|I received my M91/30 after normal shipping time. Mine is made in Georgia (the one over near Russia, of course) and I've yet to completely clean it, certainly have not fired it. It's not as old as some of the others I've read about here, so I don't think it's worthy of any historical value.
It's got some wear on it, and the stock looks intact but does have a few dings here and there. The butt of the rifle is worn from use, so I suspect this piece was used on a range.
The bolt action seems crisp and I'm very pleased. The trigger -- still not fully cleaned -- seems to be in fine shape as well.
It came with a bayonet (looks new or at least is not dinged), two sets of ammo cases, both never used; the strap (a bit crusty but looks unused), the tool pouch (definitely used) and the oiler (definitely used).
The front sight seems unusual, like a circle with crosshairs. It's not what I expected, but it's kinda cool.
This is my first Mosin, and I was glad I pre-ordered some 54R ammo as it's getting harder to find now.
I am extremely pleased with the gun, and I just need a free day to get all the cosmoline off of it and to completely clean it.
This is what I wanted... an inexpensive Mosin which gives me a solid and proven 30 cal bore rifle, and a nice long barrel; I think I've got all the workings of a great rifle for what little 30-cal shooting I need to do.
I definitely plan to do some of my own 'smithing on it, so we'll see how that all goes. The important stuff -- bolt, bore and trigger, seem great. The cool stuff -- the bayonet (!), and that front sight... priceless.|