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rsagona1
11-12-2010, 11:47
Buddy wants to get rid of it, is it a deal?

Wester25
11-12-2010, 15:56
Not really, my local Dunhams has 91/30's on sale for $89 regularly. Carbines usually go for a bit more, but your standard 91/30 should be a sub $100 rifle, unless it is something special (i.e. Finn, Dragoon, etc.)

vafish
11-13-2010, 11:19
91/30 is $69.95 at Aim Surplus. http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=227

Then you have to pay shipping and a local transfer fee.

That gets you pretty close to or over $100.

So I wouldn't say it's a screaming deal, but it's not a bad price either.

Njanear
11-13-2010, 20:23
Find out what model it is and then report back... if it is a run-of-the-mill Russian M91/30, that isn't a great deal. If it is a M91 or any unaltered Finn model, that is a steal. Everything else - post here and get some feedback

itstime
11-13-2010, 20:46
Deal no. Average going rate, yes.

Another Miller
11-14-2010, 18:47
Check the bore out first.If it looks decent, get it.It should have the bayonet, cleaning kit and sling included.

I bought one but had to check 7 other hex receivers out first.I picked the best one.I can tell you this, if you have never shot one,you're in for a surprise.I spent the afternoon literally destroying steel pig targets at 100 yards with irons.My shoulder had some nice blue and black hues to it,easy to solve by getting a slip on rubber recoil pad.For the money, they are a heck of a fun rifle with plenty of power.

It may or may not be a steal but if you want a fun rifle,get it.

Shortimer
11-14-2010, 21:25
$89.00 at the fun show on Sunday. Around here you can get the hes receiver for $100.00

GlockPride
11-21-2010, 08:28
$80 is a much better price unless it's something special. At $100 you're not getting ripped off but not a steal either.

glocknick
11-21-2010, 12:49
i just saw 91/30 selling for $80 at local gun show.

CnRnut
11-21-2010, 18:06
If it's a WZ-48 (polish .22 trainer) JUMP on it!!!!!!

Gratefulone1
12-06-2010, 18:09
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=411540201

So is this a good deal and how would I clean it up. Its been packed in something to preserve it for 50 years?

Thanks for any help. I am thinking of getting one of these for yy brother for Christmas. I have no experience buying surplus fire arms

G23c
12-17-2010, 10:17
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=411540201

So is this a good deal and how would I clean it up. Its been packed in something to preserve it for 50 years?

Thanks for any help. I am thinking of getting one of these for yy brother for Christmas. I have no experience buying surplus fire arms

link broken, but yes, they are likely packed in cosmoline. great stuff to preserve firearms loooooong term. good luck, thats a great present for your brother! :wavey:

Another Miller
01-08-2011, 22:33
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=411540201

So is this a good deal and how would I clean it up. Its been packed in something to preserve it for 50 years?

Thanks for any help. I am thinking of getting one of these for yy brother for Christmas. I have no experience buying surplus fire armsI had to run patch after patch through mine.When I thought Iwas done,I ran some more patches and finally got it all out.I just used hoppes solvent,nothing special.Cleaned the action with q tips and a roll of paper towels.:rofl:

TN.Frank
01-27-2011, 08:25
I remember then these things were $49 bucks but like everything else they're going up in price. Same thing happened to the K-31's and Yugo SKS's. Guess if it looks good with a nice bore you should grab it, the price can only go up.

DWARREN123
01-27-2011, 08:50
$80-$120 depending on condition and what comes with it. Can be a fun firearm and some make decent hunters.

G23c
01-29-2011, 09:01
I remember then these things were $49 bucks but like everything else they're going up in price. Same thing happened to the K-31's and Yugo SKS's. Guess if it looks good with a nice bore you should grab it, the price can only go up.

i missed out on the $100 Yugo SKS's. lots more Mosin's but theyre not making any more ... :wavey:

nagant123
02-03-2011, 18:46
Cosmoline is really sensitive to heat i had a tokarev clip in a solid block of cosmoline just use a blow dryer on it and the stuff runs right off of it

slugger6
02-12-2011, 17:43
Cosmoline is really sensitive to heat i had a tokarev clip in a solid block of cosmoline just use a blow dryer on it and the stuff runs right off of it


So...someone else uses that technique!

rod727
02-12-2011, 18:26
Set that thing in a green trash bag out in the sun for a few hours. You wont believe the crap that runs out of it!

dajester1
02-13-2011, 16:31
I picked one up on a group buy a few months back for $89 with all the accessories (pouches, oil can, bayo, sling, etc...) and the stock had almost no blemishes. I heard they come in hex or round recivers and the condition of the stock can influence price. I've since refinished the stock, sent out the bolt for redesign and added an ATI mount for a traditional scope. Its a great shooter and surplus ammo is readily available....


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/gilster2006/P9020008.jpg

Pender1
02-23-2011, 09:49
so for $100 gun, is there an advantage to a hex or round reciever?

1time
02-24-2011, 03:23
The hex were pre world war 2, the round was during and after. Not a functional difference between the two. The hex is a little more rare so they cost a few dollars more. They may have a better chance of being nicer as quality control may have decreased during war time. The flip is that the hex are older so that is no more than a theory. I think you should get one of each.

AZdesertRat
03-02-2011, 18:33
http://7.62x54r.net/

A good source for info.

squiddie545
03-05-2011, 15:04
I picked one up on a group buy a few months back for $89 with all the accessories (pouches, oil can, bayo, sling, etc...) and the stock had almost no blemishes. I heard they come in hex or round recivers and the condition of the stock can influence price. I've since refinished the stock, sent out the bolt for redesign and added an ATI mount for a traditional scope. Its a great shooter and surplus ammo is readily available....


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/gilster2006/P9020008.jpg

that looks like a beauty. how about a full body shot?

jakebrake
03-05-2011, 15:40
if it's a 91/30 , going rate

if it's an m44, yeah, good deal

m38? if you don't want it,i will take it

if it's an m53, it's still a pretty good deal.

any photos? any markings?

one thing...the ammo is brutally corrosive! take some (i'm sure i'll get called names for this....) soapy water to dump down the barrel after shooting. it'll buy you time to get it home and clean it. barrel pitting is not fun.

Rick O'Shay
03-07-2011, 09:19
It's awful hard to find a high powered rifle for any LESS than $100. Going rate for the cheapies around here is $95-130.
BUT--and a BIG BUT: A NIB Polish 1951 is worth $400+. Finn rifles or Finn capture are premium, all the way up to $500+. And the Russian 91/59 is going for $175-200 if condition warrants.
So, just saying Mosin-Nagant doesn't necessarily mean it's a junky 91/30. It just might be a jewel.

jakebrake
03-08-2011, 19:03
^^^^^as well as a lot of fun to shoot.

Tank44
03-18-2011, 12:46
Even if you get it at AIM Surplus for 69.95, by the time you ship and pay an FFL you are close to or over the $100. Once you factor in everything, it might be an ok deal.

craig19
03-20-2011, 07:37
It sounds like a fair price, like has been stated already, not a screaming deal, but you aren't getting hosed either.

ranger1968
03-20-2011, 07:57
As other have said, it's not a great deal, but it's average for a 91/30 round reciever by the time you figure in tax, etc....

I have a bunch of the $69 91/30's from AIM, and they are all excellent; I took one out yesterday for a test shoot, and I was hitting a steel target at 230 yards, with irons, offhand with a sling, pretty much from the first shot, using 147 grain Russian surplus ammo from the '70's....

They are all good rifles, used in WW II, and then sent back to the aresenal for a complete refurb, then stored since about 1947 or so.....

They come packed in cosmoline, which is this nasty, sticky preservative grease that looks a lot like ear wax...when you get the rifle, you really need to take it all the way apart to clean it, since the cosmo will be in the internals of the rifle, and will cause problems if you leave it there. Fortunately, they are simple rifles, and come part easily. Once you get the rifle apart, you will see what I mean about the cosmo, it will be insde the trigger group, the bolt, the magazine, everywhere. It will also be in the wood itself of the stock.

You can use a lot of things to clean it off; a lot of people use brake cleaner, it will take it right off. I also like Simple Green; I will soak the smaller parts- the tg, the bolt, the magazine- in it for a few hours, and the cosmo will be dissolved. a light coat of oil, and you are in business. use a good brush for the barrel, and spray the snot out tof the chamber; a lot of people have trouble when they first get a Mosin because they did not clean the chamber real well, and did not realize that there is usually a layer of cosmo in there, making the gun hard to chamber.

For the stock, I would elevate it horizontally with a coupple of blocks and let it sit in the sun for a day. put some newspaper under it to catch the cosmo as it melts off, and give it a wipe down with some a rag soaked in mineral sprits here and there , and it will come up nicely.

They are great rifles, very simple, plenty accurate, cheap and fun to shoot, and a living peice of history.

But the rifle, clean it, shoot it, and you will be hooked; the next thing you know, you'll be watching Enemy at the Gates and eating cosmoline flavored popcorn while you clean it.....