Its from the Izhevsk factory post 1928 and is also possibly de-activated ???
It also has the serial number and date of manufacture of 1943
Yes I am aware of the 1943 date and it is infact deactivated thanks for the reply
No worries, thats all the marking sorted then
Maybe show some pictures of the entire piece
Sure, ill post some better pics tomorrow of the whole thing, my Nokia 920 is on charge right now and my iPhone takes bad pics haha.
By the way, I know the book looking symbol means it was refurbished and the hammer and sickle is an obvious one but does anyone or you toten know what any of the letters represent?
which letters ???
There's a few different letters scattered around with the markings there, I can make out an M and N, idk wether they are anything significant though, as my bayonet also has A's and other letters dotted around.
They are probably not important, but try this site for more info
Mosin Nagant Rifle Guide to Proofs and Markings
Thanks, ill take a look now.