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 Post subject: Mosin Warhorses
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 7:30 pm 
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I have never been a big fan of refurbed Mosins. The pretty bluing, flaking shellac and forced matched numbers. I feel that they had so much history scrubed off of them.
I really like the Warhorses that have that BTDT (Been There, Done That) look.
Everytime I come across one I try to buy it, or tread a nice looking refurb of the same make and year for it.
Here are a few that I have in my collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Mosin Warhorses
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 9:50 am 
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I like 'em scuffed, too. I have a Sesty m91 from the 1890's. Some day I'll have to pic it. Great markings. Finned, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Mosin Warhorses
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 11:38 am 
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Nice collection!
Absolutely right and true. I like very much the worn white metal more than perfect bluing.
I would like to change my perfect refurbed M38.

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 Post subject: Re: Mosin Warhorses
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:42 pm 
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Very Nice :thumb: I like then all :o I have one for Spain the smell like smoke and one I got that looks like it was made yesterday. They are like chips 'you just can't have one'.


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Arsenal refurb are the only ones I have. I have an ex-Dragoon, a '43 Ishvesk, a 43 Tula and 44 Ishvesk PU sniper, and a Finnish M39 B barrel. They were somewhere in the war.


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 Post subject: Re: Mosin Warhorses
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:56 am 
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Candyman, I couldn't agree more. All my milsurps are Veterans. I've had unissued and refurbed guns but I never shot them, not wanting to mar them. I sold them off and just have seasoned shooters now. I really like non import marked guns. :thumb:

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I look at those pictures with a sense of loss and regret,The writing styles and the way they are made makes me feel like we have lost something along the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Mosin Warhorses
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:24 pm 
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Lee, you should like this well worn rifle - finally got around to picking up my first Mosin - one of the cracked stock specials from Classic -1944 m39 Valmet.

But man will it shoot - only the hand guard was cracked.ImageImageImageImageImageImage


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 Post subject: Re: Mosin Warhorses
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Mwt wrote:
Lee, you should like this well worn rifle - finally got around to picking up my first Mosin - one of the cracked stock specials from Classic -1944 m39 Valmet.

But man will it shoot - only the hand guard was cracked.

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Mwt, very nice MN 39. :thumb: That was a wise acquisition.. I hear classic is getting down to the bottom on those. When they are gone prices will go through the roof, especially if Pat Burns didn't hold that many back.

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 Post subject: Re: Mosin Warhorses
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That's a nice one. :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Mosin Warhorses
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That's a nice one. :thumb:

It will bring home the venison also. Used the same 180gr Sierra Prohunter I used in my 1916 BSA No 1 Mk3 to take a doe early in the season. Great bullet and accurate.

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1942 VKT m39 with an after market peep sight and cast boolits at fifty yards.

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