M91/30 Ident Question

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Aviator, May 15, 2008.

  1. Aviator

    Aviator G&G Newbie

    I just got back from my local gun haunt with a J&G M91/30 Hex receiver. Real nice 1930 Tula manufacture. I feel pretty lucky. This was a hand select. Anyway they had in the store a M91/30 (round receiver) with not the Izzy mark but rather the Tula star but inside the star was a rectangle with the letter "n". I guess if you were looking at it, it could also be a "U" from the other direction. Anyway the store owner, the sales guy, and myself studied it with a magnifying class and a lite. We all agreed that it does not look like it was stamped over. The bad part is I already forgot the date. Also, after looking at the identification pictures on the 7.62X54r net (and finding nothing like it) I did notice the upside-down triangle with a "T" in it on the net. There also was an upside down triangle on this M91/30 as I recall but I do not remember if there was anything in it.

    Question is does anyone have any ideas as to where this was made?

    I need to go back in perhaps tomorrow if my Tula M44 comes in so I will then write down what is on the receiver. At my age "CRS" has pretty much taken over.....

  2. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    Really need a pic to see!

  3. The T in the triangle sounds like a Finnish rifle made by Tikka. If you go back see if there is a rectangle with rounded corners with SA anywhere on the receiver. If so it is a Finnish made rifle.

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  4. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    The Tula Star should have an ARROW inside of it....
  5. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    I know of no "star" with a triangle in it! Doesn't mean it doesn't exist!
  6. marion57

    marion57 G&G Newbie

    +1 exactly
  7. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor


    Seeing as though I have found some weird stuff it may be. The thing I find a lot is rifles with a tula star that has a very light strike. One of my Tulas has the top point of the star that did not strike. Interesting.
  8. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    Most "triangle" markings point to Romania, I believe.
  9. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    Someone needs to tell those Romanians that it is not polite to point.:hitwithrock:
  10. Enfield trader

    Enfield trader G&G Newbie

    Some Tulas that have been

    refurbished have the arrow missing in the Tula star. I had several that just had the Tula star. The other markings are most likely just refurb makings.
  11. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    No telling. This is another reason why I love Mosins!