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Sad thing is it probably was a SA stamped Chatellerault receiver and Sako barrel or such.
The one I am doing my project on is a finn m91 but virtually everything is missing so it would cost more to restore than it’s worth. I got it as a barreled action.
 

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The one I am doing my project on is a finn m91 but virtually everything is missing so it would cost more to restore than it’s worth. I got it as a barreled action.
Personally I think that's ok. If that's pretty much the only way to salvage something there's nothing wrong with that. I'd done that to a few Carcano rifles over the years for the same reason.
 

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The one I am doing my project on is a finn m91 but virtually everything is missing so it would cost more to restore than it’s worth. I got it as a barreled action.
Definitely justified. Enhances that one.
 

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Rear sight appears to be missing.
Sights? :bouncy:
Why on earth would one need sights on that beast? That's designed to do maximum damage at close range, with maximum concealment possible. I'd say an assassination weapon, or one for criminal purposes. Or for someone with a wild imagination and no respect for preserving the original configuration of the rifle...
 

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For decades these Mosins were imported into the U.S. & most folks thought they were junk & priced accordingly.
Many bought these with the intention of converting them to something useful to their needs.
The rifles were cheap enough!
It is the right of the owner to alter his property as he sees fit.
It is these actions that elevate the value of the unaltered ones.
As a survivalist, these make sense & are adaptable for different needs.
To others like ourselves (collectors), these mods are blasphemic to our hobby.
Then, there are those with too much spare time & too many parts lying about the shop....................
 

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For $70 to $150 - like they were going for years ago - they were a great value in a rifle. For the (many) hundreds they go for now... not so much. I own an M44 that belonged to my deceased son so it's not going anywhere, but for a quality, accurate and safe milsurp I'm a Mauser man all the way. 03 Springfields and 1917s are great, too.

The (formerly) cheap Russians - like the Mosins and SKSs - were great as semi-disposable swamp guns. I'd take them pig hunting in salt and brackish water marshes on the Coast where I didn't have to worry about rust freckles at the end of the day from errant splashes. Now, if I were still hunting the marshes, I'd probably be inclined to use a Mossberg 12 Ga. or one of my cheap(er) Mausers.

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