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Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

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Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

#1 Post by skellcb » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:14 pm

Dose anyone know what the tomb stone with MO inside mean on the 91/30?

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Re: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

#2 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:04 pm

Is it possible to have a photo? link to posting a photo: viewtopic.php?f=79&t=2203
Without a photo it is hard to say.
Is it on metal or wood? stamped or electro written?
Here are examples of MO markings:
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMO.htm

More Mosin marks than you want too see:
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks.htm


I have seen a KO in a sort of low tombstone outline shown here under unknown marks:
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks04.htm
Does yours resemble this style ?
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Re: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

#3 Post by skellcb » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:14 pm

yes that is the stamp! The web has many photos but no one knows what it means.

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Re: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

#4 Post by ssg_lord » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:11 pm

That marks meaning remains unknown. There is a article due out shortly by the author Alexander Yuschenko that is supposed to identify some of the markings currently unknown including the elusive MO stamp so perhaps the KO stamp will be included.

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Re: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

#5 Post by skellcb » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:32 pm

thanks, looking forward to that article.

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Re: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

#6 Post by ssg_lord » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:19 pm

Hello, Alexander Yuschenko's anticipated article turned out to be a entire website instead. According to his website the KO stamp stands for Artillery Armament base #64 in Kiev, Kiev Military district. Basically that's one of the bases your Mosin was refurbished at post war. Here is a link to the new website, the info above is in the reference section under refurbishment marks.
https://www.m9130.info/

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