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Peveler
01-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Happy New Year to all.

Started my next project today, A Mosin Nagant I have had for many years. ( Import marks CAI, VT etc, are on the end of the barrel under the stock)

Thought I had a Soviet Mosin until I started taking it apart. Info follows:

1941 Tikkakoski Arsenal (Circle, Triangle, T)

Receiver- Eagle and open square( 3 sides)
Side of receiver looks like US in a rectangle
Bolt- has a star and bow and arrow- (could it be both Izhevsk and Tula?)

Rear sight has bow and arrow

Crossed cannon cartouche on stock

Could this be a Finnish capture of a Soviet rifle, a rebuild, or just a mix-master?

Stock swivels are holes and not slots

Thanks for any help
Dwight

jbrower
01-08-2011, 05:48 PM
All Finnish Mosin Nagants were captured from Russia. The Finns made a lot of improvements to the M91 and 91/30 and basically just kept the receiver and bolts.

Here is a great site for you to look up those markings, etc.:

http://7.62x54r.net/

Also, Surplusrifleforum.com has a forum just for Mosin Nagants. You can ask there too and probably get some good info.

It sounds to me like you have an older receiver. The Eagle is probably a Russian Imperial (czar) Eagle.
Are you sure it says "US" in a square? I've never seen that. It's more likely to be an "SA" in a square. Lots of Finned Mosins have that.
The bow and arrow is is an older Izhevsk stamp.

I have no idea about the crossed cannon mark.

Take the receiver out of the stock and look on the tang. There should be a date marked there.

finloq
01-08-2011, 06:28 PM
If it's a Tikka 1941. It is not an M27. Tikka stopped with M27 production in 1940.
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinProduction.htm
51.5" you have a Tikka M91
46.75" you have a Tikka M39 (cut down the barrel from a M91 and made a M39)

coppertales
01-08-2011, 07:43 PM
are mixmasters. The Finns put together rifles from parts and they had to meet accuracy requirements before they left the arsenal. Sounds like you have a M91 with a Tikka barrel. Your rifle should be a good shooter if the bore is in good condition. I have a M39 built on a New England Westinghouse receiver with a B barrel. I installed a scout mounted scope and it will shoot 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards with out of the box Privi 150 gr sp ammo. I have a 91/30 with a 1943 Tikka barrel that will almost do the same. Enjoy your Finnlander rifle, they are special.....chris3

finloq
01-08-2011, 08:43 PM
1942 Sako M39:
1898 Sestroryetsk receiver
Chatellerault trigger
Izhevsk bolt
New England Westinghouse magazine

and the smoothest bolt action you will ever fire. the Finns really knew how to build them.

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2590/22303x1.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/22303x1.jpg/)