GUN So I bought another Mosin

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  1. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    This one was a little bit different, though. Anyone able to give me any info on it?


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    It was $125 so I can't complain. It was made in 1926. The info on the receiver is similar to this pic. I took it off of the net.

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    So what do you think I've got? The bore and rifling are in great shape. Everything fits. The 3 marks next to the bolt are especially cool. What could those be? :eek3: The turned down bolt is cool. The original serial number is crossed out and replaced with a serial number that matches the receiver.
     
  2. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Your macro shots need to focus on the rifle rather than your carpet. I can't discern anything from them other than the presence of rust or caked-oncosmoline on the receiver/bolt...
     
  3. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    It's a $50 camera :dunno:. The important stuff is easy to see. The "presense" is all cosmo.
     
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    It's been sporterized.
     
  5. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Yeah the stock has been cut down at the place where the bands used to be. The barrel has also been floated. There are brass plates inside of the stock. All in all it's still pretty good for the price. I'm not complaining.
     
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    Looks like a Hex receiver.
     
  7. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Yeah it's a hex receiver and I'm pretty sure that the turned down bolt is original. The only thing the previous owner did to sportorize it was cut down the stock and install the brass plates to float the barrel. I'll see how it shoots. If it's accurate enough I might even knock out the rear sight and install a long eye relief scope :naughty:
     
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    if it was originally a sniper than the turn down would be original, otherwise I think it is aftermarket.
     
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    Nice. And welcome back to WMD :wavey:
     
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    jabbadeznuts ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I just picked up one too. 1938 M91/30. Going to the range tomorrow. :big grin:
     
  11. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I still lurk a lot. I've just been doing most of my posting in The Cage and the main forum :dunno:
     
  12. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    nice turn bottle on that. you could sell the turn bottle for a pretty penny
     
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    It has a hex receiver which is fairly rare. Also, the turn down bolt handle shows that it was a sniper variant. The turn down was needed to fit a scope on top. The straight edge bolt handles would hit the scope when opened (which is why they had to turn it down).

    Looks like some rust.. but other than that... most Mosins aren't worth a damn anyways. :o
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    http://www.russian-mosin-nagant.com/dragoon_evolution.htm

    Looks like a dragoon (the old reciever and the wierd rear sight are clues). The crossed out serials mean it was rearsenaled. The bent bolt is wierd. If it is original to the rifle than the reciever ought to be drilled and tapped but it almost certainly is not because IIRC the WWII snipers were built off newer receivers (i.e. not an old Czarist one).
     
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    1926 isn't a tsarist mosin :dunno:
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Didn't see the date :doh:

    Still, it would almost certainly not be a sniper unless it has the mount holes in it.
     
  17. Artyboy

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    From what I can tell it was a Dragoon with a surplus sniper bolt before the previous owner bubba'd it up. Oh well. If it's a decent shooter then I'll put a LER scope on it or something. The barrel was cut down significantly and crowned. It looks like a pretty good job, though :dunno:
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    It might be a "Finncub" according to something I read today on gunboards. In the '60s a company (maybe Interarms) sporterized Mosins and sold them under the "Finncub" name (google it and you will get worthless results which include a a lot of gay stuff :o - I tried). Yours looks like the one I saw ID'd as a Finncub.
     
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    I want a Mosin. No Big 5 stores around here. :(
     

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