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Simo Hayha, "The White Death" is considered to be the most effective sniper in Human History. He served in the Finnish Civil Guard during the Winter War with the Soviet Union in 1939-1940. Over the course of 100 days on the Kollaa Front, Hayha killed 705 Soviet Soldiers, including 542 with his bolt-action M28-30 Mosin Nagant carbine. He also refused to use a scope, making all of his kills with traditional iron sights.

Staff officers of the 1st Panzer Parachute First Division "Hermann Goering" inspect the battlefield on the outskirts of the German city of Bautzen. From heavily damaged buildings can be seen how serious were fighting for the city. April 26, 1945. Amongst the destroyed buildings lies a self-propelled gun ISU-122 Soviet-made with a Polish eagle on the armor. Behind the self-propelled gun is the body of a dead crew member.

Red Army snipers wearing the forest camouflage wrap-around that was issued in early 1943. Original caption refers simply to "Soviet snipers." Undated. Note the Moshin-Nagant rifles with the modified PEM scope.To this day, the M-N remains the most widely produced and longest serving sniper rifle in the world, and remained the Soviet Union's main sniper rifle until it was superseded in 1962 by the semi-automatic SVD Dragunov rifle.

The Mosin Nagant also saw service in Estonia after WW2 as a part of the Soviet Union.  In the photo are Soviet (Estonian) soldiers in training.  Notice the second rifle which has a bent bolt of some sort but does not appear to be a sniper rifle.

Russian renowned sniper Vasily Zaytsev posing with his Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle, Stalingrad, Russia, Oct 1942

Roza and her Mosin Nagant with a somewhat primitive x4 scope. (WWII Russian sharpshooter)

Sniper Maria Kuvshinova smiles at the photographer while clasping her Mosin Nagant sniper rifle. With several dozens confirmed kills of enemy soldiers and officers, Kuvshinova earned the Order of Glory of the USSR, third class. May 1944.

Panzer-Grenadier, Division Großdeutschland.

WWII Russian snipers M91/30 Mosin-Nagant 7.62x54mmR

"In September 1944 Dutch villagers and a policeman watch gliders carrying units of the 82nd Airborne Division toward a target behind the German Lines." -- "Smithsonian" Magazine, June 1994