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Old 08-10-2019, 10:21 PM
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Default Mosin trainers in 22LR - what are your thoughts?

What do folks think about the 22 mosin trainers?

Cool collectables?
Good shooters?
Too heavy?

Can you mount a scope? Should you?

Is there any mod that isnt too terribly Bubba to make it take a magazine? I kind of want too try, please don't run me out of town and tar/feather me.
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Old 08-14-2019, 9:23 AM
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Bumping. I have a line on one for under $150, so it seems like an obvious yes, but 150 is also a lot of ammo
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Old 08-14-2019, 1:27 PM
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For $150 it's a no-brainer. Check for barrel bulge (sometimes hard to see, but surprisingly common in used .22s).

Is it a Polish?
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My first choice would be a Polish WZ-48 trainer, single shot, no scope provision. Things to look for that are common: Poles had some crap .22 ammo, and a number of rifles have "ringed" bores from squib rounds. I've seen a couple that had a half dozen rings in the bore.
Extractors were fitted to the individual rifle, and make up part of the chamber rear. If it's a mismatch, and you see any gaps there, you'll have case ruptures. Without these faults, they are tack drivers, even some that have only one or two rings in the bore.
For a clip fed, with scope grooves, the best bang for your buck would be the Romanian M69.
The Russian TOZ trainer comes in a variety of clip fed models, but I'm not sure if any are scope ready, maybe some of the later ones that look more like a sporting rifle than a trainer.
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Old 08-15-2019, 1:47 PM
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This is a nice looking option, and weighs 3 pounds!

https://www.keystonesportingarmsllc....in-rifle-only/
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Old 08-15-2019, 2:07 PM
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It is the polish model. I'll check it over. Looks brand freaking new. But the guy is a friend, too so I'm not suspicious. I'll check it over in any case.

Is there anyway to mod it to have a 22lr version of the mosin internal mag? Am I talking crazy talk? I think I'll pick it up.

I've heard those KSA mosin copies are excellent.
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Old 08-15-2019, 2:09 PM
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If I ever find a Toz, I would pick it up in a second. I just cannot find them!

Thanks for the info, that is all really cool and helpful.

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My first choice would be a Polish WZ-48 trainer, single shot, no scope provision. Things to look for that are common: Poles had some crap .22 ammo, and a number of rifles have "ringed" bores from squib rounds. I've seen a couple that had a half dozen rings in the bore.
Extractors were fitted to the individual rifle, and make up part of the chamber rear. If it's a mismatch, and you see any gaps there, you'll have case ruptures. Without these faults, they are tack drivers, even some that have only one or two rings in the bore.
For a clip fed, with scope grooves, the best bang for your buck would be the Romanian M69.
The Russian TOZ trainer comes in a variety of clip fed models, but I'm not sure if any are scope ready, maybe some of the later ones that look more like a sporting rifle than a trainer.
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Old 08-15-2019, 4:31 PM
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Is there anyway to mod it to have a 22lr version of the mosin internal mag?
Though I can't see how, I imagine anything is possible, if you have enough money.
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I have a Romanian m69 and it is one of my favorite .22 rifles out of the dozen or so .22 rifles I own. Everybody who has shot it loves it too. You can get a few Korean mags on ebay for cheap and shoot all day.
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