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Hex Receiver Mosin Nagants?

Postby LunaticFringeInc » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:42 pm

Found a couple of Hex Receiver Mosin Nagant 91/30's today for sale at 169.00 fun dollars. These are priced the same as the round receiver models. Whats the advantage of the Hex Receivers if any? Trying to decide if I should jump on one of these while the getting is reasonably good. I would appreciate any feed back I can get from the experts here!
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Re: Hex Receiver Mosin Nagants?

Postby Shepard » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:09 pm

Other then a 42-43 High Wall round receiver -- a Hex is a little stronger because of the extra metal in the front threaded area. The High Wall receiver will have less body flex when a heavy barrel is set up on it but the rest of it are the same. A Hex receiver "can" be easier to install a scope mount on also. As I'm a custom gun builder, I like the Hex because its better looking.
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Re: Hex Receiver Mosin Nagants?

Postby Grimstod » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:34 pm

thats about what I was going to say. Only my post didnt go through :roll:

I like the looks of the round though. It grows on you after a while. The hex is more industrial age looking where the round is more organic and modern. Thats the way I think of it at least. Artist here.
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Re: Hex Receiver Mosin Nagants?

Postby Shepard » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:30 am

One more thing that came to my mind was that the Hex receivers were 1st made and had an overall higher quality of machine work. As time progressed IMO the Round receiver was easier and cheaper to manufacture. So that's the way the latter made Mosins are. As you watch the progressive changes to the receiver -- It basically got lighter and lighter.
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Re: Hex Receiver Mosin Nagants?

Postby LunaticFringeInc » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:28 pm

So please correct me if I am wrong...

The Hex receivers are machined to tighter tolerances due to more craftsmanship at the time of manufacture as opposed to that, that may have been afforded to war time round receivers and "potentially" may be more accurate as a result and as a result of more metal being on the receiver for less flex than the typical war time round receivers.

Did I read that correctly?
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Re: Hex Receiver Mosin Nagants?

Postby Grimstod » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:46 pm

The only part of the hex receiver that have more metal is in the top forward part.
Overall the round receivers had more metal in them. Especially in the spine. A round receiver that is a high wall will weight in just a little more then a Hex.

As war time progressed they made fewer and fewer cuts to lighten the receiver. Almost all sniper mosins were made from High wall receivers because they were stronger.

The finish on early hex receivers will be better. But as to which one will cycle smoothest, neither one had any advantage there. I have handled some really clunky hexes. The smoothest and best machined mosin I have ever handled is hands down my Tu53 which is a round receiver. Its smoother then my Finish M39.
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Re: Hex Receiver Mosin Nagants?

Postby Even11 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:09 am

I think the hex receivers are stronger and better looking just like Shep. There has to be a reason most Finn rebuilds are hex receivers. I dont think I have seen a round reciever Finn barrel rifle.

They will be finished better and more importantly, they will generally be more valuable than a typical round reciever rifle. If you can pick up one or 2 for a deal, I say do it!

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Re: Hex Receiver Mosin Nagants?

Postby Grimstod » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:30 am

The Hex are def more valuable.

Finns used the Hex cause they require less work at first to rebarrel. They also had a huge stockpile of Hexs. Some later war examples of M39s were round but that was after their Hex stockpiles started to dry up.
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