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post #1 of 10 Old 04-12-2014, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Got Some New Firepower This Week

Just recently picked up a Walther P38 and a Mosin Nagant. I am very pleased that I finally have these two guns in my very small but hopefully expanding collection. I do have a few questions for the experts here:

1.) Do I need to buy any parts for either gun before I take it out and shoot it?? I have heard from a few different people that I need to buy a spring replacement kit for the Walther so I went ahead and got those, but as for the Mosin the only thing people say is to clean out the cosmoline before shooting (obviously).

2.) This may be a dumb question so here it goes. Is the a specific kind of ammo I need to buy for these?? Like do I need to buy a certain grain or only fire target rounds. Things like that.

Any extra advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-12-2014, 06:48 PM
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A buddy of mine from work took his Mosin apart, cleaned all of the cosmoline off of it by soaking it. Refinished the wood stock and it's just bitchin' now. What is the condition of your Mosin?

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It was advertised as "very good condition". Went up to the place and picked the best looking one with all matching serial numbers. Cost me about 165 bucks after the background check and all that. I am very pleased with it so far and cannot wait to take it out and shoot it.

The 38 is awesome man. I have always wanted one after setting my eyes on it the very first time. Found this one about an hour from my house for 350 bucks.

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If you are just going to shoot paper get the cheapest rounds you can buy. If you are going for accuracy then buy match ammo.

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Thanks for the advice. I figured I would ask since these are some older guns. I didn't want to go out and just start buying crap and end up ruining everything.

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Be careful with the ammo for the Mosin. A lot of the ammo available for it is quite corrosive. That in itself isn't an issue as long as you clean after every shooting session with warm soapy water and then immediately relubricate. Plenty of good shooting ammo available if you don't mind a little cleanup.
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For the mosin you will find non corrosive ammo running at about $8.00 a box. You may find a case of corrosive ammo delivered to your door at about $130.00 from luckygunner.com. When shooting corrosive ammo most recommend spraying some windex down the pipe and running solvent behind it. I use a strong copper solvent on mine on a boresnake when I shoot a 440rnd case of corrosive ammo. As far as upgrades for the mighty mosin I recommend a timney trigger, Harris bipod, brass stacker scope mount, and archangel stock some stippling wouldn't hurt I cerakoted mine in a desert camo. I smacked a small bleach bottle at 800 yards second shot with that set up with a 2 pound pull on my trigger and a leatherwood 2-7 ler sight. Leatherwood made scopes for the marines at one point in the past.
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You're going to have fun with that Mosin.
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Search online for a rubber butt plate pad for that mosin. The steel will beat the hell out of your shoulder.

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