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This Patreon project is a continuation of the m9130.info website. If you are fond of Russian/Soviet firearms and their history, this page is the right place to find additional, valuable more in-depth information in areas not covered on the website.
The reference area on the website provides free information to a wide range of interested people, while the Patreon blog is designated for people who have a passion in history and want to have access to a much deeper level of research.

Soviet firearm history is very voluminous, and currently little explored. This subject requires extensive study and will bring about many surprises. During the author's research in military archives, a large quantity of archive documents were discovered, which bring to light many earlier unknown aspects of production, acceptance, development, and use of many Soviet firearm types. These include tens of thousands of pages with various reports, production messaging, drawings, and other documents that describe areas starting from trial guns, that were never mass-produced, and ending with reports about tests of non-Soviet captured guns.

The main purpose of this project is to create a community of people who have a great passion for the history of and want accurate information about Russian/Soviet firearms. With common effort more in depth research in this area will continue. Intensive archive research is an expensive venture (Russian archives charge a fee per document page), payments from this project will allow further research - a large number of archive volumes, containing interesting information, currently unknown to public, has already been located.

Another group of people who will find this resource useful are collectors of different levels - starting from the novice, up to the advanced. A large variety of manufacturing configurations, construction changes and factory and repair depot markings on Russian/Soviet M91/30 rifles, M38 & M44 carbines, and other Soviet firearms means that even experienced collectors can be lost without a guide. By becoming a patron, you will be able to contact me and get qualified, based on years of research, opinion about items that you are interested in.

The project has 2 levels of membership - the first level will have access to main posts made on the current Patreon project, the second level will have access to special collectors focused posts, and the possibility to request an opinion/valuation about Soviet pre 1945 firearms and gear (for years I gave hundreds of opinions for different rifles, carbines, sniper scopes and rifles, accessories, and so on). Patrons at the second level will have access to very interesting additional resources, like previously unpublished manuals, books and other things
Goals
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Once this goal will be reached, I will be able to get 200 new archive pages montly on the subject interesting to patrons. Area of the research will be chosen according to the poll results
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