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Old October 29, 2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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Mosin matching number question

I have a 1942 Tula 91/30 that has a 4 digit serial number. It's a number, a letter, and 34. On the butt, bottom of mag and bolt are just the "34" part, not the whole serial number. Is this a matching number rifle? It would be cool if it was but not a huge deal. Just curious. None of the Mosin websites really address this.
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Old October 30, 2011, 07:25 AM   #2
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I would consider it matching. The Soviets and Finns often just put a subset of the digits on parts. I have many 6 digit serial numbers on the barrel shank and the last 4 digits on the bolt. I have a couple with only the last two digits.
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Old October 30, 2011, 12:26 PM   #3
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M-N's that have been arsenal refurbished often got new bolts (and other parts)fitted and those bolts got the receivers stamped on.

And since there were many , many millions (37mil) of M-N's made , ser.nos. often got repeated.
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Old November 5, 2011, 09:41 AM   #4
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See the 7.62x54R site for a wealth of Mosin Nagant info.
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