Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.
1891, 91/30, M38, M44, 91/59, P-series, M27, M28, M28-30 and M39
Thought I'd share some of my recent finds in honor of Surplus Rifle forums rebirth(and to boost my post count) So anyway about a month and a half ago or so I stopped at one of the LGS's I frequent and spotted a M91 in a stack of rifles behind the counter, he literally had to move a Highpoint carbine out of the way to get to it. As soon as the owner picked it up I knew what it was although I'd never seen one except for pictures on Gunboards. The owner is a hardcore Japanese collector so he realized it was Japanese but hadn't really had the time to research it further. He wasn't ready to part with it right then but he agreed not to sell it to anyone without calling me first. After some persistence on my part I was able to bring it home a month or so later. Its a 1917 Peter the Great M91, the buttplate matches the serial number and the stock is stamped 1917 Tula under the buttplate so its almost certainly the original stock. The bolt is a combination of Remington and Tula parts that appear to have been blued at some point, not sure if the Japanese did this or not. The trigger is Tula marked while the Japanese added trigger guard is unmarked, the plate closing off the bottom of the receiver to covert it to a single shot is welded or silver soldered onto the receiver and held on by the sear screw as well. I've since had the markings translated and it was used by the Meiji University in Tokyo and the rack number is 441
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It's still in the original 7.62x54R, some of these trainers had their chambers sleeved so they could use the 6.5mm Jap blanks that were used in some training rifles but this isn't one of them.
I hadn't considered that so I'll have to check. I doubt the Japanese fired these due to a lack of 54R ammo thought, they were likely just used for drill practice. I'll probably never fire this one but I have some 54R dummy rounds so I'll have to check and see if they chamber properly.
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That's smart. If the extractor IS being forced over the rim, that extractor will eventually bend out of shape. Did you find 7.62x54r dummy rounds somewhere or did you make them?
I was R.L.E.V.M. on our old forum.
Did some tests with a dummy round that I bought of eBay and it chambered and extracted just like a normal Mosin would have. The extractor is being forced over the rim though so it's not something I'll do again just in case.
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