GUN In your mind, which is more desirable?

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Which gun is more desirable, in your mind?

  1. Mosin Nagant 91/30

    15 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Mosin Nagant M44

    12 vote(s)
    34.3%
  3. Other (Explain)

    8 vote(s)
    22.9%
  1. Slick26

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    If you pick other, explain. And feel free to toss out other ideas as well.
     
  2. Keesh

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    I like the M44s cause they are shorter but it's just personal preference.
     
  3. Slick26

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    Fair enough. Thanks for the input.
     
  4. SlowTA367

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    I want an M38, just because I don't really want a bayonet.

    Edit: The shorter length is also a big plus
     
  5. JaimeZX

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    Why do you ask? Are you thinking about picking one up? What is your goal for this weapon? Etc.
     
  6. Slick26

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    I ask because my buddy is selling his 91/30. But he's asking $150, which is a tad more than you can find them for.
    I'm just weighing all my options. I want all sorts of stuff, but I only have so much money, lol.
    Purpose would be mainly just for having fun with. If I want to hunt, I plan on picking up a Rem 700 next year anyway.
     
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    91/30 mainly since I already have an M44 which also seems to be more widely available.
     
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    I liked the M38 the most of the MNs which is why I bought that one. I like the shorter models and prefer it without the bayonet.
    Big 5 sells the M38 for $80 and the M44 for $70. I think the 91/30 is $90.
     
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    I should have gotten the M38 instead of the M44. I dont really want a bayonet either. ANd I think it takes away from the looks of the rifle :hs:
     
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    Other: I already have a Mauser and don't have any interests in Nagants :hs:

    my next purchases will be: AR15 upper, S&W 642, ammo, Aimpoint/Acog (don't know yet) :cool:
     
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    Sounds like M38 is kinda pulling ahead. Might have to look into that as well. I didn't even make an option for it.
     
  12. Slick26

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    Mauser is on my list too. As well as K98/Gewehr. Gotta take baby steps when you live paycheck to paycheck though. :rofl:
     
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    I agree M38. That said, my Big5 doesn't have any :hs: They have a M44 for $89 which I may buy... But I'd really rather have a M38 because the bayo is cool for about 5mins until you realize it's worthless and throws off the balance of the rifle.
     
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    We don't have Big5 here. I'd have to look to the internet or find a shop that sells those kind of older guns.
     
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    I think the M38 mainly because they are not on sale every other week at BIG 5, next I think would be the 91-30 because of it's lack of bayonet.
     
  16. Slick26

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    I'd love to have every variant of every gun I want, but I don't have that kind of funding.
    So its going to be ONE "old war" style gun for now. And that's why I ask for everyone's input.
    Once I buy it, I'll be keeping it forever. Price range from $75 - $150.
     
  17. Dumbstixlars

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    I love my M44, except that it doesn't shoot straight when the bayonet is folded up.
     
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    Is it causing it to be unbalanced, or what? I'm not sure if I want a bayonet or not.
    Don't see the point really. These days its just a for display anyway.
     
  19. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    From what I've read the rifles were sighted in with the bayo fixed, so when you shoot with the bayo folded, it would shoot left.
     
  20. Slick26

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    Oooh... makes sense, I guess.
     
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    Depends on which model of each it is. If it's a run of the mill 91/30 compared to a rare m44 or vice versa that would sway the decision greatly. I'm also a fan of the m38 but I haven't found a nice on to buy yet. Still don't have a 91/30 either though, just a plain 91
     
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    I'm just looking for a plinker novelty item gun. Not looking for one in 600% condition.

    What I do like about the one my buddy is selling, is that it has all new wood.
    What I don't like about that, is that its not original. Probably not a big deal though.
     
  23. Cannondale

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    I think an 91/30 would be the best choice. I have both an M44 and a 91/30. I like both of them for different reasons. My M44 doesn't suffer much from the sighting affliction that some others do. The 91/30 is really accurate though. It groups well for a 68 year old rifle. The mosins are great because of how cheap the ammunition is, and the ability to still get it in bulk sealed containers.

    Mausers are definately a nicer rifle in terms of design principal, and fit and finish. My freind has one from 1918, and even though it looks like hell, it still shoots well enough. The major drawback I see with them, is the cost and availibility of ammo. 8mm surplus is basically gone, and they are not making any more like 7.62x54R. That being said, 8mm Mauser is a prime candidate for reloading if you are into that. Most Mauser barrels are shot out though, not only because of the corrosively-rimed rounds, but most used at that time were steel jacketed.

    I think either would be great, $150 is a bit much for the Mosin, but if the barrel is in good shape, that is more than you will get from most military mausers.
     
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    Well, his gun is actually surprisingly in good shape. And the new wood really sets it off.
    Barrel and other metal is in pretty good shape. And still shoots straight. Its really accurate.
     
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    aimsurplus sells m44's with brand-new laminate stocks for $79.
     

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