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Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« on: January 31, 2021, 06:57:03 PM »
Got to Colorado about a month ago sans firearms (flew but didn't want to go through the PIA of flying with one or shipping).  Got here and the Girlfriend has some, but nothing I could call my own or relate to.  Found a Pawn/Gun store in Longmont that had (2) Mosin 91/30's. One was an Izhevsk  '42 with a sling and the other was a refurbed '38 Tula.  Both at $400.00.  I picked up the Tula and $450.00 (taxes, background, two day wait) later, I brought it back to the GF's.  The Izhevsk dissapeared just as quick.  Called around the LGS's and the cheapest, if they have them are at $450.00+.  Plus side, the Darling GF had two sealed cans of 7.62x54r, one a 300 round Bulgarian '53 dated and the other a 480 round can of Romanian '79 dated. Both LB and in great shape.  Her ex left them so I bought both of them from her for $250.00.  Yeah, yeah, pix are coming :)). Cheers!!!
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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2021, 08:24:41 PM »
Did you move?

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2021, 09:26:52 PM »
Can you believe it? Just a month ago someone was asking on this forum if $319 for a round receiver at Empire Arms was a deal or not. It's getting even more insane day by day...

I hope Mosins won't go the way of Tulip bulbs, but I frankly don't see them losing value long term even at this price level. Although I think there is probably a limit to how high they will go - there are just too many of those around.

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2021, 12:20:12 AM »
Prices are getting worse by the day. Personally, I'm shutting it down unless a sweet deal floats on by.

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2021, 04:03:25 AM »
Mosins will never be cheap again. I wouldn’t buy at that price but I don’t need one (because I have about 4 dozen of them).  If you needed one I could see getting it and at least you have 880 rounds of reasonably priced ammo for it.

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2021, 09:17:34 AM »
nothing cheap anymore (guns, ammo, mags, etc.), if you can find any. :o
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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2021, 11:40:51 AM »
Bob, no I didn't move.  The GF lives in the Denver area so we are spending time together at each others locales.

Jon, looks like you're sitting on a Mosin mine wink1.  While not having quite as many as you or GM, the ones I do have I picked up for reasonably low prices, so this one in the mix still averages low.  The Bulgarian was a short tin of 300, but at today's prices, what I paid the GF for both was still good.

Carl, agreed thumb1

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2021, 11:54:23 AM »
Jon, looks like you're sitting on a Mosin mine wink1.  While not having quite as many as you or GM, the ones I do have I picked up for reasonably low prices, so this one in the mix still averages low.  The Bulgarian was a short tin of 300, but at today's prices, what I paid the GF for both was still good.

Yup, definitely a good price on the ammo at ~0.33 per round. If I was somewhere for an extended period of time without my own long gun, I'd probably do the same.  thumb1

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2021, 12:49:16 PM »
A while back I was digging through some junk and papers.... and happened across a J&G flyer from '07 or '08...   

I've talked about what was before... but I just found this photo..... and I cried. chuckles1  I also cried cause thats what I paid for my PSL then... rofl


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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2021, 04:03:00 PM »
WHY, WHY, WHY did I stop going to gun shows 25 yrs ago. I can only imagine some of the stuff I would have now and for a 1/4 of the price.  banghead1 banghead1 banghead1

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2021, 05:15:28 PM »
...but I don’t need one (because I have about 4 dozen of them).

The only way to avoid Mosin #2 #48 is to avoid Mosin #1...  chuckles1
      

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2021, 11:50:55 PM »
Can you believe it? Just a month ago someone was asking on this forum if $319 for a round receiver at Empire Arms was a deal or not. It's getting even more insane day by day...

I hope Mosins won't go the way of Tulip bulbs, but I frankly don't see them losing value long term even at this price level. Although I think there is probably a limit to how high they will go - there are just too many of those around.

That was me. When I called Empire Arms, they were all gone.

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2021, 11:52:18 PM »
If you guys think Mosin is the new investment opportunity, you may want to also take a look at SVT-40.

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2021, 12:57:56 AM »
If you guys think Mosin is the new investment opportunity, you may want to also take a look at SVT-40.

Same with a PSL.. the last 3 I saw sold locally were right around $2K.

Of course.. ammo is the new gold.
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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2021, 03:24:12 PM »
Is that a bad price GM?

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2021, 07:18:47 PM »
Is that a bad price GM?

Better interest than any account. Kinda like a Chinese NDM-86.. $6k to $8k sometimes more for one on average.
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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2021, 07:44:19 PM »
Found another at a gunshop in Wheatridge, Co.  A 1943 Izhevsk with a good bore, wartime solid stock heavily laquered.  Had it at $350.00 on consignment, asked for the best price and the owner dropped it to $325.00.  I anticipate picking it up tomorrow.  Pix as soon as I get her. Cheers, Bruce.
P.S.  Definitely wish I would have retained my PSL's and SVT-40.

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Re: Forget GameStop!! Mosin's, The New Investment Opportunity.
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2021, 03:07:59 PM »
Let me just break you little investing hearts... 2 weeks ago, I walked out of my dinky auction house, I threw a max bid of 380 at the start of the auction on a really nice matching refurb Mosin M38 in a M44 stock.... and won.  :)
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2021, 04:50:29 PM »
GM, Cool. What does this make, the hundred and first? rofl2

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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2021, 10:48:26 PM »
GM, Cool. What does this make, the hundred and first? rofl2

He's now in the Mosin Airborne Division  :o  rofl