Bound Book

Back in January, after having read all I could find and being egged on by this blog post, I sent in my 03 FFL license application.  I wanted me some Curios and Relics.  About a week ago, my license arrived in the mail.  I wasted no time making copies and scanning the original as well as a signed copy.

I sent this scan and my credit card number into AIM Surplus and earlier this week they sent me this:

It is a 1891/30 Russian Mosin Nagant with a hex receiver.  Poking around 7.62x54r.net, I found out that it was produced in Izhevsk in 1931.  It is also a MO stamped rifle with two extra date marks.  After cleaning the bajezzus out of it, it is a nice looking rifle.  My wife already has the 2x4 ordered so that we can successfully operate the bolt.

This is definitely the first of many C&R purchases.  Likely, I should burn my credit cards now.  If you don't have a C&R license, look into getting one.  They are well worth the time and effort.

1 comment:

  1. After the first time I shot a Mosin, I understood that you have to slam the the bolt handle down like a counter-revolutionary class enemy.

    Safety? Stupid bourgeois device. No use!

    Bayonet? Needed to stab class enemies! No remove!

    None the less, I have occasional fantasies of getting one for elk hunting, so that I can pretend to be Dersu Uzala.