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Friday, November 3, 2017

Mosin Nagant M91/30 PU Sniper Rifle

I posted this as a follow up to the spoof M44 meme I put up yesterday which received several comments. The straight up (what used to be $59.95) Mosin 91/30 is a good "idiot-proof" fun to shoot rifle that everyone should own at least once. The ammo is fairly inexpensive for a "high powered" cartridge too.  With that said, here is a little information on another version of the 91/30 and that is the "sniper" or PU scoped version. The first one of these I ever bought was a 1939 dated Izhevsk rifle with a PU scope mounted to it. The bore was dark and the stock was rough. Still, it was a tack driver. Though manufactured by Izhevsk, the rifle had been remarked "SA"  which is Finnish. I supposed the gun had been recaptured in the Russo-Finnish war of 1939 and found it's way to the United States in the glut of surplus Mosin's which were imported during the 1990's and early 2000's. The old Mosin had import markings on the underside of the barrel near the front sight. Eventually, I traded that one away and  ended up buying another app. eight years ago. The "story" at that time was app. 1,500 sniper rifles had been found in a warehouse in Poland. This lot of rifles had been carefully packed away at the end of the Cold War. Each had the scope matched to the rifle. These were imported and sold to various gun dealers across the country. The rifles were some of the nicest of this type I had ever seen (a friend of mine worked with the fellow/company who imported them so I got to see lots of photos, etc.). The one I ended up buying had a bore that was near mint. These guns hit the market in $1,2000.00-1,500.00 range. I got mine for $460.00 including shipping. It is 1942 Izhevsk. Out of the box and with only minor fine tweaking I could consistently dust clay pigeons at 100 meters. It is deadly accurate. Though I've never attempted a shot at the range shown in the video, I feel confident the rifle is more than capable.


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Gun Review: Sniper M91/30

8 comments:

  1. Great post. Trigger time beats tech. A good lesson. Linking to this one for weekend posts.

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    1. Thanks. They are great guns. It is amazing what one can do with a seventy year old scope and rifle combined with surplus ammo. LOL

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  2. Finnish sniper with 259 kills

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_Hayha

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  3. I have read different accounts stating Simo likely killed hundreds of reds with submachineguns too.

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  4. My Sako made Mosin is a tack driver!!

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  5. Hi Irish,
    Went into the "arsenal" and dug out my "Mosin!!" it's a "1926" "Made in Russia" "M91/30!!" only difference is no koolie optics and the "bolt handle" just sticks straight out , doesn't drop down like the one pictured!! "Sweet Shooter!!!"
    Stands true to the dress down 'bout the diff. between the AK, AR and the Mossin..."With the AK. ya' can hit the side of a barn from inside, with the AR ya' can hit it from 60 yds., with the Mosin, ya' can hit it from 3 Parishes (I live in Louisiana!!!!!) over!!!!!
    skybill

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  6. There ARE accurate Mosins out there! :-)

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    1. Hi NFO!!!,
      Yes, I know, I have one!!!!! hehehehehehehe!!!
      skybill

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