Just wanted to share my latest find. It's a 1933 Tula Hex receiver that I found at one of my local gun stores. All numbers match with the exception of the bayonet. When I found it sitting in a crate of mosins, I had to stick it on layaway. Not many times will you come across such a find in a crate. Also (as I mention below) I did not find one drop of cosmoline on the entire rifle. It's odd.
So, here is my latest addition to my growing family of rifles. Comment and enjoy!
Not sure why the fore end of the stock is darker than the rest.
What does the reverse "R" mean?
Anyone know what that symbol is between the date and the serial number?
As I was cleaning, I noticed the lack of cosmoline and the fact that this bluish blackish film was coming off of various locations of the rifle. Could it be that this rifle was not
stored in cosmoline and the blueing is coming off?
The double P's are located on the bottom of the barrel just in front of the receiver.
Tang date matches barrel date.
I am planning on shooting it on Monday, so I will let ya'll know how it does. It's not named yet, but will probably have one after Monday.