Mosin Nagant

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by moona11, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I was looking for a 30-30 lever action the other day and I could find a decent one used so just looking around at the LGS I go to and the guy I buy all my guns from was *****ing about the MN that he just got. he said they had more cosmoline then any he had ever got. I looked at one he just wiped down I looked at it and looked at another he had not touched yet I opened the box it was from 1943 and new. It came with the usual stuff took a gallon of mineral spirits but get her clean Thinking about stripping the stock and refinishing it in different stains to bring out the grain the wood is great with minor dings that a iron will bring out. Got it for $120 with 4 boxes of tulammo and a new sweat shirt not a bad deal. I called him and told him about it and he said the other one was wore out and was returning it. Glad I did not take that one :D:D:D:D
     
  2. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Luck o the draw!
     

  3. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    The brass for reloading is expensive to buy which sucks but you can reload steel once or twice but you have to change the primer pocket hole and add a sleeve time consuming :(
     
  4. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    Pics, or it didn't happen!
     
  5. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I will when post pic when I get it totally cleaned and put back together.
     
  6. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Here it is
     

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  7. bscar

    bscar Supporting Member

    https://www.classicfirearms.com/ammunition?caliber=73

    Get an 880 round setup first to get the "key" to open the spam cans; $180 before shipping.

    I wonder if you could take the spent steel casings to the recycling center and get some extra cash for them by weight
     
  8. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Thank you for the mandatory feet on the picture.
     
  9. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Where can I get the key I have ammo on the way in the spam cans?
     
  10. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    sportsman is way cheaper because of shipping
     
  11. bscar

    bscar Supporting Member

    No idea, honestly. You might try some local gun stores or armslist or something.
     
  12. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    He f'd it up though.... Socks or sandals only.....
     
  13. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    hiking shoes :)
     
  14. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    If you bought the wooden crate, it will come with the can opener.
    If not you can pick up a camping can opener or try a Army surplus store?
     
  15. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    I tell ya...... No forum etiquette observing bastidges!
     
  16. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Any ideas of what color stains I should use? I would like to bring out the grains of the wood
     
  17. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Amber shellac will do it.

    There's at least 50 recipes out there for Russian red. Google it up, and get comfy.
     
  18. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I really like the Russian Red, more ways then one lol
     
  19. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I was thinking a dark black stain then several lighter shades. Never did like Russian red. Sorry Swaga
     
  20. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I think I could get behind a Russian Red.

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