91/30 Nagant sniper rifle

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91/30 Nagant sniper rifle

Postby Niner Alpha » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:54 pm

The basic Russian Sniper rifle into the 60's was the 91/30 Mosin Nagant. And Mosin Nagants were often used by the VC in Vietnam.

Lots of Mosin Nagant sniper rifles with PU 3.5 scopes were made during WWII. Probably more were made than all the other sniper rifles that ever were. They were simpler in all respects to our M14 sniper rifles which, besides ours being automatic, had all kinds of refinements, including starlight scopes.

This is one of a recent large import into the US. These are "real" Mosin Nagant rifles but the scopes are suspect as copies. But they are pretty much exact copies as far as I can determine and the one I got has an Izhevsk stamp on it....which provokes more questions than answers.

In any case, one can be bought for less than $350. This rifle, not the scope, was made in 1943 in Russia. This rifle with the scope, if true to the original, can put six rounds in 1.38 inches at 100 meters. If as the original it can fill a circle the size of a small pizza with a half dozen fired 7.62x54r rounds at 600 meters.

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