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Old 03-20-2017, 12:02 AM   #1
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Bought a Mosin PU sniper that I was told is a reproduction. Metal and bore are in excellent condition. Has a laminate stock that is fairly rough but not to bad. Shoots great taking in to consideration the heavy trigger. It has a 1943 date on it so I am wondering if maybe this was an ex sniper rifle IO added a scope and mount to or if they drilled and tapped the receiver themselves. Any info on this rifle is much appreciated as I am new to these.



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Old 03-20-2017, 12:56 AM   #3
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Real snipers have smooth crisp triggers. You already answered you own question. Also, the lens cap threaded through the mont is a sure sign of a repro.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:47 AM   #4
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Real snipers have the receiver machined smooth also. They don't look rough like yours.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:16 PM   #5
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The turret screws are flat meaning the scope is a repro as well. An authentic scope has mushroom shaped screws in the turrets
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:30 PM   #6
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Thx for the info Gentlemen! I dont have alot into the rifle and I enjoy shooting it. Hopefully someday I will get a chance to pick up a real PU sniper.
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Real snipers have smooth crisp triggers. You already answered you own question. Also, the lens cap threaded through the mont is a sure sign of a repro.
Someone should tell that to Roza.....

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Old 03-26-2017, 02:54 PM   #8
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I have serious doubts that's a period photo. There are several photos in that set and there is debate as to whether on not they are period. Personally, I think that's a reenactor (who does look similar I confess) dressed as her. I own many Soviet cameras of that era (pre-war into the early 50's) along with many lenses and I can tell you from the experience of literally 1000's of photographs with them that none of them were capable of the resolution shown in that photo. However, I did find a guaranteed real picture of her looking over the shoulder of a man shooting a PU and it does indeed look like the cap cord is threaded through the lightening hole. I learned something new today!
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:07 PM   #9
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What people havent pointed out is I dont see a scope # on the barrel
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:54 PM   #10
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If it is a Tula sniper there is no scope number on the barrel ., only the cn or ch mark.
The scope is certainly authentic looks like a krasnogorsk scope.

But the pic does look awfully clear for 75 years old.

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Old 03-28-2017, 12:01 AM   #11
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The flat screws on the turrets scream reproduction from what I have seen. On my PU they are round on top. Also the open top #4 in the scope serial number is another indication.
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It's a repro. The scope and mount are firefield reproduction. Also I wouldnt think that even refurbished by arsenal pu snipers had laminate post war replacement stocks. They usually retained sniper stocks.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:26 AM   #13
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Yes, we have established the OP has a repro PU sniper. Very obvious. They can be very good shooters and the repro scope like on his rifle is a Ukrainian repro of good quality.
There are examples or refurbished PU snipers in laminate stocks. How common.,dunno?
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