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Old December 15, 2009, 09:00 PM   #1
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41 dated tula barrel on a 41 dated ishtvek high wall reciever ***?

Isn't the 41 Tula 91-30 rare as it is why would they put a Tula barrel in an ishtvek reciever?
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Old December 15, 2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Because those were the parts they had on hand.

When Soviet armorers were refurbishing these rifles after the Great Patriotic War, I doubt they were concerned about their future value to bourgeois capitalist collectors.
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Old December 16, 2009, 04:41 AM   #3
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Mosins are like franken-guns, made with whatever was available.
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Old December 19, 2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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The Tula factory was being shut down in late 1941 as the Soviets dismantled the factory ahead of the German advance. Probably some of the parts went to Izhevsk and some went to the new factory location.
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Old December 22, 2009, 11:59 PM   #5
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I recently just found this same configuration on apparently the one they show in the pics is one of only 3 reported buy collectors in this configuration well I guess I have a fourth?
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