Re: Show me your Mosin's
When I bought this rifle in 2002, I paid about 90 dollars for it. I think that is good, hope I didn't rip off the gun dealer, but no I don't have any idea how valuable this rifle is. The stock is pretty rough looking. The bluing seems pretty good for it's age. You seem to know a bit about these, on the reciever it has a mark that looks kind of like a family crest or something along those lines, mosin nagant.net says it may be an austrian mark, it has a hex reciever, the magazine trapdoor has a serial number that has been lined out, the arshens on the left side of the rear sight have been lined out and meters stamped in on the right side, it has a D marking wich I understand indicates it was rechambered for d166 cartridge,the curious thing about this is that the D isn't up write like when I type it but on it's side, a B marking on the barrel, and a boxed SA wich I understand to mean property of the Finnish Army,and the barrel is dated 1942. It was not originally a sniper, I inherited the PU scope after my grandad passed and bought the bolt handle and mounts to fit this rifle.It shoots darn good now, the trigger pull was rediculously heavy before, it is just some shims under the trigger spring screw and can be taken out easily to bring it back to factory. Now that you know this cosmo, I'm very interested in your opinion. But once again I really don't know what I have as far as monetary value goes. I also remember seeing something in the bowels of the rifle's reciever dated 1905, if I had to gues, given the above info, it was originally a Russian reciever with a later barrel installed in a Finn arsenal or something. I don't really know however, eventually I will pull it back down to confirm wether or not my eyes were playing tricks on me when I went to shim up that trigger.
Last edited by ski9393; 08-02-2009 at 12:33 AM..