Skip to comments.Possible Suicide Mission Mosin Nagant! Coated In "Orange Cyanide" Very Rare!
Posted on 09/27/2012 3:01:36 PM PDT by dynachrome
***Extremely Rare*** "Orange Cyanide" Mosin Nagant Many gun collectors have already discovered the "Mosin Nagant" rifle platform that took the market by storm just a few years ago. For those who are not familiar with Mosin Nagants they were the basic battle/sniper rifle in the WWI and WWII era. Because of the stress created in the countries armories during that time, too many Mosin's were made and armories were forced to put all guns into storage. Being that they were just recently recovered you can pick up an average Mosin for only around $150, but this is no such firearm! This excellent condition Mosin features the number "25" located inside a triangle on the receiver and is covered in the same orange paste that coats the sights markings. What boosts the value of this gun so much is the orange paste. The orange paste is believed by some to be "Orange Cyanide" that is thought to avoid POW-MIA's by creating an option of immediate death to soldiers, in which licking the "cyanide" would theoretically kill the soon to be captured soldiers. The production of these firearms were definitely limited , but an exact number isn't exactly known. Also to add to the rarity of this firearm all serial numbers match which signifies that it is not a "rebuild".
***DISCLAIMER*** Though we cannot prove that the Orange substance on the gun is lethal, we do not promote nor are we responsible for any consuming of the chemical. By bidding you are signifying that you have read and understand this.
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Have one like it.
Yup. I’ve seen several. I had a “12” in a triangle one for awhile, no orange color, though.
Comments on the rifle itself? Reliable? Accurate, etc??
Some guy out there trying to get his wife to “taste” it no Doubt!
There are whole groups of Mosin enthusiasts on FR including myself. For the price, they are great guns. Also, because of the availability and low price, they are fun to tinker with. I find them very accurate but of course, due to the age and the many different factories, it is hit and miss. Still, I would bet 8 of 10 are out of storage accurate.
Can I offer that I used to work industrially with hydrogen cyanide and it is water soluable. I don’t know how long an effective dose would last in battlefield conditions.
Cyanide breaks down over the course of several days and virtually inert after about a week.
I’ve owned and refurbished dozens of MNs and have never seen nor heard of such a thing. This was likely a gimmick, IMO.
FWIW, when I’ve been asked to strip the stock red shellack off of a Nagant, I’ve always used a white stain or paint to enhance engravings on the receivers and butt plates. This looks more like an orange paint to me.
As for reliable, there is a reason why they have been in continuous service from 1890 until recently (and probably still use in deep Afghanistan and Africa).
I like Mosins. They are accurate for what they are, main battle rifle for Ivan in WW2. The Finns acquired a lot of them before and when they fought Stalin, beefed up the stocks and accurized them. Their M39 model is very accurate for it’s time.
“Many remember Simo Häyhä only as using the Mosin Nagant M28 or M28/30 rifle with open sights and only credit his high kill total to his role as a sniper; however, this is not entirely correct as Häyhä was also an expert with the Suomi K31 SMG and a large number of the Soviets that he felled were from his K31. Above are examples of the tools of Simo Häyhä in his hunts in Kollaa.
Mr. Häyhä was credited with over 500 kills in his service during the Winter War with his service cut short as he was wounded on 3-6-40 by a Soviet sniper. Simo was shot in the face with what turned out to be an exploding bullet and he was taken out of action due to these wounds. The total time that Simo Häyhä served in the Winter War was 100 days with about 500 kills credited to him. His record is truly remarkable and is long since remembered in the nation of Finland.”
I've been doing the same thing.
What is interesting is the yellow 37 you see on there appears red in normal light but comes up yellow under a camera flash. Have you ever seen that? The Yellow (red) was there when I got it from factory storage. The red-red was what I added so the markings stand out.
I think there is a much simpler way to kill yourself with a rifle.
As Kipling put it “Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains, and go to your Gawd like a soldier.”
Russian version of the 30-06. If you want a highly accurate rifle for hunting, get the 30-06. If you want a cheap rifle with cheap ammunition that has halfway decent accuracy, Mosin aint bad.
On the down side, a lot of the surplus ammunition is corrosive, the gun is heavy and long, and it does have quite a report when fired.
It’s likely suicidal to be carrying a bright orange rifle in combat. Perhaps these were issued to “problem” recruits?
Red dye number 2?
Speaking of K31s, you can get demilled ones for about $80 if you are feeling skilled and adventurous.
I had a Mosin Nagant. Quite a butt kicker.
Some mosin humor via gunbroker
Semi-auto rebuild, but pretty cool:
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