Now I've got four in the house!
This followed me home today...
It's a 1942 made "B" Barrel Kiv/39. The Mosin-Nagant variant I set out to get when Anglave started talking about getting himself a cheap surplus gun for shooting. The B Barrel guns use barrel blanks purchased from Belgium and were likely put together by VKT.
|VKT Proof and Asevarikko 1 (Army Weapons Depot One) Acceptance Marks|
|The Receiver Is Originally From Tula And Was Made In 1899!|
The gun shop I found it at wanted a Spike's Tactical Florida Edition lower receiver more than they wanted this rifle. That worked out well because I offered them one in trade! It seems that the limited edition Spike's lowers are worth a fair penny to the right collector and he had a standing offer for one from one of his customers. Capitalism, everyone wins!