Hi, I am new the field of guns and guns collecting although I have lived with people who have been involved in it in a merely survivalistic manner, but I am interested in learning about the mechanics of guns and specifically the differences between the Mosin Nagants.
1. What are the best quality mosin nagants?
2. What is the best overall year to purchase a mosin nagant from? (i.e. 1931, 1929, etc.)
3. What are the differences between the Izhevsk mosin nagant and the tula? is one better than the other? were they made with different parts?
4. what is the best one for it's price? i.e. best bang for the buck
I would just like some opinons on these guns and what to look for. I have been familiarizing myself on the markings and am currently looking at buying a 1931 Izhevsk 91/30 for 135.00$ to me it looks like a pretty good deal but I'm not sure.
Any good info would be appreciated!
P.S. if I've made any mistakes about my statements about the guns please forgive my ignorance! All help is appreciated!