View Full Version : Mosin 91/30 Markings 1942

February 9, 2012, 03:05 PM
Just purchased a 91-30 rifle from a local shop. I've been reading a bunch of topics on here and also have done some digging on google but I can't seem to ID some of the markings on this rifle. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

February 9, 2012, 03:11 PM
The Arrow in the star on the barrel shank means the rifle is a Tula.
The arrow in the Triangle means that part was made by Izhevsk.

You may find some more info on the other marks here:

February 9, 2012, 03:19 PM
Thanks, I looked through that site and they didn't seem to be exactly the same but I guess that doesn't matter. Any idea what the half moon on the receiver means or the triangle on the back of the bolt?

February 9, 2012, 03:21 PM
Yep, those are pretty standard.

February 9, 2012, 03:43 PM
The Triangle with an arrow in it is Izhevsk. It just means the rifle was rebuilt at some point, and spare parts were used from whatever they had on hand.

February 9, 2012, 05:00 PM
A lot of Mosins have random proofs and markings all over them, I have a couple that look like someone at the armory just wanted to practice on something.

Most of them don't mean anything in particular- at least, no one knows what they mean.

February 9, 2012, 09:09 PM
The Izhevsk triangle (or bow & arrow), the Tula star (or hammer), the Soviet crest (or the Czar's crest), and the various square refurb marks are about the only truly identifiable marks on a Russian Mosin.

February 9, 2012, 09:33 PM
Not quite. Try the following website for info on markings: