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100th Rifle Division (Soviet Union)

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The 100th Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II, formed twice.

In November 1923 in the Belaya Tserkov area of the Ukrainian Military District, the 45th Territorial Rifle Division was established. On 24 April 1924 the 45th Territorial Rifle Division became the 100th Rifle Division (Territorial).

The division fought in the Winter War with Finland. When Operation Barbarossa began, it was part of 2nd Rifle Corps, with 2nd Rifle Corps immediately subordinate to Western Front (Soviet Union). It became 1st Guards Rifle Division on 18 September 1941, one of the first Guards units,[1] immediately after the Yelnya Offensive.

According to Poirer and Connor's Red Army Order of Battle of 1985, the division was recreated at Vologda in March 1942. Fought near Stalingrad, and in Ukraine and Belorussia. It was awarded the honorific "Lviv" for its part in the capture of that city during July 1944. On 27 January 1945, the division liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp.[2] During the Moravian-Ostrava Offensive, the division captured Ratibor and entered Czechoslovak territory. It then fought in the Prague Offensive. It was with 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front in May 1945. The division was disbanded in the summer of 1945.[3]

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I'm Indy Neidell And this is another Great War Livestream Weapons special today featuring Russian Rifles of the First World War and My expert guest this time and everytime is Othias from C&Rsenal now. If you don't know what that channel is there'll be links below He goes into great detail on weapon on all kinds of weapons But has a particular series on these small arms of the First World War and When I say goes into detail I mean goes into detail so if your weapons fans or World War one fans You should definitely check out check that out in the link below so Othais hello, and thank you for being here Hey, Indy. We are back this time instead of Russian Handguns we have Russian Rifles, so Whenever you are ready, I can start to begin this But if you are curious about these things like Indy said Come over and see our primer series on C&Rrsenal and also it's always good to have that Intermingled for those people who watch my show this is a good time for you start checking out the Great War so that you can See the context around all of these things and of course for people who watch my show This is a good time to watch his show so you can really see the detail that I am not able to cover in Any of our episodes with the minutiae of the weapons, so that's great well bring one out and let's just dive into it Yeah, all right now last time I worked from oldest to newest, in this case. I'm kind of doing the same It just won't seem so right at first now when we talking about Russia the first thing that everybody's gonna think about is of course UGH The Mosin Nagant, now, (cocks) This is the Model 1891 This is a fairly World War One issue styled gun we have our Sort of parade style sling we have our scoot ins for our leather sling loops this thing has a full handguard And we have our sort of rounded top sights although This is not how the gun started back in 1891 it had some very unique features and that it didn't have a handguard It had a flattop Nagant style sight and it had a sort of finger rest a semi pistol grips metallic piece That was added so that you could really pull that thing into your shoulder now By the time of World War One this thing's undergone a couple updates. Number 1: It's been adapted to a Spitzer Cartridge Which means that we've changed the rear sight. We've also added the handguard to help with heat Mirage and handling And then honestly eventually this will go away this little sling swivel :( Although, That's going to be sort of during the War era now I know what you guys are thinking you want a closer look, so let's zoom on in This is the heart of the action, which is that This is a bolt-action (opens like a man) Five shot stripper clip fed gun now this gun as adopted 1891 again like that Nagant 1895 we talked about is a bit out of date already these also have a terrible reputation in the U.S. shooting communities because of their rough handling inaccuracy and just extreme Difficulty in opening the system a lot of that comes from the fact that those were Refurbished when you're dealing with an under furbished gun They're actually fairly slick However again like the Nagant just the refurbishment process alone can't be put to blame for all the problems with this particular action So there's a couple things going. 1: 1891 we already have some pretty good Mauser designs coming out and you can forgive the fact that this is single stack but reasonably within just a few short years Single stack is going to be obsolete because if we look at this spring setup. You can tell this is a fairly complicated part We've got multiple Springs multiple arms all finally fitted in order to drive that ammo That's going to be a problem in terms of manufacturer versus later designs with staggered flush magazines where we just have a simple flat spring Very simple very easy to produce unlike this now I'm gonna return this to the action, and then oh if we look up top We're gonna see first of all I'm gonna pull this bolt out You know, one second (R.I.P. Bolt) Ugh, stiff. So, It's gonna be hard for you to see on the live show But later viewers will be able to tell that there's a slight piece of metal about where my finger is down in there That's a spring interrupter So this gun can feed rimmed ammo reliably So the problem is with a rimmed cartridge the cartridge that has a little rim sticking off If you try to feed one against another they'll get what is called rim lock They won't be able to cycle over each other very easily you can bevel the back of the cartridge to help with this But reasonably there's going to be some problem Especially in a direct single stack so this system has a sort of spring that isolates one cartridge at a time So isolate that the next cartridge is held down here once that feeds it allows the next one to pop up locks it in that Systems great when you're feeding although a lot of new shooters to this gun will sort of double charge They'll overload a cartridge below that system And they'll be confused why it won't pop back up unless they Cycle the bolt dry in order to get the spring to get out of the way I imagine if you're single loading the gun and you're not going to a full five rounds this can be very confusing for a soldier as Well unless he's properly trained. It's just one of those weird little idiosyncrasies that you get used to with the good old Nagant. Now, most of the blame for the problems in this system go down to the bolt, so let's take a closer look at that The bolt has a separate bolt head as a matter of fact I happen to have for my show this patented plastic pokey So I'm just gonna get that so you can see this bolt head is separate this adds some strength and some Interchangeability to the system, and it seems like the Russians were fixated on it I'm going through the development of the gun right now very slowly in Cyrillic I'm going to tell you that a separate bolt head was throughout the entire development process and so This was going to be this no matter what. What they did though is in controlling the separate bolt head unlike say the 'Gewehr 88' which controlled it internally using the firing pin This is controlled externally. It's carried. It's locked over by This component right here this this lug that comes out over and down and see this little guy right here That's what's going to retain our front. End of this this part becomes a problem now some of you guys are probably familiar with Ian over at Forgotten weapons, and I'm sorry this is still stiff action He did a mud test on these guns And he pointed out a dramatic flaw that I happen to agree with now it's not unique to this gun you can see the same Problem on certain French rifles although they are much older than this gun I mean five years Yes But five years right at a time when arms development was really at its peak so if I set this down You'll see this little air gap right there that Spot if you get dirt muck or mud or too much of anything in there when you go to open the action It's going to pinch it's going to keep it from being able to go all the way up that will lock your gun shut Until you can blow it out and there's no real way to because it's sealed up against the bottom that little thing is very damaging for the system, so (cocks) Other than that it's still not that great of a design and the reason is this rail right here Can you see this under here? That particular part is designed to prevent this cocking piece from rotating out of battery now The reason you wouldn't want that is that this thing has to stay It's caught on open so if the gun were fired when we open the bolt It's going to cock the cocking piece back So I'm sorry I got to get my own hand other way so that came back it has to be held in the back position now there are some guns that can that don't have an out-of-battery lock like this and you can just Accidentally bump them and when you try to close it It'll Jam up the action you have to figure out to manually recock you can train around that or you can make the gun sort of idiot-proof so this system is fine that has an out-of-battery lock most guns do of that era this particular one to my mind is very weak because It's sort of slows--it certainly the rest of the action sluggish because it's a whole under side rail It guides the cocking piece. There's some slop in there. There's more metal contact There's more surfaces in contact so unlike some of the other guns in the day we have if this thing starts getting sandy, muddy, rusty, They have these surfaces that must slide and glide and stay in contact We have these surfaces for cocking which isn't this is going to be to every cock on open style gun as these surfaces But regardless we have those surfaces We have these surfaces we have this surface up here that must maintain contact and not get clogged up There's so many things moving and touching in here that in order to keep it running reliably you have to loosen up the tolerances you have to kind of keep this stuff sort of loosely interacting so that grit and Rust can sort of move around and not completely tie the action up so I imagine That the Russians got sort of lured into loosening these guns up so the pieces aren't quite as tightly machined fit well That works to resist ice and other problems that were unique to Russia But it's going to be a problem when you're dealing with a system where you have to constantly (messes with the gun like it's a toy) Manually operate the bolt because it adds all this slack so when I start to lift this thing. There's a gummy Elastic feeling and the more out of spec this gets the older it gets or if it gets refinished (This is not a toy, Othias, stop pretending it is) It just gets worse and worse to get a stiff smooth pull. You're fighting more and more-- ( R.I.P. Austro-Hungarians ) Sort of rough surfaces that are not working well together you have elasticity Between your movements so that there's sort of this yield so it can fight you you can have a bolt That's stuck and a lot of people in America have experienced this you shoot the gun Overpressure ammo unclean chamber or something things get stuck, and then you want to force it open-- (Another Austro-Hungarian soldier prevented from capturing Przemyśl Fortress) Well the problem is when you start putting that linear for that rotary force in there, and it wants to convert to linear There's so much give that before the bolt head rotates you can move this almost a quarter of an inch in rotation just On the elasticity that's in the system that makes it very awkward to handle when it's not in its best condition um just for people Who might not have seen your channel or seen our other specials that we've done with you you mentioned the stripper clip and we've talked About loading and different clips and stuff could you basically go through how a stripper clip works just for those who might not have seen Any of that before? yeah, I can't do that I had to scrabble for one, but I've got one here with just a couple empty casings It'll be good enough to show you so let's take a closer look The idea is that we want to be able to they used to be single-shot So you'd fire Open it up put around in close it fire open it up put it round It well that motion of rotating your arm and throwing another round in We want to replace that with rotating your arm and throwing five rounds in or three or depending on the mechanism so in this case It's five you would throw five in all at once to do that you would Pre-organized them on a clip these are just three empty casings this was a an impromptu request, so I wasn't prepped But that's okay same idea we would take this clip put it up against the gun and then into that slot And then we would just thumb all five rounds in throwing empties and there's just going to jam this up though so forgive me if I don't do that so thumb them all in and then we discard the clip in this case because the Nagant is not very good at throwing its own clip top and then bolt forward That'll pick up our first one We have four in reserve and so the idea is that we've sped up our process fivefold And this is perfectly acceptable for most armies at the time great. Thank you I just thought people you know just as sort of a primer again for people in general, but that was really cool, okay, so So where did they go? Where are we going next? Well? There'd be several versions of the Nagant they can be quite rare So I'm glad to have them here today And it's been part of our sort of set up for developing our history for our show so the next Thing that we're gonna see in terms of length because the previous one had been the infantry rifle This is what's known as the Dragoon rifle now This is good for basically mounted infantry and cavalry Because it's just a little shorter and a little handier and by a little shorter, I mean a little shorter We're only saving just a couple inches there The Russians really wanted that extra barrel length for accuracy and at the time They were using you know when this came out bottle-nosed Cartridge you know flat sights. They still want to keep that barrel They weren't quite in a fast moving flat shooting spitzer so the short rifle revolution hadn't really hit them But this is the closest they got to a short rifle Which is still just as long as many of the primary Rifles in World War one these would have been fitted at the time with a unique Handguard that came all the way from basically this stocking point here to behind the rear sight Those ears proved to be fragile and by World War one they cut it a little shorter of like this one here and then again These got the Spitzer updates to the round of the rear sight They would have been the only one with a handguard realistically in terms of long rifle until the long rifles also got given handguard So features from this got moved over to the main Rifle this thing had Originally was sort of the handier one the mobile one Now these still were around for World War one these were still produced all the way up until like 1930 when actually this design became standard for the Russian army in terms of bolt actions in the 91/30 They just updated the rear sight to a tangent style instead of a ladder style and reallistically-- (another Austro-Hungarian army obliterated) kept the handguard in length. This is the precursor to the 91/30 that so many people are familiar in sort of American surplus market these days now again This is not a refurbed gun. It's much smoother Realistically I have no reason to zoom in because you can just see that it's got the handguard and sort of slightly shorter length That's really the only difference everything else is the same. now if that variant and became standard in 1931, how long did that last as a standard I mean you know that derivative When can we see a change you know even in the Second World War or beyond to something something beyond? Well the 91/30 (I should say 30 just so people don't get upset )the 90/30 carried on through World War 2 and then Russia sort of abandons it in favor of semi-automatic rifles But the that there's a lot of Mosin collectors that will tell you the 91/30 went on to a lot of communist bloc style countries in different degrees of development That's a whole history unto itself, but this gun was very very long-lived and some places still issue them in certain regards although We're really down to a surplus market But this is an easily hundred year plus service life for a rifle that Really wasn't the best even when it came out. But the production numbers from World War one were very high and in World War two Even higher still so there's just lots of these around and available for use. (37 million Mosin Nagant Rifles were produced) Now, What do you suppose that grabbed him so much about that that they thought: "Okay, even if it even with the drawbacks that it has this is what we're gonna continue using in production for twenty thirty years" when when Of course they saw other models. They knew other models. This is where Russia and Italy have something in common This is what they were already making in order to switch the horses midstream just seemed Insanity to them whenever it was peaceful And they had the material to actually do the Changeovers it wasn't a priority and then in war there was no time to make it like there's no material even though It was a priority so this is just one of those things where you get stuck doing-- (The Austro-Hungarian 5th army is dead now) what you're doin'. There's also probably a little bit of national sentiment where it's like ours is just as great as the other one and then honestly There is a sort of realistic material cost-- (Breaking News: The 65th Austrian Infantry division no longer exists) which is a lot of people complained That all these bolt actions seemed very similar This is one of the less good bolt actions but it still mostly works the same as the others so how much money and time are we willing to throw in reputation by the way, are we willing to throw at a problem that really puts us at 10% less than the other guy or 5% less than the other guy like how much are we really Bidding to have the best bolt-action? when instead we can put that effort into Artillery or tactics or something like that so that's how things like this gets stuck for a very long time That make sense I hadn't thought of it that way to think of how your your defense budget actually works and stuff where you're actually Allotting the money okay cool. That's great so and where do we go from here? We have one more Mosin, because this was the main rifle for the war in this case we have something That would've been a very rare sight in World War one, but it did exist. This is the Cavalry Mosin. Now, You can tell this is a lot handier, and it's honestly got some pretty mean recoil now this one is still in its original configuration because these didn't get quite the same update for the spitzer cartridge because Long-range shooting was never a thing with these so no need to overhaul the entire system so this one's much more true to the original so if we take a closer look because these are fairly small components will see a Full handguard and like I said just with the earlier 'dragoon's This one's gonna wrap all the way around and it's actually split from years of use that way because that's exactly what it would do This is a very delicate part. We have a shortened rear sight and then otherwise this is a bog-standard Mosin now the interesting thing about this gun is that its little brother would see much bigger production in World War 2 because this is Really going to be the precursor to the M38 Carbine which is almost the same length Maybe just a little bit extra to avoid some of that unpleasantness of a full-powered spitzer cartridge blowing out of such a small barrel But this is a handy-dandy -Ready-to-ride, ready-to-go- (Rest In Peace, German 2nd Cavalry Division) under-back-on-horseback Carbine. This is the 1907 this is very rare, and so I am very thankful for its loan Can you estimate any kind of numbers you might see? With this with the cavalry and would this be just a Main Cavalry? I mean I don't know what kind of rifles for example the Cossack Cavalry was using and things like that would this be just the Imperial cavalry or what are we talking? Othias: this gun was extremely limited use I've seen a number of different claims And I'm thankfully working through some very good source material now to absolutely say for sure where it went I could say-- (you do not mess with de carbine boi) what is most commonly known on the Internet. I found that is often wrong I want to be doubly careful before I say anything I do know however that this was not normally what you would find if you Found a man on horseback 9 times out of 10 or greater if you see a Russian on horseback And you're looking at your photos. He's carrying one of these guys although I have seen photos of Cossacks that have the carbine I have seen in unusual places so if you tell me it's just for ??? or something like that I'm gonna tell you I've seen it in photos with other people right up at the front line it did exist it may have been Reduced it may have been you know stolen or use I don't know, but it turns up in unusual places, so I'm still tracking the history this one But easily 9 out of 10 mounted Russians are going to have the dragoon This is way more common in dragoons just sort of the cloak full name for this this was used by Cossacks This is used by dragoons It's a matter of fact a lot of the Cossack ones have unique markings that you can tell where they turned up This is a whole history unto itself, and I have a whole episode That's come out on this family of guns in the near future. All right well bring on the next one Yep, all right, so we're out of the Mosin And I wanted to say that Russia used a lot of French surplus weapons during the war so Gras And Berthier especially among those, and then they also had their own single-shot for Dan rifles. I'm not going to get into that today They even had better Lee like they used a lot of things they could get wherever they could get for rear-echelon work But if we're talking about things that might have actually what might have actually did fight upfront Then the next sort of most common gun we're gonna. See I'm gonna skip I'm gonna go to the third most common, which most people think of thanks to some recent video game developments This is the Russian contract, Winchester 1895 (YAY) now this was Winchester's attempt to get into a big cartridge smokeless and (gibberish) Verticle magazine repeating rifle a lot of people say that this gun was developed So they could use stripper clips, but actually that wasn't on their mind at the time at the time they were worried about balance because a tubular magazine means that the point of balance shifts as you shoot your ammo a vertical magazine your point of balance stays the same all the way throughout and then later on Thankfully this could be adapted for stripper clips because the Russians would buy these in World War One And they're actually the only significant military contract for this particular gun now I'm gonna stay backed out for just a second because it's gonna take a big sweep to see this, but this is a lever action With a throwback bolt I'm feeding five rounds vertically from a stripper clip (THIS GUN IS SO COOL) Bolt back forward hammer back, and then you can fire now I'll go ahead and zoom in so you can actually see the gun there we go again Stripper clip bridge has been added so that we can feed our Cartridges like normal Russian ammo to come prepackaged on a stripper clip and then down here We have a lever action with a sort of safety lock you have to have your hand inside in order to get that guy to there before on lock releasing the action open Browning designed this action to sort of (Browning is everywhere, From Belgian Sidearms, to SLRs, to machine guns, I love that guy) Spit itself up like a sea anenome all this Material coming out the bottom is so that you can have a nice easy sweep of this arm You don't think of sweeping all the way back around to your elbows uncomfortable you can stop here And yet we get a longer stroke out of the bolt Because of this sort of coming out the bottom if this didn't come out the bottom like the early toggle lock levers We would have to all the way back around in order to get a bolt this long to come back so this is just sort of getting the right angle The problem with this is it exposes the action to a lot of debris if you're operating it while in the debris now it seals Up very well as long as you're not actually in the mud when you're pumping it, so Get your hands up out of the mud while you're using it, Gentlemen :) Now ,this is probably the only frontline lever gun of the war now we Did see in some of our C&Rsenal episodes that the British had the 1892 that they would use for naval service And then we saw the French had some 30/30's, some 94's. They were using them Primarily sort of sort of like air guards and couriers-- (but can ur silly french rifles do this?) They were really not frontline rifles. this however was a front-line rifle It's not an uncommon sight (FOR THE MOTHERLAND) there's very, very common to see with Baltic state country soldiers so a lot of the recruits from the Baltics ended up with Winchester 95. and they proved to be actually fairly good guns for the front the only problem with them Is that mechanically they're extremely complicated like there's way more that goes into this gun in terms of production and maintenance Than a bolt-action, I know a lot of people want to defend the lever-action to death, (INCLUDING ME) But this particular gun came to us in Rough shape but not impossibly rough shape it just had a hundred years of use and we've had a lot of bolt action to the Hundred Years of use and I'm Gonna, tell you I had to do a lot more repairs to get this gun up and running. It's far Finney occur That's far more finicky with all these moving parts That have to interact just so and lineup is just so (recoil punches Mei in slow motion) so it's not a strong military rifle But it was available and the production lines could be tooled up fast enough to get like 300,000 of these to the Russians for the war and was it was it Comparatively well liked by the actual soldiers at the time? I mean away from let's say away from the Baltics was it I mean some of these I don't know which were popular among the men I know the high command said we're gonna use this as a standard But that's different from being popular among the actual men who have to use them right? Othias: and the other thing is you don't often get The choice so a lot of people coming from a more modern understanding especially from a videogame Perspective think that you get to go to the rack and pick your gun and so some Russians would pick this and some want it It's not the case you were either issued this gun or you weren't so it's not like you get a lot of comparison between any particular types of weapon unless one was substituted for another Overall for a unit and so there's not a lot of comparison between this and the Mosin however I will say that I have not seen a negative report about it and even a few compliments coming from Especially the Baltic States this has became very iconic for sort of those Early Revolutionaries who a lot of the Baltic states were the first to sort of push for the revolution and so a lot of those people That came into the cities were carrying these guys first and foremost because that's what they were issued as Second standard rifles, so they sort of had that association but it quickly faded as more and more showed up with actual regular infantry rifles and these became harder and harder to service. Indy: so when You had groups like the Latvian rifles who were some of the first Who joined the October Revolution and later Fighting in the Civil War, would you see them a lot initially and then as the Russian Civil War Progressed you just see whatever weapons You could get your hands on? or would they manage to continue to have These same issued rifles that they had you know over a period of two or three years Or is that beyond the scope of what we're talking about today? But if you look up the Latvian rifles now and just look for some photos I can almost guarantee you that the first five are going to have 1895's in the photos these were the standard rifles for those guys, that's where they saw their widest issuance so yeah You're gonna see a lot of this gun and it's gonna stay for quite a while and honestly most the photos will still include this Gun, it was good for a couple You know it's gonna last for a decade and a half of service easy before it starts to really develop Wear from heavy use so it's not a terrible gun the problem is At the time people would change out their military rifles during this sort of smokeless and repeating rifle revolution You're seeing rifles change every 10 to 15 years easy well Then you don't need a gun that lasts that long realistically although these were still built to last military use is very very rough on a gun and These things lasted for you know 20-30 years which is more than enough for that time period Then we see a lot of countries really sit on their arms after World War one because of overproduction and so the guns that last For a century at a time. Those are the better guns in retrospect so Yeah, also very expensive to produce by comparison very very expensive and nobody's domestically producing This only Winchester produced it like, nobody took up a license started making copies of this because why would you it's very complicated? so easily seen with the Latvians right away as things progress just whatever sort of works its way in as long as it uses the same ammo people are happy so if you're you know a Latvian and yours breaks down and there's a Mosin right there. It's the same ammo, so you're not really worried about it You can issue these indiscriminately within a unit so if you had these Mosins in the same unit especially during the revolution Easy to go because you just shove the same ammo same clip same everything in it very good rifle for that purpose again It's just one of the things that this is the kind of gun that when you start issuing them in the hundreds of thousands you need field armors to have parts on hand because Over hundreds of thousands of units you're gonna see more statistical breakdowns than Mosins, so... Indy: Now you said the intro to that you said that was the third What did you say? How did you describe it? Othias: this should be about the third most common Rifle in Russia the second most common will actually surprised a lot of people And I shouldn't say it's actually two models blended into one But I'm going to talk about the second model when we talk about our Japanese special So I think I might've tipped my hand but this... (suspense) the Japanese Arisaka Type 30 This is a Japanese bolt-action and sort of their first smokeless repeating rifle This was set up by committed there was a commission headed by, Nariakira Arisaka, He chose like he got the final stamp on everything, but realistically it's a Japanese Commission like the German Commission Rifle they went around the world they found the best features they thought put them into one gun this thing is uniquely Japanese with a lot of sort of German influence and This gun would have been abandoned right after the turn of the century in favor of the Type 38 Which we will talk about again in the Japanese special But as part of that a lot of these were either captured in the Russo-Japanese War (1905) or sold surplus to Russia later on These guns were extremely and oddly common in Russia during the war so much so that the 6.5 millimeter Japanese cartridge when the Russians were looking for a Milder cartridge to use for an automatic rifle they were developing the Fedorov Avtomat at which I do not have today Those are extremely rare. They use the Japanese cartridge so That's how plain this gun was in service, and if you really look at, uh, Russian historical photos of the period it's not hard to find Arisaka mixed in Amongst the rank now if you'd like I can take a closer look and we can see This Japanese original so this gun is again a bolt-action again a cock on open or rather here Let me check this out so I cock on close it should---(something happens) partial cocking open, but so it not just back just a bit for you And then mostly cock on close. I shouldn't speak so fast now again over here This is very prized by US collectors is that you still have your Imperial mum and then we have our Type 30 markings down here the Mon during world war ii when Rifles were captured these and others that were still in use Would have been ground off in order for them to save a little face at the end This was sort of the imperial ownership mark now for issue The Russians is probably just cancelled unless they captured it during the russo-japanese war So you just see some either X's or some ring outs Although ring outs are generally for school use, but normally It would be deface not completely removed completely removed is usually a World War 2 thing now This one of course is intact so these are also Sort of nicknamed by the Chinese as the Golden Hook Rifle because of the unique safety Which is a cool and turn in order to put her in safe It's basically a big decocker and then bump your back out and running. now compared to the Mosin This is actually fairly advanced There's no exposed parts. It's very mud resistant and then It has a staggered flush magazine the only problem really is that light sort of Probably still bobble nose cartridge for Russia for a lot of it and then later They would introduce like a Spitz if it's very light spitzer, so Really the ammo is the limitation on this otherwise It's a fairly good gun fairly complicated internal bolt But realistically still easy to service These things serve pretty well for Russia on a number of fronts including the front line. Indy: now is that all the guns you had first Today, or did you have something else? Othias: no that is it for Russia at this time again There's going to be other sort of emergency style single shots and things like that old black powder designs but Realistically these are what we're going to see if we look at photos From Russia from World War 1. you're going to see a lot of Mosins, You're going to see a lot of M95 Winchester's they're going to see the Arisakas now Some of those you'll see more than others like even that like the Carbine Mosin I've shown you is gonna be a lot less common in photos than say the Arisakas you see how the stock is all over The place now it's gonna be a mix of 30's and 38s', but again. We'll talk about the 38's some other time Indy: okay well, Othias, thank you very much for taking the time to join us here live and Those of you who are not seeing this live are probably seeing the edited version Now he said that there was there was a big connection between Russia and France during the First World War and before because they were tight tight tight allies before the war began so if you'd like to see our special episode about the French rifles of the war (which I'm not going to subtitle) you can click right here for that and Do not forget to visit Othias's channel, C&Rsenal. to learn everything you ever wanted to know and way way way way much more Nerdy or more about all of the guns that he covers on his channel There are links below and also do not forget to subscribe. See you next time


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