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    At one point I had a cheap Mosin M1944 or M1938 tanker. The crown had been counter bored. I guess the story goes that they were knocked around in the tank and their barrel crowns got messed up. With the short barrel, it kicked like a mule!
    In a nutshell. Soviet WWII tank crews weren't issued Mosins, or any other personal weapons for that matter. The M38 was a carbine for issue to machine gun crews, artillery, and other troops that had other primary jobs. Because these weren't their primary weapons they tended to get misused and beat up. The Soviet command in a rare moment of wisdom found the M38 to be a better all around weapon than the 91/30 with the exception of not having a bayonet. So, they stuck a folding bayonet on it and thus the M44, which then became the standard issue bolt action rifle.
     

    Purdue1991

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    In a nutshell. Soviet WWII tank crews weren't issued Mosins, or any other personal weapons for that matter. The M38 was a carbine for issue to machine gun crews, artillery, and other troops that had other primary jobs. Because these weren't their primary weapons they tended to get misused and beat up. The Soviet command in a rare moment of wisdom found the M38 to be a better all around weapon than the 91/30 with the exception of not having a bayonet. So, they stuck a folding bayonet on it and thus the M44, which then became the standard issue bolt action rifle.
    Thanks for the info. That makes perfect sense.
     
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    I bought my 91/30 several years ago, but haven't gotten the chance to shoot it yet. I will some day, I just have to make it down to Atterbury since none of the Indy indoor ranges allow any rifle calibers larger than 5.56. (To the best of my knowledge.)
     

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    @GrammatonCleric1982 check with Tim's Shooting Academy in Westfield. I Beetlejuice you can shoot it there.

    No steel core or ammo attracted to a magnet, so you'll probably have to spend for modern commercial ammo.
    Just don’t say it two more times. iPhone with a new update? It’s driving me crazy too.
     

    55fairlane

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    I fired one of these monsters once. No love from me. In fact I turned down a trade of 5 Mosins for 1 of my 03 Springfield.....I couldn't say NO fast enough or often enough.
     

    TheJoker

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    I too haven't had the Mosins out in a couple lustrum. I've got a real nice 91/30pu, likely a reproduction; but, it's a lot of fun to shoot. And an early M1944, it makes quite a fireball at dusk. I've gotta shoot more!
     

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    Had two at one time. Sold for other projects.
    They are fun so shoot, but not all that practical. For the money they're going for now I'd probably just buy a modern bolt action with a rail.
     

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    Just yesterday watched the movie where Ed Harris n Jude Law (Enemy at the Gate) were snipers, one a 98 mauser the other a mosin. Got me thinking about mine.

    I started to sporterize the long one. Restocked, with composit stock, bedded action, turned down bolt, I need to scope it. Haven’t shot it in a few years.

    I still have a bunch of that AP stuff. It blows through 3/8 boiler plate at 300 meters like butter. Sites are measured in arsins what ever that is.
     

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    Just yesterday watched the movie where Ed Harris n Jude Law (Enemy at the Gate) were snipers, one a 98 mauser the other a mosin. Got me thinking about mine.

    I started to sporterize the long one. Restocked, with composit stock, bedded action, turned down bolt, I need to scope it. Haven’t shot it in a few years.

    I still have a bunch of that AP stuff. It blows through 3/8 boiler plate at 300 meters like butter. Sites are measured in arsins what ever that is.
    Great movie! Haven’t shot my T53 in a while. That movie always makes me want to take it out to the range.
     

    indyk

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    I certainly would like to find a legit sniper with a crisp barrel myself.
    I had purchased my Mosin when they were 100$ with a can. I was pretty invested in 54R that prompt me to seek out a PSL which is 100% easier on the body than the m44! :banana:

    This project was totally inspired by Enemy At The Gates!
    MOSIN 7.62x54R
    91B758EC-3FDC-430C-A5D9-BE174B9F80F2.jpeg
     
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    Caleb

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    I love shooting mine still. And kick myself all the time for not buying more when they were under 90$ for one.

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    Same here....always regretted that
     
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