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    smile 1944 Izhevsk Restoration

    I recently bought a 1944 Izhevsk 91/30 PU with a (possibly Ukraine) repro scope mount. Located an Izhevsk mount and purchased a 1943 Progress scope. Still need to sight in.

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    That rifle appears to be original matching metal-wonder how it ended up with a repro base? Nice one, BTW.







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    Thanx Ol' Relic......I meant mount.
    The rifle is stamped matching, there were two on the table, I chose the one all matching.
    The scope mount that came with the rifle (assuming import) is a well made steel version.
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    Very cool find and a bit odd.

    I don't see the usual refurb stamp - were the original scope numbers dings reblued? It looks like they are not reblued, meaning it skipped the usual ex-sniper refurb as most ex-snipers have blue over the line-outs and number removal dings or grindings.

    That may be one of the scopeless snipers I have heard about, sold with holes still open, or it may be a rescoping by a machinist of the sort I have done. I never saw any of the CAI replicas use a real sniper rifle as drilling out the holes is a tough job.

    In any case, a very cool rifle well worth the work to bring it back to life. It could have fought all the way to Berlin.

    Targets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Frank Rock View Post
    Thanx Ol' Relic......I meant mount.
    The rifle is stamped matching, there were two on the table, I chose the one all matching.
    The scope mount that came with the rifle (assuming import) is a well made steel version.
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    Best I can tell from the photos, it's beyond "stamped matching" in the normal sense: it looks to be factory matching on all the rifle serials.







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    Beautiful PU you got there. Looks a lot like a SAMCO Yugoslavian scope less rifle to me. The "PA 4406" on the left side of the receiver and the bare metal strip on the hand guard back by the rear sight, makes me think it's a SAMCO. Look closely under the cleaning rod, up by the muzzle on the underside of the barrel. Is there anything written there?

    We have a SAMCO Yugoslavian scope less rifle here, same prefix made 3,000 or so rifles before yours, and it will put three shots into the same ragged hole. How does yours shoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Bearbait View Post
    Beautiful PU you got there. Looks a lot like a SAMCO Yugoslavian scope less rifle to me. The "PA 4406" on the left side of the receiver and the bare metal strip on the hand guard back by the rear sight, makes me think it's a SAMCO. Look closely under the cleaning rod, up by the muzzle on the underside of the barrel. Is there anything written there?

    We have a SAMCO Yugoslavian scope less rifle here, same prefix made 3,000 or so rifles before yours, and it will put three shots into the same ragged hole. How does yours shoot?
    It isn't a Samco Yugo unless the stock has been changed.







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    It is an early CAI import.
    It is the second time I've seen the scope number cancelled with snowflakes/asterisks. The first was the recent "Vietnam bring back".
    The cancelled asrerisks or dings are not blued over.
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    If I remember correctly; these were imported without scopes. A few have been posted in the last 10yrs here on the boards.
    Looking for PU scope number 10062. See post http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...light=pashutr3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Frank Rock View Post
    It is an early CAI import.
    It is the second time I've seen the scope number cancelled with snowflakes/asterisks. The first was the recent "Vietnam bring back".
    The cancelled asrerisks or dings are not blued over.
    Century arms imported scopeless PU snipers in 1990s from Albania, the asterisked out scope number is their identiftying trait. The scope mount is post-war Russian replacement mount typically found on those today as at that time Century also had a lot of PU scopes and mounts to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyesis View Post
    Century arms imported scopeless PU snipers in 1990s from Albania, the asterisked out scope number is their identiftying trait. The scope mount is post-war Russian replacement mount typically found on those today as at that time Century also had a lot of PU scopes and mounts to sell.
    That's interesting. Any information as to why the mounts and scopes weren't included with the rifles ?
    Looking for Mosin 91/30 bayonet ГС4625. Will pay well!

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