Several other interesting items. Under the trigger guard are two steel reinforcement plates. I have gone through at least 50 Mosins in the last 20 years and don't remember seeing that before. Also what is the significance of the 0000 stamped next to the SN ?? The stock is a very early type as it is not finished in shellac, but soaked in LO. I had to soak in hot soapy water for hours and dry in the sun / wind to get it near clean. I just rubbed in LO, let it dry and rubbed in a 2nd layer and that's all. Looks much better. Bore is in very nice condition after I plugged it and soaked overnite.