Chaps, I have the chance to buy a 1943 Mosin Nagant, the wood work is not a refurb one but nice wood, all matching numbers with a bayonet. He says its a "T" version which was a sniper one. Is this correct? Does it affect the value at all? How much should I be paying for it? I have seen the ex arsenal ones at Ryton for £155. Anyone any ideas? Sorry guys no pics but I have seen it, its from the same chap as the SMLE and it an ex firer.
Unfortunately I dont know anything about the "T" version, sorry. 155 sounds normal for what prices are at nowadays. Here in Arizona Cabelas sells them for $199 USD, but prices are slowly going back to where they should be, at about $100-$120 USD. Its a mass produced rifle, over 35 million were made so there are rare versions but they don't affect the price much. Its not hard to find a 1943 (i saw one yesterday at Cabelas) and as long as the bayonet fits snug it should be good.
The Sniper version has the bolt coming down the side of the rifle as with the normal version that points out to the side, i have seen sniper versions go for a good few hundred pounds ie, up around four or so they are expensive but if it is right and you can get it for a good price go for it, it can only go up in value best of luck in getting it. I would love to see some pics.
At 190.00 you cant go wrong mate if it is a sniper it would make a great addition to your collection, i have a 1917 M,N. and a 1942 carbine version but would love a sniper. best of luck in getting it send some pics our way after.