It's not a marking, but a fit condition.I dont see a clear mark on the sites
It will have a 91/30 base now, regardless. The gap discussed in the link is the only way to tell.I cant get the picture to upload but on the top buttons to the site where you drop down the gauge there is a star on one side and an arrow or triangle on the other button is an ex draggoon the same size as a 91/30?
Yeah, looks like it was always a 91/30. All Tulas had hex receivers until, I believe, 1936. Izhevsks 1935.I do not see any seperation per the thread old relic put me on to so id say its a 91/30. Also I have a hex receiver I don't know if draggoons had that or not.
Looks similar to the Ludw. Loewe mark of the Star of David with an L inside. Loewe was Jewish as far as I know and would have used that symbol until around 1936 when the company changed name.
Maybe wrong but that's my take on it.
What? That is arsenal mark of the Tula Arsenal.
And stay away from the Finns, they seem to multiply pretty fast. (Don't mind that Swede in the corner, he's just visiting)As said, that is the star of the Tula Arsenal in Tula, founded by Peter the Great.
The Star of David, the "Jewish Star" has six points.
A 1932 Tula almost certainly saw action in multiple wars, so not too many survive.
This one was refurbished (buffed up and reblued, parts replaced after taking it apart, restocked) after the Great Patriotic War where it probably fought against the Nazis and their pals. It also could have fought the Japanese before that under General Zhukov or been off to the Winter War to take on the Finns or done duty on thousands of miles of remote borders. The history of these rifles is a great part of their value to many of us.
Welcome aboard -now start clearing out your closets and getting ready for a life of Mosin-induced poverty.