HELP! Vostok Mosin target rifle


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Lanco1989
April 26, 2012, 08:48 PM
I have a 7.62x54r rifle that I believe is a Vostok Mosin target rifle from the 1960's. Can you help me find out more information on it? If it is a collector item I do not want to destroy it. If it is not, I want to turn it into a project. Thank you.

74512 receiver number
120372 bolt number
4049 barrel number
crown etching on gun
"1" on bottom of barrel
butt plate - 4?3194 - "?" is an square/"A" looking symbol.

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Sergei Mosin
April 26, 2012, 09:10 PM
Need photos to make a determination.

TurtlePhish
April 26, 2012, 10:47 PM
butt plate - 4?3194 - "?" is an square/"A" looking symbol.


Д? Cyrillic D.

Cal-gun Fan
April 26, 2012, 11:50 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vostok_Rifle.jpg

Is this it? If so, you're looking at a darn valuable collectable probably.

Vaarok
April 27, 2012, 12:28 PM
Go over to the Gunboards.com Collector Forum, there's at least a dozen guys with 'em.

They're very uncommon, very expensive, very accurate target rifles made from Mosin rifles for olympic-level competition- back in the sixties when biathlon was shot with full-power military rifles, these won quite a few olympiads for the Russians, alongside Ross rifles re-barreled for flavors of x54R.

Is yours a 6,5x54R or a 7.62x54R?

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