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Old 12-03-2011, 2:30 PM
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Anyone know of a website that has Mosin Nagant serial #'s listed. Just would like to know where mine was made and maybe some of the history on it. It says 1943 on the receiver and is a 91/30, but thats all I know at this point. Also, the serial number is on the receiver, the bolt, bottom of the magazine, and on the butt plate. Anywhere else I should look? Any other marks to look for? Thanks.
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Anyone know of a website that has Mosin Nagant serial #'s listed. Just would like to know where mine was made and maybe some of the history on it. It says 1943 on the receiver and is a 91/30, but thats all I know at this point. Also, the serial number is on the receiver, the bolt, bottom of the magazine, and on the butt plate. Anywhere else I should look? Any other marks to look for? Thanks.
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Anyone know of a website that has Mosin Nagant serial #'s listed. Just would like to know where mine was made and maybe some of the history on it. It says 1943 on the receiver and is a 91/30, but thats all I know at this point. Also, the serial number is on the receiver, the bolt, bottom of the magazine, and on the butt plate. Anywhere else I should look? Any other marks to look for? Thanks.
Just an FYI, if you are seeing the 1943 date on top it's stamped on the barrel, not the receiver. If it's a Russian Mosin it can only be either a Tula (star) or an Izhevsk (triangle). The only other thing to check is the receiver date which is on the bottom of the rear tang of the receiver, but if it's a Russian refurb it's rare to see a date that doesn't match the barrel date. If it has a mark like this on the metal [|] or like this on the wood [\] that is a refurb mark.
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Just an FYI, if you are seeing the 1943 date on top it's stamped on the barrel, not the receiver. If it's a Russian Mosin it can only be either a Tula (star) or an Izhevsk (triangle). The only other thing to check is the receiver date which is on the bottom of the rear tang of the receiver, but if it's a Russian refurb it's rare to see a date that doesn't match the barrel date. If it has a mark like this on the metal [|] or like this on the wood [\] that is a refurb mark.

I think this is the receiver:



I have not seen a dated barrel, but I have seen barrels with proof marks offset indicating it was replaced.
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Old 12-03-2011, 4:35 PM
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I think this is the receiver:



I have not seen a dated barrel, but I have seen barrels with proof marks offset indicating it was replaced.
Nope, that's the barrel. The receiver is barely visible at the lower edge of the photo.
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Lets get this straight once & for all:



To the OP- The serial number is effectively worthless for interpreting any history of the rifle (i.e. where it has been, etc...)

Study up on the websites mentioned above & you will get all the info you need.

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Thanks a ton! I'll double check where the date is marked when I can
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Look underneath the rear screw (when you take it out of the stock) on the tang...usually there is a date there and those are always fun on the rebarrels...my guess is that the 1943 is a wartime build and likely is '43 through and through... although i could be wrong...
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