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1955 Romanian Carbine
« on: June 08, 2019, 07:02:25 PM »
I found this original matching Romanian M44 at the local gun shop yesterday, and predictably, it followed me home.

My first thought was Bubba blued the bolt, but it's not cold blue and it's worn with a few spots of rust suggesting it was not a recent job. Given the blued bolts on many of the PLO/Syrian Israeli Capture SKSs, and the same CAI ST ALB VT import mark on this one (though not an uncommon style of marking), it occurred to me that this may be an IC Mosin carbine. Regardless, it's a nice carbine that came home at fair market value.


























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Re: 1955 Romanian Carbine
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 07:56:13 PM »
Def looks like the same IC bluing.    thumb1
      
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Re: 1955 Romanian Carbine
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 08:17:56 PM »
Uuhhhmmmmmmm Romanian goodness  drool2


Def looks like the same IC bluing.    thumb1

Huh... think1 imagine that....looks like Finnish bluing too.  :)

I've seen a few Polish and Hungarian M44s and a few Russian M91/30s with blued bolts... other than bluing of the bolts no other IC features stood out.

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Re: 1955 Romanian Carbine
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 08:24:12 PM »
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I've seen a few Polish and Hungarian M44s and a few Russian M91/30s with blued bolts..

Welp, Im glad I dont have Mosinitis?   

Guess blued bolts on a mosin means nothin.   
      
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Re: 1955 Romanian Carbine
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 10:43:20 PM »
I knew the Finns sometimes blued bolts but I wasn’t aware the Hungarians did. I suppose the Romanians may have done it too  ???

We do know this one certainly didn’t go to Finland.
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Re: 1955 Romanian Carbine
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 11:03:46 PM »
I never found a definitive answer on who blued them... ancient Chinese secret..  With all the stuff swapped, borrowed, crossing countries borders during that time, it's hard to say who did what and when and where it was done.

Only for sure one is Finland.. which is odd, they blued some of their Mosin bolts, but their SVT didn't get blued bolts...... while Russia blued their refurb SVT bolts and even captured Mausers, but didn't blue the Mosin refurb bolts or the SKS, it got BBQ'ed.
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Re: 1955 Romanian Carbine
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 01:08:20 AM »
I never found a definitive answer on who blued them... ancient Chinese secret..  With all the stuff swapped, borrowed, crossing countries borders during that time, it's hard to say who did what and when and where it was done.

Only for sure one is Finland.. which is odd, they blued some of their Mosin bolts, but their SVT didn't get blued bolts...... while Russia blued their refurb SVT bolts and even captured Mausers, but didn't blue the Mosin refurb bolts or the SKS, it got BBQ'ed.

Right, but most Finn bolts are not blued. It could be an experiment, or the practice at one refurb facility for a short time. Who knows?

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Re: 1955 Romanian Carbine
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 09:22:14 AM »
 :o blue bolts, hate it when that happens.  :)
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