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Default 1935 mosin nagant , dug it out of the ssfe

Yes... Digging around on the safe.. I dug out my old mosin nagant 91/30..
Haven't shot it at all...seem to be in fair shape.
Says 1935 on the receiver..big star with an arrow in it. Six sides ..if I remember correctly.. a Hex receiver.
Bore is stained.. but rifling looks razor sharp, all the way to muzzle. Missing the cleaning rod.
Ordered one.
Bolt is smooth.. and has a really nice crisp trigger... Now I have this urge to shoot it.
Any tips would be appreciated.
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P.s. I bought this rifle out of a pickle barrel..
At the gun shop/ drug store for something like fifty bucks.. ten ? Fifteen years ago?
Anyhow.. been reading up on it and sure has some interesting history.
Back in 03 I did see a few of these old rifles in Iraq.
Interesting to see.
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They are fun to shoot and fairly accurate, my oldest son's first deer rifle was a 91/30 and he harvested several deer with it when he was a teenager. I have several including an ex-sniper.

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P.s. I bought this rifle out of a pickle barrel..
At the gun shop/ drug store for something like fifty bucks.. ten ? Fifteen years ago?
Anyhow.. been reading up on it and sure has some interesting history.
Back in 03 I did see a few of these old rifles in Iraq.
Interesting to see.

i bet pulled of a russkie dead body in a fight back in the 70s
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They are great guns, I have one that I bought on a whim about 10 years ago that was wrapped in wax paper and full of cosmoline for $90 in excellent shape. Very accurate gun, I bought the dies and loaded my own for it. The only issue is that it's meant for warfare and it's lowest point of aim has it hitting a person in the head when aiming center mass at 100 yards and dead on at about 300. I could add some height to the front sight to rectify this, but I really only shoot it for fun.

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I have dies for it.
Looking around for some boxer brass.
I'd think ? Be great with cast boolits..
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Brass is hard to find. I had to buy new ammo with boxer brass, like SB ammo. Also bullets are 0.311 or 0.312 diameter. I think the same as .303 British. Safeties are hard to operate, but simple take down and cleaning. I have a short barrel one made in the 1950's and it is very accurate.

I had a friend with one made in 1917 with hex receiver and had the Tzar crown on it before the commies took over.
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Still cleaning up the bore..
Hornady foam bore cleaner.
And Hoppes.
Starting to actually shine😄
Rifling looking good.
Soaking bolt in Hoppes.
New cleaning rod be here soon.
Need to get some ammo...
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I wish I would have bought a crate of them when they were $90 at Cabelas $70 at Aim Surplus... Now going for $340 at Aim. They are very easily modified with timney trigger to get rid of poor safety, stocks, etc. I wish I would have at least bought one to modify.

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I think what brought this rifle to the fore front was the show Life below Zero as the lady Agnes uses one as well as her Husband Chip before, that show they had crates and crates of them at the gun shows 100.00 your choice now in the last few years you never see them for less than 300.00 some as high as 500.00.

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