Wednesday I went to the store where I've bought most of my guns for the past few years. They're going out of business and have 15% off all their guns. They had several Mosin 91/30's on display. From 5 feet away and covered with cosmoline one jumped out at me. I asked the clerk to hand it to me, first thing I did was check manufacture date/manufacturer, it was a 1938 Tula. Decided after looking at other guns in the store to buy it, $135.14 out the door. Brought it home, started cleaning up the snot yesterday and finished it up this afternoon. When finished I was pleasantly surprised at the condition, furniture is nice and the bluing is PERFECT with the exception of the end of the barrel and one place near the end of the barrel where there's a scuff maybe 1/2 long, but hardly noticeable. Only things that would have made it better is if it had been a hex receiver and sniper grade. I hope it shoots as nice as it looks.