. Nice job.

chknlyps2
10-03-2013, 10:00 PM
Thats about the best deal you're gonna see on those right now. I bought mine for $99 on sale a couple years ago. I didn't care for mine and I sold it to guy who had 5 of them. If you shopped around you might have picked one up for $100. But whatever, you saved on the DROS fee so you're almost even.

To answer your last question: Google. :D
Or surplusrifleforum.com :)

11 now :D That one is a decent shooter too!..... thanks!

The date should be on the top of the chamber between the rear sight and bolt.... right below the crest.

jigenax
10-03-2013, 10:41 PM
:useless:

J/K.. but seriously, we'd love to see it.

Justintoxicated
10-03-2013, 10:44 PM
Are all the serial numbers matching? Force Matched? Barrel Condition? Hex or Round receiver. If it has a Remington stamp you just won the mosin lottery, or well it's not the absolute most rare but at least worth some extra cash.
Ehh well it was $150 so it can't be too bad right, see how it shoots I say.

I disagree that some mosins are not more special than others. I just paid over $500 for a particular mosin. If you take it apart and look at the receiver tang there will be a date on it, if it's an antique it also goes up in value. The receiver date is actually the one that counts for this, but the date most are sold under is the obvious one on the barrel.

jigenax
10-03-2013, 10:47 PM
I disagree that some mosins are not more special than others. I just paid over $500 for a particular mosin.

Ok, wow! Now I really want to see what yours look like!

brian5271
10-03-2013, 11:26 PM
... If you shopped around you might have picked one up for $100. But whatever, you saved on the DROS fee so you're almost even.

I figured I could probably find one a little cheaper, but I was there and already pay the DROS and I happened to have a little bit of extra money, so I figured I might as well.

7.62x54r.net
gunboards forum
and the C&R section here ... Thanks, I will check those out.

Rifles are made and bought to be shot. Even if one is "rare" it's still just a rifle and it's rarity doesn't affect it's singular purpose: putting rounds on target.

You're not going to walk into a LGS and buy some rare uber expensive collectible rifle for $150.

.... Have fun with it. Tell yourself it killed a few Wehrmacht or waffen ss or maybe suppressed some Czechs or Hungarians. Or maybe it made its way into Berlin by way of some Ivan or dmitri. It was pointed at some fräulein whilst they had they way with her then refreshed themselves drinking out of German toilets...

I didn’t buy thinking it was valuable, just bought to have something fun to play with and maybe shoot some zombies at the nest CalGuns Super Secret Zombie Shoot!

I will come up with some awesome story about the guns history. As an old fisherman, I have lots of practice at telling stories. :tt2:


:useless:

J/K.. but seriously, we'd love to see it.

I will post a pic when I get it in 10 days.

Are all the serial numbers matching? Force Matched? Barrel Condition? Hex or Round receiver....

Round receiver. As to the rest, I have no idea. I looked at it for all of 45 seconds before the money burned a hole in pocket. :drool5:

kellyhachihachi
10-03-2013, 11:38 PM
Buy some ammo and shoot it and you'll feel your money was well spent :)

And the date should be stamped on the receiver

Justintoxicated
10-04-2013, 12:03 AM
The receiver tang will be stamped like this ( you need to disassemble the gun to see it)
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5297/5570129377_53abc21ccd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28650323@N07/5570129377/)
mosinReceiverTang (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28650323@N07/5570129377/) by Glamisduner (http://www.flickr.com/people/28650323@N07/), on Flickr

The barrel will be stamped with a date near the receiver too, it obvious though.

I believe this is a tula stamp at the top followed by 917 with a year mark after it. So this particular receiver off my russian (also my first C&R) is not antique (1917) but very old. If you have a round receiver yours is probably wartime, and will not be an antique.

mosinnagantm9130
10-04-2013, 5:08 PM
You're not going to walk into a LGS and buy some rare uber expensive collectible rifle for $150.

There were millions of mosins made. None is any more special than any other.

Gotta disagree on both of those points, since I've done that twice.

Flyin Brian
10-04-2013, 9:49 PM
Gotta disagree on both of those points, since I've done that twice.

...and you know I've done it quite a few times too ;)

NOTABIKER
10-05-2013, 8:12 AM
i would never call myself a collector even though at one time i had maybe 10 mosins. condition is the most important factor in a gun to me not part numbers . i like the metal and wood to look as close to new as possible. some of the collector guns i see i would not give you anything for.
in Obamas 5th term as prez they will all get melted down anyway :facepalm:. :p

PowderBurner823
10-05-2013, 8:19 AM
I bought one a few years ago for 125 and it came with a polymer stock, bi-pod, muzzle break, no scope though.

In the near future I plan in adding a scope so I will have to modify the slide arm.

I love mine. Shoot that baby
regularly.

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daveinwoodland
10-05-2013, 8:25 AM
7.62x54r.net
gunboards forum
and the C&R section here

Sounds like a decent buy, but there is no way to tell year or the arsenal based of the serial number. Post a pic of the barrel shank once you get it, and it'll be deciphered here.
Just be sure never to mention anything other then you are going to build a Mosin alter in your home and pray to it every day if you ask anything out of the ordinary on 7.62x54r.net otherwise you will be hunted down and castrated.

mosinnagantm9130
10-05-2013, 3:19 PM
Just be sure never to mention anything other then you are going to build a Mosin alter in your home and pray to it every day if you ask anything out of the ordinary on 7.62x54r.net otherwise you will be hunted down and castrated.

Oh yeah on the forum sure. But the main site is a good resource of information regardless of what you plan on doing with the mosin.

DennisCA
10-06-2013, 5:21 PM
I think you got a decent deal, the days of $79/$89/$99 Mosins are over.
(IMHO)
I agree with this:
Originally Posted by daveinwoodland View Post
Just be sure never to mention anything other then you are going to build a Mosin alter in your home and pray to it every day if you ask anything out of the ordinary on 7.62x54r.net otherwise you will be hunted down and castrated
I used to go on the 7.62X54r.net forums but after beaten up a for asking a question about a Mosin someone else had, I left and never went back.
It's a good source for info, just won't go on the forums.

CK_32
10-06-2013, 7:17 PM
For right now normal.


A few years hell few months ago it was to be had regularly around $110 OTD.

My cousin over paid for his 10 years ago at $75 haha god I feel old stating old pricing

redarmy
10-08-2013, 7:17 PM
If you are happy then its a good buy. I recommend doing electrolysis through on the barrel, I did and the results are outstanding.

Russ Florian
10-17-2013, 8:18 AM
From Capybara

Everything you need to know is in these four links.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...n-nagant-9130/ (http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/03/ralph/ralphs-guide-to-buying-your-first-mosin-nagant-9130/)
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...ant-9130-pt-2/ (http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/03/ralph/ralph%E2%80%99s-guide-to-buying-your-first-mosin-nagant-9130-pt-2/)
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...ant-9130-pt-3/ (http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/09/ralph/ralph%E2%80%99s-guide-to-your-first-mosin-nagant-9130-pt-3/)
www.7.62x54r.net (http://www.7.62x54r.net/)
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