I have 5 Mosins at present. They are great rifles and fun to shoot.
If you got into them early enough, they are very cheap to shoot.
Used to be able to get a case (880 rounds) For less than $50.
Most I paid for one, a M44, was $110, and I thought I got ripped off.
Still have not shot the M44. Was in "new" condition, including bore.
The safety is not that bad with some practice.
I used a scout mount on a M91/30 for deer, works great.