I was hanging out with Wally one evening and I was admiring his Finnish target Mosin. For those who have never seen one, picture a Mosin Nagant M91/30 with a custom target stock with adjustable butt-pad, target stock comb, and a heavy target forend. Add on a a very crisp trigger, and a very nice long-range target diopter sight.
Wally said “That’s about as much polish as you can throw on a turd!
Wally was wrong!
Man, on one hand I’m amazed by this rifle. Its a classic rifle done to commemorate an impressive weapon designer. On the other hand its so far from what the design was meant to be. A cheap rugged rifle you could put into the hands or a poorly trained army of conscripts and do a LOT of damage.
I think I’ll side with admiration if only because it got the Communist Mikhail Kalashnikov to sign his name to 100 pieces of American Decadence!