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YouTube: VIDEO: TheFireArmGuy: A Call Out to Mosin Nagant Experts – Help!!

May 9, 2013

YouTube:  VIDEO:  TheFireArmGuy:  A Call Out to Mosin Nagant Experts – Help!!



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JasonC May 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

First, the C.A.I. means it is a Century Arms Import.
The St Alb VT stands for St Albans, Vermont, and is the location of the importer.

3 inches longer probably means it is an original M91 model. Understand, the M91/30 was based on the “Dragoon” rifle, which was the slightly shorter cavalry version in WW I. The original M91 was in service from 1891, its date of introduction, through about 1933.

Hex receivers were common on Finnish Mosins, but that isn’t dispositive. (Remember that before 1917, Finland was a region of Russia; it only became independent during the Russian civil war. When people speak of Finnish Mosins they normally mean those made later, not Russian stocks in Finnish hands at the time of the change in control).

The St Albans importer mark is normally found on Russian M91s (not 91/30s) made at Tula, Izhevsk, or Sestroryetsk.

I hope that helps – can’t tell you more about value; just don’t know, personally. But the above might help you figure it out.


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