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Mosin Nagant vs. British Enfield....

Discussion in 'Military Surplus Forum' started by rjgraves, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. rjgraves

    rjgraves

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    I have an opportunity to buy a Mosin Nagant for $100, or a British Enfield with 400 rounds of ammo for $175. Any advice? Both are in 80-90% condition.
     
  2. HexHead

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    Is the Enfield a No. 1 Mk III or a No. 4 Mk I?

    If it's a No. 4, I'd definitely go for the Enfield.
     


  3. rjgraves

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  4. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

    One more for the SMLE.
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    The closest rifle is not an Enfield. It's a Remington US 1917 30-06
     
  5. kf4zra

    kf4zra I miss ya Murph

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    I have 4 enfields and 26 mosins. I like em both.

    The enfield is more refined, but the ammo is pricier.

    Most people would instinctively say buy the enfield, but i would want to look at the markings of the mosin. Some of my mosins would bring $500 or more, so it will pay off to know what you are looking at.


    if both guns are in great shape (not sporterized), and it is a run of the mill mosin. (if you can send marks of the barrel markings i can help you determine that) then you are better off with the enfield deal.

    That is unless you plan on shooting it a lot.

    762x54r can be had for under $100 for 440rds, 303 brit is considerably more.
     
  6. Foxtrotx1

    Foxtrotx1

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    Enfields are sweet shooters but expensive to feed. More refined than the Mosin. The Mosin is a good shooter too, less ergonomic, longer. With the Mosin, you get the feeling that beating a bear to death with it won't shift your POI.
     
  7. kf4zra

    kf4zra I miss ya Murph

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    Just to prove I like em both, here are a few pics of my toys. These are a few yrs old, so some have reproduced.

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  8. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I own both...the enfield would get my vote. I love both guns though.
     
  9. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

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    too close to philly
    i second that! but, about your collection. is that an argentino 1891 i see?
     
  10. Eyescream

    Eyescream hates you

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    Mine too. My wife's M44 is loads of fun to shoot, but the extra round count in the Enfield and the amazing feel of the bolt seal the deal for me.
     
  11. pennlineman

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    I'd have to go with the Enfield too. I've owned both, it's just a better gun.
     
  12. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I think you're looking at someone else's pics. I haven't posted my collection in a very long time.