I have both types and I would lean heavily towards the Mauser. A 24/47 for about $120 in excellent condition is tough to beat, fires a good cartrige and is easily converted with alot of aftermarket parts.
Mosins While cheap and plentiful and in excellent condition, don't match up to the craftmanship of the mauser. They are fun to shoot with cheap surplus, and have a great history,but don't lend themselves to much else in my opinion.
Mauser will have a better resale value.
What we got here is failure to communicate...some men you just can't reach, which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. I don't like it anymore than you men.