Finnish mosin Questions


February 2, 2012, 05:29 PM
So i just picked up a hex reciever 1943 tikka m91 for $130 out the door :D ,so i noticed no SA mark anywhere is that common, and i also noticed a regimental tag hole in the stock is that a sign it was issued to combat or just a regiment, and last is a unfinished stock common?

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February 2, 2012, 06:47 PM
If the rifle isn't sporterized, it's a great price for that M91, congratulations!
The stocks were often cut for a disc, but the discs are most often missing. I'd say a stock cut for a disc is much less common than uncut stocks. It wouldn't be an indication the rifle actually saw combat, just that it was assigned to a particular unit.
As far as the unfinished stock, lots of Finnish stocks are quite dry and rough, appearing 'unfinished'.
Put some pics up, it sounds like a nice one!

February 2, 2012, 07:56 PM
The discs were removed so that the Soviets would not know the Company/regiment/battalion they were fighting.

The stock is finished, but roughend with a slight cross grain sanding so a mans hand could grip the rifle better than an smoother stock. This is VERY important in the cold.

Not all Finn rifles were SA swaccked, they indeed , missed a few.

You have an excellent rifle!!

February 2, 2012, 07:58 PM
well hope these pics help even though there bad quality

February 2, 2012, 07:59 PM

February 2, 2012, 09:41 PM
That's a really good price on Tikka M91, the stock disk are rarely found and very desirable.

February 2, 2012, 11:05 PM
Nice find, see if it shoots straight.

February 3, 2012, 01:01 PM
Oh boy does she shoot i need to do a actual non commi ammo test, the barrel is free floated so that will help.

February 3, 2012, 04:48 PM
Outstanding buy. Finn stocks have that no finish look to them. To learn more, go to

February 3, 2012, 05:01 PM
Nice looking rifle.

February 3, 2012, 05:28 PM
^ why thank you, alright so the bore dia is .309 so im guessing i should stick to handloads for this beast rather than the steel .312 bullets from surplus?

February 3, 2012, 11:14 PM
Wow that is a great price. I picked up a well worn one for $180 last year and need to get out and shoot it more!

February 4, 2012, 12:59 AM
If theres a "D" swacked onto the barrel where the serials # is, it will eat all 7.62X54r ammo, easily enough.

February 4, 2012, 01:10 AM
Well shooting the .312 bullets are fine, it'll just be a little higher chamber pressure. But you'll squeeze more accuracy out that way as well.

February 4, 2012, 05:40 AM
There is no D stamped anywhere and also no date on the tang, just a serial # and 1943 with a tikka symbol other than that there is no markings anywhere

February 4, 2012, 09:34 AM
With a .309 bore I'd try .308" bullets first and a few different types to see what it likes...there's so many good .308" bullet choices I hope for your sake the rifle likes them.

February 4, 2012, 09:40 AM
Yeah, it's best to start off small, but running .312's shouldn't be an issue.

February 4, 2012, 10:12 AM
well good cause this is probably gonna be my vintage match rifle so handloads will be nice.

February 4, 2012, 03:34 PM
Well not only that, .312's have the potential to help you out for those matches, too. You never know.

February 4, 2012, 04:38 PM
Most likely the throat is relived for the "D" cartridge, and its not swacked that late in the war. M-39's lack the "D" strike too, because by 1940, all Finn rifles were throated for the "D" cartridge at the factory and not a retro work as they did on M-27, M28 , and M-24 series .

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