Originally Posted by JayCody
thanks for the help everyone
Without a doubt any more, the squared handle base originally came with a hexagonal receiver. It would be collectible if you had a matching receiver from Remington or Westinghouse, or the French contractor whose name I don't rermember. The older Russian made Imperial Mosins are valuable but not (yet) collectible. So are the Finnish ones with a military provenance, such as the refurbished Imperial issue rifles and the captured/reissued former Soviet ones with the telltale stamps.