Originally Posted by longunner
Not sure if you know about it but check out 7.62x54r.net
Thank you for the link
That's been pretty much my Russian bible for the last 9 months or so and the very first place I go anytime I need to do research. Unfortunately that site nor a couple of the other better known Mosin sites get into the sniper double stamp as opposed to electropencil or scrubbing.
While I was giving her a deep cleaning this morning I did notice a couple more odd things too.
They say you can tell if the stock is original sniper or not by how fresh the cutout is for the scope. While I had her apart this morning I was looking at specifically that and noticed something. When examing the cut for the mount, the bottom does indeed look like it was freshly cut BUT the sidewalls all the way from top to bottom and also the little cutout on the bottom that drops down a bit more all have the same finish as the rest of the stock? Usually I would surmise that some wood was planed off the bottom but will leave it up to other capable brains for this one.
Another marking I've not encountered in my other Mosins is that while the serial number is in the usual places and matching without scrubbing, strikeouts, or forematching of any kind, there is also the same serial number in the location in the picture. Again none of the markings sites have made any reference to this that I've seen.