Gunboards Forums banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Mr. Flashy Pants
Joined
·
7,380 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Originally posted by 7.62x54r

Early Mosin receivers have a feature that was dropped relatively soon after production began. It is a drilled, tapped, and plugged hole on the bottom left of the receiver next to the recoil lug. It's purpose was to allow the barrel threads to be greased to facilitate removal of the barrel at a later date.

The purpose of this survey is to determine what years the various arsenals (Chatellerault, Izhevsk, Tula, and Sestroryetsk) stopped tapping the receivers. Any information on any 1896 or earlier receiver would be helpful. This can include original M91s, M91/38s, or receivers rebarreled by the Soviets or Finns. Some Finnish rifles have been observed without the plug. Information on the rifle and the presence or absence of the plug will help determine if the Finns typically left the plug out or reinstalled it. Please include the following information:

1. Barrel date, arsenal, and model (ie: 1893 Chatellerault M91 or 1943 Sako M39)
2. Receiver date and arsenal from the tang (ie: 1892 Izhevsk; If the date is not legible or uncertain, please state this and post a picture of the tang if possible.)
3. Is the tapped hole present or not
4. Is the plug present or not

Remember, information on post-1896 receivers is not necessary unless one is found that is drilled and tapped. The survey will then be expanded. Thank you for your help.

1893 Chatellerault M91
1893 Chatellerault
Tapped hole present
Plug present

1893 Izhevsk M91
1893 Izhevsk
Tapped hole present
Plug present

1928 Tikka M27
1895 Tula (I'm not 100% sure on the date. There is a very clear "5", but no sign of an "9".)
Tapped hole present
Plug absent

1894 Chatellerault M91/38
tang unmarked
Hole absent

1944 VKT M39
1895 Tula
Hole absent

1940 VKT M91
1895 Tula receiver
Hole absent

P-26
1896 Izhevsk
Hole absent

1927 Tikka M91
1896 Izhevsk
Hole absent

jebber

1895 Tula M91
1896 Tula
hole absent

Mosin Addict

P-26
1894 Sestroryetsk
Hole absent

1914 Tula M91
1895 Sestroryetsk
Hole absent

1941 VKT M39
1896 Tula
Hole absent

1941 VKT M39
1896 Tula
Hole absent

1932 Tikka M27
1896 Izhevsk
Hole absent

1944 Sako M39
1893? Tula
Tapped hole present
Plug present

Kevsky

1915 Ses. barreled
Undated Ses. receiver
with drilled/tapped/plugged hole
BTW, this one came by way, I believe, of Bulgaria.

1893 Izhevsk
with drilled/tapped/plugged hole

gunjunkie

1942 M91 B Barrel
1894 Sestroryetsk
Hole Absent

Al

P-27 m/91
Chatellerault (no date under tang - 'P' in circle stamps)*
Hole present
Plug present

combat32


1. 1941 Sako M39
2. Undated Sestroryetsk reciever
3. Tapped hole present
4. No plug

azdoug

1. 1942 VKT M39
2. 1894 Izhevsk
3. Hole absent

1. 1895 Tula M91
2. 1895 Tula
3. Hole absent


sjohnson

1. 1941 Sako M39
2. 1896 Ishevsk
3. Hole absent

lvmb

1968 M39
1894 Izhevsk
Hole absent

1945 Sako M39
1896 Tula
Hole absent

Gosha

1941 SAKO M-39
1896 Tula reciever
Hole absent

28 mosin

1894 Sesty. no hole present
1895 Tula. same
1895 Izzy. same

LarryR

1. 1895 Chatellerault M91/38
2. 1895 Chatellerault
3. Hole absent

1. No date SIG M24
2. 1895 Tula
3. Hole absent

1. 1928 Tikka M27
2. 1896 Tula
3. Hole absent

1. 1942 Sako M39
2. 1896 Tula
3. Hole absent

rocklock


1941 VKT M91
Undated Chatellerault receiver (circle P mark)
Hole Present
Plug Present
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
105,691 Posts
1. 1944 Tikka 91/30
2. Chatellerault, but unsure of date. Undated. I believe it to be a subcontracted receiver.
3. Tapped hole
4. Plug not present.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
1. 1941 Sako M39
2. Undated Chatellerault receiver (Chatellerault P and C on sides of tang, P behind recoil lug)
3. Hole present
4. Plug absent
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,789 Posts
1893 Tula M91 Finned
Receiver tang w/o date as usual for this year.
tapped hole w/plug present.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
177 Posts
re: my above post

Reciever identified as early, 1892/1893 Chatellerault. By the lack of date and "P" in a shield.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,240 Posts
1896 sestroryetsk, no hole present
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top