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  1. So, I just found out the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 rifle I got for Christmas is rarer than I originally thought. It is an Izhevsk-made updated Dragoon (an older model updated to the M91/30 specs) dated 1927 with a second date of 1952 (the exact date reads "1927 r /52" (the r stands for the Russian word for God / year). Now, when I first got it, I thought that meant that was when it was refurbished, but it in fact means that it was removed from storage and re-issued, most likely due to rising tensions of the Cold War. Now, when rifles are double-dated, they are commonly marked MO (abbreviation for the Russian words for Ministry of Defense), but mine is NOT marked MO, meaning it was during the rare period when the MO did not exist as it did when it re-issued rifles and marked them.

    Taking this into account, the webmaster of 7.62x54r.net]7.62x54r says that, according to his scale of rarity, my rifle rates a 7 or 8 out of 10, instead of the 4 a regular single date updated Izhevsk Dragoon would be or the 6 of an MO double-dated M91/30. Basically this means that the $99 I paid for it was a good deal, I should have been paying at least $150-180 for it. Pretty neat to discover more about the history of my rifle.

    NOTE : if any of you US citizens are interested in owning a piece of history from WWII, classicarms.us has some very unique rifles, including K98ks, the rifles used by Nazi Germany.

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    2. Patrick

      Patrick

      My high school history teacher had one of those guns, he'd always brag about it, but he said he cant bring it to school for us.

      wonder why ...

      Naked Snake said:

      Pow


      What did you shoot me with in AD2?

    3. Snarboo

      Snarboo

      Naked Snake said:

      However, the Swiss K31 rifle is unique in that a lot of them come with a soldier ID tag under the buttplate. These ID tags have been used by owners to contact the original person that was issued that rifle, or their family! It's pretty amazing, I wish I could afford a K31, they are the Swiss watches of rifles :-P

      I snatched one of these from a friend of my dad's for $200. I wanted one because I thought the action was interesting, and it's a great rifle. Was able to get a bunch of surplus ammo, too. Heh, I wonder if mine has an ID tag?

    4. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Snarboo said:

      I snatched one of these from a friend of my dad's for $200. I wanted one because I thought the action was interesting, and it's a great rifle. Was able to get a bunch of surplus ammo, too. Heh, I wonder if mine has an ID tag?


      Take off the buttplate and find out. The action is indeed interesting, they are very excellent rifles, and very unique. I find it awesome that they never fired a shot in anger during the entirety of WWII.

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