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Went to the LGS for one thing today and came away with this 91/30, my very first one. It wasn't one of the hex receiver ones I keep on hearing about, but this one looked really clean in the shop compared to other war-production examples I've seen before...and I haven't even tried cleaning off any of the cosmoline yet. I checked both the firing pin and headspace, and it passed those initial tests before I bought it. Hopefully this thing shoots well. What do y'all think? Anything else besides thoroughly cleaning off the cosmoline I should do with this thing before firing it? Thanks for looking.

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russian made?
its a bit of a pain in the neck to get the hang of loading it, so practice that a bit, and bring a shoulder pad to the range.
that metal but plate aint no joke.
 

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russian made?
its a bit of a pain in the neck to get the hang of loading it, so practice that a bit, and bring a shoulder pad to the range.
that metal but plate aint no joke.
Think so...I think this is an Izhvesk(sp?) 1943 model...
 

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log on to 7.62x54r.net and start reading. There is a wealth of information there. Both of mine shoot far better than I can see using the iron sights, very accurate rifles.
 

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Very nice looking 91/30. The bore looks darn nice! I think you did well, except there is one problem with Mosins. They have a tendency to multiply in the safe. I bought one and now have ten. :mrgreen: (includes varients).
 

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Very nice looking 91/30. The bore looks darn nice! I think you did well, except there is one problem with Mosins. They have a tendency to multiply in the safe. I bought one and now have ten. :mrgreen: (includes varients).
Yep...it appears that you were correct with the "multiplication" thing. I found myself so intrigued by owning an affordable, working piece of WW2 history that the day after I bought this one I started trolling for another nice Mosin, and I found an excellent 1943 Tula round-receiver 91/30. I was looking for a hex receiver, but it appears that people are charging too much of a premium nowadays for those. I gathered that 1943 Tula 91/30s are not as common as the Izvehsk examples, so I was happy with finding this Tula. Now I have one from each arsenal. I guess I'm getting into the Mosin game very late, but oh well....
 

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I polished the bolt surfaces on my M44 when I got bored this winter...used some 1500 grit wet/dry with a couple drops of 10w30...it made a world of difference on the bolt throw and smoothed it out a lot...

Only takes an hour or so...worth the effort
 
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