Post pics of your WWI & WWII Rifles

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this is a 1932 Izhevsk Mosin 91/30
got it at Big 5 back in the Day for $160
talked the guy down because the stock was spliced
then I found out these "Russian Splices" are rare, since most stocks were replaced post War

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I bought a $99 91/30 at Big-5 some years back. When I got it home and looked at it much closer I saw signs that looked like some holes had been drilled in the side of the receiver and then welded closed. I was irritated that I'd bought a piece of junk that Bubba had messed with, but it looked like it had been done long ago and reblued.

Then I found out about ex-snipers... :)


Say- I just realized, isn't it about time for the "garbage rod" Mosin-hater club to show up? :rolleyes:

(Just to avoid confusion- I don't hate Mosins; I have 7 or 8 of them myself. I like them for what they are- a piece of history. I've just found that some people out there have an inordinate amount of hate for them, and I've never really understood why.)
 
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I am very familiar with the history and own a SIG barreled M28 along with a M27 and a handful of M39’s.
You stated that yours was Sako made. Do you have Sako markings on the metal? Is your serial number in the first 900?
I bought a $99 91/30 at Big-5 some years back. When I got it home and looked at it much closer I saw signs that looked like some holes had been drilled in the side of the receiver and then welded closed. I was irritated that I'd bought a piece of junk that Bubba had messed with, but it looked like it had been done long ago and reblued.

Then I found out about ex-snipers... :)


Say- I just realized, isn't it about time for the "garbage rod" Mosin-hater club to show up? :rolleyes:
I have an ex-sniper also, but I paid premium for it - $250
mine is a 1936 Tula with C N sniper select markings, holes drilled in the top of the receiver
it was fully shimmed, with floating barrel and a Finn style 2 stage trigger
it also had a short post front sight since it was not intended to be used with a bayonet
still one of my better shooters

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Contrary to the common belief that the M39 saw a lot of duty in WW2, the M27 did most of the heavy lifting as far as Finn bolt action rifles were concerned.
Yes and no. Early on the m/27 was more common. Ultimately about twice as many m/39 rifles were produced though, of which a large number were in service before the war ended. Both rifles were dwarfed by the number of m/91 rifles though, which were the primary long arm in Finnish service through the 1950s.
 
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Yes and no. Early on the m/27 was more common. Ultimately about twice as many m/39 rifles were produced though, of which a large number were in service before the war ended. Both rifles were dwarfed by the number of m/91 rifles though, which were the primary long arm in Finnish service through the 1950s.
and in the Finn Army this was true, but since the Civil Guard was privately funded, most of them, including young Simo Hayha owned and maintained their own rifles. Local Ladies Auxiliaries helped raise fund for their local Civil Guard units to purchase M28s. When SAKO offered the upgrade to the M28-30, individual soldiers and local communities funded these upgrades
Simo scored 219 of his kills with his personal M28, but was presented with a custom M28-30 by the Finn government in Feb, 1940
 
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That's a good way to save money if you're patient and really comb through the ads. Poor descriptions, or bad photographs can also work in your favor, if you follow up with very specific questions. It's worked for me a few times.
I agree and have used your methods. Then sometimes you you roll the dice on gun you may think the seller hiding something but in the end he is as just lazy with images or doesn’t know better.
 
Looking for a little help here, and this is the group to ask. My brother in law just bought this from our ex-brother in law (they're good friends) and it was represented as something else, which it is not.

But, besides being a Mauser, what the heck is it? I asked for pictures of any markings and he said this was it!
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