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Old 11-27-2012, 10:04 AM   #21
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I also have 1934 hex Izzy
What is an Izzy? I have never heard of such a thing.
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Izzy is short/slang for Izshevsk (early markings would be a bow and arrow. Late markings would be an arrow in a triangle. Tula would have a star with an arrow in the middle).

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Dont be in a hurry to modiy it. Learn to love it or what it is, then if you want to Bubba it, do it without doing anything that can't be reversed. Here is mine with about $300 into it and it still ia probably not worth any more than you spent on yours.

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It now has a non gunsmith scope and a bent bolt that it didnt need but I bought another bolt body and bent it myself

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I actually cut the bolt handle off and made a new one and welded it back on. It is shaped different than the pic but you get the Idea. I bought an extra rear sight and drilled and pinned a rail to it for the scope. I also made the rail. the whole mount is very solid.

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these arent going to be collectors like the garand or m1 carbine or 1903. the stocks are generally just this side of dry rot in almost all the samples ive seen. i think the only thing holding them together is all the cosmoline that has solidified in them and shear russian cussedness. i wouldnt cut the stock up its likely to self destruct not because its got rarity potential.

i turned one pink and it came out pretty well. the photos are floating around in a couple other threads.

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I completely restored mine (the best I could in my own). I also shimmed and polished the trigger. I hear they're sighted in with the bayonet and you will get better accuracy firing it with the bayonet attached. You can get one for 10 bucks, but it isn't going to have the matching serial numbers.

The really cool thing, is you can use bing to look up all the markings on your rifle and figure out its life story.

Mine was built in Russia in 1940, as a training rifle, then got used in ww2, where the stock was damaged from God knows what, then sent to another Eastern European country to get fixed, sent back to battle, where it was probably captured and cosmolined up. You can learn all that by the markings stamped in the stock and receiver.

Cool little rifles!!!
Training? Russian conscript training in 1940 basically consisted of; "put bullets here, point there, pull trigger, find more bullets and do again."
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Training? Russian conscript training in 1940 basically consisted of; "put bullets here, point there, pull trigger, find more bullets and do again."
Lmao. Don't forget "don't get shot or your buddy that has been following you will get your gun"
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Lmao. Don't forget "don't get shot or your buddy that has been following you will get your gun"
And your one stripper clip of spare ammo........IF you haven't already used it that is.
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If you want to know more about you new gun check out this link.
http://7.62x54r.net/
Just remember that most of the ammo for this rifle is corrosive. It will take a little extra care to clean the corrosive salts from the barrel and metal parts. But it is OK to shoot corrosive ammo it is much cheaper & sometimes more accurate.
Here is a link that shows how to clean after shooting corrosive ammo.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting/corrosive/index.asp
If you don't know already it is cheaper to buy this ammo in the bulk spam cans & here is a link that is about the lowest price I know of.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/surplus/440-rd-can-762x54r-russian-1946-53-148-grain-light-ball-lead-core-magnetic-fmj-ammo

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Thanks for all the info. I have dealt with corrosive ammo before so I ain't scared of it. I've already got a couple boxes and shot a little through it. I clean my guns religiously no matter what and I have a touch of ocd so that helps.

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these arent going to be collectors like the garand or m1 carbine or 1903. the stocks are generally just this side of dry rot in almost all the samples ive seen. i think the only thing holding them together is all the cosmoline that has solidified in them and shear russian cussedness. i wouldnt cut the stock up its likely to self destruct not because its got rarity potential.

i turned one pink and it came out pretty well. the photos are floating around in a couple other threads.
I have over 40 of the things, dated from 1895 to 1955 and I have not had a "dry rotted" stock yet.
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