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Old 12-03-2017, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default PU Sniper original?

Just won this on gun broker came in late on the auction thought it looked good and went for it. I know it's not a unmessed with ww2 example since it looks like a refurb but from the research I've done it looks legit or a very good fake but I'm FAR from a expert.

Check out what I found on GunBroker.com!
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/719111690

I will post pics here as well when I get the time so this thread doesn't become dead when the link no longer works

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Old 12-03-2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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Everything appears correct, right mount and scope. Serial number falls into list of known snipers:

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...#/topics/53514

Looks like a great refurb. Enjoy!
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:06 PM   #3
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Everything appears correct, right mount and scope. Serial number falls into list of known snipers:

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...#/topics/53514

Looks like a great refurb. Enjoy!
Looks like a legit heavily refurbished sniper. The Century imports tend to sell for less, my belief is it's just because they are harder to tell as real. Either way, good price for a nice rifle. Congrats!
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:19 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:41 PM   #5
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Everything appears correct, right mount and scope. Serial number falls into list of known snipers:

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...#/topics/53514

Looks like a great refurb. Enjoy!
I can't seem to find it on the list where did you see It?
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:11 PM   #6
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I can't seem to find it on the list where did you see It?
Thanks
It's not on the list but the serial lies beteeen other serial numbers in that "block" of numbers. All of the rifles in that "block" would have been PUs. If you create a profile on gunbaords you could get it added
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:13 PM   #7
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It's not on the list but the serial lies beteeen other serial numbers in that "block" of numbers. All of the rifles in that "block" would have been PUs. If you create a profile on gunbaords you could get it added
Ah okay thanks I will do that
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:22 PM   #8
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Finally got the rifle guys and the rifle itself is a definite original however the scope glass looks purple just looking at it and not through it. Isn't that coated optics? And I heard on a video that wasn't around back then. My scope is refurbed though could that have been added in that process? Every other part on the scope is correct and the general consensus is people don't fake refurb marks.
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:16 AM   #9
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The lenses were tinted post-WW2 when the scope was refurbed.
Whew I'm happy to hear that. Can you provide any documentation or forum posts saying that cause I can't seem to find anything.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:33 AM   #10
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Whew I'm happy to hear that. Can you provide any documentation or forum posts saying that cause I can't seem to find anything.
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I'd just believe him, I can confirm, this is a normal part of refurbishment.
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That’s a nice looking PU rifle. I love my PU, it’s a Molot refurb. Have fun shooting it.
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:37 PM   #12
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I have one too. Super cool. BUT, mine has the "rare" aluminum PU scope that the paint is pealing away on so I dont shoot it

I need to pick up a extra blued scope so I can preserve the aluminum one.

Are there any "ok" PU replica scopes?
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:06 PM   #13
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The aluminum body scope should be fine to shoot.

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...el-or-Aluminum
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The aluminum body scope should be fine to shoot.

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...el-or-Aluminum
Im sure it is ok to shoot. But, in the interest in preserving the black paint that is peeling off, I'd rather shoot with a blued steel one.
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:46 AM   #15
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there are 4 rifles i like the silhouette of. the svd, the psl, the ak, and the scoped mosin. nice rifle
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Bad news guys my stock has a hairline crack at the wrist starting at the tang then following the right side to the bolt. I've tried to resize the picture 3 times but the forum wont take it. I don't know what to do it doesnt look that bad and I'm going to take the chance and shoot it. I mean I can't take the stock off right I know you aren't supposed on a sniper.

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Old 01-05-2018, 03:09 AM   #17
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Perhaps I can take it out of the stock it comes out like a normal mosin right? I heard it shouldn't be taken out but I think that's just cause it breaks the zero which has already been done by the seller. I'm not skilled at woodwork or gunsmithing but don't trust my local shop to fix this I'm probably going to superglue the crack from the inside is that ok? I'm sure you need to see a picture but I can't seem to get it uploaded.
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:06 AM   #18
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Wow this pic is near worthless sorry but hopefully you can see it I can email the original picture if someone wants it.
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You can remove the stock to inspect it and determine the depth of the crack.

If necessary a replacement stock is not a big deal. It will need to be inletted to clearance the scope base etc.
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You can remove the stock to inspect it and determine the depth of the crack.

If necessary a replacement stock is not a big deal. It will need to be inletted to clearance the scope base etc.
Problem is my stock is numbered to the gun so I don't want to replace it and if it needs a big repair that will be visable that's going to bug me. I noticed the screw at the floor plate was loose was the rifle being shot with one screw tight and one loose the cause of a crack at the tang area? I've heard it's a common area for a crack.
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Very unusual for a MN stock to be serialized. Pictures? I looked at the GB pics but did not see any stock serial number.

You remove the stock and inspect the crack and determine the depth and likelihood of it spreading. If it looks to be a surface crack you shoot the rifle.
A replacement stock is to shoot the rifle without danger if the original looks to be weakened. You keep the original stock if it appears unshootable.
Pretty simple.

Inlet a replacement stock like so with a Xacto knife etc., stain and a bit of Shellac and drop the action in place. Shim if necessary

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Very unusual for a MN stock to be serialized. Pictures? I looked at the GB pics but did not see any stock serial number.

You remove the stock and inspect the crack and determine the depth and likelihood of it spreading. If it looks to be a surface crack you shoot the rifle.
A replacement stock is to shoot the rifle without danger if the original looks to be weakened. You keep the original stock if it appears unshootable.
Pretty simple.

Inlet a replacement stock like so with a Xacto knife etc., stain and a bit of Shellac and drop the action in place. Shim if necessary

See picture 18. I suppose a replacement stock would be easy to put on for shooting and removed for display.
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I see .,not really anything original looking in that serial stamping. Possibly a refurb stamping it would appear. Of course you can stamp the replacement stock with the serial if it makes it look better to you.
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I see .,not really anything original looking in that serial stamping. Possibly a refurb stamping it would appear. Of course you can stamp the replacement stock with the serial if it makes it look better to you.
I believe the stamp was done during the refurbishment. I don't see why a faker would get everything right and add a unnecessary number that could give it away. And I'm too much of nerd to pretend the new stock I get is original to the rifle by stamping it.
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Just inspect and shoot
Or swap stock and shoot.

I have both PU and PEM and they are fun shooters and generally very accurate.
Enjoy., no big deal on the crack.
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When you assemble the rifle check for forward to rear movement of the recoil lug in the socket of the stock (without the action screws tightened). It may be necessary to shim the socket to prevent future recoil damage.

And if you wish to accurize your PU and increase its accuracy check out Milsurpaccuracyinc.com.
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