I inspected an old timer in a pawn shop today. It appears to be a short Mosin that has 3 or 4 oriental characters across the receiver. It has a spike bayonet that folds out from the side. The numbers matched in a couple of places but there were at least 3 different numbers. It was rough but had an excellent bore. It looked like a Mosin action but about 1/2 the overall length of the Mosin rifle. Real curious piece,no import markings. Anyone have any idea what period of service and with what Army it may have served? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!