This is a round receiver Mosin Nagant Sniper manufactured at the Izhevsk Arsenal in 1939. Stamp history is interesting and shows some lineage with a post WWII Izhevsk stamp where I believe the rifle was refurbished after the war and renumbered. All the renumbered parts have the post war Izhevsk stamp. The rifle is fitted with a genuine PU scope that was refurbished in Poland in 1958. Furthermore on the receiver and the scope bracket is Polish post war acceptance marks which corresponds with the scope, which makes me think this may be a genuine sniper rifle. The unusual mark is the Finnish Army property stamp on the left hand side of the receiver. This rifle is a commission sale and therefore has not been professionally restored by TVG, however its overall condition can be described as good with 80% blueing and matching numbers throughout. The barrel and bolt face are showing signs of wear but I am informed by the seller that the rifle shoots well.
Metal work is good with no damage and blueing is 80% with some loss around the muzzle and the top of the chamber. Markings are fairly prolific with manufacturers crests, serial number, proof marks and inspectors stamps. The receiver is in good condition and the bolt cycles smoothly without any excess movement. The rifle is fitted with a standard front & rearsight.
The bolt has been gauged for correct headspace and firing pin protrusion. Bolt face has some wear but otherwise is in good condition. The bolt body is in good condition, in the white, has the customary proof marks, inspector stamps and the bolt has its serial number.
The barrel is in reasonable condition but the rifling is showing signs of wear with the grooves being slightly grey. Fore and rearsight are original and are undamaged. All the metalwork retains its original finish, although there is some minor witness marks to the muzzle where the bayonet has been repeatedly fitted.
The rifles furniture is in Arctic Birch and is in good condition with no cracks or fractures.
Scope & Bracket
A genuine PU scope restored in Poland in 1958. The scope rail has been professionally fitted and has Polish acceptance stamp. The scope bracket has a Izhevsk stamp. Scope lens reticule and body are good with no damage and windage and elevation drums function correctly.