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I just called my local gun store and i asked about a Mosin Nagant. He informed me that he had a functional Chinese Mosin Nagant for $99 but its not gonna win any beauty contest. Seeing that Im getting a Synthetic Stock for it anyway would that be a good deal?
 
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Chinese? They are a little harder to find... I wonder what shape it is in... And what model it is... A thought for you... Restoring something like this to better then new historical condition can be a bunch of fun. And you can still have a great hunter and shooter
 

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Its not so bad to take a very common rifle and modernize it, but its a shame to take a more rare rifle and change it. Just my .02 cents.
 

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Well, if you are going to do that, this guy sells the Chinese 53s for $35. I got mine from him at a local gun show. Some of them had pretty beat up furniture, but if you're getting a synthetic anyway it's a good deal.

http://www.omega-weapons-systems.com/catalog.htm#top

Not a fancy website, but functional. Also, the guy doesn't do credit cards.
 
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Its not so bad to take a very common rifle and modernize it, but its a shame to take a more rare rifle and change it. Just my .02 cents.
If it was a M1 Garand or a 1903A3/A4, I would agree. However we are talking about a "cheap" Mosin. You wont hurt the value by doing so...
 

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If it was a M1 Garand or a 1903A3/A4, I would agree. However we are talking about a "cheap" Mosin. You wont hurt the value by doing so...
A guy I know takes "cheap" Roman 2000 yr old coins, drill holes in them and uses them for tags for his sheep.

Cheap coins? Yes, but he has just destroyed a piece of history that cannot be replaced.

Our grandchildren or greatgrandchildren will be scrambling looking for original MN rifles that have not been altered. We are custodians of history and it is our job to preserve it for future generations .

Especially military rifles that represent important times in human history.

I am not against simply taking the stock off and putting on a synthetic stock, that can be reversed.

But when you chop the barrel and drill for a scope, you have changed the weapon forever.

Again, just my .02 cents.
 
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If it was a M1 Garand or a 1903A3/A4, I would agree. However we are talking about a "cheap" Mosin. You wont hurt the value by doing so...
M1 Garand or a 1903A3/A4 used to be every where for $20! :twisted: Now try and find one! Just because it is cheap today does not mean anything.


When you think how easy the Mosins and type 53s are to restore it is a shame to me to mess them up as I know it wont be long and they will gone
 

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I have ordered a total of seven Mosins from Omega. Very good guys to deal with. All rifles arrived in very poor condition but are perfect candidates for modernizing and sporterizing. Can't beat 50$.
 
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If it was a M1 Garand or a 1903A3/A4, I would agree. However we are talking about a "cheap" Mosin. You wont hurt the value by doing so...
M1 Garand or a 1903A3/A4 used to be every where for $20! :twisted: Now try and find one! Just because it is cheap today does not mean anything.


When you think how easy the Mosins and type 53s are to restore it is a shame to me to mess them up as I know it wont be long and they will gone
Maybe I stand corrected. However, the M1 and 03s that are worth $$ today are the ones that were well taken care of and in near mint condition.

The above rifle was described as "a functional Chinese Mosin Nagant for $99 but its not gonna win any beauty contest"

It sounds like this rifle has seen better days and has not been properly taken care of. If that is the case then I say go for the makeover. If it was near mint, then I would not touch it and leave it as is...
 

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Just think how much fun it would be to take an old war dog and make her look like this

My point exactly. Nice carbine :D
 

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Oh, yeah. I agree! I've got a sporterized Mosin because I bought it that way, but if I had a beat up original, I'd love restoring it and making itlook like it did back then. It'd almost be like going back in time or soemthing. my opinion.
 
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