I do not think replacing the stock is necessary. Mine have the serial number matched on the stock. If that is the case you will hurt the value by replacing it. If it doesn't I personally don't see what changing the stock would really do for the rifle. A lot of people would rather "honest wear" over "improvements".I had forgotten about the C and R[i am 84 years old], I did have a class three and one license in the past. I always go through a dealer which has good and not so good advantages.Some prized items sold well above expectations but on really pricey military items i did better to sell privately but always going through a dealer for the transfer. The initials MN puzzle me.I visited Finland in the early 1950's and the medical people i met spoke with me in either English or German All the medical texts were in German.I suspect that the Cyrillic alphabet is beyond me. Perhaps a Finn carved them.What do you think of replacing a correct stock.Would that enhance the value?i do want a good price.
Can anyone enlighten me on whether the Finnish government sold off any surplus SVT-40's to their civilians?.
During the Continuation War.I am trying to date when the initials might have been carved.