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Finnish mosin Questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gunnerboy, Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. Gunnerboy

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    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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    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!
     
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    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!!
     
  4. Gunnerboy

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    well hope these pics help even though there bad quality
     

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    That's a really good price on Tikka M91, the stock disk are rarely found and very desirable.
     
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    Nice find, see if it shoots straight.
     
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    Oh boy does she shoot i need to do a actual non commi ammo test, the barrel is free floated so that will help.
     
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    Outstanding buy. Finn stocks have that no finish look to them. To learn more, go to 7.62x54r.net.....chris3
     
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    Nice looking rifle.
     
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    ^ 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?
     
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    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!
     
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    If theres a "D" swacked onto the barrel where the serials # is, it will eat all 7.62X54r ammo, easily enough.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Yeah, it's best to start off small, but running .312's shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    well good cause this is probably gonna be my vintage match rifle so handloads will be nice.
     
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    Well not only that, .312's have the potential to help you out for those matches, too. You never know.
     
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    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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