This is Leon Harrison of West Carrollton, OH with the same gun he uses during sexual assaults.There is a reason why the Glock 40′s own the police market in the U.S. and the 9mm Glocks own the police markets world wide. Price+Performance = Glock.
"The Old Cold Warrior bought his first commie gun"
I drove to Gander Mountain to have some fun by just LOOKING at guns and gun stuff. I browsed and browsed and browsed, inside this big clean air-conditioned store, not really needing anything more with which to clutter up my house, even without the aid of children, a girlfriend, or even a spouse. I finally bought a packet of new shoe strings and walked toward the door. I had looked at the guns, just for fun, still resisting buying one of those old commie ones, an M91/30 Mosin-Nagant 7.62X54mm rifle, having looked at many similar and such old WWII-era surplus guns, always looking for a brand-new or hardly-used one with clean pristine rifling inside the bore of a long barrel. Darn it! You have started me on another story for East Kentucky Magazine, and you know what I mean!
Okay, as I was saying, uh...typing/writing: I was at the entry doors to that big Gander Mountain store, when I paused to look at that colorful advertisement page displayed upon the wall, my eyes roaming and going to that picture and nicely-priced [$129.99] Mosin-Nagant rifle that I had looked at and rejected. I saw that, in addition to the rifle, you also got a bayonet with a sling, pouches, oil can and cleaning kit. I also got a trigger lock and cleaning pad for FREE, you see, after I went back and accepted another boxed-up gun, after removing the shiny-steel bolt and looking down the filthy rough bore inside that long barrel, that will need a lot of cleaning. So, I also needed to buy some bore brushes; a bag-full of patches; and a box of genuine [non-corrosive] new Russian 7.62mm bullets, a box of twenty for $13, about which I could not ***** or holler. I attach digital images that I took of it inside my garage. My Mosin-Nagant was made in 1939, at the start of World War Two in Europe,#196 being the "matching" bolt and barrel number.
When one reads and remembers some history, one can imagine or try to imagine who, what, where, when, why and how these weapons and accoutrements were used, doing TV and movie scenes inside your mind. What was done with this old commie gun and to whom, besides maybe some victimless basic rifle or Red Army reserve training maybe? Was it sent to member nations of the Warsaw Pact to prepare and be ready for that one big attack? Was it used to shoot at the German invaders? Or to harass, herd, hold, hurt and murder Ukrainians, political prisoners, deserters and innocent eastern-European civilians and Soviet citizens? Was this rifle with a bayonet a frightening sight? Did it have a body count? What amount? Was it found after being dropped on the ground next to a body?