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Lot 2198
ALL: cal. 7.62x54R. Bbls. 31 1/2". Hex receivers. Marked on right side of bbls. w/ boxed "SA" indicating Finnish ownership. Receivers marked on top w/ Imperial Eagle proof. Bbls. marked on top w/ Imperial Eagle. Straight bolt handles. Ladder rear sights graduated to 3200 arshins; has Finnish recalibration marks. Front sights are tall stepped Finnish type. Cleaning rods are present. Clamping bbl. bands. 1) S# 106570. Bbl. marked w/ pre 1917 Tula Arsenal marking dated "1897r". Original Russian S# "No 140553". Numbers match on bolt & bbl. Additional S# on left side. Hardwood replacement Finnish stock wood set w/ finger joint construction. Stirrup type sling swivels. CONDITION: stock set has wear, scratches, arsenal type sanding marks. Has repaired knot at bottom of grip area. Lg. chip missing from forend by upper band. Metal has traces of original blue turning patina w/ thinning, wear, light oxidation & fine pitting. Fair worn bore turning dark. (01-14834/RW). ANTIQUE. 2) S# N244002. Import marked on bottom of bbl. Numbers match on bbl. & bolt. Bbl. marked on top w/ Peter the Great Tula arsenal marking dated 1917. Hardwood stock set has sling slots. CONDITION: mismatched stock set has been heavily cleaned, but shows traces of original finish w/ extensive wear, dents, scratches & staining. Has sm. filled repair in belly area. Handguard has full length crack on top. Metal shows little finish turning gray patina w/ wear, light oxidation & moderate pitting throughout. Fair worn bore turning dark. (18-1104/RW). CURIO. $900-1100 for lot.

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Estimate $900 - $1,100May 8, 2018