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My wife got me one for Christmas. You're paying a little bit for a collector's item I suppose but they're fucking tack drivers and ammo is cheap.

100 yard group with Sellier & Bellot 180gr SP

 

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My wife got me one for Christmas. You're paying a little bit for a collector's item I suppose but they're fucking tack drivers and ammo is cheap.

100 yard group with Sellier & Bellot 180gr SP

Yep, collector items.
 

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I don't understand the extra price either. I see them up here for $600-650 all the time, with some 'pristine' (I guess collectable) examples for up to about $900.

Is the sniper variant really any different other than it has a scope?
 

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I don't understand the extra price either. I see them up here for $600-650 all the time, with some 'pristine' (I guess collectable) examples for up to about $900.

Is the sniper variant really any different other than it has a scope?
The bolt handle is curved, and the rifle was 'hand selected' years ago as one of the better ones.

I want one, probably will own one soon. Higher buy-in, but also higher accuracy and higher selling price if you want to get rid of it
 

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The rifles at AIM surplus are not actual Mosin snipers, they are acurate reproductions. That is not to say that it won't be a great shooter, and it's worth what they're asking for it. Legitimate numbers-matching Mosin sniper rifles were starting at around $900 before all of the recent panic gun-buying.
 

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The rifles at AIM surplus are not actual Mosin snipers, they are acurate reproductions. That is not to say that it won't be a great shooter, and it's worth what they're asking for it. Legitimate numbers-matching Mosin sniper rifles were starting at around $900 before all of the recent panic gun-buying.
They're the real deal but have been rearsenaled.
 

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I was pretty close to ordering one of the last batch they got in.. But then I saw one of the repro versions at the local gun store. I could not get a cheek weld. Just couldn't get comfortable on it. So, nevermind. :)

AIM's are real. WWII rifle, WWII scope, WWII mount. But they may not be exactly as they were in 1945. I think you would be hard pressed to explain why it's not "authentic". Sure they've been rearsenalled. Could have been in 1946 or 2006. No way to really know.

-Jay
 
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