An interesting Mosin

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Mercator, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    An interesting Mosin, with RANGE PICS

    This is a Sako, dated 1944 (the year Finland lost the war). Please note the curved bolt handle.
     

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  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Mercator,

    Very nice! Do you know if the bolt was done by the military or someone after the fact. Where did you find this jewel. The rifle looks fantastic! And what a great bore!

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  3. HM2Grunt

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    That's a beautiful old rifle, but the bolt looks recently changed. I am going by you pictures now, but the weld looks new. Are there any holes in the receiver to mount a scope?
     
  4. Mercator

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    Thank you guys. Bought at a gun show, just out of the blue. The bore was muddy until I cleaned it. The bolt looks its age. They did make some sniper rifles, but I am trying not to hold my breath. The octagonal receiver looks machined. There is a left side scope mount, two screws, may be an add-on.

    P.S. It's in the truck packed up. I'll take a better picture of the weld, and also the scope mount.
     
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  5. zaitsev44

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    That bolt is most likely an ATI bolt mod done recently from what I can tell, the bolt handle is a lot shinier than the rest of the bolt and the area where the bolt and bolt handle meet looks like a recent job. But it's a beautiful rifle! A very nice Finn!


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  6. 303tom

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    That is a good looking old rifle, but that bolt was done by a civilian..............
     
  7. Mercator

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    This is what I posted this morning:
    Now, after taking a closer look. The bolt handle has a SN matching the receiver and the magazine. These (somewhat) better pictures show the metal to be more uniform. There is a little symbol on the receiver, just above the Sako gear wheel. It does not look like a 2 (means second grade), but what it is I don't know yet.
     

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  8. Mercator

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    One at a time from iphone...
     

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  9. Mercator

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    Last one...
     

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  10. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nice find. I haven't seen any around my area in awhile.
     
  11. molonlabexx

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    That is such a nice rifle!!! I love my mosin
     
  12. Mercator

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    Got a low profile AK side mounted scope base. The bent bolt handle came handy, a small cutaway in the base was enough. The scope is Burris Fullfield 3-9x.
     

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  13. Mercator

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    Fired @200 yards at a steel target (head about 6") from a sandbag.
     

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  14. Mercator

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    Fired 10, missed 1 entirely, the rest are on steel.

    Planning two improvements: a desperately needed cheek rest, and upscale ammo (this was Russian bulk mil surp)

    Edit: on the pic looks more like 8 hits. Can't be positive but anyway it's work in progress.
     

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