mosin negant bring back?
I have a mosin negant carbine that I am told is a bring back. It also has an American sgt's name painted on it as well as a service serial number.
I cannot find his records so I dont know if its Korea or VietNam?
Anyway, all the serial nimbers on the carbine match and the bore is very good. Something I have not seen at the gun shows where these imports abound.
Anyway, might this be a rarity? It is not refinished in anyway and is actually pretty rough condition.
The stock is split and repaired and the botton of the fore arm appears a seperate piece glued in place and is falling off. And the wood does not match.
I could get a stock at a gun show but then it would not be original, or would it not matter.
There is no import markings on this carbine.
Is it worth getting a stock for?
Brad does it have any markings on the receiver if so what are they does it have a folding bayonet ? Could even be a WW2 bring back I doubt it is but you never know. You also might be able to get his service records that would tell the tale. Pictures we love pictures. Don't change the stock you can buy a shooter Nagant cheap enough.
Last edited by randy langford; 01-31-2011 at 06:20.
Yes it has the folding bayonet. It has a hammer and cicle and is dated 1945, s/n is 3Y440.
It has the marking of what appears to be a letter I in a triagle.
The serial numbers on the receiver, bolt and magazine all match.
The stock is not laminated but I think someone made the bottom part of the forearm stock. It is detached from the main stock and does not have the sling hole in it. Also it is darker wood and does not match.
Rhe stock has "M/Sgt R.M. Math or Mat? Thews" it's ard to read, and what appears to be a serial number US 52069366.
I thought witrh that I could find out who and when, but no luck yet. Dont klnow where else to look.
I think I'll get another stock to use but keep this one also.
What do ya think.
Brad your rifle was made at the Ishaveck arsenal it is a type 44. Just put the original stock in a safe place and i will warn you they are very loud.
I see many of these at shows but thet are all refinished and imports. Is there anything special about this since it is all original old finish and not an import?
Are there many like it ?
No not too many I have only seen a few and they were very early Nagants I don't know what the price difference would be import vs non import marked.
Russian surplus ammo will give you the best fireball when you shoot it. Remember, surplus ammo is corrosive so clean the bore and bolt face right after shooting the rifle. The folding bayonet makes a dandy rifle holder while you gut your deer.........chris3
If you want to shoot it, put it in a different stock, but keep the original! Maintains the integrity of the piece even though it sounds like there are no capture papers. Nice find and sounds very interesting. Pics please!