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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2020, 11:57:02 AM »
I've looked at those pictures 3 times, so far, and I really REALLY like this rifle.

In typical Soviet fashion, the stock cuts are kinda crude. But, to me at least, that's a huge part of the appeal. The photos show that it appears to have been together for a long time.
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2020, 01:33:22 PM »
That is an excellent find at a steal of a price!  thumb1

That pentagonal hammer/sickle/star marking indicates the scope was made at Factory #297 NKV (Yoshkar-Ola), which made PU scopes starting in March 1943 and continuing through 1944.  https://www.m9130.info/pu-sniper-scopes

The scope (and presumably the whole rifle) was refurbished post-WWII at Central Artillery Armament Base (CABV) 25; /25\. Post-war stock. https://www.m9130.info/repair-depot-markings.

Looks like the rifle was originally a sniper with it's original scope replaced (and the number lined out on the barrel) with this refurbished Yoshkar-Ola scope. Based on the modern Russian proof marks this was imported in the batches that came in in ca. 2014 (proof is dated 2013).

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2020, 10:44:28 PM »
As soon as I get time (just got back) I'll get better and more pix.  P32, I knew I could count on you for an in depth on refurbs, etc. 

Did some quick research on the scope and the serial matches for 1944.

Bob, yeah, I think the scope is worth a good deal more than what they thought since it appears to be real and not a knock off.  The Sniper was sitting on consignment right next to a 91/30 which had the same price of 499.00 on it, presumably from the same seller.  I got to it before one of the store employees could yahoo1.  He wasn't happy, especially since he had to hand the Sniper over to me Saturday.

As P32 said, post war stock. 

I'm just tickled that I stumbled over it and was able to clear through the ATF&E. Wednesday I had over 3200 in front of me.  Called on Friday about 5:30pm and there were 25.  Saturday morning and I need to hit the road, so I call when they open at 10:00am and I'm at 2 in line.  Get over there at 11:30 and I passed dance2

Colorado is weird in that it has reciprocity for carry but not for using it as a background check.  Must be due to the Denver area being LA East (yeah, we called it that back in the '70's and '80's).
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2020, 09:13:54 AM »
bet you had a grin on your face the whole ride home, nice find.  thumb1
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2020, 11:00:35 AM »
I'm thinking that dealer screwed up, and was slow to realize is mistake.
By the time he did, you were already in the picture.

I've seen a few snipers listed for upwards of a grand or more.
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2020, 01:43:01 PM »
bet you had a grin on your face the whole ride home, nice find.  thumb1

To be quite honest, carl, yes I did :).  Still have one!!!

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2020, 01:46:11 PM »
I'm thinking that dealer screwed up, and was slow to realize is mistake.
By the time he did, you were already in the picture.

I've seen a few snipers listed for upwards of a grand or more.

I'm kinda thinking that they priced it wrong also, Larry.  Either that or they priced it for the employee and, as you said, I entered the picture early.  Their loss for making me wait wink1.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2020, 02:16:26 PM »
Bruce, I looked up mine in my bound book, and I paid $525 delivered for my 1943 Izhevsk M91/30-PU from Classic Firearms (when they were still well run) in September 2014, so you paid a 6 years ago retail price   :o thumb1  :)

Mine was from the same batch as yours, with the Molot (triangle circle T) marking and '13 commercial proof date. Mine is also a refurb from CABV 25 with a lined out original scope number on the barrel, but with the new scope base having the original barrel serial number and scope number both EP'd onto it. So very comparable to your pick up, except I have a 1942 Factory #357 NKV (Leningrad/Omsk) (formerly known as "Progress") scope.

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2020, 09:27:25 PM »
Thanks for the update and research, Jon!!!  What year is your rifle, and is it Izhevsk or Tula? 

Now I gotta find a sling and scope cover for it.  Funny, started the year not owning or ever had owned a Mosin nor ever wanting one.  Now I've got seven of 'em.  Granted five are '20's converted Dragoons, but it's weird how things happen wink1.

Pictures soon.  Have to do some catchup on re-loading during the daytime...

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2020, 02:10:02 AM »
Do you need just a generic Mosin sling?

I think I have one laying around somewhere.
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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2020, 10:14:17 AM »
Well done! Very nice example!

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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2020, 10:53:51 AM »
Thanks for the update and research, Jon!!!  What year is your rifle, and is it Izhevsk or Tula? 

Now I gotta find a sling and scope cover for it.  Funny, started the year not owning or ever had owned a Mosin nor ever wanting one.  Now I've got seven of 'em.  Granted five are '20's converted Dragoons, but it's weird how things happen wink1.

Pictures soon.  Have to do some catchup on re-loading during the daytime...

1943 Izhevsk with 1942 scope fitted during refurbishment with the scope base renumbered to match.








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Re: Mosin Sniper Vacation Find
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2020, 11:21:41 AM »
Larry, thanks, but I ordered a 1943 dated sling and some scope covers last night. It's appreciated!!

Thanks, Matchka!!

Nice rifle, Jon.  I was wondering if the exporter or CABV25 tried to match years of scopes to rifles or if it was a typical re-furb catch as catch can.  Looks like the latter since there is a similar one on GB, 1944 Izhevsk with your make of scope, possibly same year for 1299.00.