The mount was a uniquely Soviet design. This center line mount was later adapted to the round receivers. The rifle proved to be deadly accurate. By I grew up in Russia Soviet Union at the time. The prefixes were apparently assigned at random and changed when number 9,999 was reached. If you use the turrets for coarse adjustment, you stand a really good chance of ending up with the reticle somewhere at the edge of the image. As I made clear I was pretty impressed with the Bering scope.
For example, we noticed that five shot Mosin Nagant rifles apparently never ran out of ammo. This mount was again simplified to provide a basic self zeroing feature. It has German style 3-post reticle. The standard Soviet lens covers are a light brown to dark brown mixture of leather. The optical sight could be safely removed as well without losing its zero. A block retained in the rear of the mount provided the correct placement in regard for forward seating of the mount. A small batch of 150, 50 in 1948 and 100 in 1958 were produced at Ishevsk.
Also a rain shield that snapped on the end of the scope and of a wire grid design in the end was stored in the cover. As with all Mosin Nagants, if it is a dot matrix type stamp it is not original. To illustrate the difficulty in capturing these rifles and the lack of reporting to company commanders, the inventory of rifles from the Continuation War declined dramatically. The 1946 mfg binoculars is free of the coat of arms and no prefix to the serial. Typical target engagements were 200-400 meters but many were undertaken at its extreme range of 900 meters. If your item s do arrived damaged, please send photos returns spartanoptics. This scope is extremely rare and rarely encountered if at all.
Although buttplate and floorplate numbers may or may not match it would still be considered Finn matched. If for any reason you decide that your purchase just isn't for you, simply return the item within 30 days of receipt and we'll cover the cost of return shipping. With the conclusion of heavy fighting during the Second World War, precise aimed gunfire proved to be extremely effective and demoralizing on enemy troops and proved to be of great importance, particularly on the eastern front. I know it could be a replacement scope manufactured around the same time. It is the scopes serial number that is stamped on the barrel at the initial manufacture and fitting of the optics to the rifle. Because of the use of different sizes and fonts of stamps used by Finland and importers it is difficult to be certain if a Finnish receiver number is original or not. Its stock has been replaced with a Finnish made version and the front sight changed to the Finnish style high blade.
I just like to know for future reference. Second row left to right: Early Soviet wartime tie version-Early Soviet tie version-Polish post war-Hungarian post war. They incorporated the year of production into the serial number of the scope. In the excellent book Drei Linien Die Gwehere Mosin Nagant by Karl-Heinz Wrobel, he reports that 2483 rifles were produced at Ishvesk in 1946. No other nation involved in W. These soldiers were not normal conscripts but highly trained professional soldiers and thus they did not tend to surrender easily. You can see a couple of boxes of it in the image below.
Dmitry is a large help with his translation of Russian articles. If you have an ex-sniper with exiting holes, we carry 3 types of bases. It remained high to provide a high wall to affix and support the scope base. American soldiers brought back several Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifles after they were used against American and South Vietnamese forces. One maker did not use a traditional date as the others did. Somewhat surprisingly, all of these handled flair adequately well.
Again a self zeroing system was attained. You can also explore other items in the category yourself to try and find the perfect replacement for you!. These screws passed vertically through the mount and base then tightened securely. He reports that these guns were prized hunting rifles and often disappeared quickly! Also the rough elevation adjustment screws can be seen in this picture as well. No indication it was ever mounted, no ring marks of any sort. I have seen one example have the year 1941 under the serial number but the photo is poor quality to verify if it is genuine. There is no apparent evidence that another number was scrubbed or overstamped.
The first had no provision for the range plate on the side of the mount. The side knob should control windage, the top knob controls elevation. Russian sights were made in a factory equipped by Carl Zeiss of Jena. The Soviet Unioun was the 1st nation to officially adopt a semi automatic snipers rifle and it served throughout the war despite being wirthdrawn as the primary snipers rifle in October of 1942. The remains of the original number are still partially visible below the new number.