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Wounded Ronin
4/19/2008 11:29am,
Yesterday I picked up a cheap tin of 7.62x54 cartridges for my Mosin Nagant from the FLGS. I'm sure that most of you have seen stuff like this before but for me the packaging, being old fashioned, held quite a lot of novelty. For those people who have never before cracked open a tin of Bulgarian 7.62x54 cartridges (yesterday was my first time) here are a bunch of photos I took.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=ie02kz&s=3 - open tin, contents, and the tools I used to open it

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=5wgks8&s=3 - zoomed in picture of the above

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=33nwy6o&s=3 - the tin, ripped open

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=28sc5g8&s=3 - the tin, ripped open, top view

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=dpv81v&s=3 - the pull off tab from the tin

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=9pnmzr&s=3 - piece of paper with cyrillic print and pencil markings..what does it say?

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2884dwk&s=3 - paper package of cartridges tied up with string

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=16i7gj9&s=3 - package of cartridges open, showing contents

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2rg2kxk&s=3 - 7.62x54 Russian cartridge near a penny to show scale

Rock Ape
4/19/2008 11:48am,
I've seen my fair share of 7.62mm but what about the rifle ?

Wounded Ronin
4/19/2008 11:53am,
http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=68037&highlight=mosin+nagant

There you go.

Rock Ape
4/19/2008 12:28pm,
Thanks mate.. nice looking rifle, what made you go for that rather than something a little more modern ?

Wounded Ronin
4/19/2008 5:16pm,
It was on sale at Big 5 Sporting Goods for only $79 dollars. Considering that some .22s cost more than that, I figured it was an absolute bargain for a rifle in 7.62x54.

Also, I love history, and I have a thing for classic firearms. They're like classic cars...built heavy and rugged to last.