this mosin is a 1937 tula. bought 3 recently. one to re fin and 2 to keep origional for my 2 boys. this is a fun cannon to shoot. also just done a coustom camo job on a .45cva muzzeloader. got this gun for $49 new when wal-marts here was clearencing and phasing out guns. it is 4 years old. got a lil rust on barrel from being in truch in case. so some krylon fusion and a little artistic work. be invisable to the deer now.