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Old September 5th, 2019, 04:34 PM #3591
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A) That is in great shape IMO The wood is really nice.
B) You did a great job cleaning it up.
C) I love good patina from honest and real life wear from usage. That looks great. Wish the Mosins were like that.

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Okay, got it cleaned up. Will take it to Creesap tomorrow to see how it does. Bore is excellent with strong lands and grooves all the way to the muzzle (plainly visible with excellent crown). Early enough in production to be a chromed chamber and barrel which is excellent as well. As I said, most of the bluing is worn on the exposed metal leaving between 5-15% across those areas. However, once you get to where it wasn't rubbing against someone's uniform or hands over and over again, it is deeply blue with ZERO rust anywhere on this thing. We know that these came via Albania through Foxtrot Lima up in NY as the import company, so chances are, being a '66 and all, it was part of the military aid shipments from Mao to Enver Hoxha and was carried around for guard duty or something. Given the wear and absolutely meticulous condition of the internals, barrel, etc. I can't think it would have been given to the civilian militia (no trench art) or seen much in the way of combat. Only oddity I found was a piece of twig up in the cleaning kit area of the stock. There are a few dings and dents. Only two gouges and I'm sure they're from storage and shipment. Cosmoline melted away with either my steamer, or my heat gun. Hit some of the areas that were more stubborn with Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber to blast out any gunk, and then Remington solvent to catch any residue left behind. She's squeaky clean now. All in all, I'd say I got my money's worth from Classic on this one. All matching, good shape overall, no rust, machined trigger group. Not bad for what they were on sale for.




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Syrian mas 49

New addition to my small family. Syrian contract mas 49. Matching stock, trigger guard, and bayonet. Unfortunately the bolt is a mismatch. Is anything else suppose to be numbered on these thing?
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New addition to my small family. Syrian contract mas 49. Matching stock, trigger guard, and bayonet. Unfortunately the bolt is a mismatch. Is anything else suppose to be numbered on these thing?
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