The day I was introduced to 91/30 was the day I bought my first. It was little hole in the wall LGS that didn't seem to know much more than I did about them. They had a pile of bolts, a pile of barreled receivers, a pile of stocks and another pile of bands, springs, screws, sights, bottom metal and other necessary parts. In hind sight they were the worst selection of 91/30s I've seen yet. They surprisingly managed to assemble about 6 rifles out of about 15. Knowing what I know now I wouldn't have given them a second look. I sorted through the 6 and picked the best looking one. In the end the gun turned out better than you would think. No matching Nos., counter bored, iffy bore, cracked stock and little bluing. It had marks that contradicted each other all over the place. and it shoots rather well as Mosins go. NOTHING IS SURE with 91/30s.
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