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January 30, 2002, 00:05
Received by BATF Oct. 25, issued Dec. 1. Unfortunately they sent it to my street address and since the P.O. here doesn't deliver to street addresses, only P.O. boxes in the Big Building, I never got it.
I had to call my congresscritter and get one of their staffers to light a fire under the examiner for this state. Suprisingly (or maybe not) she called me 20 minutes after hanging up on Washington and we got it worked out.
Now, after I make a 100 or so copies, what should be my first "fix"?
I sa the movie Enemy At The Gate but I don't know about those Mosin-Nagant. Hell, I've never even seen one. Are they good shooters? What grain bullet do they fire?
January 30, 2002, 03:35
nagant's are the best buy in surplus rifles right now. especially the little m44 carbines. aim surplus has them in re-arsenal wrap for 69.99, all matching numbers and near new condition. i've also heard good things about the collector grade 91/30's for 129.00
stay away from the m1938 though, the one they sent me was junk and i had to send it back.
wholesale guns and ammo sent me some nice shooter grade hungarian and romanian m44's for 44.99 each
the only problem with the nagants is that the surplus ammo is way corrosive, but it is cheap. 440 rounds for 39.99 incliding shipping from wg&a.
i think the bullet weights for the surplus stuff is around 180-200 gr.
almost forgot, the fireball out of the little m44's is impressive!
[ January 30, 2002: Message edited by: T2 ]
January 30, 2002, 07:44
Need Mosin-Nagant info?
Check out this thread!
MN 91/30 historical thread (http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44403)
January 30, 2002, 10:14
January 31, 2002, 17:05
Before you jump at the M44, read up on the Mosin-Nagants (there are a few MN forums). I'm no expert, but someone here guided me in the right direction and now I own an M-39 which is supposed to be the Rolls of MN -- basically a Russian action with a heavy Finnish barrel, new stocks, adjustable sights, etc. a very nice rifle that can be had for about $70 (for a very serviceable "cracked stock" specimen from Whole Guns&Ammo -- "WG&A"). Very nice guns and well worth the money and some research. For $120 you get an Excellent gun, with a Like New bore and 95% stock.
As for corrosive ammo, it's even common on 7.62X39, one extra step at cleaning (which should be done right away), but definitely "no biggie."
For other goodies -- see various Czech, Yugo, and Turk 98-Mauser types.
Congratulations and good luck,
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