Originally Posted by Cyrano
Ken, where on earth did you find that, and are there any more of them where that one came from?
Believe it or not an estate auction. There were several guns listed and the Dragoon was advertised in the sale bill as a 1920 Russian.
The bidding went up in $25 increments to $150. I offered $160 to the auctioneer's $175 asking. It stopped the group of local gunhounds cold and I won the rifle for $160.
The deceased was a WWII vet who had souveniers from Iwo Jima- sand, shrapnel, etc. No one bid on them until I got it started. They sold for a respectable price.
This Mosin would have come to the US in the 1960s. They can still be found in the wilds of the US- you just need to look.
Fit and finish was OK, but the old baby had a tough life as you can see.