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Old 05-16-2011, 07:44 PM   #21
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I'm glad to see it shoots as sweet as you anticipated. Well done!

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:12 PM   #22
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nice stick JonM...

if its grouping like that w/surplus ammo...it dont need hand rolled fire lead

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nice stick JonM...

if its grouping like that w/surplus ammo...it dont need hand rolled fire lead
it shoots damn good. i just wish i was a better shot lol. i think im gonna try it out on some yotes and maybe a deer in november. i REALLY like the mosins
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I dont mean to steal your thread jon, but I thought it a good opportunity to show mine off.....
Its a 1942 Izhevsk. Although I mounted the scope myself, I think this one was meant to be a sniper. It has the "C" marks like yours but there on the side of the receiver, also it has a "H" above the Russian crest. Ive read both these marks are used on Mosins selected for sniper use. As well as other people finding Mosins with the sniper acceptance marks that were never made into such. I dont know if it means the same, but there are "C's" stamped into the trigger guard and stock. There are a couple more things that makes me believe its a sniper model. Unlike the rest of the Mosins in the store and the previous 2 I have owned (bought from the same chain of stores.) it didnt have a matching number bayonet. But what really convinces me is the trigger, it is very smooth and unlike any Mosin trigger I have ever shot. It doesnt even feel like a mil-surp trigger...
The scope and mount is a 1942 as well with Izhevsk markings, and came with the scope covers, cleaning cloth, and paperwork releasing it from the arsenal. It looked to be unissued and was never mated to a rifle.
It actually took me some time to find a rifle that was "worthy" to mount the scope to. (like 4-5 yrs!)

Its hard to confirm or deny if my rifle was really meant to be a sniper, as it seems Russia had no problems using them for something else if needed, sending them to allies, etc., and didnt keep great records or they were lost.

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The paperwork for my scope.... shows it was released from the armory in 1950

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Thats awsome!!

Nothing like a piece of history!!

Do you remember if yours had filled in mounting holes or not?? A lot of ex-snipers that were recycled back into regular service are out there as well as a lot of accepted snipers that never had scopes mounted.

How clear are your lenses?? Most of the 40's era pu scopes are really fogged up.

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Thats awsome!!

Nothing like a piece of history!!

Do you remember if yours had filled in mounting holes or not?? A lot of ex-snipers that were recycled back into regular service are out there as well as a lot of accepted snipers that never had scopes mounted.

How clear are your lenses?? Most of the 40's era pu scopes are really fogged up.
It was never drilled for a scope... I thought it was a regular 91/30. I didnt even know about the sniper acceptance stamps until you pointed out the "C" marks on yours (Thanks!) and did a little research, found out the "C & H" marks were used on snipers and that the triggers are noticeably nicer than on standard Mosins. It had the standard straight bolt, but I found a guy on ebay who does very nice conversions and cannot tell it was changed. He can make yours a exact copy of the original or customize any way you like. He even makes custom pull ring safetys for the Mosin and other mil-surps..

The lenses are nice, crisp, and clear.... I think it was a unissued scope, but who knows it coulda been rebuilt.
I wish I could read Russian, it would be interesting to know what the paperwork says...
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It was never drilled for a scope... I thought it was a regular 91/30. I didnt even know about the sniper acceptance stamps until you pointed out the "C" marks on yours (Thanks!) and did a little research, found out the "C & H" marks were used on snipers and that the triggers are noticeably nicer than on standard Mosins. It had the standard straight bolt, but I found a guy on ebay who does very nice conversions and cannot tell it was changed. He can make yours a exact copy of the original or customize any way you like. He even makes custom pull ring safetys for the Mosin and other mil-surps..

The lenses are nice, crisp, and clear.... I think it was a unissued scope, but who knows it coulda been rebuilt.
I wish I could read Russian, it would be interesting to know what the paperwork says...
It was prolly never issued the rebuilds are like mine with a post war date stamp. I real,y like that little pu scope. I had a similar weaver version on my 458 winmag for over 20 years. The fence post reticle i find much easier to be precise than standard xhairs.
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I bought the same crate of sliver tips as you but havent shot any. Ive only shot it a couple of times and dont know if I was shooting light or heavy ball.. Is there a way to tell the difference? Like yours mine also had the roughest stock in the store...
Man! Taking a pic though a scope was trickier than I thought!
Theres some glare, but oh well....

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Light ball is marked LPS on the can. The really good Yugo stuff is boxes only, I've never seen a can. It is marked M30(J), nny 86xx. It is 1985 or 1986 production and was boxed in 1986 (1st two numbers in 86xx). If you can find it, it is not cheap. But, shoots like nothing else.
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Cans of heavy ball are usually marked DPS.

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