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M91/30 Sniper "reproduction"

Soxfan9

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Has anyone put one of these together? I have been considering one. What is involved for gunsmithing, and where are parts available?
 
I've done a few of them. The hardest part is lineing up the mount. The stock needs to be cut. Then the mount base needs to be filed to swing the scope into position. I have written up a set of instuctions should you wish to do this. I also make sniper bolts for them.
 
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Thats mine on the bottom. I got it for around $500 right after the Enemy at the Gates infatuation craze when they first started popping up. Its a real sniper, repro mount though, not sure about the scope. I haven't had time to screw around with the mount and get it fully zeroed for accuracy. It suffers from Mosin sticky bolt syndrome except for when I use Albanian ammo.
 
Milsurps 4 Me said:
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Thats mine on the bottom. I got it for around $500 right after the Enemy at the Gates infatuation craze when they first started popping up. Its a real sniper, repro mount though, not sure about the scope. I haven't had time to screw around with the mount and get it fully zeroed for accuracy. It suffers from Mosin sticky bolt syndrome except for when I use Albanian ammo.

You speak like said "Craze" is over? I still regularly pop in my copy and plase a soft towl on the floor to adsorbe the drool!

mmmm Sniper Porn! 8)

Arrrrr

-Weer'd Beard
 
Soxfan, don't let the article at Surplusrifle discourage you. I got into my parts for about 2/3 of what he looked at. It's definitely oable, and, I'm doing one myself. Just got to get motivated and ship my bolt down to JimR to get bent, and then do the drilling and tapping. It did take some work to locate all the parts at "reasonable" prices. I'll warn you, the Mosin 91/30 snipers that some folks advertise for about $400 to $500 wholesale are fakes. Century gets real 91/30 ex-snipers once in a while, and they go for about $400, with no scope or mount, but were drilled and tapped, and once were real snipers. Real PU scopes go for about $150-$200, but repro's go for about $100 if you're patient (eBay). Mounts are about $125.
 
NEtracker said:
Interordnance has some "manufactured" 91/30 snipers for those who don't want to roll their own.
Myself, I can still get by with the irons on my 91/30.


I picked up a 91/30 sniper from M+M ordered from interordnance and was thrilled with it. Mine is a 1943 dated Ishevsk factory all matching rifle right down to a '43 dated scope with the scopes serial number stamped on the side of the barrel and the scope mount is stamped with the rifles serial number. From all the research I have done this appears to be a genuine factory sniper also the bore was beautiful.
 
Soxfan9 said:
I saw one of those there Ken, it looked really nice. Have you fired it yet?



yeah took it up a week ago pretty much dead on with minor adjustments fun rifle happy with that purchase
 
If it's real, it's worth about $800. IO ddoesn't get that much, and yes, they're definitely fakes. The parts alone, if real, go over $500. Repro parts go for less.
 
I checked out the "snipers" at M&M's today. They said "Oh ya, It's original". The scope and mount looked too good. I didn't bother to check the numbers. I think they were $500. They are IO's.
 
Mosin Nagants are reasonably accurate, believe it or not (they are military bolt guns, so don't expect sub-MOA).

They are intended for use within 500 meters, though.
 
Biggest thing I heard about these rifles is working the mounts. Most have to be shimmed and theres a ton of info online on how to get them to fit right. I haven't had the ambition to make mine right because I usually get involved in another project before finishing what i'm currently working on.[sad2]
Mine was from a place called FAC. I think they've since closed up but I got it before I got my C&R and had it sent to Carl at 4 Seasons.
Don't get me wrong, it doesn't shoot bad. I could probably get a head shot at 100 yards using cheap surplus ammo. But i'm sure by trying some reloads and doing some adjustment to the scope mount I could squeeze out some respectable groups. Its that thick 3 bar reticle that takes some getting used to.
 
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It was definitely a pretty neat rifle and I wouldn't mind having one (or any other gun for that matter). When I got home, I was tempted to post my Hakim on some of the trader boards!

Milsurps, are you restoring an ex-sniper?
 
JonJ said:
Milsurps, are you restoring an ex-sniper?

Nope, mine came already done. I got one of the first ones when they came out and don't really know where it came from except the company name was FAC. All I know is it is a real 91/30 sniper, just the mount is reproduction and the scope may be as well but it is a Russian three bar reticle scope with markings.
 
I handled a PU sniper the other day at Zero Hour. It was a repro or a build, looked pretty good. The problem I had was, when looking through the scope cheekweld was terrible, for me anyway. Price was reasonable at $450, but I cant see myself shooting one much. I will probably leave mine as is and continue to shoot with iron sights.
 
I've been trying to get the straight poop on these things. Seems all that IO has been selling are repros. The repro scopes are dated 1942 and some have a "Made in Russia" stamp somewhere. I haven't been able to find out for sure but I believe they didn't even use ex-sniper rifles.
Just about everyone says they like them and shoot really well.
 
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Century sells REAL ex-Snipers, without scopes or mounts, converted back to normal 91/30 type for about $400. The last ones they got were gone almost immediately.

Jon, I'm the one building one. Mine is 100% fake. New mount, new scope, rifle is correct maker and year, but was not a sniper previously. Not a high priority project for me.
 
M91/30 Sniper Repro

I would like to see a 91/30 Sniper! where is this Zero Hour shop that has it??
and someone said about correct year? did they only make the original,s in
just a few certain years? i would think that it would have been produced in
all of the WW-II years as a matter of need! S.D.
 
Sherriff, the shop is in Easton (off of Turnpike St. in West Bridgewater). They have a link under the dealers section. I was last in there on Sunday, it may or may not still be there. You would probably enjoy a visit there even if the rifle is gone.
 
M91/30 Repro

Thanks SOX !! I would enjoy looking around any NEW gunshop and as soon
as i have an oppertunity im going to do just that Thanks again i apreciate
the Info S.D.
 
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