Bolt take down block
The purpose of the block is to keep soldiers from using the stock to take down the bolt and making all those ugly dents you mention.What's the deal with the bolt take down block? I don't see the purpose of using one to take donw a Mosin bolt? I want to know, because years ago I got a like new VKT M39 for a ridiculously good price. The finger groove on the right side has many firing pin impressions. It was always an eyesore, but one of the best values I ever got on a Finn. I always wondered why someone did that to a like new rifle.