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Hi everyone,
I just joined this site tonight after meeting Bruce Raymond and his wife in upstate V.T. over the weekend.Real nice folks,and I hope to get up there and do some hunting with him some time.
I'm also a member of another site called gunandgame .com.

here's the link to it if anyone wants to check it out:

Any ways,I really enjoy the out doors and hunting,fishing,etc...
I also am an avid collector of old military rifles and militaria.

Here's some pictures of some of my guns,hope you all enjoy them.
 

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Welcome to the club J1965!!!

Let's see, hmmm, is # 1 an SKS by chance?
I certainly recognize # 4 as a Mosin-Nagant. Got one just like it sitting in the gun safe.
# 3 is familiar, but can't quite put my finger on it. That circular ring just behind the scope mount is what caught my attention.
What #'s 3 and 5? (And # 1 if not an SKS)
Great looking rifles and again . . . welcome!
 

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Greetings Jason1965, Welcome to the Deer Hunters club.
Very nice collection of tools ya got there.

Esther and I met Jason and his wife Saturday during a drive through the country., very nice couple indeed.
I have to share what prompted conversation between Jason and myself.
He noticed I was wearing an NRA shirt as he was proudly wearing his own,
If it wasn't for his wife and Esther, Jason and I would probably still be standing there talking. :w00t:
 

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Welcome to the club J1965!!!

Let's see, hmmm, is # 1 an SKS by chance?
I certainly recognize # 4 as a Mosin-Nagant. Got one just like it sitting in the gun safe.
# 3 is familiar, but can't quite put my finger on it. That circular ring just behind the scope mount is what caught my attention.
What #'s 3 and 5? (And # 1 if not an SKS)
Great looking rifles and again . . . welcome!
1st one is a Finnish M39 Mosin Nagant(2nd picture is close up of receiver with date and manufacturer).
3rd is a Swiss K31 straight pull.7.5x55
4th one is a Chinese type 53 Mosin Nagant.
Last one is a French MAS 36 chambered in 7.5x54.

I should have done a better job the first time with IDing them,but it was late and I figured that I would elaborate the next time I was on the site.
Thanks for the compliments,I will try and post pictures of the rest of my collection soon.
Jason M
 
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yea would say the
first pic is some sort of eastern european military rifle
third pic is some sort of eastern european military rifle
fourth pic is some sort of eastern european military rifle
and the last some sort of eastern european military rifle.
 

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welcome to the club
Thanks

yea would say the
first pic is some sort of eastern european military rifle
third pic is some sort of eastern european military rifle
fourth pic is some sort of eastern european military rifle
and the last some sort of eastern european military rifle.
Now why did I not think of wording it that way?LMAO
I take it that you guys don't see to many old military rifles on this site.
I love collecting and shooting them,I don't have any Safe Queens.
 

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Here are some more pictures of my old guns:
1st- Hungarian M95 Steyr straight pull carbine chambered for the 205 grain 8x56R

2nd-Lithgow #1 mk III .303 British made in 1943

3rd-1970s Yugoslavian Model 59/66A1 SKS 7.62x39mm

4th-1942 Russian Mosin Nagant Model 91/30 made at the Tula arsenal. 7.62x54R

Last but not least, 1944 Yugoslavian Mauser,Model 24/47 chambered in 8mm.
 

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This design is ibcde

This design is ibcderinle! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!
 

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'36 Mosin-Nagant?

4th-1942 Russian Mosin Nagant Model 91/30 made at the Tula arsenal. 7.62x54R

Have to ask the question - How do you know where a particular Russian Mosin Nagant is made? The one I have has a pretty distinctive marking on the receiver.

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Any ideas where this one was made? The year below the imprint is 1936.

Thanks,
Randy
 

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4th-1942 Russian Mosin Nagant Model 91/30 made at the Tula arsenal. 7.62x54R

Have to ask the question - How do you know where a particular Russian Mosin Nagant is made? The one I have has a pretty distinctive marking on the receiver.

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Any ideas where this one was made? The year below the imprint is 1936.

Thanks,
Randy
Hi Randy,
Your rifle was made at the Izhevsk arsenal.I could tell by the small arrow in the triangle below the serial number.The Russians had two arsenals, so once you know what the stamp is from each one,it makes it easy to ID them(I had a M44 Izhevsk,sold it,wish I never did.)
Here's a link to a great site that will tell you all about the history and types of MN's that were made.
Mosin Nagant
 

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Thanks!

Your rifle was made at the Izhevsk arsenal.I could tell by the small arrow in the triangle below the serial number.The Russians had two arsenals, so once you know what the stamp is from each one,it makes it easy to ID them(I had a M44 Izhevsk,sold it,wish I never did.)

J1965,
Thank you for that reference site. There were matching markings (for Izhevsk arsenal) on several other locations both on the receiver as well as the bolt. Forgot to put the "matching" bayonet on for the picture. Another question to ask, and I have to admit it's my wife that saw this first, is there something special about the rifle if the receiver, bolt, and bayonet all have the same serial number? I understand that it was not uncommon to have these items routinely swapped around during cleaning/maintenance.
 

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Your rifle was made at the Izhevsk arsenal.I could tell by the small arrow in the triangle below the serial number.The Russians had two arsenals, so once you know what the stamp is from each one,it makes it easy to ID them(I had a M44 Izhevsk,sold it,wish I never did.)

J1965,
Thank you for that reference site. There were matching markings (for Izhevsk arsenal) on several other locations both on the receiver as well as the bolt. Forgot to put the "matching" bayonet on for the picture. Another question to ask, and I have to admit it's my wife that saw this first, is there something special about the rifle if the receiver, bolt, and bayonet all have the same serial number? I understand that it was not uncommon to have these items routinely swapped around during cleaning/maintenance.
Hi Randy,
Glad you enjoyed link to the MN web site.
As far as your rifle having matching numbers,some of the rifles went back to the arsenal for refurbishing and the parts re-stamped to match the receiver then stored away after the war.Others were never issued but were taken out of storage to be sold to other countries either for the civilian market or military use.

There were over at least 5 million MN's made that are still being pulled from warehouses in Russia today,covered in cosmoline,and are being bought by wholesalers here in the States as well as other countries to be sold to collectors.
Jason M
 
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