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I picked up a Bubba'ed Mosin today, cut stock, sights removed, receiver D&T'ed. The receiver has me intrigued.It's an octagon receiver, and there are nearly no markings on it. There is no crest or serial #, the s/n is on the barrel. Barrel has an SY with a triangle on it. The triangle has a T in it. The receiver looks like it has an OK in a circle on the rear tang right behind the screw. There is an R on the underside of the receiver. It has 3 tapped holes on the left rail. I'll take some pics of it tomorrow in the daylight. So, what do I have?
 

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Finnish Tikka M28 Civil Guard rifle that Bubba got after.
 

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Watching both your avatars at the same time is, well, is interesting to say the least :eek: Denny
 

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I think the Bubba who butchered your M28 also produced the person in your avatar...!
 

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Between the Avatars and Bubba's work, I feel queasy.:(
 

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Now For Pics!

Here's some pics I took of it. How common are the sights? I was thinking of putting it back together. Do the receiver holes look like they would take a standard M-N mount? If too costly to restore, I may make a shorter rifle out of it and use it for a truck gun.













The top rail of the cocking knob is broken off. It has 3 different s/n's on the barrel. It's also counterbored, but has good rifling.
 

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gunluvver, thanks for the pics. I haven't ever seen a cocking knob broken like that...wonder what happened or if it was done for clearance for the mount. I don't think the holes are for a standard mosin mount. I think you are correct about it being a truck gun. Denny
 

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shame. Who was that said "idle hands are the devils workshop" or something like that? Just another example of how low the value finnish arms was at one time.
 

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It looks like a SXXXX marking on the right side of the receiver...oh the humanity. :(
 

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Maybe I should do a pictorial on cutting down the barrel, camo'ing the stock, installing rails, lights, and an Aimpoint. We could show it as a slide show at junior high schools to keep kids from turning into Bubbas and help prevent destruction of the world's historical icons.
 
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