"How much is an m91/30 mosin-nagant worth?" it is the year 1943 and from world war 2 of course.
A standard 91/30 will run from $79.00 to about $125.00 depending on the part of the country you live in and who you buy from, importer, dealer, big box store, gun show, pawn shop
There are variations that can add a quite a bit more to the high end quote given here. Remington & Westinghouse both made rifles for the Russians; both are premium priced to collectors. Finish rifles or Finish capture rifles also bring a premium. Laminated stocks make a difference too (as do matching numbers). If you post a pic with some good close ups, I can tell you what you have.
Indeed. Value can vary greatly. The refurbs are still readily available online and at local gun stores in the range (79-125) listed in the above post.
Hex receivers and Tula receivers are more highly valued than most round or Izhevsk receivers, typically.
If yours is not a refurb or has any unique history (Ex-Dragoon, Ex-Sniper, "MO" marked, non-refurbished, or any of the previously-mentioned varieties, just to name a few) it could be worth more. A refurbed, "MO" marked Tula, hex receivered, EX-PEM sniper 91/30 recently sold for close to $300.
Pics both of the overal rifle and details of receiver markings will be very helpful.
Also, check http://7.62x54r.net/ for more help than you'll ever need in identifying what you have.
How about a 1943 91/30 Tula with a low walled receiver ?
I have one it shoots ok ...but is pretty well shot out an hit a milk jug at 100 yards but that's bout it if u had it only an needed meat u could kill deer with it but I don't recommend them for a target rifle (for only one reason to many of em have been clear shot to death) even though they was at one time the best long range gun u could get an outshot many others of that period, they are very nice I love the action, and if u happen to get ahold of a good one I'll say u have a Great Target Rifle... But if you need a deer rifle an cash is a bit tight you won't do any better every one I've seen once has it been cleaned properly has been a very smooth, fast action. I've never seen one go for more than 175, typically 79-100....
You may be able to tighten the group with your gun. Try removing the front retainer ring and inserting a thin piece of cork between the barrel and the front end of the stock (maybe even a second between the hand gaurd and the barrel) about the thickness of a matchbook cover. This tightening of the barrel and stock at the front end seems to be effective in reducing group size.
I find that, often, these old military guns are not "shot out" but need a little attention to the details to get the best out of them.
Also, if you reload, you may want to slug the barrel. there was subsantial varriation with some of the Nagants, so you may gain a lot by having the best bullet size for your particular firearm.