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I have been putting off getting one of these for a long time. But I am going to a large show soon and I would like to pick one up. What are y'all seeing price wise on these now a days? Not looking for a collectors but a good shooter. Anything I need to be on the watch out for on them?

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About $150-$180 but not much good stuff anymore. Most are 1941-1944, re arsenal'd with frosty barrels and counter bored. Overall just look down the barrel. Some are black, others you can still see some shine. Make sure you get a bayonet since 91/30s were sighted in with the bayo mounted. Some shoot just fine without it while others pattern like a shotgun.
 

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About $150-$180 but not much good stuff anymore. Most are 1941-1944, re arsenal'd with frosty barrels and counter bored. Overall just look down the barrel. Some are black, others you can still see some shine. Make sure you get a bayonet since 91/30s were sighted in with the bayo mounted. Some shoot just fine without it while others pattern like a shotgun.
+1 on the current prices.

The bayonet will usually only effect the POI. if it patterns like a shotgun, there's an issue beyond just the bayonet being attached, or not and it's easy to drift the front sight to correct for shooting without it.
 

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Cabela's is selling them for $139 at the moment if I am not mistaken, and since it's near you, it might be worth checking out.

I honestly haven't been tracking Mosin prices at the shows here since I haven't been in the market for one. However, now that I have a hankering for a Peter the Great Tula, that will change...

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Thanks guys.
Sounds like as long as it looks good, check for matching # and the barrel is not a counter bored sewer pipe it should be ok? Is solid stock vs laminated, both the same or is one preferred over the other?

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I will check them out this weekend and see what they have.

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Thanks guys.
Sounds like as long as it looks good, check for matching # and the barrel is not a counter bored sewer pipe it should be ok? Is solid stock vs laminated, both the same or is one preferred over the other?

M2
I will check them out this weekend and see what they have.

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Old Sarge
Laminate stocks are pretty (to some) and less common. So, some people will pay more for them. However, they are postwar refurb stocks (99.999% of them, anyway. They started making them in '43 or '44, but wartime laminates are extremely rare), so to most collectors they don't really hold any historical value. I would much rather have a prewar Tula/Izhevsk marked stock in excellent condition with sharp cartouches, but that's just me.
 

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$150 at the absolute cheapest, on up to $200, depending on which store you go to.

I figure, if I buy one online for $100, I'm going to have to deal with FFL fees, so I might as well just buy straight from the store. It will cost me the same either way.

I've got a '38 and '33.
 

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$150 at the absolute cheapest, on up to $200, depending on which store you go to.

I figure, if I buy one online for $100, I'm going to have to deal with FFL fees, so I might as well just buy straight from the store. It will cost me the same either way.

I've got a '38 and '33.
That's kinda what I was thinking. I saw them for sale a couple of places on the net for $119.00 on up. But by the time I paid shipping and a dealer to receive it? I figure its going to be at least $145ish to me. I wouldn't have the opportunity to check the bore and if its counter bored. If you got a dog you would be stuck with it. At least if I look at several in a store I have no one but myself to blame for picking a dog out.

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Get an 03 FFL ($30 for three years, and takes about a month to get), and you can have them shipped right to your door! ;)

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That's kinda what I was thinking. I saw them for sale a couple of places on the net for $119.00 on up. But by the time I paid shipping and a dealer to receive it? I figure its going to be at least $145ish to me. I wouldn't have the opportunity to check the bore and if its counter bored. If you got a dog you would be stuck with it. At least if I look at several in a store I have no one but myself to blame for picking a dog out.

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C&R is great, Century had them for $59 a few years ago bought a few and they even sent some hex reciever ones. all were refinished with great bores. C&R is well worth the money.
 

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Are you looking specifically for a 91/30, or something that specifically shoots 54R?
 

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Are you looking specifically for a 91/30, or something that specifically shoots 54R?
Hi Joe
Just looking for a shooter. So 91, 91/30 what ever I can get a deal on. I just want one of them long Russian guns. I have a M44 and couple of M53's (I think, the ones that look like a M44 without the bayonet on it?) I would really like to find one of the Finnish ones (M28 or something like that). But the last few I have seen were more then I was willing to pay for them.

I am going to have to look into the C&R FFL.

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