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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Well, seems like it's the in thing to do... :rolleyes:

Anyway, I have been wanting to take pictures of my collection for insurance purposes so thought I would share. Today we have the Finnish used/captured Russian short rifles.

To start with, we have a Finnish captured Izhevsk M38, all original matching numbers, original stock with beautiful cartouche, no import mark, blah blah, I could go on this one is a real winner and one of the better parts of my whole collection.

Followed by:
1899 Izhevsk dragoon
1927 Tula dragoon - My second Finnish rifle ever. Very special rifle that still has the short dragoon handgaurd.
1928 Tula dragoon - My first Finnish rifle ever

I picked up the 1927 and 1928 Finn'd dragoons before I ever even knew what they were. Talk about lucky for my first two!
 

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Next up, the Finnish captured sniper rifles. Many of these when taken were pushed right to the front since sniper rifles were very needed in the Finnish ranks. However; post war almost all of them had their scopes and bolts stripped.

The 1935 Tula is being restored and has a reproduction bolt, I would like to find an original for it, on the hunt. The bottom mount is an original Russian mount with original screws, that one hurt the pocket book. The original 1936 PE scope will go onto this rifle the day that I find a top mount...still looking. The rifle did have it's original PE stock with it when I found it though...HUZZAH!

The 1943 Izhevsk PU is a great rifle. Original turned down sniper bolt but it is a replacement, original PU mount with no rebuild markings, PU scope does have a box/slash and I would like to find one without someday. Original scope cover as well. The PU stock is an original as well. Hard to find late date for a Finnish capture too.

Definitly worth the "restoration" effort I am putting in these are very rare and very special rifles.
 

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Thought I might as well throw in the two Finn produced 91/30's.

1943 Tikka, great rifle that looks as if it probably saw wartime service.

Typical excellent condition 1944 Tikka, that appears to be a post war produced rifle as most 1944's were.
 

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Next up:

1933 Tula 91/30, early version that still retains it's original button barrel bands. Also has an interesting Pm marking. This rifle has all original matching numbered parts. This is a very special piece to me.

1934 Tula 91/30

1935 Tula 91/30

1936 Tula 91/30
 

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Oops, mixed up my years. Here we have:

1932 Tula 91/30 - Tough to find early one with a ersatz tractor belt sling.

1937 Tula 91/30

1938 Tula 91/30

1939 Tula 91/30
 

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Finishing up the Tula's:

1940 Tula 91/30- With what appears to be an ominous tally marked in the stock.

1942 Tula 91/30
 

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The Izhevsk side of things:

1932 Izhevsk 91/30 - With a Rubberized canvas sling.

1934 Izhevsk 91/30

1936 Izhevsk 91/30

1938 Izhevsk 91/30, SA, 41 and PL marked.
 

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To finish up tonight the last of the Izhevsk 91/30's

1939 Izhevsk 91/30
1941 Izhevsk 91/30
1942 Izhevsk 91/30 - With a white wartime sling.
 

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Whats phase 2?

Phase 3 is profit

 

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Phase 1 - Take pictures of the 91/30's
Phase 2 - ....
Phase 3 - Tuco sends me all of his 28/30's.
 
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