21 thoughts on “Hunting Exhibition In Moscow”

  1. Are you allowed to own a hand gun or an automatic weapon in Russia and keep it at home like in some USA states. Automatic rifles and hand guns are band here in Australia

    • you can have a smooth barrel, if you’re entered a local hunting association/club, they will give you a license/membership card. Inspector will visit your home and see weither gun is properly stored (it should be stored in at least a metal chest). After 4 years of being owner of a smooth barrel, you can own a rifled gun. I’m not sure about revolvers or pistols, since I’m not interested in them. Afaik you can’t own an automatic weapon here legally, or just being in some sort of military/police service.

      PS: you can try google translate http://talks.guns.ru/forummessage/3/268918.html

    • To some extent it is very hard to own a truly fully automatic weapon in the US even in states where it is allowed seeing as one must have a Class III license which is very expensive I think it cots around 4 or 5 thousand a year and then most Class III weapons are very expensive making ownership of them not cost effective for many.The other problem is that you must be a firearms dealer to get a Class III which means that you need clientele to cover the costs of the license and obtaining the weapons more or less only Law Enforcement buys these kinds of guns so you will have a hard time keeping the license because you have to be selling.

      So basically in the US only semi-automatic weapons are legal.

      • It’s a difficult process but it’s actually a bit different from that. Automatic or short-barreled guns are Class III and their legality varies by state. You don’t need a license to own them, rather a tax stamp that only costs $200 and need not be renewed once it’s obtained (although it can take almost a year for it to go through initially.) Now, the guns themselves are absurdly expensive because only those in the NFA registry before 1986 can be owned by private citizens (Chinese AK-47s go for about $14,000, complete M-16s start at around $17,000.)

        Specially licensed dealers/manufacturers or police departments may own new automatic weapons at a cost comparable to new semi-auto guns but they cannot be transferred to private holdings like pre-86 guns.

  2. I just remembered the scene in Magic Christian where Sellers and Ringo use anti-aircraft cannon to shoot the pheasants 😀
    Knives like the one shown on the sharpening stone are for show only and very unergonomic. The puukko-style knives above are incomparably better.

  3. Also curious as to current Russian gun laws. I know some types of weapons are possessed (legally?) for hunting etc. but would really like to know the proceedures for a Russian citizen who wishes to purchase a handgun or semi-auto type rifle?

    • Like a few other European countries, you need to have a legitimate reason for having one and you need to go through a psychological evaluation to show that you’re not going to go out and gun people down like a disgruntles US Postal Worker.

  4. If i remember correctly in Russia one must own a smooth bore like a shotgun first for like 4 years before they can get a rifled gun. I do know that you can own a pistol but you need some sort of permit. If i remember correctly its is very hard to get a semiautomatic pistol but easy to get a revolver. Sorry i dont know better i heard this info from a friend of friend long time ago.

  5. Few of the firearms are illegal to own here in Canada. All their large capacity mags would have to be “pined” to hold no more than 5 rounds, for rifles, or 10 rounds for pistols. While none can be full auto, ones converted to semi-auto are legal. All AK type actions are illegal, as are FN-FAL types, yet I own an semi-auto A4 carbine, with 30 round mags (pined to 5, but it would take all of 3 seconds to remove the pin), and an M14 with 20 round mags (made to hold 5 rounds, and would take longer to re-convert to 20 rounds, by a couple of minutes). The M14, and my 1952 Russian SKS (with it’s after market Draganov type stock), I can hunt with, as both have large enough bullets (7.62 NATO, and 7.62×39), and long barrels. The A4, because it’s a short barreled carbine, can only be used at a gun range.
    So, what are Russia’s laws?

    • How can all AK and FAL types be illegal? I find this very hard to believe seeing as in the US there are both AK and FALs available in semi-automatic from the AK-47 and AK-74 semi-autos being highly popular.Now do explain to me why these semi-autos are legal in the US but not Canada yet the AR-10/15(which you claim to own a version of)and the M-14 are legal all of these weapons where originally designed for fully automatic fire and later modified for the semi-auto market so again why are some legal some not (according to you) I think you are confused are you sure that know as much of firearms as you claim? I suspect not as you can use an A4 which you do not describe an A$ could be either an AR-10 or an AR-15 I assume you mean the AR-15 with a 30 round magazine which fires .223 bullets which one can use for hunting not the best round but people do hunt with them.

      Also the civilian market version of the M-14 is called the M1A not M-14.

      • I’m an American but I have several Canadian friends with PALs that have told me the same thing. For some reason Canadian legislators banned many rifles by name while leaving many other similar guns legal- you can’t get an AK but the Vz.58 is perfectly legal. AR-15s are available along with some rifles we can’t get in the US like Israeli Tavors, since Canada’s gun import laws are actually more lax than US thanks to the 1989 import ban.

        Also M1A is a designation used only by the Springfield Armory corporation, it’s not really official since they aren’t actually the same government entity that made milspec M1s and M-14s in the past. Fulton Armory calls their rifles M14s and so does Norinco, the latter of which happens to be who made most of the M14s in Canada.

  6. I could spend days in there and would LOVE to have just about ANYTHING in there!! Some amazing ammo there too, some powerful stuff.

  7. You can own a Machine Gun in the US, its not that hard, what you do is you go to a Class III dealer, there is some paper work, and you pay for a stamp for the gun, its 200 dollars that is it. Has not changed since they came up with the stupid law in the first place in 1935. There are people here that restore old cannon’s like the French 75 from World War I and they shoot them from time to time. We have pretty easy gun laws, to many in my view compared to most other places in the world. The only real restriction is the size of your check book. One of the things that I don’t like is that I can’t not buy a Russian Made Dragunov SVD, they make great deer rifles, but I can get a knock off versions from Romania or China. I learned to shoot with a Mosin Nagant 7.62 x54 R. Load that round with a 180 gr Hornaday RN and you have a very good deer elk and moose load. A lot of high end custom stuff, that single shot stalking rifle costs more that a lot of cars.

  8. In russia you can buy shotgun or rifle (after 5 years hunting licence), even realy army style weapons like tiger(SVD) or saiga car or shotgun(non automatic AK), even MP5 copy without automatic fire, but you can t buy PM(makarov pistol) for self defence…. Why? Stupid lawmakers, they realy think than police can defend euvreone in city?

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