I pulled out my M38 Mosin today and looked over it. I've had it I know about 45 years. It's a 1943 with what looks like a small r after date. It has a small t in a rectangle I'm guessing its a Tula. This one has the wire sling hangers not your standard mosin sling. I have hardly shot it maybe because of the heavy recoil. Love to blast out the barrel. From what I've read they are collectables.