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Mosin Nagant Model 1891/30
Fininish Capture Marks
Izhevsk 1940
Serial No 6264
Calibre 7.62x54mm
£400

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.
A number of these issued rifles were nothing more than standard Soviet versions, as there was no need for the Finns to rework or take action to repair these rifles.

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.

The right side of the butt has nice clear original russian marks including the Soviet "CCCP" marking.

Low wall round receiver.

Very Good Condition