A few months ago I was lucky enough to buy a maxim PM1910, ive wanted one for years and finally had the funds to get one! Dated 1945 and with 50 de-act rounds.
The thing is that the Sokolov mount came very nicely boxed in a useful crate, with shield beneth, and a great bit of paper with cyrilic writing on and the date 1978 (when is was presumably refurbed and crated up) to remove the mount would mean damaging the crate somewhat, but should I assemble it and have a play, or would its value be deminished if the box has been tampered with, its held in place by some chunky nailed in wooden blocks.....
What do other forum members think?
THanks and best wishes