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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:28:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 4:07:27 AM EDT by JohnnyCarcinogen]
Vkt/SA stamped. 1942 on barrel, eagle on hex receiver, shiny bore with strong rifling. Pics later.

No import marks. Found a CAI mark on right side of barrel, very faint.

$265 OTD at local fun show. How'd I do?





Link Posted: 1/19/2013 8:43:14 AM EDT
Sounds like a good deal to me, can't wait to see the pictures.
Link Posted: 1/19/2013 2:15:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USN-Riverine:
Sounds like a good deal to me, can't wait to see the pictures.

+1

Good price. Great rifle.

Link Posted: 1/19/2013 8:49:34 PM EDT
Pics coming in op when I get off of work
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:22:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnnyCarcinogen:
Pics coming in op when I get off of work


265$.. nice looking VKT. Thats only slightly more than i paid from SOG ($220) 2 years ago. They are going for $300+ in some parts. You did great.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:24:16 AM EDT
Even if the bore isn't in the greatest condition you got a steal. These guns have been regularly selling for almost twice your price. You did very well my friend.

The imperial eagle is still intact on your receiver...most were ground off. Way cool!

Bill
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:40:24 AM EDT
I saw one on a table this weekend, the guy was asking $600 firm.

I walked right on by.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:50:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlitzPig:
I saw one on a table this weekend, the guy was asking $600 firm.

I walked right on by.


i would have ran by... lol :)
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 7:08:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Spaxspore:
Originally Posted By BlitzPig:
I saw one on a table this weekend, the guy was asking $600 firm.

I walked right on by.


i would have ran by... lol :)


I would have laughed then ran by
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 7:22:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 9:06:47 AM EDT by JohnnyCarcinogen]
So curiosity got the better of me and I disassembled it. I still need to do a wipe down and minor cleaning, but its pretty damn nice under the wood. The tang shows the reciever to be Izzy, made in 1898 , looks like I've got a safe queen here until I get my bench set up. Not too sure about putting modern Wolf or Tula through something 115 years old, no matter how much faith I have in the design.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 10:37:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnnyCarcinogen:
So curiosity got the better of me and I disassembled it. I still need to do a wipe down and minor cleaning, but its pretty damn nice under the wood. The tang shows the reciever to be Izzy, made in 1898 , looks like I've got a safe queen here until I get my bench set up. Not too sure about putting modern Wolf or Tula through something 115 years old, no matter how much faith I have in the design.


Fear not . That thing will out accurate and out last you !
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:57:54 PM EDT
It's perfectly fine. also being 1898, I believe it is a antique too, which means it ain't technically a firearm
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 5:24:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 5:25:26 PM EDT by Spaxspore]
Originally Posted By jnk556:
It's perfectly fine. also being 1898, I believe it is a antique too, which means it ain't technically a firearm


+1 My VKT 1944 is on a Early >=1895 French Receiver.. with old pitting and she does perfectly fine. Shoot her and enjoy!





Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:18:49 PM EDT
Did your furniture come that pretty or did you make it that way? If you did, how?
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:35:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 6:39:51 PM EDT by Spaxspore]
Originally Posted By JohnnyCarcinogen:
Did your furniture come that pretty or did you make it that way? If you did, how?


came that way.. all i did was put some howard feed and wax. Which is safe for all finishes, just more of a preserver than anything. Many Antique gun collectors swear by it, and i have to agree with them.

Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:53:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnnyCarcinogen:
So curiosity got the better of me and I disassembled it. I still need to do a wipe down and minor cleaning, but its pretty damn nice under the wood. The tang shows the reciever to be Izzy, made in 1898 , looks like I've got a safe queen here until I get my bench set up. Not too sure about putting modern Wolf or Tula through something 115 years old, no matter how much faith I have in the design.


As others have stated, no worries about the 1898 receiver...all my Finnish Mosins are aon pre 98 receivers and they receive a steady diet of surplus 7.62x54R from factory 188. If you can, take it out in the cold and snow so it will feel at home.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:52:22 AM EDT
+1 on shooting it. My '43 Sako has a '96 Tula receiver and shoots like a champ. I also have a '43 Tula hex 91/30 built on a '95 Izhevsk receiver that's one of my most accurate 91/30s. They built them like tanks and they still function as such, today.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:07:15 AM EDT
The nearest rifle friendly range to me is about 30 minutes away, I'll try to find some time tomorrow to take it down there and put a box through it. My wife's 10/22 needs its red dot zeroed anyway. No snow here thankfully, but it is cold, and I'm going to have to find all kinds of motivation to go out in it. I'm a wuss.
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