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pullnshoot25
11-17-2010, 5:56 PM
I was taking apart my guns today to make sure the internals were clean and I thought I would take a photo of the bolt from 1942 Finn capture M91/30 compared to a normal Mosin bolt. It is probably somewhat common but I figured some people might like to see it.

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r369/calgunfun2/IMAG0010.jpg

NaughtyMonkey
11-17-2010, 5:57 PM
Pretty cool comparison. Thanks for the share. hahah. :)

Quinc
11-17-2010, 7:09 PM
First time i have seen it. thanks!

mosinnagantm9130
11-17-2010, 7:09 PM
Blued mosin bolts are far from the norm, but all the ones I've seen have come from the Finns. It seems like the Finns blued them on an on again, off again basis.

Oddly enough, I've only ever seen them on Finn built or Finn captured 91/30's, maybe it has something to do with the model?

BayAreaShooter
11-17-2010, 7:17 PM
I am fairly new to the Mosin scene and that is the first blued Mosin bolt I have ever seen. Thanks for posting.

NaughtyMonkey
11-17-2010, 7:29 PM
I bet the Finns have there reason for it. Or maybe they did it just to be different.

Fate
11-17-2010, 7:48 PM
Blued mosin bolts are far from the norm, but all the ones I've seen have come from the Finns. It seems like the Finns blued them on an on again, off again basis.

Oddly enough, I've only ever seen them on Finn built or Finn captured 91/30's, maybe it has something to do with the model?

+1. Only seen on Finn owned 91/30s.

Peter.Steele
11-17-2010, 9:17 PM
I've got one too. 1937 Tula, Finn-captured.

Nobody really knows why they did it.

Question though, PnS: does yours have a stacked blade front sight or a post and globe front sight?

pullnshoot25
11-17-2010, 9:24 PM
I've got one too. 1937 Tula, Finn-captured.

Nobody really knows why they did it.

Question though, PnS: does yours have a stacked blade front sight or a post and globe front sight?

Post and globe.

knucklehead0202
11-17-2010, 9:58 PM
first time i've seen it. i only have lowly russian mosins :(

mosinnagantm9130
11-17-2010, 9:59 PM
I've got one too. 1937 Tula, Finn-captured.

Nobody really knows why they did it.

Question though, PnS: does yours have a stacked blade front sight or a post and globe front sight?

Total guess on my part, but maybe they realized that blued 91/30 bolts are a little less obvious then the bare metal ones.

It doesn't make any sense to me that they would only do it on one model though, and even then only on some, not all of them.

NaughtyMonkey
11-17-2010, 10:24 PM
Total guess on my part, but maybe they realized that blued 91/30 bolts are a little less obvious then the bare metal ones.

It doesn't make any sense to me that they would only do it on one model though, and even then only on some, not all of them.


Was it on early ones? Maybe they didn't have time to blue them all? Lets go back in time and ask them?

Peter.Steele
11-17-2010, 10:24 PM
Total guess on my part, but maybe they realized that blued 91/30 bolts are a little less obvious then the bare metal ones.

It doesn't make any sense to me that they would only do it on one model though, and even then only on some, not all of them.


Even the shiny bolt handles aren't -really- that obvious. Mine are all a fairly matte finish.

NaughtyMonkey
11-17-2010, 10:27 PM
My repro sniper is SHINY! but maybe because its not an original bolt.

Alex$
11-17-2010, 11:56 PM
I have a super rare 91/30 with a half-blued bolt assembly.

I also have several tools that are half-blued of questionable monetary value due to a spilled bottle of cold blue while refinishing a rusted bolt action .410 shotgun.

Ask me how often I clean my work space while working with blueing agent.

First time I have seen Finn blued bolt assembly though.

P.S. The .410 shotgun looks great.

Interloper
11-18-2010, 8:41 AM
Total guess on my part, but maybe they realized that blued 91/30 bolts are a little less obvious then the bare metal ones.

It doesn't make any sense to me that they would only do it on one model though, and even then only on some, not all of them.

Maybe it was only one individual armorer or depot doing this and not actually general policy?

rojocorsa
11-18-2010, 12:55 PM
Doesn't look good, IMHO. I just did not like it at all. Yuck!