Any Korea era rifle experts out there?

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by TP90, May 6, 2012.

  1. TP90

    TP90 New Member

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    May 6, 2012
    Hi. As a gift I just received a new rifle my Grandpa brought back from Korea. The gun is rich with history, from taking the gun from a P.O.W. to bringing it back into the states in parts. The only problem is I know next to nothing about these types of rifles. I would love if someone could point me in the right direction. Here are some basics about the gun:
    -Date marked 1945
    -Russian Logo
    -Caliber unknown, guessing .30 cal
    -Came with bayonet

    I also took some pictures:
    http://imgur.com/a/t73QN#0

    This rifle means a lot to my Grandpa and I would love to be able to restore her to her former glory. Any tips/advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    i only get this
     

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  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I am getting the same thing, Jack.

    TP90, first of all, welcome the the forum. Second, why don't you try to post some pictures directly into your post by using the Go Advanced button and then Manage Attachments button. Once you get there, it should be fairly easy to figure the rest.
     
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    nth Koreans used a heap of rifles , chinese and soviet ,, but if marked with soviet symbol it'd have to be either SKS or mosin ... and many mosins where modified for the smaller troops and so are for some reason worth less than regular mosins but if it is a factory modded one , hold it as that attitude is changing and being reflected in sale values

    until its seen though ...
     
  6. TP90

    TP90 New Member

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    May 6, 2012
    Sorry. Imgur must be having problems. I'll try to host them somewhere else.
     
  7. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    you can post them here , free !!
     
  8. TP90

    TP90 New Member

    4
    May 6, 2012
    How? :confused:
    Sorry, still new at all this type of stuff. :eek:
     
  9. TP90

    TP90 New Member

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    May 6, 2012
    Ok, I think I figured it out. Thanks for all the help guys!

    EDIT: Wow, don't know why they came out so big. Sorry.
     

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  10. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    mosin nagant M91/30 does not look like a "lightening" looks like its been "sporterised"
     
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  11. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Isn't that a model 44? With the folding bayonet (you can see the lug where it goes). Doesn't look, to me, like the barrel's been cut. Just the wood.
     
  12. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
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