this is a russian mosin nagant surplus bolt action rifle in 7.62×54 they can be had from buds gunshop and shipped to your FFL holder for 110 bucks. mine came from Rguns at 155 not including shipping because it had an original turndown bolt that will clear a scope im going to put on it for deer season this fall. there are a number of people out there who will install a bent bolt and do an exellent job, including welding in a swiss style pull ring on the safety to make it useable, I opted for this supplier because the cost of having the bent bolt changed was virtually the same as getting the rifle from Rguns at a slightly higher price while they last.
ive sporterized it with a new stock from boyds and when I have time it will get a scope mount and a scope. I hope to take it to the range this weekend and see how accurate it is out past 100 yards.
im thinking of getting a mate for this one and keeping it dressed in its original military stock set and refinish it next. here is a link for a better recoil butt pad designed for the military stock.
there is something I like about using a rifle from uncle joes defunct commie nation for such a purely independent, self sufficient and bourgeois activity as hunting and puting meat on the table. something rarely allowed the lesser comrades. and still hard or impossible to get in cuba or n. korea.
this is what it looked like when it arrived and here it is in its new stock.