You guys know how my second passion after the sks is 22lr match guns....
A few years ago I bought this EXTREMELY rare in the US Russian MU12 from a small shop that used to import match guns of various makers from the UK. I had posted this rifle on the Mosin boards and to be honest, I havent logged in there in years. Today I received a PM from someone on the Mosin boards, so I tried to log in to read it. After several failed attempts, I recovered my password and read this......
My name is Geoff and I live in the UK.
I looked at your photos with great interest as I believe I may have finally tracked down my old rifle which I owned between 1974 and 1995. The barrel should be stamped with NA 9 and 1961. If this is the case then I would be very grateful for your confirmation as I can then stop expending wasted effort in trying to locate it in the UK.
I gave the gun away in 1995 as I had to stop shooting due to work commitments and I have now, at the ripe old age of 67,started shooting again! Strangely my scores are not as good as they used to be.
If the numbers match then you have yourself a very accurate rifle, I have scored many 'possibles' (i.e.100) with it.
And if it IS my old gun then I wonder how on earth it ended up in the USA.
By all means contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you wish for any further information about the gun then I will happily supply it.
All the best
Yup.... thats the rifle I have.
I sent him an email asking to provide any details and pics he can... maybe he has some of the accessories that were not with the rifle.
The rifle is a 1961 Tula Star marked MU12 serial NA 9.