ive owned several remingtons currently have a winchester mod 70 springfield 1903a3 and two mosin 91/30.
i would have to say my favorite is my 1944 mosin PU sniper
yes that black and white fur on the right is a real skunk skin hat i wear in the winter
before i cleaned the cosmo off the scope. on my particular scope the year of manufacture is the first two digits of the serial number. made in Factory 297 located in Yoshkar-Ola. it still had the original dessicant paper put there by the soviet aresanal workers in 1964. the 1964r with the box and x in the center is the arsenal stamp when the rifle was gone over by soviet workers before being crated and not used until this year when i purchased it.
i love this rifle by far my favorite.