Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
One of my favorite relatives brought home a Mosin Nagant from Vietnam. He says that he carried it on the plane home, and still has the paperwork.
They found a cache of NVA weapons. He asked what they were going to with them. The command said that that were about to be destroyed. So he asked if he could pull out a rifle, and they gave him some sort of paperwork, and let him take it home.
It has some sort of Chinese markings on it, has a hex receiver, and it's missing the front site.
Other than the obvious sentimental value, is this worth anything? Seems like the paperwork from Vietnam should make it worth a bit more.
Any advice for keeping this rifle? Do you think he should have this restored?
is the base missing or just the front sight?
in this case, i think value will be improve by restoring it only as far as replacing missing parts, and going no further.