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I had mentioned in a prior thread that I had ordered an ex-sniper from SAMCO. I received a number of PMs asking me to give my impression about the SAMCO ex-sniper when it arrived. It arrived last evening. Well all I can say is I am very pleased. The bore is bright and shiny, bluing is excellent. The receiver has two posts in place along with two tapped screw holes both open. All numbers but the bolt match (nothing ep'ed) and the furniture has character with lots of cartouches and inspection stamps. All I can say is don't hesitate to order one if you are on the fence. I will probably post pictures this weekend.

Meant to add it is a '44 Izhevsh with number on the barrel base.
 

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Sounds great William. I've been waiting to see what you thought of it. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics. I'm glad to hear it looks so good. Thanks for letting us know how it looks.


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Will be waiting for the Pics. Glad to here you received a nice one.

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Way good!

I have a Samco M1D, bought in the mid 80s. It came with scope mount, and cone flash hider. For years I used it to shoot milk jugs way out there. A really great rifle. I'm glad yours is good, and would like to see pictures. Congratulations!
 

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Great, I'm glad you got a nice rifle. It's good to see that they still have some nice ones too.
 

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The real deal!

Thats great William, sounds like you got a nice one. The history and uniqueness of these snipers cannot be denied. They were, and are, excellent examples of "Snipers Rifles of the Red Star", (Thanks Vic) and we can own one, and shoot it, and preserve it for collectors of the future to enjoy. These are truely some of the good old days, of Mosin collecting!
 

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Well, after hearing about the ex-sniper William recieved I had to call Samco and order one for myself. Hopefully it will be just as nice. I can't wait to see it.

Oh, and Duane, Abda says hello.

Thanks again William. I appreciate you taking the time to share your impression of your new gun. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics.

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Good to mention Duane's name!

Mike

You did the right thing by mentioning Duane's name. I have to admit it I aso used Duane's name when calling Abda. What can I say - It obviously worked.

Duane - forgot to tell you - Abda also said hello to you when I called.

I just received my PU scope today that I bought from another board member. I will order the scope mount and base from John tomorrow and I will be all set. Yippee!


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You guys are just having too much fun!

Abda, at Samco, has helped me get several very nice, rare rifles. Starting with my scopeless PU sniper, I had ordered a "select" grade, as I didn't want to pay the extra money for the top grade. She had the boys in the shipping dept pick out a beauty, wilth a sweet trigger and perfect bore. Then, later, I decided to trust her with my order for a Swedish M41b sniper. When I called her, she said, We have a very nice one for you. Nice does not describe what I received. A pristine, unused since last refurb sniper rifle, with 98% finish on metal and a perfect stock. Then later I called her and asked if they had any 1944 Swede M38 Husqvarna rifles. Never thinking for a moment that they would. (They are very scarce) Her answer was yes we have one! Seems that it had a matching straight bolt, most all Husqvarna M38s have bent bolts, and it had not sold. This one was near perfect, wood and metal, and the straight bolt is stamped matching, either it was built with it, or a arsenal replacement. Needless to say, Abda is a good friend to have!
 

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Hi all!

New to this part of the forum, but does anybody know if they still have them in stock? Also any ideas of a price they have them going for? I bought one of the SOG reproduction rifles a while back and decided to send it back and try to build a rifle from an actual ex-sniper.

Here are some pictures of the 1942 fake I had so you can see what it looked like....maybe somebody here has it now :( Bummer was the scope was original.

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Still Have Them

I just received mine on Thursday evening. I would go to the SAMCO site and check them out . A tad under $300 and well worth it. By barrel was shiny and bright. WIll try to post a picture today.
 

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Here are a few pictures of the SAMCO that arrived the other day. I am very pleased.







 

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My SAMCO ex-sniper arrived!!!

Nice looking rifle; I need to get mine scoped!....:cool:
 

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Thanks - not bad for the bottom of the proverbial barrel. Imagine what the top of the barrel had when they first arrived. Just ordered John's (Accumount) scope mount and base. I should have the puppy together sometime next week. I had a picture of my PU scope along with this rifle but somehow it did not get posted.
 

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Excellent

Looks great William. Sure is nice for "bottom of the barrel" so to speak. Man, the pics just make it that much tougher on me while waiting for mine to arrive. Be sure to post some pics when you get it scoped.
 

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Mike -

Thanks - also let me know how yours is when it arrives. I assume you talked to Abda - she has been very helpful on all my orders.

I took the rifle completely apart and cleaned it. Just had a tiny bit of cosmoline in the crevices. I also used a number of coats of bees wax and orange oil on the stock. Each time I clean the stock it improves the existing patina. I also took the bolt completely apart. I usually don't remove the firing pin but it is pretty easy. I soaked all the parks in simple green. By doing that the trigger actually became really good. Absolutely no creep. I am also thinking about using a shim to reduce let off. There's an article on how to do it on one of the sites. Pretty easy and reversible. Here's the link:

http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/mosinnaganttrigger/index.asp



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I was a little dissappointed in mine. No #'s matched and the bore was dirty as hell and to the point where it looked like pitting, but an hour a later an a hell of a lot of bore scrubbing it came clean. They took for ever to ship it too. I do need another one and am hoping that they will provide me with a better one.
 

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The Samco Snipers are actual real snipers right?
Yes these are real snipers - you should do a thread search on the words "SAMCO" or "MARCUS". Marcus has written extensively on these rifles. When I ordered I asked Abda that my only criteria for a rifle was a good bore. She came through - I could not have picked a better one if I did it myself. I intend to shoot the rifle and I knew that the bore condition generaly correlated to the accuracy of a rifle.

All my numbers but the that of the bolt match. I knew that the bolt would not match. If you were lucky enough to order early enough then I understand everything matched.

Good luck!
 
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