My second weapon was a Mosin-Nagant. Fine weapon, just make sure you get plenty of ammo. That's the 7.62x54r. The little "r" stands for RIMMED, and if you don't have the right ammo, you risk hangfires !
Most people do not know how the afganistan rebels got AK rifles.The soviet union sold surplus M-N to Afganistan in the 60s and early 70s.When they invaded in the 80s the rebels shot there soldiers and traded UP.Old guns in the hands of old basards still a deadly combination.;]
Mosin Nagants and Lee Enfields are still among the favorite weapons of the older crowd there. A fellow named Isby wrote a book about the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. I remember reading that the older "muj" stayed off a bit and sniped away with their longer ranged bolt guns, while the younger crowd tried to get in close with the AK 47. There's nothing at all wrong with a bolt action rifle provided your enemy is not on the line of the bugle tooting Chinese hordes.
http://gunsnfreedom.com/17-years-after-gun-bans-in-australia-police-say-gun-crime-is-out-of-control/ I think you will like this
The same thing has happened everywhere they tried "gun control." Now England is beset with "sword violence" and they are trying to figure out how they can ban knives.
Jane, Now's a good time to buy it, though the last twenty years would have been better. I can't believe the prices for rifles and ammunition now.