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Russian Sniper in The Open

This title is a little pushy. I’m sure some of you thought this was going to be a photo from Syria or Ukraine. Or perhaps the Eastern Front during WWII.  Nope. I took this photo at a small diner inside the US.  Do you see it? Most folks there did not. I also figure most who did, assume it’s a …

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SHS 23- 1927 Tula Mosin-Nagant Rifle

We can’t feature second hand guns without eventually running across a Mosin-Nagant rifle. Why? Because they made about 37 million of them (37,000,000).  What particularly drew my attention to this example was the combination of Hex Receiver, bayonet, early date of production, and overall good condition. Although I am sure it was arsenal refinished at some point in it’s life …

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Can I use my MILSURP Sniper in a Class?

This question came in recently. I suspect it was prompted by the decision to get Freeze into a modern bolt action rifle for use out to longer ranges.  The first question that needs to be asked when something like this comes up is, “What is YOUR definition of long range?”. I point this out since invariably you will see some …

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POTD — German Sniper with Russian Rifle

History is a funny thing. Here is a photo of some German snipers dated 25th April, 1945. Germany officially surrendered on May 7th. When most modern gun collectors look at this image, they focus on the German G43 semi-automatic rifles. Or…are they G41’s? The earlier version? I don’t know as I am not an expert on that type of rifle. …

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Russian Troops Capture Mosin Sniper in Syria

War is a funny thing. It is always a wonder, for both sides, what weapons turn up. In this case it is reported that Russian troops deployed in Syria have run across some old Soviet Mosin Sniper Rifles. Where these weapons originated once out of Russia is anyone’s guess. Perhaps they were sold to the Syrian government as a former …

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Coffee Table Made From Mosin Sniper Crate

I saw these photos on the internet and immediately thought of Freeze. This is something he would do. And as I type this, I realize this is going to cost us money since he will be spending company funds on a new “company” table. How can I say no? I can’t. Did you notice the hand grenade legs? Nice touch. …

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A $5000 Mosin Nagant Rifle?

There has been some hubbub and debate over a recent sale on Gunbroker. It seems a US Military Marked Mosin Nagant Rifle has sold for $5025. The seller is listed as one of the top 25 dealers on Gunbroker. I am by no means a Mosin expert, but I do know some of the appeal of the type is the …

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Cracked 1944 Finnish Mosin Nagant Getting Ready For Coyote Hunting.

As some of you are aware, Freeze at one time was a very large Mil-Surp collector. Specializing in WW I and WW II firearms and weapons. He has a particularly strong Comm-Bloc collection. Which is where this story begins…..   Now that all the gut piles have gone and the long hard winter is wrapping up, its time to get …