I gotta add this one to my list of Poor Mans Guns. or a Poor Mans Rifle .Mkay, so if you marching around the kitchen and chanting the this is my rifle, this is my gun chant. You probably got some close family members who are shooting worried looks at yer back. A mental hygiene appointment is likely in your future.
I bought one of these things way back for 50 bucks. It lived in my shed over a few winters and ended up under a tarp in the back of my Comanche for a few months. When I wanted to shoot it, I sprayed it down with rustease, got the bolt to open and gave it another squirt or two. It didn’t look like much when I bought it, and it looked worse under my care. My was a hex 91/30 carbine with a dark bore. I fed it with some of the 7.62x54R that came with it in a tuna can kinda deal and I reloaded them berdan cases with BP after that. I don’t know of any other gun that would still be able to fire after such rough treatment. To add insult to injury here, It out shot almost everything I ever put it up against. Most folks would just look at that ugly old gun and shake their head. It gave those anal retentive types fits. You know, the ones who clean their guns until the finish wears thin types. Another thing is it leaves the thirty ought crowd in the dust. Especially in these Pa woods. So don’t let any body put down these old nazi killers down. There is only 2 cartridges I like in the thick woods, The 54R and the 303. Cause some times things hide behind trees. I do recommend using a bore brush occasionally as well as a patch or two.
I got one piece of advice, Drive it like ya stole it.