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Mosin Nagant 91/30 Sniper at AIM Surplus

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by 30BulletHoles, Jul 13, 2012.

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    The PU sniper rifle wasn't manufactured until after the Stalingrad battle. In Stalingrad, Zaitsev used a Mosin Nagant 91/30 with a 4X PEM scope not the PU that was shown in Enemy at the Gates. After Stalingrad Zaitsev was issued a Mosin Nagant 91/30 with a PU 3.5X scope.

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    I didnt know that. I used to have a tula ex-PEM sniper.
     
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    I actually should have said the PU wasn't made until late in the Stalingrad battle. The battle took place between 23 August 1942 to 2 February 1943 and the PU went into limited production in 1942. Vassily fought there as a sniper from November 10 and December 17, 1942. Before that he used a standard infantry 91/30 and did pretty damn good with it. He preferred the PE/PEM sniper rifle and if you ever shot one you'd see why as it's more like a modern scope. I've restored an ex-PEM using a repro scope/mount.
    BTW, 1942 PU rifles are more rare and highly sought after by collectors.
     
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