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JD45
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Posted: February 23 2017 at 6:35am | IP Logged Quote JD45

What do ya'll think is the lowest priced decent bolt action surplus rifle out there?
Preferably not with a bolt that sticks out parallel to the ground.

I don't have a big education on surplus rifles, so that's why I'm asking. I wanna shoot it as-is....no gunsmithing.
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Posted: February 23 2017 at 12:15pm | IP Logged Quote Paul B.

Well, I'm extremely prejudiced but I'd opt for a good clean 98 Mauser. I
probably won't be the cheapest but that's what I'd go for.
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All of them are as accurate as you are and durable and powerful. Personally, I have a hard time with the open sights on most of them, I'd opt for one of the SMLE variants with peep sights or maybe an '03A# Springfield if I could afford one. I have a couple of Mosin Nagants and one is really accurate, I think it is one of the Finnish ones.

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JD45 wrote:
What do ya'll think is the lowest priced decent bolt action surplus rifle out there?
Preferably not with a bolt that sticks out parallel to the ground.

I don't have a big education on surplus rifles, so that's why I'm asking. I wanna shoot it as-is....no gunsmithing.


Lowest priced decent you can`t go wrong with a mosin nagant. Surplus ammo is cheap.

A couple of my favorites are the Chilean mauser in the 7.62 nato. Probably find one for $250.
And the Ishapore SMLE chambered for the 7.62 nato. $300 or less. I shoot surplus ammo through both.
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Posted: February 23 2017 at 8:09pm | IP Logged Quote JD45

I was thinking along the lines of the $49-$79 dollar stuff I used to see in Gunlist lol.

I know prices went up, but at near $300 I'll just buy a used Savage.
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Your thinking of the rifles that were in a wood barrel's 50 years ago in some stores....

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Actually they were in Gunlist around 2005 or so. I'm not that old.
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JD45, I am that old and I suspect some members remember Klein's sporting goods out of Chicago. I ordered a 1917 Eddystone from them for less than $25.00. It came packed in cosmoline or however it is spelled. Was delivered through the US mail. 303 SMLEs as I recall could be had for around 15.00. A new Winchester model 12 cost $75.00, and I didn't have the money to buy much!

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I don't think you will find any under $150-$200 surplus rifles
anymore and a straight bolt is most common on all military
surplus bolt guns. My Mosin Nagant I bought 8 years ago was
$179.00, excellent condition w/clean shiny bore, but I haven't
seen any for less than $200-$250 lately.

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Posted: February 27 2017 at 7:53pm | IP Logged Quote nagant

Ya i like nagants and remember buying them for around $70. Had the /59 and polish 44. they had recoil to spare, but accurate, chrome barrel i think too. And built like a tank .
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Posted: March 01 2017 at 10:17am | IP Logged Quote yissnakk

If you keep an eye on Gunbroker, you might find a Mosin
for under $200...but to fit the bill of a down-turned
bolt, you'll have to send your bolt to someone to modify
it for about $60 or more, depending on your
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