Low number Mosin Nagant

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  1. rangerkeeler

    rangerkeeler
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    Hello,
    I have a Mosin Nagant 91/30 dated from 1930. It is serial number 37 with no letters before or after, just 37, Izhevsk made with Octogan receiver. From what I have researched, Izhevsk made guns and started over serial numbers each year. Let me know what you guys think, this could very well be the 37th 91/30 produced by Izhevsk! Afterall, 1930 is when they were introduced...

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  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K
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    you can find more info on 7.62x54r.net and a few mosin sites. If it is indeed #37 that's a find.
     
  3. rangerkeeler

    rangerkeeler
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    Very nice! All other numbers match on gun as 37, probably refurbed but rec is clean and stamped deep with 37
     
  4. rangerkeeler

    rangerkeeler
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    Also, M91/30s were first made in 1930 which makes this even more interesting!
     
  5. trainsktg

    trainsktg
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    Bowwen
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    I am going to have to check but my mosin has a date stamp of 1929 on the Octogan receiver but I do not know that serial # as I am at work at the moment.
     
  7. raindog

    raindog
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    My 1930 Tula Hex is s/n 2080. Never knew if it was really the 2,080th 91/30 made.
     
  8. raindog

    raindog
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    As further info, I asked about this on another forum and the answer was illuminating:

    What does s/n 2080 really mean?
     

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