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I'm probably in trouble thanks to you guys
Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:27 PM
I read over several months’ worth of threads in this section and found some great info. I procrastinated long enough. So I applied for my C&R License.
I also read over a good many threads on Mosin Nagants, have become addicted to Hickok 45's flippin' Youtube Channel!
What have you people done to me?
Ok, I can't turn back now.
So I need your help in deciding which Mosin to purchase first. I like the 91/30, but I also like the OAL of the M 44.
I don't really think I want a Type 53 after reading about the quality issues, and I know unless I can actually handle the gun in person, it'll be a bit of a risk anytime I order one.
I want a Mosin for general shooting, but I'd also like to do some deer hunting with one as well. I may well eventually scope one out, like the discussion in the Affordable scope for Mosin thread.
So I need to rely on your expertise here.
Any suggestions for a first Mosin? I have a feeling there'll be a few in my future.
Anyone handload the 7.62 x 54 R?
Suggestions on vendors are welcome and appreciated. (I have several bookmarked to send signed copies of my C&R when it arrives.)
Thanks for the help in advance. Also thanks for the new obsession...like I needed one...
Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:37 PM
Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:41 PM
Get the rifle, have fun cleaning the cosmile off (it's rewarding to then go shoot it afterward) and get general exposure to the Mosin. Then if you want an M44 you can take time to watch for a sale (if you want). Also, I bet you wouldn't have too much difficulty unloading the 91/30 for around $100 if you needed to in order to switch to an M44, since non C&R holders pay FFL fees if they buy one from AIM or KY Gun Co, etc.
Just my thoughts.
Edit: The picture on KY Gun Co's site does not show the usual accessories, so you may want to first verify that those are included if you order from them.
Edited by BlessTheUSA, 09 February 2012 - 10:42 PM.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:36 PM
The good thing is that the cures and treatment plans are all a whole lot of fun.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:16 AM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:43 AM
just got my m39 from sog and it was the best $229 i have spent.rifle has a 1903 tang date
SOG doesn't have the greatest reputation but I got my M39 from them as well. It's gorgeous and has a 1916 Remington receiver.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:00 AM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:12 AM
Yer right Stg. Joe...at least there's a treatment plan available here.
I've dealt with my 1911 "issue" for better than 25 years now. No cure for that one!
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll keep an eye on AIM.
As soon as my C&R arrives I'll get the signed copies out. It looks like SOG has to have your license in order for you to view pricing.
I'll definitely look into KY Gun as well. Thanks.
Suggestions, opinions, and options are appreciated.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:57 PM
Edited by BlessTheUSA, 10 February 2012 - 04:58 PM.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:10 PM
BTW just placed another order with AIM, good stuff
Edited by NRA, 10 February 2012 - 09:11 PM.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:24 AM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:57 PM
Buy one of each and make up your mind at the range. That's my plan!
That my friend, is more than likely exactly what I'll wind up doing.
I'm just glad my wife isn't a member of this forum.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:07 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:06 PM
She will figure out what you are up to when you need to get a bigger safe.
LOL. No Doubt about that.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:44 PM
M39 Finnish Mosin. Empire also comes across earlier Finnish Mosin.
Buy one with an Antique Receiver.
The Finn M39 is heavy barreled, accurate,better made, and have a better stock.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:14 PM
There's trouble, and then there's TROUBLE.
You could be chasing women. That's TROUBLE.
You could be drinking heavily. That's TROUBLE.
At the very least, messin' with guns will keep you out of the bars.
So, pick your trouble. Presented thusly, I imagine your wife might even support your gun habit.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:04 PM
I might have to use that argument.
Thanks for the info HvyMtl.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:32 AM
+1 for AIM. I've bought C&R pistols/revolvers from them as well as ammo. They have great prices, are very easy to deal with and make it easy to establish a C&R account. Many of their competitors infuriate me with their account set up process....they are online, yet they insist on snail mail to set up an account. I've also given up trying to establish an account with Century.
AIM is stacking up points in my book.