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Old 02-23-2013, 5:43 PM
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Default First Mosin is here!

Someday I'll probably look back on this thread and think aww, how cute. So excited about a dead common Izhevsk 91/30 1943 round receiver Mosin.

But it's my first. You always remember your first, right?

Got it all pulled apart for a good cleaning, it's been a shooter for a while but there's still a bit of cosmoline deep inside, screw threads, under the buttplate, etc. Stock is in decent shape, it's obviously seen some field service, but I'm planning to leave it unmolested. No bubba here. Pics coming.
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Old 02-23-2013, 6:15 PM
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Old 02-23-2013, 6:16 PM
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Old 02-23-2013, 9:58 PM
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Very Nice. Think you're excited now.. wait till you shoot it!
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:03 PM
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after owning a couple, i don't even know which was my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, senventh, eight, ninth... and so on
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Everything cleaned, lubed, and reassembled. Firing pin measures .090, so we're good to go.

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Very Nice. Think you're excited now.. wait till you shoot it!
I shot one (that I was planning to buy) a couple months ago, and bought a case of bulgarian surplus before my buddy decided to keep it instead. So yeah...I have a bunch of ammo and a serious itch to get out to the range.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:48 PM
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Someday I'll probably look back on this thread and think aww, how cute. So excited about a dead common Izhevsk 91/30 1943 round receiver Mosin.

But it's my first. You always remember your first, right?

Got it all pulled apart for a good cleaning, it's been a shooter for a while but there's still a bit of cosmoline deep inside, screw threads, under the buttplate, etc. Stock is in decent shape, it's obviously seen some field service, but I'm planning to leave it unmolested. No bubba here. Pics coming.
On the contrary, most of us that like the Mosin Nagant for various reasons get a contact excitement when a new Mosin owner joins the club. I use rubbing alcohol and lots of paper towels. for getting it clean. As far as leaving it unmolested, that is your choice. I myself do not consider a gun changed to fit the gun owner as a bubba job as long as it not a permanent alteration, ie welded or cut parts. As a small time collector, I have 2 M44's and 5, 91/30's. 2 of the 91'30's have after market scope mounts, one with a hunting scope, the other a long eye relief scope. They also have the rubber butt pads. I kept all the parts to change it back if I wish.
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I agree, it is not bubba if it is reversible, like long eye relief scopes.

Some collectors would look down on an excited mosin noob with a 43 Izhevsk 91/30. I like to refer to those types as "*******s". Yeah, a refurb 43 Izhevsk 91/30 is very common, but that doesn't mean it isn't historically significant...plus 91/30s are cool.
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To me, a collector is someone that will buy all the mosins he can, never the same date twice unless he is getting 2 of each year, one to shoot and the other to clean up and store..
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Congrats I just got mine a few weeks ago too and it a beater . But it shoots well . I put on a rubber butt pad too and I just recieved my aim scout scope and mount . I tried the iron sights but my eyes are tired and I am just guessing when I aim

ejected from my Mosin.
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Old 02-24-2013, 5:32 PM
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last June i bought a savage in 223. while i was waiting to get it out of jail i bought a big 5 1943 izzy MN. i was more excited to pick up the MN than the savage. i have bought about 11 Mosins sense then and seldom shoot the savage. why HISTORY and a powerful .18c bullet. that izzy you bought is a wonderful rifle and peace of history. built like all russian military equipment rugged and effective.
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I have to wait six whole days before I get to shoot this thing.

Need to get some stripper clips too, I've been practicing loading and cycling it, but I keep getting the rims overlapped the wrong way, locking up a round. Suppose it's just a matter of getting a feel for it?

The one I borrowed a few months ago put down about a 4" group at 50 yards, and that's with me having basically ZERO experience shooting a rifle. Will see how this one goes. I'm told ~2 moa is good for the non-sniper, full length Mosins?
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Old 02-24-2013, 7:31 PM
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I've only got sniper experience but it really does depend upon the gun.

Nothing more fun than taking your 70 year old gun out and killing some paper.
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Enjoy! Shooting a mosin is a experience you won't forget!
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New to Mosin's myself, but I'm a believer now. I always thought they were ugly and didn't expect much for accuracy but was really surprised. Love mine and have an eye out for others.
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Likewise new to Mossins. Just picked up a pair of 91s from another member, a round receiver '37 and a hex '21. Need to get 'em cleaned and lubed then out to the range.
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i always take a Mosin when i go to the range, cleaning that rifle after shooting corrosive ammo is part of the charm of Mosin ownership. i like my SKS but my Mosins are # 1.
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I like how at a range full of evil black rifles going pop pop pop pop the mosin still gets attention with KABOOM!
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Old 02-25-2013, 8:11 AM
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Here is my first...just got it yesterday and I can't wait to take it for a test run. I want to hear the KABOOM!!!!

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I think this says it all:


Congrats on your new purchase, you may want this as well:

http://www.amazon.com/Limbsaver-Slip...ords=limbsaver

(Unless you like your shoulder all beat-to-hell after about 100-200 rounds.)
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What size limbsaver fits the best on the Mosin: small, medium, or large?
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What size limbsaver fits the best on the Mosin: small, medium, or large?
Medium
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I bought my first Mosin due to the allure of a cheap military rifle that shot affordable ammo. Nowadays I am smitten with them and own several. They always get taken out on our desert shoots.
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I have to wait six whole days before I get to shoot this thing.

Need to get some stripper clips too, I've been practicing loading and cycling it, but I keep getting the rims overlapped the wrong way, locking up a round. Suppose it's just a matter of getting a feel for it?

The one I borrowed a few months ago put down about a 4" group at 50 yards, and that's with me having basically ZERO experience shooting a rifle. Will see how this one goes. I'm told ~2 moa is good for the non-sniper, full length Mosins?
i have finn and russian stripper clips for sale. pm me.
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My first mosin was sone pos from ammo bros. But after about 4 hours of scrubbing and some elbow grease, my M44 was a mean sob. I unfortunately sold it to a friend as a favor and after about a couple years i got two more, M38 and a Finn Sako M39. I'm in love with the carbines because of the ability turn night into day and the Finn M39 for their accuracy and build quality. You can never have enough Mosins.
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Took her out to the range today. ~1" group at 50 yards, not bad. I think this one's a keeper.

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