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TenDriver
March 10, 2012, 12:54 AM
I have a '34 Tula hex receiver that I thought was just another run of the mill 91/30. I stripped the stock the other night, and on the top just before the butt plate is a triangle. It's hard to tell for sure but it really looks like it's been inlayed into the wood. I haven't seen anything like it on 7.62x54R.net
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll119/TenDriver/IMG_1360.jpg
"G" on the bottom of the stock.
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll119/TenDriver/IMG_1362.jpg
Also, what I thought was a counterbored rifle turns out incorrect. It wasn't countered at all, just worn a little at the muzzle.

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italy4nra
March 10, 2012, 01:32 AM
Looks like the stock was made at Izhevsk. The triangle is their mark usually.

TenDriver
March 10, 2012, 01:42 AM
Thanks!

italy4nra
March 10, 2012, 01:44 AM
Found at mosninnagant.net a similar mark indicated it could ve a Romanian stock.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
March 10, 2012, 01:45 AM
Yeah, the triangle indicates Izhevsk. Sometimes the cartouches won't show on the stick from grease, hand oils, dirt, etc. My Mosin's cartouches were barely visible until I did the stock. Now they stick out.

TenDriver
March 10, 2012, 02:52 AM
Found at mosninnagant.net a similar mark indicated it could ve a Romanian stock.
I saw that possibility, but it didn't seem likely. I'm thinking Izhevsk as the other two fellows have suggested.

I haven't seen any markings on the bolt itself, but the cocking knob is Tula. At lease one of the bands is Izhevsk. Certainly a mix-master, but I'm still happy about it bore being intact.

This one has been a fairly good shooter. Haven't put any shots on paper, but it's minute of clay at 200 yds.

juk
March 10, 2012, 03:29 AM
I would ask if that was one of Larry's recent 99$ specials, but all of those were round receiver rifles. 90% of what they had were wartime production guns. I cherry picked the best two I could find the day they advertised them and managed to get a 1930 all matching Izhevsk and a 1937 all matching Izhevsk. Couldn't believe the condition they were in. They advertised them as "near perfect" and I think they are as far as 91/30s go. I finally got some light ball surplus and got the stocks refinished (one in TruOil and the other BLO) and I intend to see how they shoot Sunday. If either of them will hit a clay at 200 I will be dang happy!

TenDriver
March 10, 2012, 09:47 AM
I would ask if that was one of Larry's recent 99$ specials, but all of those were round receiver rifles. 90% of what they had were wartime production guns. I cherry picked the best two I could find the day they advertised them and managed to get a 1930 all matching Izhevsk and a 1937 all matching Izhevsk. Couldn't believe the condition they were in. They advertised them as "near perfect" and I think they are as far as 91/30s go. I finally got some light ball surplus and got the stocks refinished (one in TruOil and the other BLO) and I intend to see how they shoot Sunday. If either of them will hit a clay at 200 I will be dang happy!
I did buy it at Larry's but it was over a year ago. He had several, some pre-war, some hex receiver, no slings, no tools, no oiler. They were still $99 at the time.

I saw exactly what you're talking about the last few times I was in there. Hex receivers were $109 or $129 I think, all were wartime production Izhevsks and counterbored. There were several nice Remingtons on another rack though, I think he was asking $249.

Don't know about you, but I just don't enjoy going in there anymore. Too many people in the shop, prices have climbed above reasonable, and even the friendliest of salesmen (I've never run across one that wasn't friendly) are a bit frazzled towards mid-day and beyond. I just keep telling myself, "It's good for the sport.... It's good for the sport....".

juk
March 10, 2012, 12:06 PM
Pretty much the same conclusion I get to. They used to be THE place to go for anything gun related if you were between Nashville and Birmingham. I've gotten several good deals from them over the years. I did manage to find the nicest sales person there. I showed him the receipt for my Mosin purchases and found me two slings...they actually came with all the rifles, they just weren't sold with them... and he even scrounged me up a can opener for a spam can I bought. It is good for the sport, but I have a more local shop, Alabama Tactical Supply, that I need to support. They just didn't carry old stuff like Mosins.

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