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#1 MiloMorai

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 1634 PM

Why would a rifle be mounted on the barrel of a Russian ZiS-3? Aiming?

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sorry can't get the image to appear.


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#2 Tim Sielbeck

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 1949 PM

Sub-caliber training, perhaps?
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#3 Chris Werb

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 2003 PM

Or (much less likely as I think the Czechs were the only Warsaw Pact army to use one, and on an RR), ranging.


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#4 MiloMorai

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 0524 AM

A link for the image.

http://www.flamewarr...uxoaepves-jpeg/


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#5 Chris Werb

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 0614 AM

From the way it's mounted, definitely sub calibre training. The first shot with a full calibre round would immediately lose your zero - that wouldn't matter with sub cal training as you're not shooting full calibre rounds.


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#6 Panzermann

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 1210 PM

Looks very very uh field expedient to me. Having a piece of tree log and a bit of wire wrapped around it.


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#7 Arminius

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 0551 AM

Training gunners. Learning how to lead.


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