Mosin Nagant serial numbers

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by sc487, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. sc487

    sc487 Member

    Can anyone tell me if these are all original serial numbers? They are all the same number but I am not sure if it is all original parts or if a new serial was added.

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    The serials are on the barrel, the bolt, and the bottom of the magazine. Any info would be appreciated
     
  2. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    What makes you think anything was added?
    Now this doesn't mean anything but they look original to me.
    Any Mosin I've ever seen had the slightly 'wavey' serial number.
    But I'm not the Mosin guru around here.
     

  3. sc487

    sc487 Member

    I have read on other sites where people said it was a forced rematch as in other parts were added and the serial numbers were added later to make them all the same number.
     
  4. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    What are the importer marks? Sometimes you're going to find importer attached serials, and the non-matching fonts make it look that way. Likely not original, but few are 100% original.
     
  5. sc487

    sc487 Member

    ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1424219741.934742.jpg . Here is the importer info
     
  6. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    What do you consider original? The 1929 build, or the re-arsenal when they probably put those numbers on the bolt and mag?
     
  7. sc487

    sc487 Member

    That's what I'm wondering, are these from the 1929 build or was it from the re-arsenal?
     
  8. papataylor

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    The stamped numbers are original, the electropen numbers are import markings.
     
  9. papataylor

    papataylor Member

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    Re arsenal doesn't matter, the parts used for rearsenal are fitted to that firearm like the originals, if they were replaced at all.
     
  10. sc487

    sc487 Member

    So is this something of significantly higher value or does it keep it in the $150 - $200ish range?
     
  11. papataylor

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    I need a picture of the entire rifle
     
  12. sc487

    sc487 Member

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    I can get multiple close ups when I get home. This is the o my one I have on my phone
     
  13. papataylor

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    Ex-dragoon. $200. More rare than a regular 91/30
     
  14. sc487

    sc487 Member

    Well, it's worth more than double what i paid for it, so I still feel warm and fuzzy inside :)

    Thanks for the info papataylor
     
  15. papataylor

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    Just don't modify it please
     
  16. sc487

    sc487 Member

    Oh no, I have lots of mods I want to try out on a Mosin, but not on that beauty. It will stay exactly like it is.
     
  17. papataylor

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    I suggest a T53 or a 40's 91/30. But always check with me to be sure before you modify
     
  18. sc487

    sc487 Member

    I'm looking for one to cut down to the bare minimum length just because it can be done, but I can't stand to do it to one in good shape, will have to find one already torn up so I don't feel like I'm destroying something beautiful.
     
  19. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    Hell, just buy one, keep it stock, give it to me, and I'll hit you in the shoulder with a sledge hammer... After you wake up, I'll tell you how much you liked shooting it.
     
  20. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    What makes it an ex-dragoon?