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Old 07-25-2007, 01:28 PM
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Default Finally got the pics from my other forum, "What gun is this?"

I put the pics on the other forum, but I figured people lost interest because I took to long, so here they are...

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x101/Chris_h08/rifle/IMG_1768-1.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x101/Chris_h08/rifle/IMG_1769.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x101/Chris_h08/rifle/IMG_1777.jpg
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:09 PM
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That'sa Russian Mosian that has been sporterized.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:46 PM
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BigJ is right, the bolt gives it totally away, that is a sporterized Soviet Mosin Nagant.

Haven't seen too many of those, usually Karabiner 98K rifles are sporterized, but never seen a Mosin sporterised, looks cool though.

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Old 07-25-2007, 02:56 PM
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It was also madeat Tula (Soviet Union), in 1929.
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:09 PM
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Defintely a " Bubbaized" moisin nagant...

Nice pictures, Chris...
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:10 PM
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Good! I knew it looked like a M/N... so it does shoot 7.62x54. It splits the case when fired... can a gunsmith fix that? And thanks for yalls input.

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Old 07-25-2007, 09:03 PM
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I would take it to a smith, and have him run go / no-go gauges in it. Sounds like it could be an issue with excessive headspace. You can buy them yourself, but it would be pretty pricey unless you intend to buy several Mosin's. Good luck
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:41 PM
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Your cases shouldn't split unless the chamber has been modified, a chamber cast might answer some questions.

The rifle appears to be a M91 Mosin nagant by the date on the barrel shank and the M91 style front sight blade, 91/30s have a front post built into a sight hood. Its too bad that someone turned what could be a $100-150 rifle into a $50 rifle or something worse. that being said...
can a gunsmith fix that?
...It ain't worth it.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:57 PM
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I just noticed on the pcture of the receiver a mark that looks like SA. Does this mark look something like [SA] ?
That particular marking is a Finnish acceptance marking- the Finns captured a lot of Russian Mosin Nagants during the Winter War, rebuilt them (or at least inspected them carefully) and issued them to their troops. The Finns had some of the finest gunsmiths in the world working on these rifles. Finnish Mosin nagants are prized by collectors and shooters because they are on the verytop end of qualty and accuracy when it comes to Mosin Nagants.One more reason for me to believe that the chamber has been messed with when the rest of the riflewas bubba'd or you are using the wrong ammo.

Edit: The front sight blade as stated in my last post could also have been a Finnish sight installed on a captured 91/30 which would make sense if the rifle is [SA] marked.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:56 AM
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BigJ is right, the bolt gives it totally away, that is a sporterized Soviet Mosin Nagant.

Haven't seen too many of those, usually Karabiner 98K rifles are sporterized, but never seen a Mosin sporterised, looks cool though.

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Except that they cut the forend off way too short! I would definitely restock the damn thing, particularly if I could find a decent military stock and appropriater hardware to put it back into military configuration......

Looks like it still has the original sights on it. judging from the sights and the barrel length, I believe is is an original, basic Model 1891, and not one of the later variants such as the M91-30. The M91 had a 31" barrel (to make it work better as a pike??). The M91-30 has a 28". Plenty long enough still!, and a globe/post front sight.
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