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Mar 10, 2016 19:11 |  #3091

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Not shot with my Canon but... Definitely eye candy :D
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Mar 10, 2016 22:53 |  #3092

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I do not think I posted this one before.

Russian 1942 Izhevsk Mosin-Nagant 91/30 original "sniper" bent bolt. This one is rated "excellent" overall condition, bore rated as "very good plus", and all original stamped matching numbers, with full accessories. I have owned 9 months.

It is 74 years old, it may have not been shot in over 50 years, and even with decades old ammo, it shoots crazy straight. I really enjoyed this rifle; in spite of the bruise it gave me on my right shoulder. As I was firing it, I found myself wondering where this rifle has seen combat, perhaps in winter 1942 in Stalingrad, or the push to the Eastern Front in 43-44, or the march in 45. It helped to remind me, that the 'greatest generation' around the world, served together, and sacrificed to defeat the evil in the hearts of the leaders of the axis powers.

I was originally looking for one to take apart and make into a modern sniper rifle , cut the barrel, re- crown the barrel, thread the barrel for a break / suppressor, replace the entire trigger package, and put into modern sniper stock. This one is to nice to do that to. It had been in a private collection for a long time.

A beautiful rifle. But the stock was obviously refinished.


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Mar 11, 2016 04:14 |  #3093

Dsully wrote in post #17930670 (external link)
Not shot with my Canon but... Definitely eye candy :D
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mmmm..I will take the black one..you know the one with the magazine..:-)
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Mar 11, 2016 08:42 |  #3094

Amamba wrote in post #17931219 (external link)
A beautiful rifle. But the stock was obviously refinished.

Thank you......not certain about the stock being refinished, it has the period specific markings, some rash, and wear.

Either way, thanks again....I was fortunate to find it.

I enjoy shooting it at the range, and shooting it with my 7D.


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Mar 11, 2016 11:13 |  #3095

Amamba wrote in post #17931219 (external link)
A beautiful rifle. But the stock was obviously refinished.

Doesnt have to be. I know mine has original finish and its about that shinny.


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Mar 11, 2016 23:04 |  #3096

appsyscons wrote in post #17931548 (external link)
Thank you......not certain about the stock being refinished, it has the period specific markings, some rash, and wear.

Either way, thanks again....I was fortunate to find it.

I enjoy shooting it at the range, and shooting it with my 7D.


GeoffSFAs10 wrote in post #17931710 (external link)
Doesnt have to be. I know mine has original finish and its about that shinny.

My bad then. I was going not only by the sheen of the finish but also by the color of the stock, it looks a bit too red, almost all Soviet MN's that I've handled had brown (medium or lighter yellowish) finish. The one in the photo looks almost like cherry varnish. But I am by no means an expert. I was also just informed by a much more knowledgeable friend that in the 1950s just as the Soviet Army was switching to the more modern weapons, millions of Mosins were put into "deep conservation" status which among other things involved covering the stock with a layer of shellac (without any re-finishing of the wood) and the color of that shellac was likely not standardized.

A very nice rifle !


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Mar 12, 2016 08:41 |  #3097

Amamba wrote in post #17932477 (external link)
My bad then. I was going not only by the sheen of the finish but also by the color of the stock, it looks a bit too red, almost all Soviet MN's that I've handled had brown (medium or lighter yellowish) finish. The one in the photo looks almost like cherry varnish. But I am by no means an expert. I was also just informed by a much more knowledgeable friend that in the 1950s just as the Soviet Army was switching to the more modern weapons, millions of Mosins were put into "deep conservation" status which among other things involved covering the stock with a layer of shellac (without any re-finishing of the wood) and the color of that shellac was likely not standardized.

A very nice rifle !


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Mar 14, 2016 02:54 |  #3098

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Mar 14, 2016 04:15 |  #3099

Now thats a nice case :)


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Mar 14, 2016 04:26 |  #3100

Aus.Morgo wrote in post #17934694 (external link)
Now thats a nice case :)

Yea nice..I can feel my shoulder separating just picking it up..:-)
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Mar 14, 2016 08:55 |  #3101

Fun for the whole family? ; )


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Mar 14, 2016 09:00 |  #3102

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Yea nice..I can feel my shoulder separating just picking it up..:-)
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Mar 15, 2016 08:48 |  #3103

Now there is an adult toy box. :-)


The Captain and crew finally got their stuff together, now if we can only remember where we left it. :cool:

  
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Mar 18, 2016 18:43 |  #3104

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Don't forget crosswind. haha most impressive indeed. It is amazing how many people I meet that think rifles are lasers
they just shoot straight forever. I had a similar zero with my .300 it calculated to dead on at around 290 and 4 inches low at
400. So muzzle to 400 aiming center mass I was somewhere in a paper plate with a 180 gr Barnes X. After 400 yards it started dropping like a rock, at 600 was something like -36 inches.

That yag is incredibly powerful. Almost double what I have used.

I've shot to a mile (1760 yards) with my .308 win. (175 SMK's over 43.? grains of XBR) That's way beyond the range of that rifle / load. But I had fun. I was hitting all around the target (a 24" x 24" steel hanger), but never hit it. I had to use every bit of elevation of my vortex Razor, plus hold 6 mils. I think it was like 34 total mils of elevation. And that's with a 20 MOA base. It was basically artillery at that distance. Even the slightest change in wind at that range would throw the round wayyy off course, and that fact that it's not even stable at that distance anymore. Like I said, it was fun trying.


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Mar 18, 2016 19:21 |  #3105

Dsully wrote in post #17930670 (external link)
Not shot with my Canon but... Definitely eye candy :D
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The optics alone... Jesus.


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