and 5 hours later, returned home with 3 Mosin Nagants, 2 cases of surplus ammunition, 3 accessory kits (came with the rifles as part of the purchase price), 3 sets of stripper clips, 2 ammo cans, and 10 magazines for C’s 1911.
The trip took us quite a ways away from home, and we got lost on the way, but we found an awesome company with employees who were more than willing to help us out. Justin helped C and I pick out the best of the remaining rifles (numbers matching, clear markings, good stocks – these are all Grade 2[?] quality), and Brian helped us get the paperwork handled and get out of there so we could grab dinner.
Sometime this weekend I’ll take some shots of the rifles. Mine has a hammer and sickle stamping that’s clearer than the birds on my Mauser. I’m already rather attached. 🙂 These may become our deer rifles…I know C plans on using his for deer, and I’ll have to shoot mine as well as the Mauser to make that final decision.