Nice. A little turd to go along with your big one. Now your kid can shoot a piece of junk too!😡
Couldn’t they have done one a these in a Martini-Henry? Or a Krag? Errrr… maybe a Krag would be tough to do in a rimfire…but… a 1903 Springfield, a Lee Enfield Smelley, a Trapdoor… I can think of ant number more worthy designs as a repro…
Trdopey will ban it. BanTrudopeReplyDelete
I was gonna say... it's not like Glenn is going to be able to own it. Har har har!Delete
Don't be so disparaging about the Mosin Design is as basic as the come and was designed for a literate peasant to use and care for. It has severed Russia for over 100 years and is still out there being used in the Ukraine.ReplyDelete
I'll never sell my beautiful turd rifle. Looks almost as good as it shoots.Delete
You are absolutely correct as usual BM. The best rifle for you is the one you own - and if this is your rifle and it does what you want it too... smile and use it!Delete
The 7.62x54 has very little recoil and its a hoot to shoot.
LOL, low recoil? It's nearly the same round as the 30-06 and the Brit 303 so the weight of the rifle has a LOT to do with perceived recoil.Delete
Try it in a carbine sized rifle, owwww with that steel butt plate, just like the 303 Jungle carbines.
But like all older service rounds I love them all.
Mike is right. The carbines are rude little guns to shoot! A few eccentric stubfarts at my rod and gun club hunted with them exclusively, preferring to let the Russkies take the bumps and knocks of camp life rather than their fine sporting guns. If I recall, they'd by that cheap, corrosive steel cased crap - pull the bullet off and seat a proper hunting bullet - and that is how they "reloaded" their ammo. On the range they shot their bargain basement ammo and just threw away the brass... and they had a ball.Delete
As a self perceived high status rod and gun club stubfart - I find the notion of Berdan priming offensive and uncouth and will not besmirch myself by buggering around with it...
My Mosins are just a little harder on the shoulder than my SKS.Delete
Time for all you skirt wearing stubfarts to grow a pair and enjoy life for Gawdsakes!
And my jungle carbine is a lady! Yes sir! (you've been hanging around the wrong end of the locker room, Michael) She's as soft on a man as can be.
It's doing OK for a 130+ year old design.ReplyDelete
As far as I know there is a Mini-Martini in 22LR that I saw in the one of the latest "Caliber" magazines. Looks very heavy.ReplyDelete
This is a single shot using the Crikett single shot action. I have one in stainless, it sucks trying to load a shell into the chamber, the trigger sucks and they made it so you can get to the parts you need to polish, BUT it is a damn tack driver. I only need one shot and this is the lightest rifle out there. The only Crikett in stainless I could find had the pink laminated girly stock, I extended the stock 1.5" using a piece of 2x4.I wouldn't get rid of my ugly crude rifle for anything, LOVE my stainless junk Crikett.ReplyDelete
No Cricketts here, but the older Rogue River Chipmunk is extremely similar to it. About 2 1/2" pounds, challenging to shoot offhand as it is like holding a slim branch steady.Delete
A sling or looped material is definitely in order! I wish I had been smart enough to purchase one of those in 22 Magnum as well, just for fun.
Some have filled the empty synthetic Crickett stocks with 'survival kits' just to get through a two - three day unexpected sleep out. Not a bad idea at all.
Proof of the saying 'If it works, don't try and fix it'.ReplyDelete
I have little desire to own a genuine Mosin, but ther'e always room for a sweet little .22, especially an accurate one that KSA puts out. I'm sure they will get to a Springfield soon enough.ReplyDelete
Everyone dumps on the Mosin, because all they've ever seen are the Surplus Beaters that used to sell for $19.95 out of a Barrel in the corner of the Army Surplus Store. About 30 Years ago, I came across one at a Gun Show that was a Westinghouse (USA) Made, 1915 Date, that was essentially "New" (not unfired) and didn't have a Speck of Rust on it, Inside or Out- the Bore just Shined. The Stock needed refinishing, but that was all. I've shot it a lot, maybe close to 1,000 Rounds, never using Corrosive Ammo. The Bolt Lock-Up isn't quite as close as a Mauser, and the Finish is "Commercial Grade", but definitely better than what was Mil-Spec for that Weapon.
The Westinghouse Rifles were made under Contract for the Imperial Russian Army, and when the (((bolsheviks))) took over the Country, they refused to Pay for these Guns. Westinghouse sold most as "Foreign Military Sales" to other Countries, but some small numbers stayed in the US.