|It is in
excellent shape and has not been refurbished. There is
no remaining original finish on the stock (if it ever
had shellac at all). It is mostly a bare wood stock
which has had oil on it from either the cleaning
process of the rifle over the years or from storage
(maybe). It is fairly dark in color.
It is sniper correct in every manner and finish.
Everything matches except the bolt. The bolt has a different number on it then the rest. It looks brand new. Now I know it isn't because it has wear marks on the side. It is not just "polished up" like a refurb is (and you can tell they usually have some grind marks left or rounded edges). This thing is crisp clean.
No counter bore. Muzzle is in excellent shape. Barrel is shinny clean and has nice rifling. Not new, but very well taken care of and not even close to worn out.
It has a scope number on the side of the shank, but has no base, mount or scope (typical of all Samco snipers, the Yugoslavians removed the scopes). Has two "pins" still installed and two threaded holes.
Lots of "dark grease" under the stock on the metal.
All the parts are Izhevsk arsenal parts including the barrel, two barrel bands, front nose cap, cleaning rod, all the sight parts, butt plate, mag housing, front sight, trigger, trigger spring/sear. Have not checked some of the smaller parts like the interrupter.
The replacement bolt has all Izhevsk arsenal parts including the cocking piece.
The barrel shank has all the "proof marks" high up to accommodate the scope numbers as a sniper should have.
This rifle has very little slack and a pretty light pull. Extremely smooth. Best of all I own on Mosins
It has a late war stock on it which is appropriate for a 1944 M91/30.