Make: Mosin Nagant
Serial Number: 218496
Year of Manufacture: 1942
Caliber: 7.62 x 54R
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: The barrel at the muzzle is marked "M39 Finland 7.62x54R / CAI ST Alb. VT.". The barrel ahead of the receiver is marked "218496 / 1942", on the left ahead of the receiver ring, "36 / S 00 / SA". The left side of the sight is marked "86432", the left side of the receiver is marked "218496", the bolt knob is marked "8496". The bottom of the magazine well is marked "35883 / 0921". There is a cartouche on the stock that is marked "SARO with a crown and an "S" and other marks. There is also an "S" in a circle with 4 arrows pointing outward.
Barrel Length: 27 1/2"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a protected front sight blade in a dovetail slot, and a long leaf sliding elevator rear sight. All intact.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are wood in servicable condition with plenty of dings mars and gouges. There are heavy compression marks mostly on the left forend at the finger groove. Otherwise, there are no major cracks or losses.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The rifling is good, medium depth and sharp. The bore is a little gray. There is some minor fouling that needs cleaning but no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 30% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear and age loss, most of the finish is gone on the top of the rifle. The magazine and trigger guard area show much more blue. The Screw heads are in good condition showing minor use/disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun.
Box & Accessories: There is a cleaning rod present.
Our Assessment: This is a better than average example of the Model 39. Please see page 68 of "The Standard Catalog of Military Rifles" by Ned Schwing for more details. This gun is shootable right now and is a WWII production rifle. Attention collectors…
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.
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