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Working on a trade and this 91/30 PU scope and mount are in the deal. I know that the mount is an original Tula but I'm not sure if the scope is refurbished or original. I'd appreciated the help, thanks. Chuck
 

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Are you looking if your scope is refurb. or not?

It's original, not a reproduction.
It was made in 1944 By the LOMO company.
It's my opinion that your scope was refurbished.

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The 25 in the triangle is a refurb mark if I'm not mistaken.
 

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i thought the square was the refurb mark but my wife says i don't know anything so i must be wrong
 

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There has been some spirited debate regarding whether triangle-25 is a postwar rebuild mark or not, it likely is IMO but I do not believe there is any documentation to say definitively. Donning fireproof suit, Meinander out!
 

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The Triangle/25 marking is a post-war inspection/repair marking that started being used around 1949 and into the early 1950's.
 

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I disagree with everybody and I see no apparent refurbishment marks on the scope.
 

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The third photo clearly shows the early "Triangle/25 with Cyrillic Letter" inspection or repair marking, above the manufacturer's emblem. All the scopes I own or have examined with this marking that also have the accompanying, Triangle/25 marked, inspection document with them that matches the scope's serial number are dated 1949 to 1951.

The boxed X and dated markings seem to date from the mid-50's into the 1980's.

There are a number of different inspection/refurb markings that can be observed on PU scopes, of which the "Triangle/25 with Cyrillic letter" and "boxed X with date" are just a couple examples.
 

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Ive been told, by experts here, that everything is refurbed coming from Russia. Unless it comes from the house of a WW2 vet. I have an all matching M44, 1945, stamps all over it, no sand marks, boxes, counterbore or anything...been told its a refurb. Technically, is it not a refurb if it has been handled in an arsenal by workers thru the Cold War era? Meaning, the part has been dis-assembled, cleaned and put back together, and placed on the rifle.
 

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I've got some with the paper bore liner-very doubtful ever issued.
 
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