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I poked around on Ted's site and did not see this mark shown (perhaps I missed it). Not sure if it is anything diagnostic per se, but thought I would ask. Any thoughts are appreciated.

The mark is on a 1928 all matching updated Tula dragoon. Thanks.
 

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Looks like MP with box slash overstamp to me and 6 over 20.
 

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Ya that is what it looks like to me too, but was wondering what it all might mean. I am familar with the box-slash, but not the MP and 6/20. I dont recall seeing it before.........
 

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The "6-20" is like several similar marks found on imports from 3 or 4 years ago. I have "D-60" (2 of them), "P-60" and "6-20", and just plain "20". These might be some kind of unit designation.

The "MP" I think is a seperate set of markings. In that location and in about the same size font there are guns with "P", "M", and "PM". (also "Pm") This is the first "MP" I have seen. Haven't heard an explanation of what the PM might be. This could be a Latin PM or a Cyrillic RM.

The box with the X is a standard rebuild mark.
 

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I agree with Ron W except on one point. I don't think it's a "6" over the 20. It
looks more like a cyrillic "b" to me. The corners are too sharp and square. The numeral "6" was always more rounded.

Unfortunately I can't add anything to the meanings for these marks. We may never know what all the various markings found on Mosin's mean. But, we can continue to document them and perhaps one day, we will be able to find the meanings for them.
 

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Thanks for the thoughts.........I think you are right - it does look more like a cyrillic b than a 6. Many thanks.
 

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Just a guess, but if I were the guy stamping that "box/slash" after it had been refurbed at my arsenal, I might be inclined to stamp it over a mark that indicated a previous refurb.
 

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The 'P' is about the right location for the 'PM', but it's a different type of font than all of the ones I've seen (especially for a pre '36 rifle) and it's always accompanied by the 'M' or 'm'.

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I think the guy stamping the rifle had one to many shots of Vodka.
 

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Maybe he had the PM stamp backwards :)
 

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Dylexic.
 

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