This rifle was produced in 1943 at Izhevsk Arsenal. The rifle’s serial number is FN 583. It is chambered for the Russian 7.62 x 54R cartridge. This rifle is in unused condition. The bore is bright and sharp. It does have a faint importers stamp on the barrel below the front sight. This rifle is all matched serial numbers including the scope. The scope is a 3 1/2 power scope. This scope has clear lens and fine optics. The scope works correctly with no issues. This rifle shows very little sign of being fired or used. This rifle shows some crudeness of manufacturing which is expected for Russian arms during the war, The arsenals were pushed hard to produce arms for their troops during the German invasion of the Russian homeland. The scope can be removed easily and reinstalled with no problems. The bolt has the correct extended bolt handle for easier operation with the scope. This rifle can be used with the scope or the iron sights without the scope being removed. This is a very fine historical sniper rifle that is in original arsenal condition.
Curio&Relic W.T. Consn. (11) F. No. 692 -23
For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.
I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.
My wife Marcia has fine hearing on the phone and is quite knowledgeable about firearms and is very able to help you over the phone.