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Mosin Nagant markings help.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Drame22, May 21, 2013.

  1. Drame22

    Drame22 Portland, OR Member

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    Hello,

    I just got a Mosin Nagant from a friend of mine. This is only my second gun, and I'm trying to find out what exactly all the markings mean. Don't have a quality camera to take a picture, I'll describe it as best I can.

    It's on row 2, column C, here at 7.62:

    Russian and Soviet Mosin Nagant Marks

    The differences are, to the left of the serial number is AB.

    Above the serial number is a box with either a capital I or L, I can't tell if the L mis-stamped onto the box.

    Never seen these markings before, just curious what they mean.


    Cheers everyone,
    Drame22
     
  2. dracozny

    dracozny Oregon Member

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    do they resemble anything in Cyrilic?
    cyrillic-alphabet.jpg

    cyrillic-alphabet.jpg
     
  3. Drame22

    Drame22 Portland, OR Member

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    Yup. From left column top-down first, they are the A, and then the B that apparently is actually a V.


    Silly Russians and your weird letters!


    Cheers,
    Drame22
     
  4. dracozny

    dracozny Oregon Member

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    well that doesn't translate to anything word wise. any chance you can post a photo of it? and is it a 1944r like the one in the pic?
    as far as the I in a box, it could be some unknown variation of an Izhevsk marking.
     
  5. Jim Colvill

    Jim Colvill 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Here is the markings on my M44 with explanations.

    marks.jpg

    marks.jpg
     
  6. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    Marks on the stock can also e usefull go to 7.62x54r.net all the info you could need
     
  7. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    I don't think any of these responses really get to the question the OP is asking. A photo would help, but without a photo, that's not a mark I'm familiar with. I suggest shooting a photo and asking on 7.62x54r.net as suggested by mosinguy1. You can try again here with a photo, but that site is more likely to be helpful.
     
  8. Jim Colvill

    Jim Colvill 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Which is why I posted my pic. The OP described the markings on a standard MN carbine series. the "7 in a square" describes exactly the re-armory mark on the receiver of my 44; it is really a diagonal strike in a square. This mark often appears on the stock as well indicating a post-war re-armored stock. Yes, a photo from the OP would be more help and 7.62x54R.net is a fantastic resource starting point for anyone interested in Mosin Nagants