This is a beautiful example of a desirable a post WWII, Mosin-Nagant style sniper rifle as produced by the Hungarian state-run factory. These rifles are a direct copy of the WWII Russian version of the 1891/30 Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle, except they show much better machining with excellent fit and finish. The top of the rear section of the barrel is marked with "02" the manufacturers code for the Hungarian factory over 1953 the year of manufacture and the serial number. The scope is mounted in the traditional Russian style side mount that only has a single "02" manufacturers code and which is fitted with a "PU" style sniper scope. The top of the scope tube is marked with "41/1952/511080/2255" which matches the rifle and it has the correct style elevation knobs graduated for 100-1200 meters. The rifle is fitted with a set of the typical, Hungarian blonde/yellowish colored hardwood stock and hand guard which is also correctly marked with the single "02" manufacturers code on the lower right side of the butt stock. The barrel is fitted with the standard military style front and rear sights and this rifle is complete with an original canvas sling, and a small accessory pouch that contains the canvas scope cover, metal oiler with a canvas pouch that contains a small wrench, jag and two small cleaning tools..
Excellent with 98% of the dark blue/black factory finish overall with just edge and high spot wear, The bolt is correctly still in the white factory polish, The scope base, mount and scope all retain 98% of their original finish and the scope has clear sharp optics. The stock and hand guard are in excellent condition showing minimal to no handling marks with clear sharp proofs and cartouches. The various accessories are also all in excellent condition. This rifle has all matching numbers and as noted above is consecutively numbered to a second rifle also in this auction. As noted by the consignor, this rifle has a tight headspace when compared to a Russian manufactured Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle.
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