Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30: Russia’s World War II Sniper Rifle

Browse any local gun shop, and the chances of coming across a Mosin-Nagant 1891/30 is fairly certain. In the market of military surplus weapons, these lengthy relics of the Second World War are relatively common and relatively affordable, with a price of around $250.00. However, as with other surplus rifles like the German Mauser, British Enfield, and the American Garand, these prices will invariably climb as the supply fails to meet increasing interest and demand. Continue reading “Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30: Russia’s World War II Sniper Rifle”

7.52x54R Ammunition Availability

August 12, 2015

Since I know a lot of folks are a bit unhinged (like yours truly) and follow many Mosin-related pages, this might be repetitive… but for the sake of those fortunate individuals who follow only a few groups, this might be a good discussion:


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A Day Away From the Range


So, I passed on going to the range today – I guess my earlier post sort of killed my mood for burning though any more of my stockpile of 7.62×54 – plus, it was too damn hot.
Instead, I have had that awesome song from the trailer for the “Battle for Sevastopol” floating in my head all… friggin’…day. Since the wife is reluctant to translate anything else for me after my discovery of “horrible, low-class vulgarity” choice Russian profanity (“залу́па” almost got her laptop and external hurled at me while I was minding my own business and diligently sounding out the characters… ), I looked up the singer and the words.
“Солнце моë – взгляни на меня,
Моя ладонь превратилась в кулак,
И если есть порох – дай огня.
Вот так…”
“My sun, come on, look at me
My palm turned into a fist
And if there’s gunpowder, give me fire
That’s how it is”
…Impressive chorus.
Now, I wished I went to go shoot.

Georgia Heat

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A few of lessons learned today at the range:
1. No “tasty/greasies” before going to an outdoor range in the Georgia mid-day sun. Choosing to do so interrupts your 200m time with 200m sprints to the porta-potti that probably doubles for a foundry…
2. Hydrate. See lesson #1.
3. At some point the heat will begin to justify the near misses in terms of “Well, [expletive deleted] I would keep my head down, if I were that guy…”
4. Dushka (M44) is an artist – likes to make pretty concentric rings in the dirt under the muzzle.
5. (Not Mosin-related, but share worthy) Slugs drop significantly at 100m. They also do a fair job on the target bracket. Noted (again).