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Looked at a few Mosin Nagent M38s today. 7.62 x 54 One is stamped 1943 the other 1944. Both are in great shape with only minor scuffs on the stocks and no rust apparent on the metal. I'd like to buy one for 1. Deer hunting. 2.To add to my son's wall in the camo room (an WSAR10 already on the wall).

price $119.00 for either gun. Few questions: I've hunted with my SKS many times and have taken deer with it. Long as you keep the shot distance in mind, no problem killing deer with it. What range does the Mosin have? Is this an adequate deer rifle? I usually hunt shoot within 40 yards so I really have no need of a scope, but if I want a scope is it easy to mount? Any extra info is greatly appreciated. If you have a link to a site that would be great.

Or ya'll can send NRAJoe down here and he can teach me and my son all about the gun. (But, only if he brings some of his "toys".)
 

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A. The 7.62 X54R round is equivelent to the 3.08 or 30.06...depending on who you speak with...so, yes..............deer are not a problem for the round.

B. I think you can do better with the price, though......but it depends on where you live and the availability but...at any rate $119 is not a terrible price to pay for a rearsenaled 38.

C. Joe isn't the only person that knows chit about guns, LOL! But, he probably would like to think that, LOL (again).

D. If you're wanting Joe to bring his toys can I assume you're female? LOL (again).
 

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scoping the Mosin is a pain in the O'Rouke. end up costing more than the gun itself.

if NRAJOE does show up, be kind he comes from a goofy state of confusion and drinks water straight from Lake Toledo!!! :throwup:
 

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Try mosninnagant.net for info.
You can stack deer two or three deep and take em all with one shot. Yeah, its got plenty of power for deer.
A scope is a different story. Not easy and not too cheap but if your shooting at 40 yards it shouldnt be a problem with iron sights.
I have never shot at a range with actual targets at long distances with mine but I do know I can consistantly hit a large rock on a hillside that me and my buddies agree is right at 1,000 yards. Thats with a 91/30 so the M38 shouldnt have any problem either.
Does Joe even have a Mosin?
 

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You got a C&R license Flipzter?
 

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You got a C&R license Flipzter?

No, no license.

I've seen much cheaper prices on the net for this gun, but the only local dealer I know will not order for me. Guess it would cut out his "middleman" fee. Understandable from his point of view, but frustrating from mine.

I'll check out the mosin.net site and see what info I can find. If scoping the rifle is trouble and expensive, I'll leave iron sights for shooting. Thanks for the info.
 

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If you had one I could sell you a bee-ute-tee-ful M44 Laminate stock M/N 1944 dated in absolute perfect condition for $90 shipped....

You should really look into getting a C&R dude....
 

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You got me cryin here Joe. Got me thinking about the C&R license though. If I'm going to buy more guns like this it would definitely pay off to get the license. All the links I find for the atf C&R license site are broken. As soon as I can get to the site, I'll look at filling out and app and mail it in. I'm sure it takes several weeks to get the license back, so it'll not help in this situation.

Just hate that I can see this same gun they're offering at the local place for 119 and see it on SOG for 59. Live and Learn.
 

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where abouts in Mizzipy you at???

whens "Ole Miss" gonna get a foot ball team??? tired of them losing so much.

my wife is involved with dialysis, think i'll take a lead pill if i ever get to that point. :)
 

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Yazoo City, bout 45 miles North of Jackson.

Sooner or later Ole Miss will call me and ask for my opinion on what the problems are. Don't know why they haven't done it yet. Guess they just haven't hit bottom yet(which is scary that they can get even worse.

Dialysis is a tough life. But I guess it's according to your age on how you deal with it. Young as I am, I'd adjust. The older you are, the worse it seems.
 

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ahhh Yazoo City, home of the infamous "Yazoo Big Wheel mower".

my mom was from Georgetown, had many great summers there as a kid, so long ago.
wish i could have moved there instead of here, but here is better than where i came from.

NJ :throwup:
 

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Bought the Mosin today. 1943 date stamped. M38. Bought some "plinkin" military ammo and some "huntin" ammo. Nice gun. Very few minor scratches on the furniture. Got a few more questions:
1. Who sells the stripper clips for the Mosin? The store had none and said they had no supplier to buy them from.
2. The stock has some cosmoline, which should be easy to remove. I've had practice with that problem. But the stock has "lacqer"(?) finish. I can rub it with fingernail and it flakes off. So what's the best way to remove the finish? and what type of finish do ya'll usually put on it?
3. Does this gun have a safety? Can't find one anywhere on it.

Still trying to access the atf site about a C&R license. The gun I bought still had the SOG tags affixed. I asked about this and the guy told me they ordered from the site. So basically he bought for 60 and sold for 120. Nice profit margin there. Guess i could have waited on gun show, but I had this itch that needed to be scratched.

Thanks for all help folks.
 

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3. Does this gun have a safety? Can't find one anywhere on it.
Pull the knob on the rear of the bolt and rotate it, you gotta pull hard, and this will put the rifle in "safe". I don't much care for it, but it works. :right:


ihelped!ihelped!ihelped! :confused: :D
 

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Thanks Joe. Wish I had checked this message before attempting to disassemble the gun. Broke the rear barrel band spring. Found a site to buy a replacement though. (Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.) Ok, got that out of my system. This is a really great rifle. GOt it all reassembled and took it out to shoot. Sweet firing gun. I think I'll replace the varnish with a similar color. Off to check out these sites now.
 

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I've only shot my 91/30...still haven't fired my M38 or the M44....
 

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hmmmmm. Is there any info not available at your fingertips Joe? :insane:

Do you happen to have an active link to the atf application site for a C&R? NVM about this. I cruised ATF til I found and ordered the forms.

Thanks JOE. (My wife said I can't post messages with you if it's gonna make me want more guns.) :rolleyes:
 

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congrats on the purchase.

1. Tapco usually has them, and can be found at gunshows. can be loaded with out them.

2. the stock has shellac on it, i removed the flaking shellac on mine, using a butterknife, gentle pressure is needed, refinish in what ever you like.

3. the safety is the bolt cocking knob, using a manly grip, pull back give a twist to the left. the receiver guide on top front of the the knob should fit the notch on the back of the bolt body. simple but effective system. :wave:
 
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