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by ssg_lord
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: M44 Tula 1944
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: M44 Tula 1944

Very nice Tula M44's Sir, that's one block I've never checked in my Mosin collecting. With only 70,000 made by Tula in 1944 only they are a uncommon find. I'd imagine far fewer were made using repurposed hex receivers so that one stands out for sure. Thanks for sharing.
by ssg_lord
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Minty Finnish M39 going rates?
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Minty Finnish M39 going rates?

I took this screenshot back in July of 2020 from Collector's Firearms' website. Collector's Firearms a very famous and respectable super store here in the Houston, area. This place is huge with a massive museum-like inventory. I checked their website again, just now, and this M39 already sold. Depe...
by ssg_lord
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1947 Izhevsk M91/30
Replies: 0
Views: 558

1947 Izhevsk M91/30

Haven't posted anything lately so I thought I'd offer up my most recent Mosin acquisition, a 1947 Izhevsk M91/30. I was perusing Armslist a few weeks ago and spotted this rifle for sale near me for pretty much what normal refurb 91/30's sell for so I messaged the seller and quickly set up a meeting....
by ssg_lord
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Minty Finnish M39 going rates?
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Minty Finnish M39 going rates?

I took this screenshot back in July of 2020 from Collector's Firearms' website. Collector's Firearms a very famous and respectable super store here in the Houston, area. This place is huge with a massive museum-like inventory. I checked their website again, just now, and this M39 already sold. Depe...
by ssg_lord
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 52 Izhevsk 91/30 single shot trainer
Replies: 12
Views: 5237

Re: 52 Izhevsk 91/30 single shot trainer

Has your single shot Izhevsk been confirmed as a speed rifle MT? I hadn't seen anything new concerning them. I'm interested in these rifles since I own a 1945 CK 91/30, in fact it's the one pictured in Alexander's books and on his website.
by ssg_lord
Thu May 21, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: What stamps are these?
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Re: What stamps are these?

That's a Hungarian canvas M91/30 sling in the second picture.
by ssg_lord
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: New online resourse for Mosin information
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: New online resourse for Mosin information

I agree, I knew Alexander was working on something because I provided some pictures of some of my rifles that appear on the site but I though he was working on a book. I've been scrolling through it off and on since I got his email about it at about 3am this morning and it clears up a bunch of reocc...
by ssg_lord
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: New online resourse for Mosin information
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

New online resourse for Mosin information

Hello all, just wanted to share a new Mosin website that went live early this morning. It's the brainchild of noted Mosin Author Alexander Yuschenko and contains loads of new information on all manner of Soviet weapons.
https://www.m9130.info/
by ssg_lord
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: MO double date Mosins at Museum in Russia
Replies: 3
Views: 2691

Re: MO double date Mosins at Museum in Russia

Hello, Alexander Yuschenko's anticipated article turned out to be a entire website instead. According to his website the MO stamp is a refurbishment stamp used by the Soviet Army's Moscow military district artillery armament base №38 in Pavlovska Sloboda starting in 1942. Here is a link to the new s...
by ssg_lord
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

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 ne...
by ssg_lord
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: Tomb stone stamp on 91/30

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.
by ssg_lord
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: M44 with RWD marking
Replies: 8
Views: 3602

Re: M44 with RWD marking

Very nice M44, thanks for the heads up 72 usmc! The links in post #2 are the only information I've ever seen on these RWD marked Mosins, given the source I'd say its accurate. As for its rarity I'd say its quite a scarce variant, I've been collecting Mosins for 20+ years and I've never seen one in p...
by ssg_lord
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: MO double date Mosins at Museum in Russia
Replies: 3
Views: 2691

Re: MO double date Mosins at Museum in Russia

I passed the information in this article on to Alexander Yuschenko, the author of a number of reference books on Soviet firearms and he states that it is 100% incorrect. According to Alexander the MO stamp is listed in recently discovered Soviet records as a stamp related to certain Soviet Army repa...
by ssg_lord
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finnish M24? Update: Chatellerault receiver
Replies: 15
Views: 7724

Re: Finnish M24?

Both of my 1927 Tikka's with stepped barrels have Civil Guard district numbers stamped on them so the presence of those numbers on the above rifle does not guarantee its a M24 . Statistically its very likely a M24 since 24,000 stepped barrel M24's were made against around 3000 1927 Tikka's with step...
by ssg_lord
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1928 Tula 5 line 91-30 worth $200.00?
Replies: 18
Views: 7885

Re: 1928 Tula 5 line 91-30 worth $200.00?

If I may ask, what makes this rifle a "5 Line?" Everything I have read suggests the mosin was manufactured as a 3-Line rifle. Was there a 5 line version? The phrase " 5 line Tula" is a term made up by U.S. collectors referring to the 5 lines of text stamped on the barrels of Tula made M91's and Dra...

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