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1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:37 pm
by 72 usmc
I was looking at other forums and caught this fantastic Mosin M91, an intact specimen that is FANTASTIC. AS perfect as it gets. Can you even imagine finding such a rifle? Talk about a lucky day at a gun show. About as good as coming out of a stroke in 5 days intact, like nothing happened.
1899 Tula M91 with ALL early features! by Dwbittner
He has many more photos, I reposted only 5 of his great close up views of the marker's marks on his rifle. This specimen is what dreams are made of. You just got to see this link:
This rifle is a Museum specimen. Worth a print out of his portion of the post showing the rifle. Look at the stock patina, the cartouche, and even the cleaning rod is correct and marked. :scared-eek: :scared-eek: MOSIN guys you must see this link
https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread ... y-features!

Repost of Dwbittner's close up views of maker's marks--These are his photos from above source. There are many more in the source
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Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:37 pm
by ssg_lord
That first popped up on a FB group I belong to, we referred him to Gunboards. It's a amazing example, whats more amazing is the buyer had no idea what he had till we told him. Some people have all the luck!

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:45 pm
by 72 usmc
It would be neat to get that lucky at a gun show. It seems to happen when old collectors die and they family dumps stuff to really sell, not to slowly sell it a high prices. There idea of fun is not to sit at guns shows, rather get rid of dad's old junk fast.

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:53 pm
by indy1919a4
72 usmc wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:45 pm
. There idea of fun is not to sit at guns shows, rather get rid of dad's old junk fast.
When you have no love for an item, you will not invest time in selling it, you just want the space in your house so you can buy the things you love..

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:14 am
by shoggoth80
The hammer was an early Tula armory symbol if I am not mistaken? It's been a while.

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:10 pm
by dynachrome
Yup that is a Tula hammer. He got it for $300? I'm sobbing right now after seeing the very basic mosins that Cabelas wants $350 for one?

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:16 pm
by dynachrome
Good lord. There were 6 more Mosins at $300 apiece that he bought!

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:17 pm
by dynachrome
And the 6th one. Finnish

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:34 pm
by ffuries
dynachrome wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Good lord. There were 6 more Mosins at $300 apiece that he bought!
What's the dates and arsenals of the others?

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:52 pm
by dynachrome
No idea. I got the pic from the gunboards link upthread.

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:54 pm
by nothernug
That is indeed a dream find! Now, I never scored like that but, I did have two strokes of luck from a gun shop whose owner had a case of severe density between the ears. :eusa-shifty:

One day I went to town with my wife and the boys when they went to some Saturday function at the church. I didn't attend so just went window shopping. A local gun store closed when the owner retired and had been down for a while. I noticed it was open so I went in. He had a rack full of M91/30s so I stopped to check 'em out. They were uniformly priced a little high at $119.(This was when they were still retailing for $99 on-line.) Then I saw it, an M28 but still tagged "91/30"! I only had a little cash, no credit cards and the Wife kept the check book. So I paced up and down in front of the church waiting for the service to end and they came out. It ended and everybody came out, except them! They decided to stay a little over so I went down and quietly said to my wife "Give me the check book! I gotta buy a gun!!" Funds were tight so she gave me a funny look but, handed it over. I lucked out, nobody else had spotted it! See pictures.
The following week, I checked back and there was the rack only on top of a counter now, the rifles nearly touching the ceiling. But there was one rifle laying on the counter. I went to rack it but it wouldn't fit so I took a second look. The owner had noticed me and said, (get this now...) "...that one doesn't fit with the other 91/30s." :o
I guess it just was too much for him to realize that whenever the military made something, they made them all exactly alike! :shock: End of the story? It was an [SA] marked M1891. Missing the hand guard but, for the price of a 91/30? Who cares!? I have since made a replacement hand guard. (see pics.

As the old saying goes, “Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then.”
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M28 bayonet & sling added later
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With my home made hand guard
With my home made hand guard
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Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:52 pm
by ffuries
Some years back my wife and daughter were out and about. They stopped by a gun shop, she finds a rifle, puts it on layaway for me and tells me about it. So after her describing it to me I'm thinking it's a M91. Well the next month we pick it up, yeah it's a M91 with a twist. It's an 1894 Izhevsk receiver with a 1927 Tikkakoski stepped barrel, purchase price in 2012 $200.00.

She has an eye when it comes to guns, she'll look on one side of the aisle and I'll look on the other side. Then when we're done we'll compare notes and hit the tables with interesting finds. Like me she's looking for Steel and Wood rifles, not plastic ones. But she sees everything, unlike me, she's the one that found my Bushmaster AR15, with the integrated sight rail/carry handle, like I carried in the military.

She's my good luck charm at gunshows.

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:27 am
by nothernug
Sounds like a great find! The guns were good catches too. :handgestures-thumbup:

"Wood & steel" I'm one with you there! I think the only long-arm I have with plastic, is my IMI- 5.56 Galil. I carried the M16A1 back in the day and it just totally ruined me for any AR. Academically I know they are much improved, effective and about as reliable as any such mechanical system can be. But, not for me. Though, I have always liked wood and steel, that wasn't because of the M16.

Re: 1891 M91 eyeballs jumped out it's so nice

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:17 pm
by ffuries
nothernug wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:27 am
Sounds like a great find! The guns were good catches too. :handgestures-thumbup:

"Wood & steel" I'm one with you there! I think the only long-arm I have with plastic, is my IMI- 5.56 Galil. I carried the M16A1 back in the day and it just totally ruined me for any AR. Academically I know they are much improved, effective and about as reliable as any such mechanical system can be. But, not for me. Though, I have always liked wood and steel, that wasn't because of the M16.
Yeah, that 1927 Tikkakoski Stepped barrel is one of 3000, and the wife is 1 of 1.