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Mosin Nagant 1937 Izensky

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by steelfingers, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. steelfingers

    steelfingers Sharpshooter

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    I decided to have a me day and the m in me stands for Mosin. Nice day here in OK so I broke the gun down completely (every part) cleaned the cos with mineral spirits and oiled. Was going to do a vid but I have a rule when I play golf to never give lessons to anyone I can't beat and that goes with the savvy people on this site. Preaching to the choir deal.
    One thing I will add, to stop flash rusting (learned from my AK's), I sprayed everything down with Ballistol after the mineral spirits and wipe down. Left it very wet when I put up. Some hate the product but I love it. Barrel got a great scrub/oil and looks great.
    This is the M91/30 1937 Izhevsk. Not a rare one but it's in great shape. Furniture is perfect as well as not having any scratches on the barrel.
    It took me 5 hours because I wanted to make sure not to damage anything. Tons of respect equal time a patience.
    I am amazed at the beauty and simplicity of this piece of history. Can't wait for my next one

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    Looks good.
     
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    Very nice pre-war stock and brass tipped handguard. Now what's an Izenksy???
     
  4. steelfingers

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    Russian manufactures were Tula and Izensky pre/post war. The Tula's often have the octagonal barrel at the extractor and rarer. The Izensky (some call it an IZZY) were much higher production. This one is in extremely good condition with all the furniture and barrel markings clear and unblemished. Barrel, bolt, receiver, stock butt plate, everything has matching serial numbers except the bayonet which is not unusual. The condition of this one is very unusual.
     
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    Isn't that, "Izhevsk?"
     
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    Auto correct.
     
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    Was that necessary perplexed? If you read the other post you would have seen the correct spelling.
     
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    Nice looking Izhevsk. Congrats. I've never seen one of those octagonal barreled Mosins.
     
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    Those are more sought after and if it has a big star on the top of the barrel above the date you have a Tula and you need to give a second look if you are a collector. The Finns are great as well.
     
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    It's actually called a hex head receiver but some call it a octagonal. There getting harder to find particularly in good condition. Sometimes you get the luck of the draw when buying one out of the crate unless they hand pick them, but then they kinda set those aside.
     

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