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August 29, 2012, 12:45 PM
Need help - have a mosin M38, none of the serial numbers match, doesn't have a cleaning rod or barrel bands. Parts are from Tula and Izhevsk

August 29, 2012, 01:05 PM
It is affectionately called a "basket case" or a "bag gun", a gun assembled from spare parts. Shoot it, enjoy it.

August 29, 2012, 03:52 PM
[It] doesn't have... barrel bands.
How is the handguard attached, or is that missing too?

August 29, 2012, 07:18 PM
I am also wondering the same as carguychris. does it have a handguard or is that missing too? I agree with the assertion that it is a parts gun. very little collectors value. it's a shooter, not a cabinet queen.

August 30, 2012, 01:38 AM
Better say good-by to that parts MN. Send it to the, Island of Missfit Mosin Naggants. It's right next to Santa's Island of Missfit Toys.