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Old March 25, 2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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Finnish?

Hi guys, I'm obviously new to this site. I recently picked up what I thought was a "standard" Mosin Nagant, but after some amateur research I'm thinking I have something slightly different. Is this an M27? I look forward to your comments.
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Old March 26, 2013, 12:14 AM   #2
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I think that's an M28 and a very nice one at that.

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Old March 26, 2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll be sure to check that out.
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Old March 26, 2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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Finnish?

Nice find!
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Old March 27, 2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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agreed. the sights, sling swivels and receiver stamps are all different from russian 9130s. good find, it'll no doubt outshoot most others.
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Old April 16, 2013, 11:01 PM   #6
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Finnish Home Guard (SY). The rollmark on the right looks blurry, might be the Russian double-headed eagle, perhaps stamped out.

Edit: T is for Tikka.

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Old April 17, 2013, 12:06 AM   #7
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Re: Finnish?

Looks like the receiver marking was cancelled out with a +
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Old April 17, 2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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If that's indeed the double header then the receiver is 100 years old or so. The barrel however may be Finnish made at Tikka but you could research that.

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Old May 14, 2013, 08:31 PM   #9
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Finnish?

You have a Tikka-barreled M28 Finnish rifle. The 'SY' was the antecedent of the well-known 'Sk.Y', the designation for the Finnish Civil Guard. Look on the right side of the barrel shank for a Civil Guard District number that starts with an 'S.'. These are excellent rifles, and not commonly encountered with the type if rear sling swivel shown in your pic.
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Old May 14, 2013, 10:20 PM   #10
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Finnish?

Addendum: I'm not sure, but I think the stock disc indicates this saw service in a J├Ąger Regiment. Great find-
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Old May 16, 2013, 01:18 AM   #11
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Almost all the spam-can 7.62x54R ammo is .311 diameter. Your Mosin might have a .30 bore diameter. I'd check.
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