Sunday, January 8, 2012
Ugly Gun Sunday
"Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, a team leader assigned to B Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, examines a modified insurgent sniper rifle pulled from a buried cache site in Zaidon, Iraq."
I'm guessing from the buttstock that it's a Mauser, from what looks like a bolt disassembly inlay. The scope reminds me of some of the ones I've seen on the old Mosin 91/30 sniper models, although I'm too lazy to seriously research that. What really makes it interesting is what I believe is an attempt at a locally produced suppressor that appears to be made from some kind of plastic pipe. Shame the photographer couldn't get a closer shot of the uncovered action.