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Gletcher M1944 Russian Legend rifle
Read more about the Mosin Nagant M1944 in Dennis Adler's Airgun Experience Blob.
The legendary Mosin-Nagant Russian rifle was produced between the 1890s and 1950s. During World War II, a new pattern of carbine called M1944 was adopted as a Soviet Army rifle. The M1944 is the latest modification to the popular rifle of WWII.
This is the heaviest Gletcher model at 8.21 pounds and the heft gives you instant appreciation for the solid feel of this gun.
This gun replicates the original sliding bolt action. Shoot, pull back the bolt, shoot again, and once again pull back the bolt. The ammunition in the gun barrel for subsequent shots is actually fed into the firing chamber by opening the rifle's bolt.
The Gletcher M1944 is equipped with a metal barrel, slide, bolt mechanism and magazine. It is also has an integral folding bayonet attached to the barrel with a cruciform blade. Included in the package is a built-in magazine, and a reproduction M1944 strap.
Anyone that's had to carry a tool in order to screw in a C02 cartridge while using a pneumatic weapon will appreciate the welcome functionality of the M1944's built-in hex wrench. The gun also has a compartment for storing the accompanying retention screw tool in its magazine.
Steel BBs can ricochet. The shooter and everyone in the shooting area should wear safety glasses when a gun is being handled (even if it's unloaded). Remember to remove all pets from the area, as rebounding ammo can hit them, too. Never shoot steel BBs at hard objects (including metal targets) or water, as that increases the chance of ricochet.
|Max Velocity||427 fps|
|Front Sight||Post globe|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Suggested for||Plinking & target practice|
|Trigger Pull||3.75 lbs|
|Max Shots per Fill||120|
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Things I liked: The rifle is a nice replica in a full stock. It has a correct sling and working bayonet. Gletcher went to great efforts in these details. Reviews report its weight is similar to the real rifle and it shoots accurately. I did not buy this rifle because a specific attribute is missing- the Russian markings. Too me it's just a BB toy, not a desired collector's special that most Mosin collectors would purchase in a heart beat. Gletcher missed the boat here.
Things I would have changed: Most important to a collector, not a BB shooter, is the actual reproduction of the Russian receiver markings and bolt serial numbers. The receiver and bolt are sterile. The receiver lacks the Tula star and date, say 1944. This added realism and a Russiam prefix serial number under the markings like on a real 1944 Tula carbine would have made it a more desirable Collector's Replica. In addition, the bolt lacks the stamped serial number on the cocking piece and the edge of the bolt. If these Russian markings were reproduced on the replica, its realism would be fantastic, off the charts realism, and it would be a true replica. Russian markings could have been cast in the mold or added with white paint (less desirable than molded markings). Such attention to these details: molded, reproduced Russian markings on the receiver and bolt, and maybe the stock would have made this a must buy rifle by most collectors of real Mosins or replica collectors.
What others should know: Another odd attribute is that the cleaning rod is not functional. The company goes to such efforts to produce a fantastic replica with a correct working bayonet and a correct sling, yet does not bother to produce a functional cleaning rod that pulls out. Kind of dumb. Reviewers indicate the molded plastic stock is OK. But the serial number, nor stock cartouches are replicated on the stock. It would be nice if the company indicated if an actual M44 wood stock can be re inletted and refitted onto the replica. I have not seen any reviews that indicate if this is possible with the Gletcher replica. Consequently it's a great BB gun, but not a must buy accurate replica. With some correct markings this would have been a TRUE replica to stack next to my real Mosins. $300 would have been a deal. I wonder how many avoided buying one due to this lack of detail. No sale here. Maybe a redesigned, single shot, pellet version will add/replicate some Russian markings and sell like crazy.
Things I liked: I like the authenticity of the rifle. Down to the sling. The rifle functions flawlessly.
Things I would have changed: The sights are off a bit to the left. If one holds the front blade so it just touches the right side of the rear notch the rifle is dead on. It seems to shoot the advertised 427 FPS. It hits real hard! I use the Excite Copper coated BBS.
What others should know: The slightly off set sights is the reason I give it a four star rating.
Things I liked: It's a handsome brute, no doubt about it. I owned an MN44 and am still kicking myself for selling it (yeah, it was a bona fide 1944 production year, too). But as others have pointed out, you only get to shoot the real thing at the range or if you have property. This version I can plink away with in the garage or yard to my heart's content. Love the bolt and sturdy construction. Simple to operate, too. Pretty quiet as well. Part of me wants to keep it pristine as a collectible, and part of me wants to shoot it. Non-shooters who have seen it drop their jaws and say, "That's a BB gun?!!" So there's entertainment value in that as well.
Things I would have changed: Sights are authentic, meaning made for teen-aged Russian eyes, not American baby-boomers in bifocals. Easy to lose the front sight on anything but a white background. And it's a BB gun, so don't expect cloverleaf groups with it. If pop-can accuracy is OK, you'll be fine. The price is a bit steep, but the construction really seems worthwhile. Like others said, the polymer stock looks pretty flippin' good for plastic, but a wooden stock and a little extra oomphff would be great. 'Course imagine the price then. Now a pellet version with rifled barrel, wooden stock and period-accurate scope...Yeah, boy.
What others should know: Seems like a fine addition to a collection, especially if you're a history buff. Good stablemate for an MP40; it's Stalingrad all over again, baby. And it will be fun to haul out with friends to knock over cans. If this is going to be your main (only) airgun, for that much money invest in something else that offers more accuracy and zing.
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Your site states only five left in stock. Is Pyramydair going to receive more?
Can the H&N Smart Shot be used in the rifle?
Any idea why in a rifle, the velocity is lower than a handgun ? Seems it should be at least 450- 500.fps
|Max Velocity||427 fps|