Oh No! Another Mosin!

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by sv_libertarian, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. sv_libertarian

    sv_libertarian G&G Newbie

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    I swore I wasn't going to buy an M44.

    And I kept my promise.

    I traded two knives for a Steyr M95.

    I then took the Steyr and traded it for a 1945 Izzy M44.

    Life is good.

    Pretty much a standard M44 (the pics I have suck, gonna try for better ones tomorrow) but when I tore it down, I found a 5 digit number on the bottom of the chamber. Plus a couple "y" proof marks. Pretty weird, never seen that on a Mosin before.

    There is a faint "CCP" cartouche on the buttstock, as well as an "NET6" in a diamond and what could be a backwards L with an 0 or O in a circle, and a few other small marks on the stock. On the top of the butt is what looks like a circle "15" with some sort of small triangle stamp over the top left of the circle.
    There is a square 30, a diamond 0 or O and a rectangle K also on the right side of the buttstock with the CCP cartouch, etc....

    On the right side of the butt is a diamond P, and near the sling cutout, a diamond K, a diamond 6 or 9 and a third mark I can't make out.

    Near the bayonet (early style, no ears) is a circle 0, a large T a rectangle E, and a mark I cannot make out.

    The bolt handle has a neat little "dimple" in the middle of the knob and is not totally round.

    The gun is in nearly perfect condition, although the bore shows some signs of use, but is very serviceable.

    An interesting gun.

    Goes well with my 91/30 and my soon to arrive M39.
  2. valalor

    valalor G&G Newbie

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    cool. awsome find... where are the pics by the way?
  3. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Enthusiast

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    You didn't like the M95's?
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    sv_libertarian G&G Newbie

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    I didn't like the cost of ammo, nor did I like the idea of yet another caliber running around the boat. I did like the idea of another Mosin which will either go well with the others, or given the demand locally for M44's be a good trade item.
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    Make sure you add her to the Roll Call thread. Nice score !!
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    gandog56 G&G Enthusiast

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    I like a little variety, myself. Though I am up to 4 Mosin Nagants.

    Of course they are all different ones, a 91/30 round, a 91/30 hex, an M38, and an M44.
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    Tulamosin G&G Newbie

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    Is the "Y" located in a small circle and does its tail curve to the left? If so, then it's a black powder proof mark. My M44 has the same mark on it, but my M38 and M91/30 do not.

    There's a pic of the mark in the middle of row 19 on this page

    Russian and Soviet Mosin Nagant Marks
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    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

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    There's usually a circle of some size at the Y. But I think your in need of help if are looking for the ones with a tail that curves to the left, LOL !!
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