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| Item #: LNG-AUC-M9130-DRAG-9130375922
AUCTION DETAILS: SN# 9130375922. 1926 dated, Hex receiver Dragoon era Izhevsk rifle. Receiver shows Hammer and Sickle inside laurel. Original serial number on barrel shank 12935, with matching bolt and magazine floor plate. Bore shows excellent rifling. Rifle is well covered by cosmoline and stock and blueing appear to be very good condition overall. Stock has a repair section on the left side along receiver and minor storage marks. To learn more about the Dragoon Era rifles see Brutus' Description below.
Historic M91/30 Mosin Nagant Izhevsk Dragoon Era Rifle w/ Hex Receiver, 5rd bolt action - 7.62x54R caliber. Surplus Good / Very Good Condition
Rifle comes with sling, cleaning kit, oiler, ammo pouches, and non-matching bayonet.
About the Dragoon Era Rifles and Markings:The original M91 rifle had a 31.5" barrel and was intended for infantry use. The mounted infantry, or Dragoons, carried the Dragoon model, which was slightly shorter, essentially identical in length to the 91/30. They had an M91 type front and rear sight and were issued and sighted with their bayonet. These models were produced in tandem with the infantry rifle. The ex-dragoon models are generally dated pre-1933 (some of the 1930-32 models are ex-dragoon, some are purpose-built 91/30s) and are easily distinguished by a noticeable gap at the rear of the rear sight base.Beginning around 1930 both Tula and Izhevsk began phasing out the hex receivers in favor of the less expensive and more easily mass produced round receivers that were far more common to the later guns. They also discontinued the elaborate receiver stampings that were characteristic of the Dragoon era rifles. All Dragoon era rifles will be hex receiver, but not all hex receivers will be Dragoon era. To be considered a Dragoon era rifle the weapon will be dated prior to 1933 and will have the more prominent markings reminiscent of either the Tula or Izhevsk factory on the ( always hex ) receiver. Dragoon era rifles are most typically identified by these prominent and highly desirable early Russian receiver markings on the top side of the receiver. Owners of the Dragoon era rifles enjoy bragging rights for not only having a much earlier and historic variation of the rifle but are able to show off the receiver markings that are exclusive to this series of rifles.
Historic Russian M91/30 Mosin Nagant Izhevsk Dragoon Era Rifle w/ Hex Receiver, 5rd Bolt Action - 7.62x54R caliber.
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