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    Default Found m/91 today

    Found an m/91 today. Original Arshin rear sight. Attached is a photo of the receiver. Bolt restamped (old number lined out). Bore looks like it has been painted black. Stock was reasonable but handguard had a small rivet or something in each corner and was loose. Any information would be helpful. Thanks. djClick image for larger version. 

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    Starting at top of receiver working down is a boxed SA, T in triangle (assuming Tikka), 1811, C and 1923. Two stamps below that. First one looks almost like crossed cannon ordnance wheel used on American rifles and something below that.

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    Early Finn Tikka barreled M91, they made em in 1926 & 27, then 1940-43. Neat old rifle, both of my early Tikka's have shiny bores.

    Pahtu.

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    Thanks for the reply! What are the two cartouches on the receiver flat?

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    Are these remotely worth near $400?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerswede View Post
    Are these remotely worth near $400?
    The mark is the ATV1 ordnance stamp used on early serialized 1926s. It is a 1926 date. Gun appears to be arsenal re-worked in Finland. Would be good to see the rest of it.

    I like these - here is a thread I made on them: http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...rked-receivers

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    As Pahtu noted, a 1926 (the 6 is pretty rough, I can see how it looks like a 3). The "C" represents chamber dimension, slug it if you wanna shoot it. Value is dependent on a few things - more pics would help, as Sparky noted. Bet she cleans up real nice!
    Better to have it & not need it, than to need it & not have it...

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    Nice find..! I'd like to see a close up of those two stamps on the Receiver flat.

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    The Finns tended to coat their rifles bores with a thick black graphite-based grease that apparently was also used to lubricate Grammophones back in the day. It can be pretty dry and caked on.

    I would give it a good scrubbing with your favorite solvent and an oversized bore brush (like a .35 brush). It should improve a fair bit, final result depending on the life that barrel lived.

    The rifle clearly saw some use before being refurbed the last time. Cool gun - 1926's aren't real common today.

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    OK, the graphite thing makes sense. I have never seen a bore so uniformly black like that. Does indeed resemble graphite in appearance. Will get some more pics up. Thanks all. dj

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    Check out my thread above for lots of closeups.

    Also - to clean the bore - shoot it and clean while hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerswede View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice...Thank you for doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerswede View Post
    Are these remotely worth near $400?
    In unaltered condition, I'd say yes.

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