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My Liege marked M91

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My Liege marked M91

#1 Post by CGSteve » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:57 am

I only paid a little over $300 for this years ago. Not knowing much about it at the time, and yet I knew it was something unique.

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Re: My Liege marked M91

#2 Post by VMASCIOP2000 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:45 am

Very nice. "Almost" sure it is a Finnish M 24 with a Bohler Stahl barrel, These are rated 8 out of 10 for rarity on the web @ 7.62x54r.net. What other 91 might be Liege marked? I Hope the more knowledgeable here might correct my guess.
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#3 Post by ssg_lord » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:39 pm

The only Finnish M91 that would have a Liege proof mark is a B barreled M91 that were built post war using barrels purchased from Belgium in 1942.

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Re: My Liege marked M91

#4 Post by VMASCIOP2000 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:50 pm

That makes more sense than my guess. Still a beauty.
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#5 Post by CGSteve » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:52 pm

That's the exact site I got the info from, then and now. It isn't B marked, but it is an M91 according to length, features, etc. I don't think anyone would go through the trouble to fake markings on these.

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#6 Post by CGSteve » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:53 pm

That's the exact site I got the info from, then and now. I have to double check what other markings are on it. I don't think anyone would go through the trouble to fake markings on these.

It is a 1942 dated, from top to bottom, it has "SA", "B", "VKT", "D", serial number, then 1942. It is almost identical to the picture on 7.62x54r.net except for obviously the serial number.

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Re: My Liege marked M91

#7 Post by Calfed » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:30 pm

Nice rifle, Steve

I've got two of those Liege marked M-91's that I've bought over the years.

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#8 Post by CGSteve » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm

Nice, I wonder if they really are that rare? Perhaps uncommon would be a better position.

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Re: My Liege marked M91

#9 Post by Calfed » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:02 am

CGSteve wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Nice, I wonder if they really are that rare? Perhaps uncommon would be a better position.
Hard to say...I have found 7.62x54R Net to be a reliable source. As previously noted, they rate the Liege proof model as an 8 on a 10 point rarity scale.

I have a "Stepped" barrel Tikka 1927 M-91 that 7.62x54R Net rates as a 9 and mine is the only one I've seen.

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Re: My Liege marked M91

#10 Post by ffuries » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:58 pm

Calfed wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:02 am
CGSteve wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Nice, I wonder if they really are that rare? Perhaps uncommon would be a better position.
Hard to say...I have found 7.62x54R Net to be a reliable source. As previously noted, they rate the Liege proof model as an 8 on a 10 point rarity scale.

I have a "Stepped" barrel Tikka 1927 M-91 that 7.62x54R Net rates as a 9 and mine is the only one I've seen.
I've got a 1927 M91 Tikkakoski Step Barrel, built on a 1894 Izhevsk receiver. The Fins set the barrel back a bit on mine. You can just make out the 1927 date on it.
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Re: My Liege marked M91

#11 Post by Lotema » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:59 pm

CGSteve wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Nice, I wonder if they really are that rare? Perhaps uncommon would be a better position.
From what I remember all but about 5k of the "B barrels" were used for making m39's. The remaining 5k were made into m91's. So not a huge number of them.

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Re: My Liege marked M91

#12 Post by Calfed » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:16 pm

ffuries wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Calfed wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:02 am
CGSteve wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Nice, I wonder if they really are that rare? Perhaps uncommon would be a better position.
Hard to say...I have found 7.62x54R Net to be a reliable source. As previously noted, they rate the Liege proof model as an 8 on a 10 point rarity scale.

I have a "Stepped" barrel Tikka 1927 M-91 that 7.62x54R Net rates as a 9 and mine is the only one I've seen.
I've got a 1927 M91 Tikkakoski Step Barrel, built on a 1894 Izhevsk receiver. The Fins set the barrel back a bit on mine. You can just make out the 1927 date on it.
Nice, ffuries. Have you fired yours?

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Re: My Liege marked M91

#13 Post by Calfed » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:17 pm

Lotema wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:59 pm
CGSteve wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Nice, I wonder if they really are that rare? Perhaps uncommon would be a better position.
From what I remember all but about 5k of the "B barrels" were used for making m39's. The remaining 5k were made into m91's. So not a huge number of them.
That is interesting. I've got the two Liege proofed B barrel M91's and a B barrel M91 without the proof.

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Re: My Liege marked M91

#14 Post by ffuries » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:49 pm

Calfed wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:16 pm
ffuries wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Calfed wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:02 am
CGSteve wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Nice, I wonder if they really are that rare? Perhaps uncommon would be a better position.
Hard to say...I have found 7.62x54R Net to be a reliable source. As previously noted, they rate the Liege proof model as an 8 on a 10 point rarity scale.

I have a "Stepped" barrel Tikka 1927 M-91 that 7.62x54R Net rates as a 9 and mine is the only one I've seen.
I've got a 1927 M91 Tikkakoski Step Barrel, built on a 1894 Izhevsk receiver. The Fins set the barrel back a bit on mine. You can just make out the 1927 date on it.
Nice, ffuries. Have you fired yours?
Not yet, there is some pitting under the wood line. Need to verify it would be safe to fire first, 1 of 3000, I'd hate to inadvertently destroy it.
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Re: My Liege marked M91

#15 Post by Calfed » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:36 pm

Probably a wise move.

I'll start my own thread and post a few pics of my M-91's. I kinda hate to post a bunch of pics of my rifles in someone elses thread

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