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Old 08-06-2017, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Finnish Mosin Nagant 91/30

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1939 Tula 91/30 Mosin Nagant rifle, captured by the Finnish in the Winter or Continuation War. Some good honest wear, some small dings in the stock - has that "been there, done that" look that I like.
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Remember about 10 years ago you could buy these for under $100? I think I averaged spending about $85 a piece on the ones I had. Best bang for the buck as far as C&Rs back then.

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Of course I am speaking of the non Finn version, staight up Ruskie 91/30s

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That is true, but time, and prices, move on. Besides, a 91/30 that had been captured and fine-tuned by the Finns has a little more history to it, and tends to be worth somewhat more than a standard 91/30.
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I was into them about 10 years ago. At the time, it was Russian 91/30s for about $100 but the Finn captured ones were about 250% more!
I am afraid to research these further for fear I will buy one!
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I was lucky. Seller didn't know what the "SA" stamp meant, just said it was a mismatched 91/30. I made sure the bolt matched the receiver, then handed my money over. This is a nice example - 1939 Tula manufacture, "41" mark on the receiver. Bags of history. Even has the old sanding marks on the stock from where the Finns refinished the stock after splicing a new front section on (common practice), shows that no one has tried to pretty this one up with a resanding. The rear of the stock has the Tula stamp with a date of 1941, which apparently is quite uncommon. This mark would have been lost if the stock had been refinished. This rifle, with the exception of the very discreet import mark, is essentially the same as it was when it left the Finnish arsenal, with some interval wear and tear.
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