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I picked this up from an auction. A few years ago for a really good price.

The rifle is a 1915 Izhevsk M91, completely mismatched, no import mark, and no Finn markings.

The stock has Austrian style sling swivels attached to it, and when I bought it there was a ratty M95 sling attached to it. The buckle was ripped off when I got it and I had it professionally reattached. Looks great now! The stock is also marked with an Austrian “W” on the upper flat of the butt stock.

The only odd proof on the metal is a “T” on the receiver. I have no idea what the meaning of this stamp is, but I’ve seen it on a few other M91 receivers with various dates and markings on them.

Stock has some graffiti on it and the faint remains of an arsenal roundel. No post WWI Soviet parts on it, so I’d think it’s in near original as issued in Austrian service condition.

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Wow, interesting rifle. The non Finned aspects make it a treasure to examine. Not an expert on these at all but it to me appears to be a fine example to compare to. Thanks for sharing. Regards, John.
 

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As always Conrad, superb example, superb photo essay.
 

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Thanks guys. I'm really happy with this one. I've kinda neglected my Mosin Nagant collecting the last few years with my focus on Arisakas, but maybe this year I'll look into picking up a few more, if I can find anything. I'd like to display at local shows again, but who knows when that will happen.
 

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Yeah, I had a 1900 AZF marked Izhevsk M91 that had a similar T mark on it. Unfortunately, I can’t find the pics right now.
 

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I picked this up from an auction. A few years ago for a really good price.

The rifle is a 1915 Izhevsk M91, completely mismatched, no import mark, and no Finn markings.

The stock has Austrian style sling swivels attached to it, and when I bought it there was a ratty M95 sling attached to it. The buckle was ripped off when I got it and I had it professionally reattached. Looks great now! The stock is also marked with an Austrian “W” on the upper flat of the butt stock.

The only odd proof on the metal is a “T” on the receiver. I have no idea what the meaning of this stamp is, but I’ve seen it on a few other M91 receivers with various dates and markings on them.

Stock has some graffiti on it and the faint remains of an arsenal roundel. No post WWI Soviet parts on it, so I’d think it’s in near original as issued in Austrian service condition.

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Good to know rare rifles that perk peoples interest are still out there. Congrats
 

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Thanks guys. I'm really happy with this one. I've kinda neglected my Mosin Nagant collecting the last few years with my focus on Arisakas, but maybe this year I'll look into picking up a few more, if I can find anything. I'd like to display at local shows again, but who knows when that will happen.
Ahh, no I would rather you stuck with Arisakas. You are too damn good at finding the prizes. Leave them for the rest of us and stick with something else. ;)
 
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