Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mosin Arrives Nearly Unscathed...

Manufactured in 1942 at the Izhevsk armory in Russia, replete with  hammer and sickle stamped upon the barrel shroud. The only thing I fault UPS and/or J&G Sales for is a hole the bolt handle pierced through two boxes...and one good reason why folks revamp to a bent-bolt configuration. Still and all, it isn't as if J&G recently a-birthed and had yet to discover the peculiarities of straight bolt design. Not that anything seems amiss...but punctured packaging isn't cool.

Even bathed in cosmoline, the bolt cycles quite easily, and the rifle arrived with a sling, bayonet, ammo pouch, crown cap, rod connector, punch, jag, bolt tool and what is pictured above.

Am awaiting at least 4 types of ammo...147...170...180...and 203 grainers in both softpoint and fmj design. Will report back after some range time.


Lemuel Calhoon said...

What is that thing, a sight adjustment tool or an oil bottle?

Fits said...

A bottle, divided into two sections. Lube oil in one, heavy duty cleaning fluid in the other. Or, as I've been told, emptied of everything, cleaned then filled with vodka for a quick nip.