this is on a 1896 sestroryetsk SCW m91 rifle . has anyone seen one of these before? ive looked at alot of early m91's and havent seen another, maybe it was installed by the spanish when they had it? when the bolt is forward, it engages between the cocking lever and bolt body and doesnt let it fire
really interesting .never saw anything like it. really a very good mod of the crappy,cumbersome mosin safety. looks to have required a good bit of machining skill. my guess is that it was done over here,but,who can say.
Might've been a half baked attempt to add a safety to make it easier to import. Or it could've been an attempt to make it into a hunting rifle (similar safety attempts have been noted, but none exactly like that, or exactly like each other for that matter). Possibly even an experiment at the arsenal to add a safety for training purposes. Unfortunately we'll never know for sure.