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What is the history of this 1891 rifles markings?

1891, 91/30, M38, M44, 91/59, P-series, M27, M28, M28-30 and M39
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What is the history of this 1891 rifles markings?

#1 Post by Rapidrob » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:29 pm

I asked this on another site as well as the markings on the 1891 rifle have been defaced, but I'm not sure who did it? No SA markings anywhere on the rifle.
No idea if the Commies defaced the Czarist markings or the Finns captured the rifle? The rifle has been refinished by the arsenal. Bore is as new.
I was given this rifle by a friend who knows I collect Mosin Nagant rifles.
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Re: What is the history of this 1891 rifles markings?

#2 Post by Miller Tyme » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:13 pm

The rifle pics are of a Russian M91 that was used in the Balkins at some point, hence the defaced Czar's crest and the weird s/n font of the new S/N. The finn hangers where added buy someone stateside. The S/N on the side of the receiver was applied by the importer (pre dot matrix) since the ATF requires the S/N to be on the receiver and Mosins are on the barrel shank.

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Re: What is the history of this 1891 rifles markings?

#3 Post by ammolab » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:55 pm

Is there an importer marked on the rifle? The added serial number on the receiver would suggest a recent import...not done in the 1980s and 90s...or before 1968.

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Re: What is the history of this 1891 rifles markings?

#4 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:28 am

No import marks. The "new number stamp" has been there for a very long time as it has patinia'd with the rest of the rifle. My flash made the oil glow.
Alex was able to read the third year of manufacture, a "1" so,... 191 something.
The guys over on GB's seem to think it is a Russian to Romanian issued rifle and then surplussed out when "The Iron Curtain" fell.
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