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Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« on: July 29, 2020, 10:55:30 PM »
I'm currently in Colorado visiting family.  In Arvada (where I grew up), I stopped in a LGS and on a consignment stand I saw a Mosin Sniper.  Picked it up and found, for the most part, matching, even the scope base, though I didn't check totally.  Bore was excellent.  Izhevsk 1944.  Price was 499.99.  I snapped it up.  After doing the form on computer then paying (total with tax and background check fee (?)), total was 550.00, which still was a steal to me.  Then the salesman said it would be in the safe...huh??  Seems that the background checks have a 2 day plus backlog, so I didn't even think to take pictures.  Once I get it, I'll send pix.
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 11:28:22 PM »
PIcs or it didn't happen, LOL
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 02:15:38 AM »
PIcs or it didn't happen, LOL

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 08:14:49 AM »
I'm currently in Colorado visiting family.  In Arvada (where I grew up), I stopped in a LGS and on a consignment stand I saw a Mosin Sniper.  Picked it up and found, for the most part, matching, even the scope base, though I didn't check totally.  Bore was excellent.  Izhevsk 1944.  Price was 499.99.  I snapped it up.  After doing the form on computer then paying (total with tax and background check fee (?)), total was 550.00, which still was a steal to me.  Then the salesman said it would be in the safe...huh??  Seems that the background checks have a 2 day plus backlog, so I didn't even think to take pictures.  Once I get it, I'll send pix.

2 day wait....  bunch of hippies.   

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 10:33:00 AM »
I too am working on getting one...looks like it will be next week now.  Same price. Fingers crossed...

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 10:41:13 AM »
You guys are stealing them at that price.

Maybe you two are wearing a different sort of mask......... rofl
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 06:34:32 PM »
The two day wait is Federal ATF&E backup.  Saw on their website giving the approximate wait time...
Heck, everyone in the gun store was wearing a mask.  Thought I was in Dodge City.
Good luck on yours, a07.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 10:27:35 PM »
The two day wait is Federal ATF&E backup.  Saw on their website giving the approximate wait time...
Heck, everyone in the gun store was wearing a mask.  Thought I was in Dodge City.
Good luck on yours, a07.

i purchased my 2 sks's and it was in and out.   Do you guys not have a carry license to skip the lines?

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 12:14:00 AM »
Mine is a face to face, with a fairly considerable distance involved...it's just getting schedules to play nice...on his end. I am chomping at the bit.
I don't have a carry license...we are open carry, and most places I arm myself involve bears and badgers. Otherwise I avoid the public altogether... I don't even do the drivers license thing.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 07:46:16 AM »
Mine is a face to face, with a fairly considerable distance involved...it's just getting schedules to play nice...on his end. I am chomping at the bit.
I don't have a carry license...we are open carry, and most places I arm myself involve bears and badgers. Otherwise I avoid the public altogether... I don't even do the drivers license thing.

If you dont mind me asking what state are you from.   Guessing  some type of mountain region.  Applician or  Montona .    Sadly im not old enough to retire so i have to interact with people

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2020, 10:55:42 AM »
Mine is a face to face, with a fairly considerable distance involved...it's just getting schedules to play nice...on his end. I am chomping at the bit.
I don't have a carry license...we are open carry, and most places I arm myself involve bears and badgers. Otherwise I avoid the public altogether... I don't even do the drivers license thing.

If you dont mind me asking what state are you from.   Guessing  some type of mountain region.  Applician or  Montona .    Sadly im not old enough to retire so i have to interact with people

Guilty of being a Montanan, good call. :)
I am not old enough to retire, but the virus might have sealed the deal...at least for my chosen and heavily invested profession. I am a sound engineer who provides sound reinforcement gear and engineering for small concert events in night clubs. I have had every show cancelled, postponed, or awaiting even scheduling until it's realistic for people to interact again, normally.  I laugh a little inside trying to imagine people spread out and moshing in place with themselves at the metal shows I tend to get.  chuckles1

My mosin deal is tentatively set for Sunday afternoon...unless the guy's wife decides to not make him take her camping this weekend...it's supposed to be 100+ degrees until Tuesday. Ugh.  I may have to get a range membership, provided they are even open...it's getting crispy enough around here to be dangerous to shoot in the mountains.  It would be nice to have an actual distance vs. however far you can safely shoot before a mountain or a tree gets in the way.    :P

I kinda have high expectations for accuracy for an actual factual sniper rifle.  I just hope the deal happens, I haven't even seen a picture of the thing, and am relying on my new friend's experience...and the matching serial on the scope he cited. It can be ugly as sin, if it's real I am going for it.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2020, 10:10:44 PM »
Just found out the seller hosed me...  pullhair1
Two weeks it's been 'consider it sold'.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2020, 10:20:19 PM »
Just found out the seller hosed me...  pullhair1
Two weeks it's been 'consider it sold'.

but you already paid?   

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2020, 12:11:25 AM »
The two day wait is Federal ATF&E backup.  Saw on their website giving the approximate wait time...
Heck, everyone in the gun store was wearing a mask.  Thought I was in Dodge City.
Good luck on yours, a07.

i purchased my 2 sks's and it was in and out.   Do you guys not have a carry license to skip the lines?

I'm visiting Colorado from Kentucky.  They say my Concealed Carry doesn't apply for Colorado.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 01:38:15 AM »
Just found out the seller hosed me...  pullhair1
Two weeks it's been 'consider it sold'.

but you already paid?

Nope, just dealing with a crummy person from what I hear.  We had been waiting to get it from the owner who needed to get it back from consignment, where it was in possession of  a Covidy shop keep.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2020, 09:02:52 AM »
I CLEARED (big surprise) dance2.  Some quick shots from the hotel room...






















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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2020, 10:21:37 AM »
Now I am so jelly you might as well call me Welch's.
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 10:57:33 AM »
Dang.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2020, 10:59:41 AM »
Wow, thats really nice Bruce! That scope is worth near what you paid isn't it (IDK sh#t about snipers). Congratulations!!!!