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    Decent M28s have been elusive for me, but I finally ran into one I liked, and as a bonus it cost me the princely sum of $299. Pics next frame . . .







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    When I first looked at it, I couldn't find the import mark. It's a very weakly struck Marathon-I can still barely see it, even with magnification:







    My first Sestroryetsk part.


    Non [SA] and non D marked as a bonus:



    Bore is pretty good. Has mileage on it (some rounding and a bit of groove roughness), but I've seen much worse on M28s. Actually a pretty good blend of condition and been there/done that. Not counterbored, and even the crown is pretty good:
    Last edited by Ol' Relic; 06-17-2017 at 01:15 PM.







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    Nice pickup regardless of the price and the price just has to make you smile all the more! Enjoy it!


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    Very nice

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    Very nice addition, for an even better price! Congrats!
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    Heck yeah.. That's great. Very nice rifle.

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    Nice pickup! I paid much more for mine a couple months ago.

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    Nice addition with no SA a good looker too.
    Now I'm going to have to clean that rifle!!

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    Nice one! Congrats. Regards, John.

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    Congrats. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alsky View Post
    Nice addition with no SA a good looker too.
    Yeah, and no D. Forgot to mention that in the post-think I'll edit.







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    o50 on the bolt knob, yes?

    Looks like the bore condition ≡II≡ hasn't much lowered after the last recorded CG inspection in the mid-1930s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CH View Post
    o50 on the bolt knob, yes?

    Looks like the bore condition ≡II≡ hasn't much lowered after the last recorded CG inspection in the mid-1930s.
    o3850







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    Aargh, the SA "38" add-on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CH View Post
    Aargh, the SA "38" add-on!
    Oh well, we can't have everything.







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    Yeah, in any case you did very well considering how much you paid and in what condition these rifles usually are. Still, an add-on is way better than total force match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CH View Post
    Yeah, in any case you did very well considering how much you paid and in what condition these rifles usually are. Still, an add-on is way better than total force match.
    I doubt that I'll ever top this for an M28, so I'm very happy with it. Everything else I've managed to find has been force matched and/or in really dicey condition.







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    Sweet....😀

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    Nice, can you shed some light on the S on the bolt body? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaws2 View Post
    Nice, can you shed some light on the S on the bolt body? Thanks
    That's a leftover of a Civil Guard district number from a rifle the bolt body was part of in one of its previous lives.

    Here's a district number on a 28/30 bolt as an example:







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    I suspect the 52912 suffix on the bolt flat has been removed at the same time when the S52912 on the right side of the barrel was lined-out by the SA. The Army found the CG district numbers obsolete and in many cases they have altered them, one way or another. It is really uncommon to see an SA owned m/28 rifle whose bolt numbers aren't changed in any way. Just how the numbers were altered varies a lot and I know this causes collectors a lot of headache when they're trying to see the pattern in m/28 numbering. No wonder the term "Finn matched" is used in many cases.

    Still, I'd bet the bolt isn't replacement as the o50 on knob is there and also the S prexif on flat which the SA armorer didn't notice to remove.

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    Great looking M28 Ol' Relic congrats. I really like the addon bolt knob #......don't recall ever seeing this before. Denny

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    Quote Originally Posted by CH View Post
    Aargh, the SA "38" add-on!
    Congrats on a great find Relic! Looks great with lots of character!

    CH,

    What exactly is the "38 add on"? I have a few M28 with # on the bolt ball however, I am not familiar with what SA did here. Are you saying that SA added the 38 to an already existing 2 digit SN?

    Thanks...

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    Real nice M28!

    Pahtu.

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