Soviet Service Rifles
(KIR Photo, 2014 -- As of June 27, these rifles for sale by Tiller and Lanier Guns, 910-262-5590)
The Moisin-Nagant M91/30 rifle and M44 carbine seen here were actually in service on the German Eastern Front during, as the Soviets called it, The Great Patriotic War (WWII). The full length rifle has been through a post-war arsenal rebuild program. The carbine probably has as well. You could metal detect battlefields your whole life and never find a Moisin in this kind of condition. That's one of the coolest things about the surplus arms trade. It does a great job of connecting common people with fascinating artifacts and those artifacts' history and home culture.