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Old February 3, 2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Finnish Mosin Nagant Model 28

I thought I would share my latest acquisition with you all. I was at a gun show this weekend and picked up this Model 28 Finn. It had a little bit of surface rust that so far has cleaned up pretty nicely. The bolt still needs some polishing but I wanted to put up a couple of pictures of it. Other than the surface rust there were a couple of minor problems with it, one was a broken buttstock that is in the process of getting repaired right now and the other was it was extremely dirty.

Here are the pics:

After stripping it down I cleaned the bore and found that it was a little pitted but still had strong rifling so it will work as a fun shooter at this point.
The stock is a project for another day but I will hopefully be getting to the range this weekend to see how she shoots!

Sorry for the long-ish post but I am extremely excited about this old rifle. And Sorry about the low quality photos, old camera needs to get replaced and I need to get better with it. Let's hear what you think of it.
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Old February 3, 2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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Very nice. I have two Finnish M28's and both are reasonable shooters (around 2 MOA). I like the well used looks of most M28's. These rifles went through hell at the beginning of WW2. Their history in the Civil Guard is astounding.
Nice find.
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Old February 4, 2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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Beautiful rifle, with a great history!

Simo Haya used the M28 to kill 540 Russkies, iron sights at 400 yards.
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Old February 4, 2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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Thats a nice looking rifle, with lots of charecter.
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Old February 4, 2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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Nice rifle I'm shopping for another, one thing I found was making sure the part in the reciever where the bolt lugs lock up on really need cleaning I found mine had cosmoline built up there and while the bolt closed okay without a round in it it got very stiff when I tried to chamber a round, found out the chamber wasn't as clean as it should have been.
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Old February 5, 2010, 09:24 AM   #6
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Well if weather permits I am going to go out to the range and see how it shoots but I have gotten everything clean to my satisfaction; at least enough to go shoot and then clean all over again.

I think for $100 I did pretty well, I had tried to talk the guy down since it was a bit busted up but he wouldn't budge. oh well, in the end I decided I needed it for a project.
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Old February 6, 2010, 08:56 PM   #7
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Simo Haya used the M28 to kill 540 Russkies, iron sights at 400 yards.
Within the span of 3 MONTHS

Using the M28 and the Suomi SMG, that's 6 people a DAY!
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