This 1891 Mosin Nagant is in very good condition with 94% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Receiver finish is dark with relatively few marks. Bore is clean with no pitting and sharp rifling, but crown does not look original and may have been re-crowned at some point. There is an identification disk on the right side of the stock that is marked "2383". Patina on bolt. Discreet import engraving.
Considering this firearm's long history, including the number of countries this rifle has likely been in, the stock is in considerably good shape, with a light, defined grain pattern. The left side of the stock has a few nicks as well as some rough handling marks. The right side of the stock has some gouges found at the toe as well as adjacent to the right side finger groove. Both side finger grooves are rounded at the edges. The handguard does match serial numbers but it does have a lighter color compared to the stock.
This 1891 Mosin Nagant was manufactured in the United States by New England Westinghouse. It is one of 770,000 made and, as it lacks US Military acceptance marks, was one of 225,260 delivered to the Russian Empire in January 1917. The "SA" markings on the barrel indicate that this rifle was inducted into the Finnish Army, so at some point during its service, it made its way from service to Russia to military service for Finland.
The furniture and bolt match the receiver and are the original Westinghouse-made components. The wire hangers are Finnish. The front sight has been changed, along with the rear sight markings as updates from the Finnish Army to convert the sight to metric measurements.