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Old 01-27-2010, 05:39 PM
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Last night while cleaning my Mosin....

....I started thinking about who had used during WWII and possibly other conflicts (heck, it may have never been shot in combat before), but still......

I couldn't but wonder the person the weapon was issued to was mad as hell at the Germans for invading, or was he nervous as hell about what he was going to face.

Did he make it back to wherever he was from in Russia, or did he die holding clutching the gun in a European field?

If given the opportunity, sitting around with some buddies during a lull in action and while cleaning the rifle talk about home, hopes, or dreams for the future? Or did he sit shivering alone in a foxhole or on guard duty in some remote area wishing he was anywhere but his current location and activity.

Probably rates as an unusual post, but a rifle manufactured in 1944 obviously has some history associated with it, and as I said, it just got me thinking.

I guess my purpose for making this thread is to see if anyone else has done the same while cleaning their war (any of them) era weapons.

Craig
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:48 PM
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I have those thoughts every time I clean my Model 06 .22. I wonder who in my family has held the gun and what all it has been used for.
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