The Shooting Party (“TSP”) of Shenstone, Staffs, UK, the Shooting & Outdoor Pursuits company, announced today the launch of the AirForceOnetm ‘Mosin Nagant’ M1944 CO2 Steel ‘BB’ Rifle.
“The legendary Mosin-Nagant Russian rifle (As featured in use by Sniper Vassili Zaitsev-Jude Law-in the film ‘Enemy at the Gates’) was produced between the 1890s and 1950s. During World War II, a new pattern of carbine called the M1944 was adopted as a Soviet Army rifle. Now AirForceOnetm have introduced an ultra-realistic version of this classic as a 16 round steel ‘BB’ repeater rifle. Offering impressive velocity of 427 fps, the M1944 is equipped with a metal barrel, slide, beautifully engineered bolt mechanism and magazine. It is also has an integral folding bayonet with a cruciform blade attached to the barrel. Included in the package is a built-in magazine, and a reproduction canvas and leather strap” said Mike Hurney, Chairman, TSP.
“The rifle is the same dimensions as the original, but is constructed with a polymer body and weighs –in at a beefy 8lbs plus. Powered by a single 12 gram CO2 capsule which returns 40+ shots, the rifle is field strippable, has a fixed front sight and a rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. This unique rifle is a great tribute to a Russian Legend” Hurney added.
AirForceOnetm precision adult airguns are manufactured for the brand owner, TSP who exclusively distribute them to the UK trade.
For more information, visit www.the-shooting-party.co.uk