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In the July American Rifleman there is a very interesting article about American made Mosin-Nagants. Seems that Remington and New England Westinghouse Co. both made these rifles for the Russians in WW1. After the Bolshevik Revolution both companies were stuck with several of these guns and our government bought them. These actually saw some combat by Americans in the North Russian Campaign (I never heard of it either!) Anyway, I thought this whole article was very interesting, as I never dreamed that there were any American made Mosins.
 

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I didn't get a chance to read the article. I'll have to check it out.
 

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...we don't be 'lowed to have no fleas 'round here....are those all the same caliber? which caliber? wonder which warehouse has several dusty crates of 'em left sittin' in it....or maybe they shipped 'em all to England in WWII....lotta history there....
 

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I believe they are all 7.62x54R.
 

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Yep, Danny nailed it. I just have one M-39 Mosin, it's a Romanian gun in almost perfect shape. I may not like the commies, but I do like their guns. :D
 

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They had some different calibers also,Ill have to reread somr stuff i have on them..

CDFINGERS at ruger forum has a bunch of them.A bunch of nice ones i mite add.

AND LOOK A NEWBEE,thanks txpete!!!
 
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I started collecting them in the early 90's.I bought my first one a M-91 tikka for 45.00.it would do a inch at 100 meters and I was hooked.that russian sniper is deadly accurate with my handloads.
I am missing a few I need a finn M91/24 & russian M38.
my fav is a M28/30 1936 sako finn.these had a .3082 bore and are very accurate.

lots of good info here
http://mosinnagant.net/finland/default.asp

one of the rarest in my collection.M1952 hungarian 91/30.they didn't make very many of these.they also make a sniper but most of them went to nam.




 
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JOHNNY WACKO said:
TX you have some nice guns there,I have a stock long one and thic midnight I'm doored sporter I did years back...

what markings are on that one johnny???
pete
 

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....well I was fortunate to come across one...it was a New England Westinghouse that made it to Russia (can tell by the stamp on the hex reciever tang),but at some point during its life it was captured by the Finns and in '42 they put a Tikka barrel on her...sits in a WW2 round spliced stock...took it out for the first time this past Monday...at 100 yds with Czech 147 gr 86' dated ammo I fired 2 shots...all I could see was the dust from the dirt behind the targets,so I couldnt resist an peeked thru the spotting scope and crapped myself when I saw the 2 holes straddling the 10 on the 8" shoot-n-see target :? ...that s like a 1/2" space between the 2... :shock: ....bad thing to do,because I psyched myself out and the next 8 went everywhere else... :roll: ....Pete's got be beat on the numbers he's got,but boy do I love this one I've got... :mrgreen:
....1st pic of my fugly butt shootin' the '91 Finn...(never realized I had that many spots on top my head to play 'connect the dots' with :eek: ).....second is the target from that day-its on the left,100yds...the one on the right is just one from having fun blasting away with my Smith Corona 1903-A3....didnt bother adjusting the rear site-would've done better... :oops:
 

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The rifle is nice for sure! I don't know that a hat would have helped. :lol:

Good shooting. :cool:
 

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...you'da shot better if there was a more pressing target...time will come, save some ammo....learnin' new respect for those ooooooooold rifles....and the finger on the trigger connected to a calm mind has somethin' to do with it...younguns are too impatient....
 
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