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Got a 1935 tula ex pe sniper today. Holes are not plugged and the threads are perfect. This is a hex reveiver and is marked CN and even has the scope number on top right of receiver. Sn has no prefix and is 20689.

This rifle has all tula parts(including the cleaning rod) which is odd.. Its been refurbed as the stock has been shellaced and reblued.

I have seen finn captures with unplugged holes but never a ex sniper.. How rare is this?

I would not dream of selling this and not looking for a $ number just a rarity question?

I assume this thing is ready for a scope mount to be attached and braught back to life. Will I be hurting the value by doing this?

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It's very rare if not welded up and fairly rare if welded. Very exciting find -I have never seen one not welded.
I have a variety of prewar Tula ex-snipers including a 1935 topmount which I rescoped, a horrible job to drill and tap six hard welds.
I think you only add to the value and fun if you rescope it -anyone who doesn't like it can just take off the scope.
It's unlikely you'll find original scope and mounts at a believable price -I have used Accumounts hex and round top PE bases and mounts very successfully, but you need to match the screws to your threads.
I like the Ukrainian PE replicas with the old style movable post a bit better than my Accumounts PE , but these scopes require you to buy a mount and base you may not need. The Ukrainian PEs are found on Gunbroker if he has any left.
Great find -I'm jealous! (now if you want to sell it...)
 

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Neve heard of a non plugged refurb. Only when talking of Finns.
 

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Rescope that puppy. If anyone thinks it is worth less with a scope on it, they can think whatever they want, but makes no sense whatsoever to think that would devalue it. In any event, most folks would find it more desirable.
 

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Got a 1935 tula ex pe sniper today. Holes are not plugged and the threads are perfect. This is a hex reveiver and is marked CN and even has the scope number on top right of receiver. Sn has no prefix and is 20689.

This rifle has all tula parts(including the cleaning rod) which is odd.. Its been refurbed as the stock has been shellaced and reblued.

I have seen finn captures with unplugged holes but never a ex sniper.. How rare is this?

I would not dream of selling this and not looking for a $ number just a rarity question?

I assume this thing is ready for a scope mount to be attached and braught back to life. Will I be hurting the value by doing this?

Thanks folks
Brother, that's not an ex by any means. That's a current sniper that someone just pulled the base off of.
 

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I will post up some pictures tomorrow for sure.
Im very excited about this one :)

I dont know what to consider it. I paid $125 total.
It is import marked..
 

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That dark stock caught my eye in your group photo. Being a PE, if not Finn marked I thought Bulgarian or something like that.
Pics would be nice.
 

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I was told there were a few pem and pe top mounts that came in with a big batch of cai pu snipers long ago. none of the holes were plugged in that shipment. is there a cai stamp on the barrel? it is Cn marked correct?
 

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Nice find. I agree not an EX some one requisitioned the old scope for there rifle. You lucked out on this. Hope you can find the right mount and scope it
 

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Interesting about the scope number being stamped on the receiver, didn't think they did that with Tulas, but it could also be the Importer serial number.
They apparently did on the earlier pre war snipers, most of them were scrubbed off but this one and its markings never appeared to have been touched..
 

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Heres a few crappy pictures, cant see the threads in this picture(Both sides had cosmo stuff in the holes) but other side you sure can.

Stock is prewar stock, all gear but the buttplate is matching tula.(Buttplate is matching but izhevsk so I take it a refurb part.
 

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Very nice find indeed! The only other scopeless PE/PEM snipers I have seen were Finn captures. I would definitely rescope that one!
 

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The only thing that concerns me is there a way to prove this is legit and not the work of some master at rescoping?
I know its legit because I got it directly from importer pretty much.

But whats the difference between this and one someone has drilled?

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From conversations with Vic, that is not the scope number, but the mount number. This would have been covered up once the mounts were finally soldered and screwed together.
 
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