Original Condition - Not Post War Russian Refurbs
Many of the rifles captured by the Finns were in at least good condition and in some cases in like new condition.
As this was the case a large number of these rifles were sent directly into Finnish service during the Finnish wars of 1939-40, 1941-44, and 1944-45.
It was not at all uncommon to see M91/30's in the hands
of front line Finnish troops, although the M91/30 was not seen in the
same numbers as the M91 rifle.
This is one of those Finnish capture Mosin Nagants and the only indication it has been in Finnish Service is the "boxed SA" mark on the receiver which is an abbreviation of Suomen Armeija (Finnish Army) used as a property mark and the Finnish arsenal mark stamped on the butt of the original stock.
The left hand of the forend has several notches carved in, wether they are anything sinister its impossible to say.
Low wall round receiver.
Very Good Condition