Russian Infantry – World War I – Armed with Mosin Nagants
I’ve long thought that a single shot 12 gauge shotgun with a few boxes of shells would make a good SHTF barter piece, particularly for people that don’t have any sort of firearm WTSHTF. They’re cheap, simple and versatile. You can buy a used one for like 50 bucks.
Enter the Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R
I came home from work the other day and saw THIS on the Cabela’s flyer:
“A” in the picture – Mosin Nagants on sale for $99.99!
No, this is not a paid spot for Cabela’s (though it should be (making them millions right now)) . Wiki states:
The Mosin–Nagant is a bolt-action, internal magazine fed, military rifle used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union< and various other nations.
It gets its name from the Russian Artillery Colonel Sergei Ivanovich Mosin who designed the bolt and receiver, and the Belgian Emile Nagant, who designed the magazine system. Also known as the Three-Line Rifle, in reference to the 7.62 mm calibre, it was the first to use the 7.62x54mmR cartridge.
As a front-line rifle, the Mosin–Nagant served in various forms from 1891 until the 1960s in many Eastern European nations
Basic, reliable, stood the test of time – and cheap!
“B” in the picture (cut in half by my awesome photography) – 20 Russian 7.62x54R rounds for $9.99. How convenient!
But a bargain? I don’t know …. I guess so …. there are a lot of used guns on the market right now. Lots of people bought something during the buying spree. The economy continues to suck, so now people are dumping stuff. Maybe that’s why the Mosin price is so low? $150.00 bucks and you have a bolt-action rifle and 100 rounds – sounds pretty cheap to me. Russian ladies even liked them (or so the picture implies):
Your local zombie hunters like them, too:
(pic stolen off this TSLRF page; scribbled on by me)
– Ranger Man
BTW: Hey Cabela’s – since this was not a paid ad, I get to tell you ….
Whats up with the freakin’ TEXTBOOK SIZE catalogs you send me!
Can you say OVERKILL!?
How many trees were killed and barrels of oil burned
to get these things delivered all over the place?
Mosin sale flyer? Okay. Ridiculous hardcover catalogs? Not okay. Dig?
And it’s not like I haven’t CALLED YOU ONCE ALREADY
to tell you to STOP sending me these!