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Posted: 8/11/2007 9:57:55 PM EDT
I was reading a surplus magazine (G&A, perhaps?) some time ago and I remember reading about some WWII rifles being graded for accuracy and marked from I to III on the receiver, the more accurate being marked with a I, the least with three marks.

I think these were Mosin Nagants, but I may be mistaken.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 12:27:31 PM EDT
I have been collecting and reading about Mosins for years. I am even credited by Karl-Heinz Wrobel as a source in his second volume of his German-language book on the Mosin series of rifles.

Accuracy marks on Russian Mosins is entirely new info to me. I sincerely doubt it is true.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 12:41:00 PM EDT
Hmmm...Maybe another surplus rifle, then? I distinctly remember the article, and the discussion about the markings, but I no longer have the magazine.

Mausers, perhaps? SKS?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:17:46 PM EDT
I've never seen anything like that on my SKS.
the Swiss make some pretty damn accurate rifles, that would be my first guess.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:04:18 PM EDT
The Czech CZ52 pistol often has little dimple prick marks on the slide. Zero to three. Last I knew no one still knew why but an accuracy rating system is the common reason stated.
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