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About a week ago I contacted a member on here that had purchased a bubbaed Remington M91 and he was willing to sell it to me for what I believe is a reasonable price and as soon as I purchased this rifle a M91 stock popped up for sale and I jumped on that.

When I received the rifle I noticed that all parts were Remington marked (butt plate, magazine, and barrel are numbers matching) except the bolt which is a complete Tula star marked one. When I say it was all Remington marked, that includes the stock (heartbreaking), the barrel bands are screwed up too so they are unusable.

So as of right now the rifle is sitting in a Finnish two piece stock but I'm hoping to come across a walnut stock, hand guard, barrel bands, and bolt one day (I'm willing to trade stocks + cash if needed) to complete the rifle.

Pictures of the parts I received and I will post a picture shortly of the rifle together in the second post. :)
 

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Sad but true. I have a beautiful 1907 carbine in a 91/59 stock thanks to Bubba, plus a Springfield Armory stamped NEW in a Finn stock, again Bubba done it, and another NEW in a beautifully refinished (yuk!) Izhevsk stock -looks good and shiny, thanks to Bubba's "improvements."
Keep looking, but a nice Finn stock for a rifle with a few mismatched parts sounds pretty normal.
 

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I really hate how bubba gets his hands on all the rare or uncommon rifles. I wouldn't as heart broken if he stuck to 1943 Izhevsk refurbs. >_<

It is fairly normal for the parts to be mismatched but for the rifle to have had all original Remington parts I'd like to try to get some back like the barrel bands. I have the original ones but it looks like someone at one point overtightened them and to "correct" it they put a nut in there to keep it locked in and the front barrel band won't go on to the stock because the nut is preventing it from opening up completely.
 

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I'm sorry about the bands. I have never had a M91 before so I was not sure what to look for. I did notice most parts were Remington marked. I hope you are happy with it.

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ouch; luckily the replacement stock has bands coming with it; they are not getting any cheaper by the day... and thats if you can find them.

edit- finding a Remington walnut stock and handguard all by its lonesome is almost holy grail territory. Good luck in your quest.
 

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I'm sorry about the bands. I have never had a M91 before so I was not sure what to look for. I did notice most parts were Remington marked. I hope you are happy with it.

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Scott, I am more than happy with the rifle! I have been looking for one for some time now and this was a perfect addition to my collection! No worries about the bands, I heard a lot of people back in the day that tried to mess with the bands didn't realize they were reverse threading so when they tried to loosen them they actually overtightened them and broke them. No problem at all! I will keep them with the original bubbaed stock so if I ever sell the rifle I will include the bubbaed stock the original bands for the next owner. :)

ouch; luckily the replacement stock has bands coming with it; they are not getting any cheaper by the day... and thats if you can find them.

edit- finding a Remington walnut stock and handguard all by its lonesome is almost holy grail territory. Good luck in your quest.
Yeah I had a feeling it would be haha! I put my stock up for trade just to see what happens. I realized that my 1915 Sestroryetsk is actually sitting in a 1917 dated Remington walnut stock. >_> Or at least I think it's a walnut stock.

 
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