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Posted: 3/14/2006 9:33:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 9:33:44 PM EDT by AKMan434]
About a year and a half ago, I bought one the the MN 91/30 rifles from aim. I have to say that it is a hell of a rifle. However, I have been curious about where most of them come from. Are they in their original WWII condition, or have they been refurbished? BTW, what exactly do they mean by "refurbished?" What parts do they "refurbish." My reciever is not hexagonal but cylindracal. Were cylindracal recievers common on Nagants in WWII?

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 3:43:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 4:06:20 AM EDT by C_Sly]
Most Russian Mosin Nagant rifles from places like AIM or SOG were refurbished by the Russians and stored away for the war that never happened. In most cases they just slapped a coat of shallac on the stock and painted (blued?) the metal. Sometimes they threw on a new stock. Sometimes they added other metal parts as needed and adjusted the serial numbers.

Go here to learn more than I can tell you.....

surplusrifle.com/russianmosin189130/index.asp



edit: Here's another good source of info...

7.62x54r.net/

Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:21:36 PM EDT
Go to www.gunboards.com and go to the Collector's Forum. Premier site for Mosin-Nagants and has been for nearly a decade. Virtually all Mosins have been refurbed at least once and in some cases several times.
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