Alright /k/ this is my first day from being /nogunz/. Pretty hyped for being a firearm owner now. Got this Mosin Nagant 91/30 here. Pic related. Going shooting this weekend. Anything I should know?
All serial # matching made in 1942 in Russia somewhere. Cleaned as much as I could from the cosmoline. Just stoked
I polished the fuck out of every part of my bolt, replaced the stock firing pin spring with a 24 pound wolff spring, and added a sear shim and trigger spring. My m38 has the smoothest action I've felt on just about any gun, including my mauser that got basically the same treatment.
>made in 1942 in Russia somewhere
If it's dated 1942 it was made at Izhevsk arsenal. You could form an entire ethnic group from people who own 1942 Izhevsk M91/30s; the Russians made like 10,000,000 at Izhevsk in that year alone.
Happy nugget day Anon.
Fair price in today's market. Sadly the days of $69.99 tomato stakes are gone for good.
Congrats on your first rifle OP, Seems like you got a pretty good deal. Nugget was my first rifle too.
Check out >http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks.htm if you want to know what the markings on your rifle mean. It's pretty interesting what you'll find.
Clean that sucker immediately after you get home from shooting surplus 7.62x54R or the rust will be real.
All 3 are Izhevsk's
Top 2 are 91/30s
Bottom is an m44
I didn't bubba it up, bought it for really cheap, that's why I have it.
It shoots pretty good and I've killed many deer with it. Pls no hate
Got a few. They are pretty fun guns for what they are.
They ain't making more of it
wood looks rugged, use it for hunting?
The bottom one looks nice, anon!
I was looking around that site and it appears to be from the Izhevsk one. Thanks for the insight!
higher costs to obtain the ammunition. just like any resource be it oil or minerals or bullets. the easy and cheap stuff has already dried up. now the more expensive/more difficult to export/import stuff is what we are getting. every single surplus item ever follows this course.
Had a guy try to sell me a 43 Izhevsk for $400 because "you can't find ww2 rifles everywhere"
Also asked a guy about a SKS
>is that a yugo?
>"oh yeah Yugos are great"
>Can i see it?"
>pick it up
>mfw Made in China right on the side
Was the gun show in Louisville KY by any chance?
i think people are really over-estimating the ability of surplus ammo to fuck your shit up
you go home after a day at the range shooting surplus, make supper, and put a little hoppe's on a bore snake - literally just 1 pass in and out and thats it.
oh and spend a few minutes thoroughly cleaning your bolt and it's like ur nugget has never been fired a few hours before
damage starts when you leave your rifle out after a few days and even then, you can get by but definitely not recommended at all
Alrighty , let me explain why I'm a little bitch
>inna range shooting at 50 yards
>ok this isn't bad
>put up target at 100
>can't see shots on the cmp 100 yard target
>go to see the target and ...
>all of the shots were 2 feet to the right
I flinch insanely hard because my 95 pound skeleton can't handle full power rifle rounds well.
I need to get an updated pictures, this one is older than shit.
>you go home after a day at the range shooting surplus, make supper, and put a little hoppe's on a bore snake - literally just 1 pass in and out and thats it.
More like "I didn't pay attention in high school chemistry"
>Haven't shot my nuggets in a long while
>Was 200 pounds of flab then
>Down to 155 with the power of lesser squatting
I forgot how much of a difference 45 pounds made. I should take a nugget on my next outing.
If the recoil from an old steel plate battle rifle is too much, use the old GI trick: Fold a towel into quarters and throw it over your shoulder. Or just get a slip on recoil pad.
Your ability to handle felt recoil is not a litmus test of your manhood. Hitting the target consistently is.
Absorbing felt recoil depends on how your built.
I'm a 6' 1" 146lb skelly(I'm trying to bulk) but I have broad shoulders. I can shoot my mosins all day long and not even feel it. Holding your rifle really tight against you helps too
The rubber recoil pads that go for 10 bucks or so are pretty good. Better length of pull and they teach you how to shoulder the rifle and deal with extended shooting time.
The best thing you can do is lift and get bigger, if that's your problem, or learn to shoulder correctly and while standing up. Shooting seated for me tends to fuck my shoulder up a bit after too long.
Shoot your nugget , take up painting , firebomb Stevens car , whatever. You do you
I'm not sure if it's just me reading too much into your posts, but are you meaning to be somewhat aggressive?
I'm not sure why you're explaining this, since nobody claimed that you were a little bitch.
Is something wrong?
>Anything I should know?
>Cleaned as much as I could from the cosmoline. Just stoked
You will see more cosmoline for a while. Trust me. Two years later, mine still manages to cough some up.
Guys why is ammo .40$/round right now? I just bought my nugget a little bit ago and haven't even gotten a full spam can yet, everything is sold out. Is this just because people freaking out about Obama's executive actions or is surplus drying up?
Surplus is being bought faster than it can be shipped because of king nigger, that and there is no incentive to increase the importation rate in a manner to keep prices low. Same shit happened with .22LR, people are willing to pay out the ass to get nugget food, and whatnot.
Yes it is, I just have a very bad habit of using loaded language and over emotional wording when I talk to people. Not lashing out, just bad at humor is all
>I am learning baguette speak though
>I just have a very bad habit of using loaded language and over emotional wording when I talk to people
Welcome to my world.
I got some surplus last year and haven't seen any at a reasonable price since. You either got to not shoot or suck it up and buy the $12/box Tulammo. I did get some monarch or $7/box a few weeks ago at Academy sports but it's not worth the 40min drive to get it.
Random harrowing tale of love , loss , and spite for y'all
>be at Ben Avery
>shooting nugget with ppu brass case
>shits sweet yo
>some of the beautiful casing get dinked and fall onto the dirt in front of the shooting tables
>no biggie, can just get them while people switch targets
>come time for changing targets
>drinking glorious mtn dew before I change paper
>then I see it
>someone's six year old is jumping around
>in front of the rifle lanes
>then I see it
>he's jumping on every. Piece. Of brass.
>try to get to my sweet sweet partizan casings
>he gets to them first
>clinging of the brass against the dirt
>it all happened so fast
>get to my brass
>the case mouths
>they are all bent
>out of 23 pieces that went over the red line... 3 survived
>only the survivors of gruesome battle are the ones with real stories to tell
Normally 7.62x54 is about 75 cents per round but if you reload the brass and what not then it gets to about 50 cents per round. Four to five rounds in you already saved enough money to buy a soda while you shoot
Just bought a type 53 with the wood in surprisingly good shape save for a few dings here and there. Seems like it kicks a bit harder than my friends m44 though which I didn't expect at all. Accurate as fuck though, I think I'm in love.
>50-75 cpr for nugget food
where the fuck are you buying your shit?
don't get into reloading to save money. ultimately you won't, especially not with common rounds that are cheap and readily available. Do it as a hobby.
Got mine at Gander. Retards had it priced way too low for what it was. Pic related.
Not really sure what you were going for.
We were smoking Cubanos the whole day, so I'll go with Che. It was also humid and 50 so I threw the coat in the car to wear.
definitely not a hipster. Normal jean and 6 inch black boots.
To be completely honest, I couldn't think of anything else to put.
Where I live people only ever wear brown boots with jeans, except trendy college kids, so maybe that's why it popped into my head.
Don't take it too seriously. I shat it out in MS paint while running on 65+ hours of sleep deprivation.
Wasn't too worried. Out here in rural Illinois most people who wear boots actually use them for their intended purpose.
I'm also running on around 50+ hours. Hospital shifts fuck your sleep schedule up. Here's a cool file for your time.
tough guy here.