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Hello,

I'm looking for the quality control marks on my 1942 Izhevsk Mosin, and I'm not sure what all I'm looking for. Does the standard triangle mark serve the double purposes of the quality control mark AND maker mark? Or is it just the maker mark, thus I should be looking for something else entirely.
And what are the implications if the marks are missing?

Thanks in advance!
 

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There is a concentrenic circle stamp on the reciever.
I believe the bolt is mismatched, the serial number on the bolt body does not look original, and the individual pieces are from different makers.

So far i've found the Tula hammer(in circle) on the cocking knob and an Izhevsk triangle mark on the extractor. But none of the "bow and arrow" marks anywhere on the bolt. Does this mean it was not checked for quality control?
Or are refurbished/or post war parts just left unmarked?
 

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Sounds like a typical refurb to me. Is there a rectangle with a diagonal slash through the rectangle anywhere on the rifle? If yes, then it is a refurb. When they refurbed these things there were parts bins with all kinds of bits and pieces of dissassembled rifles from all over. As they put a rifle back together, they just used whatever they needed and was handy. My exdragoon has a Remington cocking piece, a tula bold head, and an Izhvesk bolt body. Kinda neat that all these parts from different manufacturers are by-in-large interchangable. It would be like being able to bolt up a small block Chevy to your 71 Pinto.
 

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Yea, it's got about a thousand squares and rectangles on it, so I'm sure i'll find it.
I kind of like having a Frankenstein Mosin, something different on every piece, none of that repetitious stuff! :)
 

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The "bow and arrow" stamp was replaced by the "triangle arrow" stamp in 1928. A 1942 Izhevsk shouldn't have a "bow and arrow" stamp originally. If it does, it was a replacement piece done during refurbishment.
 
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