I have already a couple of Mosins and other surplus weapons, bought with sport shooting licenses to be used in traditional military rifle & pistol competitions. But this is my first Mosin acquired as a certified collector. It's an unissued 1942 VKT m/91, bought directly from an Army depot for 100 euros. I had the opportunity to select from several rifles with the help of an armorer, but not enough time to inspect more than a few in detail. There were two 1915 NEWs that were quite rough outside with dark and worn bores; still I'll bet many of you more experienced collectors would have preferred them. But I chose this nearly immaculate "youngster". As our German friend Chris boiled it down, it's like a time capsule, from the VKT plant right into my gun vault.