View Full Version : Finns Still Using Mosin Nagants as DMR (the TAK-85)

12-12-2013, 11:55 AM
I was doing a short interview with a Finnish shooter this morning, and he told me to take a look at the TAK-85.

Turns out, the Finns kind of liked all those Mosin Nagants they "picked up" during the Winter War, but did some work to improve them.

The TAK-85 is an accurized Mosin Nagant that they're still using today. The thing looks like fun!

Beyond the obvious stock and scope mount, apparently they also do a hell of a trigger job on the guns to make them "DMR ready."

I guess some Americans have built clones, but I asked if new guns are available in Finland for export. Anyone looked into this before?

Take a look at some of the photos. I'd be really tempted by one of these:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/7%2C62_Tarkkuuskiv%C3%A4%C3%A4ri_85_Lippujuhlan_p% C3%A4iv%C3%A4_2013.JPG/1024px-7%2C62_Tarkkuuskiv%C3%A4%C3%A4ri_85_Lippujuhlan_p% C3%A4iv%C3%A4_2013.JPG

This one's way too big to post in here: http://www.gunslot.com/files/gunslot/images/57698.jpeg (http://www.gunslot.com/files/gunslot/images/57698.jpeg)

12-12-2013, 02:40 PM
Neat how they are still using wooden stocks

12-12-2013, 02:58 PM

12-12-2013, 05:30 PM
Apparently the Russians are selling "new production" Mosin-Nagants as hunting rifles but with some modern updates such as better barrels, sights etc.

12-12-2013, 05:44 PM
Neat how they are still using wooden stocks

More stable over a large range of conditions. Natural Composite Material!


12-12-2013, 05:45 PM

12-12-2013, 06:41 PM
Like it nice rifle.

12-12-2013, 09:54 PM
Nice! I'd buy one. Well,...price dependant....
I really need to play with my massaged Mosin more. Need to set up reloading station again.

12-12-2013, 09:57 PM

personally, i love "traumatic pistol" on that site, engrish at its finest. aside from that, once i am done pimping the sks, i may need to turn my attention to a mosin apparently

12-13-2013, 02:26 AM
Those look really nice.

12-13-2013, 10:12 AM
Man - I've been on the fence about picking up a surplus, Mosin, "sniper" as a cheap little plinker for a little while.

That looks nice and it's really a testament to the design that folks are STILL using it to this day (even if updated and improved).

12-13-2013, 10:16 AM
Ya I'd buy one, totally dig it.