I was gonna get a Mosin Nagant 91/30 a while back but I couldnt find one for sale where I live and couldnt get anyone with FFL to transfer one for me so instead I bought a Stevens 67 Shotty.
Quality of these rifles vary quite a bit-this one was imported from Georgia but was Russian made in Izhelsvk. I made the clerk go through about a dozen boxed arms before I picked this one out based on the year, pre-war furniture (the brass fittings over the barrel), point of manufacture, barrel condition, hex receiver, etc. Barrel stamps on this one are pretty clean, but I it was reworked at some point, as the sling fittings are not screwed in-hence the Ex-Dragoon classification. Standard accessories included cleaning kit, oil/solvent holder, bayonet, and sling. She was covered in a generous coating of grease when I pulled her out of the box, but cleaned up quite nicely with a little gun oil and careful application of Brasso. Sorry you couldn't get anyone to do a transfer on one for you, that sucks. They sell a few of them up here every year as deer rifles before the season opens. There's always a few of these around for sale during the rest of the year too. Paid $99 for it-probably the least expensive heavy caliber rifle I'll ever buy.
Yes mosins are cheap and very common. Im not picky on what type it is but I do want a quality and safe rifle. Sooner or later I will get me one. My buddy has a finnish Mosin but its chamberd in 7.62x54R instead of the 7.62x53R. Either way Mosins have made a legend out of Vasily Zaytsev. Im not a big fan of russians but Vasily has my respect.
unless I'm reading it wrong...you have it backwards. The Finnish rifles are x53R and the Russians are x54R
The Russian ones are definitely x54R-that ones Russian and is x54R, made in Izhelvsk.
is an 1891 Mosin Nagant made by Westinghouse. Donated by our Commander.