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Hardware Discussion => Curio and Relic => Topic started by: Gunsmoke on May 11, 2015, 02:20:17 pm

Title: Help Identifying Mosin Nagant Buttplate
Post by: Gunsmoke on May 11, 2015, 02:20:17 pm
I picked up a Mosin 91/30 with a short buttplate installed.  It looks like it came from another type of Mosin.  I compared it to an M44 and M38, those both have the same longer buttplate like a 91/30.  In the photos this unknown buttplate is 3 5/8" long, 1 5/16" wide..  One photo shows it compared to a 91/30.  The last photo shows how it came to me on a 91/30.  Any idea what rifle this shorter buttplate came from?
Thanks in advance.
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Title: Re: Help Identifying Mosin Nagant Buttplate
Post by: Josh Smith on May 16, 2015, 11:22:46 pm
Hello,

All Mosins use the same size buttplate.  Some are stamped and some are milled, but all are the same size.

It looks like someone took a bit off with a grinder on that one.

Regards,

Josh Smith
Smith-Sights.com
Title: Re: Help Identifying Mosin Nagant Buttplate
Post by: GTGallop on May 17, 2015, 06:36:57 am
Considering that mosins were crapped out of several factories as cheaply as possible when resources were tight and repared in the field with rudimentary tools - I'm surprised that any parts are swappable between two units even if their serial numbers are only 100 apart.

If I were guessing, I'd think a smaller butt plate comes from a smaller rifle. Smaller rifles come frome where smaller people live. So where else were Moseys built?
Title: Re: Help Identifying Mosin Nagant Buttplate
Post by: Gunsmoke on May 19, 2015, 10:15:40 am
Josh - looks like you are right.  I didn't notice the grinder marks before, but they're really easy to see on the back side of the buttplate.  Not sure why someone would grind it down that much, the Mosin stocks can't vary that much.
So mystery solved.  Bubba (or Russian Bubba) and a grinder are the answer to the question.
Thanks for the help.