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7.62x54r?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mattrobbins, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. mattrobbins

    mattrobbins Member

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    I have a New England Westinghouse 1915 7.62x54r can anyone tell me the value. It was inspected but I dont know if it was sent to Russia. Long barrel, fully encased in wood, has sling and bayonett. No caliber markings, and no markings under any of the wood. I do know Westinghouse only made around 2000 of these rifles. Any information would help thanks.
     
  2. DnPRK

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    Need more info.
    Does it have a one piece walnut stock and walnut handguard? Or does it have a two piece stock with a dovetail glued joint just in front of the receiver?
    What is the condition of the metal? Shiny blue? Dull Blue? Blue with gray spots? Rusty?
    What is the condition of the bore? Bright and shiny? Dark and pitted?
    Does the serial number on the barrel match the serial number on the bolt?
    Pictures would help.
     
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    An original Westinghouse Mosin nagant 91/30 in good shape is quite a find.
     
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    Why exactly was an American company making Russian rifles? I've heard of these before (as I understand it, Remington also made M.N.s.) But why did they do it?
     
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    Because the Russian arsenals didn't have the capacity at that point. The Tsar contracted with the American houses (Remington, too) and then ended up defaulting on the payments when the Bolsheviks were successful in taking over.
     
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    Some were issued to our doughboys, too. They were not popular.
     
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    Yes, there were also some early Mosins made in either France or Belgium. I believe that those too are also worth more.
     
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    That was France, Manufacture d'Armes de Chatelleraut (MAC) made about 500,000 M1891 rifles in around 1891-93 for Russian Government.
    Those unaltered to 1891/10 pattern must be quite rare indeed.
     
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