If you’re the unit armorer for a platoon of Soviet Army WWII re-enactors, you’ll need a boatload of Mosin-Nagant 91/30 rifles, along with a couple of Nagant revolvers to shoot the deserters. You’ll also need a pile of Mosins if you’re trying to lay in a stockpile of rugged, powerful rifles for your worst TEOTWAWKI nightmare. If this is you, or if you simply want to put in a group purchase of extra-cheap Mosins with other members of your rifle club, Classic Firearms has a deal for you . . .
Classic Firearms used to specialize in selling Saiga and Izhmash rifles and shotguns by the truckload, at prices so low I almost convinced myself I needed a third AK-74 last year. (Boy do I regret talking myself out of that purchase…) With the supply of $300 AKs totally gone now, Classic is pricing other guns to move, and the current deal is for an entire case of 20 arsenal-refinished Mosin-Nagants with matching bayonets for $2500.
These crates don’t include any hex receivers or laminated stocks, but they’ll usually throw in a Tula or three, and $125 per rifle is a pretty decent bargain these days. Sadly, the $100 Big 5 Mosin is a thing of the past, and I’m glad I got one when I did.
If you do put in for a group purchase, Classic can also set you up with mountains of 7.62x54R for about $.25 per round. It’s noisy and powerful (and corrosive) but 7.62x54R is still the cheapest centerfire ammo on the planet.