Top 1931 hex that I refinished with polyurethane. The wood turned out awesome. It goes from almost blonde to black and I get lots of comments on it.
Bottom..1926 Tula that has been factory refurbished and unissued. Still has the shellac on the metal for the sling holes. All matching numbers. These are my two favorite Mosins.
rtlesnkessbite, Yes and I see why, it appears that you have one of the early Dragoon rifles which was later converted into a 91/30, that's a nice plus. Check out the links that I have included below, the first has photos of the receiver markings, you will see one that matches yours that is a dragoon. The second link shows all of the Tula and Izzy markings along with non convert 91/30 markings.
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