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I buy these from a guy who bought crates of them years ago with the intention of selling parts. He throws everything I need to put a complete rifle together into a box and ships it to me for $120. He rummages through and finds me a "good one" every time, the finish and bore on these are immaculate. This is what arrived yesterday...



1934/49 double dated Ministry of Defense Izhevsk hex receiver 91/30, immaculate finish and bore









Hope to shoot it tomorrow.
 

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I've got an Izzy Hex, but mine went thru the re-arsenaling of

1930, and at one point got a (or maybe two) thick coat of

red varnish. I guess I should count myself lucky all the serial

numbers match. It's a bit of a bitch, tho, shoots a perfectly

zeroed shot at 100 yards cold, but the following shots get

progressively worse as the barrel heats.

What I'm doing to deal with the issue is to clean the barrel at

the range after every shot, in order to cool it off, in an attempt

to shoot a nice, tight group.

I just cleaned the oiler bottle I got with the rifle, cleared it out,

the seals are still good. I put Mobil1 in one side, and ATF in the other.

makes for good cleaning and shot prep at the range.

I guess what I'm trying to say is you got lucky with the finish.
 

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I'm sure he's making a heck of a profit on them still or he wouldn't sell them to me for that price. I'll not be able to get them as regularly as I was, as I just picked up a real money pit, a 1968 Ford Mustang in need of a total restoration...
 
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