View Full Version : SCW mosin?
04-08-2012, 08:55 PM
I picked this up originally thinking it was Finnish origin but after some research I believe I stumbled across a SCW Mosin. 1936 Tula, no import mark, blade front sight and wired sling hangers. Any opinions?
04-10-2012, 12:41 PM
Certainly looks like a possible SCW to me. The only thing that kind of throws me would be the varnished stock, as most I've encountered were sanded. I just sold an SCW Tula Dragoon recently, wire hangers and all. Wish that I'd kept it! As for the no import marks, in my opinion, that's always a plus. My Tula had none either. There are some SCW 91/30s that bear early import markings of 'Made in the USSR' or 'RSSU'. Apparently these were some of the first Mosin Nagants even imported into the U.S.
Anyway, great find. I like it!
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Oh, and btw, the Spanish Civil War took place between 1936 and 1939, so yours definitely falls in place there.
04-11-2012, 01:26 PM
SCW = Spanish Civil War
So how many Mosin's went to Spain for the CW?
04-12-2012, 10:57 PM
I think I remember reading somewhere someones guess but I cant remember, I dont think anyone knows for certain, except the Russians!
As far as the "extra laquer", or what have you, I was told from my local dealer where I bought this, and several other guns from an estate, that the previous owner was adamint about protecting his wood stocks and applied it to all of them.
From him I purchased:
1) SCW mosin nagant
2) Nagant revoler (supprisingly no clear coat on grips )
3) Czech cz-52 (pistol)
4) Czech vz-52 (rifle, original 7.62x45)
5) Chinese type 53
6) French MAS 36
7) MAS 49/56
8) M1 carbine Underwood M2 stock which is real grainy and most of the laquer soaked in I guess, it's hardly noticable. I have pics of the VZ-52 in another thread but I've been meaning to post all the other ones too.
So many guns, so little time!
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(dont know how to edit post from phone) Thanks for the info Anzac15, and the stock was definately sanded. Sommeday I might try to remove the varnish with stripper, no sanding though.
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