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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Classic Firearms reviews the new shipment of Mosin Nagant M1891-30 rifles just received in their warehouse.

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  1. Those are some real beauties...Morlock medicine for sure :)
    Wish I could get me one for less than $180. But those days are gone. Looks like the Hex ones are all sold out. --Troy

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  2. Troy, wouldn't you love to plunder through those crates and cherry pick the rifles? There were some really nice pieces in that video.

    I'd leave poor but happy.

    I remembe buying these rifles, in refinished unissued condition with all the accouterments for $60.00 a pop from Southern Ohio Guns. $10.00 more for one with a laminated stock, and $10.00 extra for a hex receiver.

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  3. Neat. If they weren't all vandalized withthose huge Century Int'l import marks, I'd have been tempted to buy three cases.

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    1. You're one of those old school collectors, eh? Import marks don't bother me. I do admit, though, that Century has a tendency to go way the hell overboard with it and make it too deep a cut in the metal. My boss bought a Luger from Century years ago and when it came, it was arsenal refinished and beautiful, except they had cut their import mark in the side of the barrel too deeply. Looked like a kid had done it with a curling iron.

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  4. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I want a mosin sniper. I want a mosin sniper. I want a mosin sniper.

    sometime in the future I will drop the $$$$$$ on a mosin sniper.

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    1. You better do it soon if you want one. I notice SOG hasn't got any left.

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  5. Just curious, have you bought from them before? They have some really good prices.

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    1. I bought from them some years back. They have a good reputation, and they used to have more AK-47's and that kind of thing but it seems like the last few years they have been successful in importing stashes of Russian equipment like the M1891-30. I think when Aztec Arms in Florida went under, they moved in on the market because Aztec used to sell Mosin Nagant rifles by the case, and they had beautiful weapons. Beautiful! Classic seems to take what they can find and price it accordingly. I bought my Model 1891-30's for around $60.00 arsenal refinished with all the gear like sling, oiler, bayonet, ammo pouches included. It kills me to see rack grade rifles going for $160.00 bucks. I would guess I have been ten and fifteen of the 1891-30's, and one actual unaltered Model 1891. So I'm good there. I have a nice little cache of Model 1944 and Model 1938 Mosin Nagants too. When we used to drive down to Tybee two or three times a year, I always carried a Mosin Nagant Model 1938 loaded in the back of the jeep. I take back roads and there are long, long stretches of swamp and sandy pine forests down there that are uninhabited.

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