Stopped at gun shop I haven't been in since I was a kid as I as passing by it coming from the auto scrapper sourcing a mirror for my sister in-laws car. Asked to see the "Mosin" that as on the rack and am handed an all original, not refurbed M38. All matching. Most of the blueing is gone, the stock has a couple of major dings. Asking price is 300. I look over it real careful. The bore looks really good, a little dark but very clean, no pitting, lands look sharp. Being a non-refurb really drew my attention. Then I noticed it had no import markings. Then I noticed it had an SA stamp...
And now I not only have no money, I still owe my Dad a hundred bucks.
Notice the wear around the sling hole, it's like that on all of them, and there are not, and looks like never were, brass tabs. This rifle was carried by it's sling a LOT. I can post more pictures if people like, just let me know what you want to see, I have to build my photo stand yet so that's why all these are mediocre.
So how'd I do?