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Calling all Mosin gurus!!

My brother in law (the Wash Co. deputy who cornered the Roomba vacuum cleaner in the bathroom in that viral video a little while back.... LMAO) has this Mosin Nagant he had questions about (and makes absolutely no claims about anything on it).... like provenance, etc.

I photoed every cartouche and other marking I could find to help with any info y’all might now about.

First, someone told him the two hash-marks on the top-left side of the receiver are “kill marks” from “the Great Patriotic War” (WWII)..... any truth to that?

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Thanks for any info! :s0155:
 

Aero Denezol

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The roll marks look good on his. Some of these were sloppily done in the 1942-44 period.

I know these carbines were primarily issued to artillery units/tankers and also security forces. I've had a couple of them, and they are a little bit heavier than the 91/30's, so the felt recoil is less. As @nfield4 said the fireballs at dawn/dusk are awesome.
 
Double kill: If you are referring to the marks on the left that could be part of a “y” in a circle that is likely a firing proof.

The rifle is a 1944, Izhevsk built Mosin, m44.

Fun to shoot at night or dusk because of the enormous barrel flame!

Those “kill marks” actually being firing proof marks makes WAY more sense to me. They’re too “uniform”, and look “struck” to me.... and what grunt would go to that trouble instead of just carving notches in the wooden stock somewhere anyway?

The roll marks look good on his. Some of these were sloppily done in the 1942-44 period.

I know these carbines were primarily issued to artillery units/tankers and also security forces. I've had a couple of them, and they are a little bit heavier than the 91/30's, so the felt recoil is less. As @nfield4 said the fireballs at dawn/dusk are awesome.
Excellent additional info.... it’s a REMF gun which bolsters those marks as firing proof marks instead of “kill marks”.... LOL!


I’ve fired my buddies 91/30 at night.... a plane tried to land in the yard. :D
 
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