First part of my late Christmas present

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    First part of my late Christmas present

    I've been so busy with work and basketball since the first of the year, this is the first chance I had to post this

    got me a Mosin-Nagant M44 for $79 and its in really great shape
    I'm taking it to a smith to get it checked out before I try to put rounds through it, but either way its a cool piece of history
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    wonderful gun! fun to shoot. just watch out for the cosmoline. nasty stuff
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    They are great fun guns. I shot my two Mosins last week and my arm is still sore.
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    I love mine, Picked it up around Ocober last year. I cleaned it up as best as I could, but its still got cosmo on it. I dunno what to use to get it all off?

    Anyway, she shoots great, beats a mean shoulder, enjoy yours!

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    I love my M44... fantastic rifle. Mine was dialed in and required no adjustments. The metal head-basher on the butt sure is mean to my shoulder though.
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    Congrats on the New rifle for you. You will love it.


    I love to play with my M44 also. I do get some weird looks when I pull the bayonet out though. Hey it shoots better groups with it out plus is looks neat. LOL...

    oh, Use the cheap brake cleaner to get all the cosmoline out. Just take it off the stock so you will not get it on the wood. Just be sure to clean and oil it good before you put it back together.

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    Nifty and potent rifle you have there 64zebra! Your rifle looks super-clean in the photos. The 7.62 Russian offers big-time performance. The M44 isn't too bad if one is certain to place it into his shoulder properly. Let it get a little sloppy and it'll bite ya'!

    My son bought one a couple of years ago. It's proved to be capable of 3-inch 5-shot groups at 100 yards with most any surplus ammo. I'm gonna have to get one of my own along with a set of handloading dies so I can play.


    I've read around the Internet that the M44 shoots better with bayonet extended. Wonder if this is really true. U.S. military rifles invaribly shoot lousy with bayonet mounted in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friesepferd View Post
    wonderful gun! fun to shoot. just watch out for the cosmoline. nasty stuff
    thats the other great thing......the pics above are how it looked out of the box, the rifle has ZERO cosmoline on it, believe me, I looked, its clean from buttplate to muzzle, all metalis spotless
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    Mosin carbines are by far my most favorite rifle to shoot (maybe because I don't own a Garand...lol). They are cheap, cheap to shoot, make 3 foot fireballs, kick like a mule, and go boom with authority. I've always kind of wanted to deer hunt with one.

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    I've read around the Internet that the M44 shoots better with bayonet extended. Wonder if this is really true. U.S. military rifles invaribly shoot lousy with bayonet mounted in my experience
    I have found this to be true, my M44 shoots 2" high and to the left with bayonet folded and dead on with it extended
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkie View Post
    Congrats on the New rifle for you. You will love it.


    I love to play with my M44 also. I do get some weird looks when I pull the bayonet out though. Hey it shoots better groups with it out plus is looks neat. LOL...

    oh, Use the cheap brake cleaner to get all the cosmoline out. Just take it off the stock so you will not get it on the wood. Just be sure to clean and oil it good before you put it back together.
    So what can I use to get any cosmo residue off the stock? and anyway, what does one use to clean wood stocks with generally speaking?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    thats the other great thing......the pics above are how it looked out of the box, the rifle has ZERO cosmoline on it, believe me, I looked, its clean from buttplate to muzzle, all metalis spotless
    hmm. could be? let it sit in the sun for a few hours and look again.
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    oh one more thing. make sure to shoot it with and without bayonet.
    mine shoots WAY better with it out
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    need to add that I got it to the smith last week and it all checks out good, test fired, checked for any problems, they said the barrel looked brand new
    now I get to order ammo
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