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Old February 8, 2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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another question about my mosin

When I was given my mosin nagant, my friend bought himself one too.
But there is a slight diffrence in them.
On his bolt body, butt plate and magazine foot there are 4 stamped numbers that match. We assume that means those are all matching parts.
On mine, there are what look like two scratched initals and 4 scratched numbers. All three places match on mine but I was just wondering what that ment.
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Old February 8, 2011, 01:38 AM   #2
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It sounds like it was force matched. Most of these rifles got refurbished. While going through the refurbishment process some of them had parts mix-matched and some even got renumbers, which is what it sounds like happened to yours. If they had a bad barrel, they would save the good parts and slap it on a different rifle. They just took parts and made as many good rifles as they could. Yours just has parts from different rifles.
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Old February 9, 2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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It is better to see that they are electro-penciled as a force match than to see non matching numbers.

It means that they have gone through a rearsenal procedure and important aspects like headspacing of the bolt have been performed to original specs.

Might not be collectible, but you have a shooter!
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