Hey, is that on the TOE?

Unknown location. Unknown time. Unknown origin.

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Looks like a Dragunov SVD to me.

UPDATE: Here’s another one:

This one is from dragunov.net. Go check it out for more pics, including those gold-plated sniper rifles we heard about some time back.


  1. Both pictures are of out of the box Dragunov SVD, scope and all. There are plenty of them in Iraq and ammo is plentiful for them. These weapons are great out to 1000 yards with the right ammo and human counterpart. That second photo from DefendAmerica.mil – A soldier with ‘Comanche’ Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, sights a Dragunov Sniper Rifle to provide counter-sniper fire for his unit against attacking insurgents in Sadr City. The rifle was confiscated from insurgent forces during a raid conducted by soldiers of Comanche’s White Platoon on a house occupied insurgents. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Erik LeDrew

  2. Weird to see US troops with Soviet-era weaponry. Wasn’t it you who posted the picture of a US Marine with a PPsh-41? Rumour has it that a number of troops used AKs during fighting in built up areas in the early phase of the war- their M16s were too cumbersome house to house. Haven’t seen any pictures yet though.